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  • Apple Responds to Hacker’s Threat to Wipe Hundreds of Millions of iPhones

    03/23/2017 12:34:44 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 9 replies
    Fortune ^ | Mar 22, 2017 | By Robert Hackett
    Apple is reassuring customers that its systems have not been breached while a hacker, or hackers, threaten to remotely wipe hundreds of millions iPhones of all their data, including photos, videos, and messages. The hackers are using an alleged cache of stolen email accounts and passwords as leverage in an attempt to extort the world's most valuable company. They claim to have access to as many as 559 million Apple email and iCloud accounts, Vice blog Motherboard reported on Tuesday. The group, calling itself "Turkish Crime Family," said it would delete its alleged list of compromised login credentials only after...
  • Credibility Of Cyber Firm That Claimed Russia Hacked The DNC Comes Under Serious Question

    03/23/2017 8:47:51 AM PDT · by bobsunshine · 17 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | March 23, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Before I get to the meat of this post, we need to revisit a little history. The cyber security firm hired to inspect the DNC hack and determine who was responsible is a firm called Crowdstrike. Its conclusion that Russia was responsible was released last year, but several people began to call its analysis into question upon further inspection. Jeffrey Carr was one of the most prominent cynics, and as he noted in his December post, FBI/DHS Joint Analysis Report: A Fatally Flawed Effort:
  • WikiLeaks Vault 7 Leak Claims CIA Bugs ‘Factory Fresh’ iPhones

    03/23/2017 8:33:48 AM PDT · by Swordmaker · 33 replies
    Heavy.com ^ | March 23, 2017 | By S.J. Prince
    A new WikiLeaks Vault 7 leak titled “Dark Matter” claims, with unreleased documents, that the Central Intelligence Agency has been bugging “factory fresh” iPhones since at least 2008. WikiLeaks further claims that the CIA has the capability to permanently bug iPhones, even if their operating systems are deleted or replaced.The documents are expected to be released after a 10 a.m. EDT “press briefing” that WikiLeaks promoted on its Twitter. RELEASE: CIA #Vault7 "Dark Matter" https://t.co/pgnfeODXVB pic.twitter.com/vkI16f3vMD— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) March 23, 2017 Watch a livestream of the Julian Assange led event here. WATCH: WikiLeaks Vault 7 Livestream on CIA ‘Dark Matter’...
  • The real hacking scandal the MSM ignore

    03/21/2017 4:27:31 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 20 replies
    Phil Valentine's blog ^ | 3/21/17 | Phil Valentine
    TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 The real hacking scandal the MSM ignore I feel like I'm living in some parallel universe. The news media, the Democrats, and even some Republicans continue to beat the drum of some sort of collusion between Trump and the Russians. What if I told you that neither the FBI nor any other intelligence agency had ever inspected the DNC servers that were supposedly hacked? That would be front-page news, right? It’s true. FBI Director James Comey confirmed it in testimony in January and again this week before the House Intelligence Committee. If the FBI didn’t determine...
  • Paul Manafort denies links to Russia after FBI director's testimony

    03/21/2017 7:27:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/21/2017 | BY JORDAN FABIAN
    President Trump’s former campaign chairman on Monday denied any ties to or contact with the Russian government after the FBI confirmed it is investigating Trump allies’ alleged links to Moscow. Paul Manafort said he “had no involvement” in Russia’s intervention in the 2016 presidential elections, including its email hacking of prominent Democratic groups and figures, and never spoke to Russian officials who claimed to be involved. “The suggestion that I ever worked in concert with anyone to release hacked emails or sought to undermine the interests of the United States is false,” he said in a statement. The former top...
  • The Democrats are actively accusing the Russians of hacking, spying and disrupting our elections

    03/20/2017 12:23:29 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 111 replies
    The democrats are doing a full court press in trying to prove Russia influenced our elections. Ok, if true, why then was Russia so successful in hacking, spying and actively disrupting our democratic processes under President Obama? Complete intelligence breakdown or what? Obama's criminal negligence and incompetence? Obama/Hillary complicity? Obama sound asleep at the switch? Or what?
  • 'Suspicious' Cellular Activity In D.C. Suggests Monitoring of Individual Smartphones

    03/19/2017 4:51:46 PM PDT · by drewh · 32 replies
    CBS News ^ | Marxh 18 2017 ast | Julia Kimani
    As the discussion over wiretapping and foreign hacking still dominates the conversation in Washington, an unusually high amount of suspicious cell phone activity in the nation’s capital has caught the attention of the Department of Homeland Security, raising concerns that U.S. officials are being monitored by a foreign entity. The issue was first reported in the Washington Free Beacon, but a source at telecom security firm ESD America confirmed the spike in suspicious activity to CBS News. ESD America, hired preemptively for a DHS pilot program this January called ESD Overwatch, first noticed suspicious activity around cell phone towers in...
  • Suspicious cell activity suggests monitoring of US officials

    03/18/2017 1:59:37 PM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News (Washington DC)` ^ | March 17, 2017 7:20 am | Neal Augenstein | @AugensteinWTOP
    WASHINGTON — With ongoing discussions of foreign hacking and wiretapping come new concerns over an unusually high amount of suspicious cellphone activity in the nation’s capital. A telecom security company, ESD America, which has been hired by the U.S. government, says the suspicious activity likely indicates a foreign nation is monitoring the smartphones of American officials.
  • Shepard Smith says Fox News has 'no evidence' to support Trump's wiretapping claims

    03/17/2017 1:12:51 PM PDT · by MadIsh32 · 130 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 17th | Oliver Darcy
    "Fox News cannot confirm Judge [Andrew] Napolitano's commentary," Smith said. "Fox News knows of no evidence of any kind that the now-president of the United States was surveilled at any time, in any way. Full stop."
  • Russian bank tells DOJ mysterious Trump computer connections may have been hacker hoax

    03/16/2017 1:43:33 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 57 replies
    circa ^ | 3/16/17 | by John Solomon and Sara Carter
    A Russian bank has reported to U.S. authorities that mysterious communications resumed recently between one of its computers and an email server tied to President Trump’s business empire, and it has developed evidence the new activity may be the work of a hacker trying to create a political hoax, Circa has learned. Alfa Bank is asking the U.S. Justice Department for help solving the mystery and pledged its full cooperation.
  • McDonald's tweets to Trump: 'You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President' [update: hacked]

    03/16/2017 7:12:07 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 188 replies
    McDonald's' in a tweet on its corporate account called President Trump "a disgusting excuse of a President" on Thursday morning. The tweet, which was briefly pinned to the top of the account before being deleted, mocked Trump and called for the return of former President Obama. "@realDonaldTrump You are actually a disgusting excuse of a President and we would love to have @BarackObama back, also you have tiny hands," the tweet read.
  • High-profile Twitter accounts hacked over spat between Holland and Turkey

    03/16/2017 7:24:48 AM PDT · by knittnmom · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | 5-15-2017 | MICHAEL EDISON HAYDEN J.J. GALLAGHER
    Hundreds of Twitter accounts were hacked early Wednesday morning as part of an apparent pro-Turkey social media operation that was used to spread messages deriding the German and Dutch governments in Turkish, according to statements from owners of several of the accounts and Twitter.
  • Canadian of Kazakh origin arrested, extradited to USA over spying and hacking allegations

    03/16/2017 12:47:41 AM PDT · by Peter ODonnell · 15 replies
    The top story on the news in Canada today is either the blizzard in Quebec or this story about the arrest of four men in several countries, one of whom is a 22-year-old computer whiz and recent graduate living in Canada (near Hamilton, Ontario) and originally from Kazakhstan. Basically, the story is that he was hacking into e-mail accounts as an extension of the big Yahoo breach, and was in the pay of the Russian security service FSB. He was arrested and extradited to the U.S.A. on Wednesday. This link will provide more details. Other than the fact that I...
  • Justice Department charging Russian spies and criminal hackers in Yahoo intrusion

    03/15/2017 7:38:37 AM PDT · by Theoria · 23 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 15 March 2017 | Ellen Nakashima
    The Justice Department is set to announce Wednesday the indictments of two Russian spies and two criminal hackers in connection with the heist of 500 million Yahoo user accounts in 2014, marking the first U.S. criminal cyber charges ever against Russian government officials. The indictments target two members of the Russian intelligence agency FSB, and two hackers hired by the Russians. The charges include hacking, wire fraud, trade secret theft and economic espionage, according to officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the charges have not yet been announced. The indictments are part of the largest hacking case...
  • Obama's Third Term is Here

    03/13/2017 10:36:04 PM PDT · by Mr. Mojo · 22 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 3/13/17 | Daniel Greenfield
    After Trump secured the nomination, Obama’s people filed a wiretapping request. As he was on the verge of winning, they did it again. After he won, they are doing everything they can to bring him down. It was always going to come down to this. One is the elected President of the United States. The other is the Anti-President who commands a vast network that encompasses the organizers of OFA, the official infrastructure of the DNC and Obama Anonymous, a shadow government of loyalists embedded in key positions across the government. A few weeks after the election, I warned that...
  • House Hacking Suspects Could Read Every Email Dozens Of Congressmen Sent And Received (Awan Bros)

    03/13/2017 7:27:18 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | March 13 2017 | Luke Rosiak
    Congressional IT staffers who are the subject of a criminal investigation into misusing their positions had full access to members’ “correspondence, emails, confidential files,” and there was almost no tracking of what they did, a former House technology worker said. Imran Awan bullied central IT to bend the rules for him so there wouldn’t be a paper trail about the unusually high permissions he was requesting. And their actions were not logged, so members have no way of knowing what information they may have taken, the central IT employee said. [ ] “They had access to EVERYTHING. Correspondence, emails, confidential...
  • WikiLeaks offers CIA hacking tools to tech companies: Assange [in depth article]

    03/09/2017 5:29:08 PM PST · by catnipman · 17 replies
    rooters ^ | 3/9/2017 | Dustin Volz and Joseph Menn
    Wikileaks will provide technology companies with exclusive access to CIA hacking tools that it possesses so they can patch software flaws, founder Julian Assange said on Thursday ...
  • 'Self-Defense' Bill Would Allow Hacking Victims to Hack Back

    03/09/2017 11:36:49 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 15 replies
    U.S. News ^ | March 9, 2017
    If your smart TV, iPhone or laptop has been hacked, new legislation would allow you to legally hack back to access the attacker’s computer and identify them. Rep. Tom Graves, a Georgia Republican, describes his proposed law as a “discussion draft” intended to jump-start debate amid routine headline-grabbing cyberattacks. “This bill is about empowering individuals to defend themselves online, just as they have the legal authority to do during a physical assault,” Graves said in a press release.
  • [N. Korea]Pyongyang’s intelligence operations network active in Malaysia, says source

    03/09/2017 6:16:22 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 2 replies
    Malay Mail Online ^ | MARCH 09, 2017
    Pyongyang’s intelligence operations network active in Malaysia, says source KUALA LUMPUR, March 9 ― While Malaysia and North Korea are doing their best to solve the diplomatic spat between the two governments, attention is now focused on the presence of more than 1,000 North Korean citizens in Malaysia. The assassination of North Korean Kim Chol, who was widely reported to be Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport 2 (KLIA2) three weeks ago, has sparked the interest of many quarters over Pyongyang's intelligence operations in Malaysia. Masquerading behind careers of...
  • Trump allies look to turn tables on Dems, media

    03/08/2017 7:10:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 8, 2017 | Jonathan Easley
    President Trump’s conservative allies are trying to turn the tables on Democrats and the media over the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election....
  • Report: Feds Launch Criminal Probe of WikiLeaks' CIA Document Dump

    03/08/2017 12:45:14 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 53 replies
    NewsMax ^ | March 8, 2017 | by Theodore Bunker
    WikiLeaks' release of documents that provide details of alleged CIA hacking operations will be investigated by federal authorities, CNN reports. Citing several U.S. officials, CNN claims the FBI and the CIA will coordinate their reviews of how WikiLeaks acquired the documents, which officials said are in CNN's words "largely genuine," and if more will follow. The officials have yet to determine how much of the release is accurate or if any have been altered before being released.
  • CIA Mimics Russian Hackers: Limbaugh reports Wikileaks

  • CIA has stolen spying techniques from Russia allowing it to carry out 'false flag' attacks (tr)

    03/08/2017 7:27:02 AM PST · by Truth29 · 20 replies
    Daily MIL ^ | March 8, 2017 | David Burke
    CIA hackers have learned to leave 'fingerprints' which could implicate others, WikiLeaks reports It claims sub-group UMBRAGE has collected data on Russian techniques Russia was accused of interfering in last year's US presidential election WikiLeaks likened 'fingerprinting' to finding similar wounds on multiple murder victims CIA hackers have learned how to adopt the 'fingerprints' of other intelligence services allowing them to carry out 'false flag' attacks, WikiLeaks has sensationally claimed. The organization - which yesterday released thousands of documents revealing how intelligence services could break into phones, computers and TVs - said the CIA was able to frame foreign spies...
  • Global elites’ love of iPhone made iOS a prime target of CIA

    03/07/2017 6:16:30 PM PST · by Swordmaker · 21 replies
    Cult of Mac ^ | March 7, 2017 | BY LEANDER KAHNEY
    Although Google’s Android dominates the worldwide smartphone market, the CIA concentrated on Apple’s iOS because of its popularity among global elites, WikiLeaks reports.The huge trove of leaked CIA documents, codenamed “Vault 7” and released Tuesday by WikiLeaks, reveals that the CIA formed a special unit called the Mobile Development Branch (MDB) to infect smartphones. And within that unit, Apple’s iOS was a prime target. According to WikiLeaks, the CIA’s MDB developed or exploited a range of hacks, vulnerabilities and even specialized malware to turn iPhones and iPads into spying devices. Compromised iPhones and iPads can track users’ conversations, texts, geolocations...
  • Former NSA Whistleblower: "Trump Is Absolutely Right, Everything Was Being Monitored"

    03/07/2017 3:20:37 PM PST · by blam · 30 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 3-6-2017 | Tyler Durden
    Legendary NSA whistleblower William Binney (and creator of NSA's global surveillance system) confirmed to Fox News, that President Trump is "absolutely right" to claim he was wiretapped and monitored... he was. As we noted previously, Binney is the NSA executive who created the agency’s mass surveillance program for digital information, who served as the senior technical director within the agency, who managed six thousand NSA employees, the 36-year NSA veteran widely regarded as a “legend” within the agency and the NSA’s best-ever analyst and code-breaker, who mapped out the Soviet command-and-control structure before anyone else knew how, and so predicted...
  • Nancy Pelosi attacks press as ‘accomplices’ in the hacking of ‘our election’

    03/07/2017 1:33:20 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/07/17 | Robert Laurie
    To Dems "election" = "coronation" A: We still don’t have any actual evidence that John Podesta’s hacked emails were given to Wikileaks by the Russians. There’s a lot of speculation, but no proof. B: The validity of those emails has NEVER been disputed.
  • Coincidence or were the Clintons in on Communications Monitoring of Trump & His Advisers

    03/07/2017 5:41:07 AM PST · by ReformedMedia · 6 replies
    The Washington Standard ^ | 03-07-2017 | Tim Brown
    Either this is an incredible coincidence or, more likely, Bill and Hillary Clinton were in on monitoring President Donald Trump and some of his advisers. Bill Clinton met secretly with then Attorney General Loretta Lynch at the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport on June 27, 2016.  This occurred around the same time the Obama administration filed a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. DC Whispers reported on Sunday: Today (Sunday) Obama operatives were out in full force, as predicted, spinning deflection to a compliant Mainstream Media. The gist of this deflection...
  • Vault 7: CIA Hacking Tools Revealed

    03/07/2017 5:39:22 AM PST · by MNDude · 51 replies
    Today, Tuesday 7 March 2017, WikiLeaks begins its new series of leaks on the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Code-named "Vault 7" by WikiLeaks, it is the largest ever publication of confidential documents on the agency. The first full part of the series, "Year Zero", comprises 8,761 documents and files from an isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence in Langley, Virgina. It follows an introductory disclosure last month of CIA targeting French political parties and candidates in the lead up to the 2012 presidential election. Recently, the CIA lost control of the majority of its hacking...
  • DeepStateGate: Democrats’ ‘Russian Hacking’ Conspiracy Theory Backfires

    03/06/2017 9:32:05 AM PST · by blam
    Brietbart ^ | 3-6-2017 | by Joel B. Pollak
    Democrats’ efforts to raise suspicions about alleged — and, thus far, imaginary — links between President Donald Trump’s campaign and the Russian government may have backfired spectacularly. The spotlight is now on President Barack Obama and his administration’s alleged surveillance of the Trump campaign, as well as his aides’ reported efforts to spread damaging information about Trump throughout government agencies to facilitate later investigations and, possibly, leaks to the media. On Sunday morning, the White House released a statement indicating that the president would ask the congressional committees investigating Russian hacking theories to add the question of “whether executive branch...
  • *VANITY* I was hacked and I'm no longer secure on FR *VANITY*

    03/03/2017 2:32:11 AM PST · by knarf · 52 replies
    self ^ | March 3, 2017 | knarf
    A couple of months ago, my card was hacked, not my account, so I waited for a new one to re-submit my FR donation.
  • When Russians hack the Oscars … jaw-dropping chaos after wrong best picture award was given!

    02/27/2017 9:20:21 AM PST · by Navy Patriot · 40 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | February 27, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    The Russians did it! That’s probably what liberal media would be shrieking if the epic Oscars gaffe had not been captured on live TV. After spending two hours needling President Trump, Hollywood got egg on its face bigly after the wrong winner was announced for best picture. The bizarre turn of events unfolded when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were presenting the Academy Award for best picture. Beatty was handed an envelope that was supposed to contain the winner.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Feds Tried to Hack Indiana’s Election System While Pence Was Governor

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State voted Saturday at their winter meeting to oppose the designation. They are asking President Donald...
  • Chilling New Scandal Hits Democrats

    02/21/2017 9:14:45 AM PST · by KyCats · 63 replies
    Allen B West, Right Wing News ^ | February 21, 2107 | Allen B West, Cassy Fiano
    It turns out that congressional staffers have been taking money from an Iraqi politician. These staffers just happen to be the ones who were fired for attempting to access sensitive information. Imran, Abid, and Jamal Awan took $100,000 Dr. Ali al-Attar, money that — according to The Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group — was “funneled through a company with ‘impossible’-to-decipher financial transactions that the congressional information technology (IT) staffers controlled.” All three of the brothers are now under a criminal investigation. Imran Awan provided IT services for Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the disgraced Democrat who was forced to resign as...
  • Mystery: What was Comey’s secret briefing yesterday to the Senate Intelligence Committee about?

    02/18/2017 5:07:32 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 137 replies
    http://hotair.com ^ | FEBRUARY 18, 2017 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    ...It was also secretive even by traditional standards: Although Comey was photographed leaving the meeting, committee members wouldn’t admit that he’d been there. And it seemed as though the briefing was urgent, with senators delaying their departure during a weekend recess to hear what Comey had to say. The Senate Intel Committee considers all manner of intelligence matters so in theory the briefing could have been about anything. Most recently, though, the Committee’s been in the news because it’s leading the congressional investigation into Russian interference in last year’s presidential campaign. Three days ago, after Mike Flynn resigned, Mitch McConnell...
  • Newly Disclosed Hack Got ‘Crown Jewels’ (Federal SF-86 forms)

    06/12/2015 8:18:27 PM PDT · by kristinn · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | Updated 10:51 p.m. EDT Friday, June 12, 2015 | David Perera and Joseph Marks
    Hackers have breached a database containing a wealth of sensitive information from federal employees’ security background checks, the Obama administration said Friday — news that experts say could deal a devastating blow to U.S. intelligence gathering. The revelations came just a week after officials disclosed a previous massive cyber intrusion into the same federal personnel office, compromising records of more than 4 million current and past employees in a breach that administration officials have privately blamed on Chinese hackers. The stolen records in the hack disclosed Friday included data on intelligence and military personnel, The Associated Press reported. A senior...
  • 'Autonomous Vehicles Provide an Avenue for Terrorism,' Congress Is Told

    02/15/2017 8:07:52 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 17 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 15, 2017 | 11:48 AM EST | Susan Jones
    As the nation speeds toward development of fully self-driving vehicles, here’s a speed bump to consider: Not only is hacking a “real threat,” but “autonomous vehicles provide an avenue for terrorism as well,” Congress was told on Tuesday. Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.) asked RAND Senior Information Scientist Nidhi Kalra, “How real is the threat of vehicle hacking” when it comes to autonomous vehicles. […] … “[A]utonomous vehicles provide an avenue for terrorism as well because there’s a way to use these vehicles to — you know — the threat is no longer sort of suicide bombers and — that blow...
  • Explosive new hacking scandal has Democrats' fingerprints

    02/15/2017 1:01:23 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 16 replies
    WND ^ | 02/14/2017 | Bob Unruh
    Criminal investigation into what IT contractors did set to blow up .. Yet the Democrats are mum over their own explosive hacking scandal, which could overshadow Watergate, Filegate, Travelgate and dozens of other Washington scandals. The allegation is that Democrats hired tech staffers who were Pakistani nationals, and they likely gained illegal access to secret congressional information. And that includes classified documents. .. that the three Pakistani brothers had worked only for Democrats, including members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. It was not even a year after eight Democrats on that committee “issued a demand that their...
  • 3 nations tried cyberattacks on Hillary Clinton's private email server: AP

    10/08/2015 7:02:26 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 33 replies
    see BS dot com ^ | oct 2015
    WASHINGTON -- Hillary Rodham Clinton's private email server, which stored some 55,000 pages of emails from her time as secretary of state, was the subject of attempted cyberattacks originating in China, South Korea and Germany after she left office in early 2013, according to a congressional document obtained by The Associated Press. While the attempts were apparently blocked by a "threat monitoring" product that Clinton's employees connected to her network in October 2013, there was a period of more than three months from June to October 2013 when that protection had not been installed, according to a letter from Sen....
  • Putin Hacked Superbowl for Trump & Patriots (Humor)

    02/07/2017 7:20:53 AM PST · by xzins · 2 replies
    The Peoples Cube ^ | 2/6/2017 | Evil Smiley
    Vladimir Putin deflated footballs used by the New England Patriots - it was revealed today by CNN. This is the only way that they could have won the Superbowl. It has been determined that he did it to make Trump's team victorious. Women and minorities have been hardest hit by this latest defeat.
  • Iran’s Military Launches Increased Cyber Attacks on Obama Administration Officials

    11/05/2015 9:32:02 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Washington Beacon ^ | Morgan Chalfant
    Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps has in recent weeks launched increased cyber attacks on Obama administration officials, hacking into their email and social media accounts. U.S. officials believe that the hacks are related to the recent arrest of an Iranian-American businessman in Tehran. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, has routinely conducted cyberwarfare against American government agencies for years. But the U.S. officials said there has been a surge in such attacks coinciding with the arrest last month of Siamak Namazi, an energy industry executive and business consultant who has pushed for stronger U.S.-Iranian economic and diplomatic ties. Obama administration personnel are...
  • Hacker Dumps iOS Cracking Tools Allegedly Stolen from Cellebrite

    02/03/2017 10:04:16 AM PST · by Swordmaker · 40 replies
    MotherBoard ^ | Feb 2 2017, 9:17am | By Joseph Cox
    The hacker says this demonstrates that when organizations make hacking tools, those techniques will eventually find their way to the public. In January, Motherboard reported that a hacker had stolen 900GB of data from mobile phone forensics company Cellebrite. The data suggested that Cellebrite had sold its phone cracking technology to oppressive regimes such as Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Russia. Now the hacker responsible has publicly released a cache of files allegedly stolen from Cellebrite relating to Android and BlackBerry devices, and older iPhones, some of which may have been copied from publicly available phone cracking tools. "The...
  • No Cries For Help When Russians Were Hacking The Democrats

    02/03/2017 8:21:04 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/03/17 | Judi McLeod
    Russians are not only already here, but they have closed down the best of your country’s military bases starting with the Presidio. One of the most stomach-turning hypocrisies of the progressive left in their constant criticism of President Donald Trump for cozying up to Russian President Vladimir Putin is that it was the progressive left who laid out the welcome mat to the Russians in the first place.
  • Russian security agents accused of treason reportedly charged with passing secrets to the CIA

    01/31/2017 4:10:05 PM PST · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 1/31/17 | Natasha Bertrand
    A senior Russian intelligence officer who was arrested on suspicion of treason in December has been charged with passing secrets to the CIA, sources told the Russian news agency Interfax on Tuesday. Sergei Mikhailov was the deputy head of the information security department of the FSB, Russia's national security service. He was arrested along with Dmitry Dokuchaev, a cybersecurity expert who worked as a hacker under the alias "Forb" before joining the FSB; and Ruslan Stoyanov, a key cybercrime investigator at the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky. They were arrested shortly after the CIA concluded that Russian hackers, at the Kremlin's...
  • Hacked New York Times Twitter account warns of imminent Russian missile attack

    01/22/2017 8:22:59 AM PST · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 22, 2017
    The New York Times Video Twitter account appears to have been hacked – possibly twice – Sunday morning. The @NYTvideo account tweeted “BREAKING: leaked statement from Vladimir Putin says: Russia will attack the United States with Missiles”. The post was taken down by 10 a.m., but was soon replaced with statements from the hacker group OurMine claiming to have co-opted the Twitter account to say that the Putin message was posted by a different hacker. 
  • Report: Trump has given up personal cellphone

    01/20/2017 6:39:50 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2017 | Cyra Master
    Trump apparently told a friend on Thursday that he has given up the phone on the advice of security agencies.
  • Russia..Accuses UK, Germany And France Of "Grossly Interfering" In The US Election

    01/18/2017 3:04:31 PM PST · by entropy12 · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | Jan 18, 2017 | Tyler Durden
    Having listened stoically for the past two months to accusations without evidence that Moscow "hacked the US election", and that Hillary's loss was indirectly due to Putin's alleged meddling, which resulted in Obama's expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, on Wednesday Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov finally snapped, and lashed out at the ongoing US election scapegoating fiasco, saying that leaders and top officials from the UK, Germany, and France have “grossly interfered” in US internal affairs, “campaigned” for Hillary Clinton, and openly “demonized” Donald Trump.
  • Hacker Who Turned in Chelsea Manning: 'It Was Not My Most Honorable Moment'

    01/18/2017 11:34:09 AM PST · by deplorableindc · 15 replies
    U.S. News & World Report ^ | Jan. 18, 2017 | Steven Nelson
    Adrian Lamo, the former recreational hacker who reported Chelsea Manning to authorities, says he’s glad the WikiLeaks source will get a second chance. Lamo elicited a confession from Manning and gave it to military investigators in 2010, resulting in a 35-year prison sentence for the leaker who embarrassed the U.S. government by disclosing a massive number of military and diplomatic documents. The informant says “it was not my most honorable moment,” though he says he made peace with the effects of his decision, even before President Barack Obama on Tuesday granted clemency to Manning, who will be released in May...
  • Russian Cyberattacks 'Sloppy' Compared to What's Next (Revealing)

    01/16/2017 3:47:59 PM PST · by Hostage · 12 replies
    Tom's Guide ^ | Jan 16, 2017 | PAUL WAGENSEIL
    The Russian hacks of the Democratic National Committee might have gone unnoticed if one of the two attacking groups hadn't made so much "noise," a security expert told the ShmooCon hacker conference here yesterday (Jan. 15). Because that group, dubbed Fancy Bear or APT 28, was so sloppy, it was caught within a few weeks, said Toni Gidwani, director of research operations at Arlingon, Virginia, cybersecurity firm ThreatConnect. The subsequent investigation led to the discovery of a year-old, continuing penetration of the DNC's servers by a rival Russian group, called Cozy Bear or APT 29, that had previously gone undetected....
  • Drudgereport Right now is a repeat of three weeks ago!

    01/15/2017 4:37:18 PM PST · by elephantlips · 14 replies
    Vanity
    Drudge may have been hacked.
  • DRUDGE REPORT HACKED AGAIN

    01/15/2017 4:34:33 PM PST · by RevelationDavid · 28 replies
    Looks like Drudge is hacked.... page is from Jan 5th... who is doing this....?