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  • Angry Shadow Brokers release password for suspected NSA hacking tools

    04/10/2017 3:11:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    PC World ^ | 4/9/17 | John Rebeiro
    Annoyed with the U.S. missile strike last week on an airfield in Syria, among other things, hacker group Shadow Brokers resurfaced on Saturday and released what they said was the password to files containing suspected National Security Agency tools they had earlier tried to sell.“Is appearing you are abandoning ‘your base’, ‘the movement’, and the peoples who getting you elected,” the group wrote in broken English in a letter to U.S. President Donald Trump posted online on Saturday.The hacker group, believed by some security experts to have Russian links, released in January an arsenal of tools that appeared designed to...
  • NSA infected 50,000 computer networks with malicious software

    11/24/2013 3:08:41 PM PST · by dynachrome · 29 replies
    NRC.nl ^ | 11-23-13 | Floor Boon, Steven Derix and Huib Modderkolk
    The American intelligence service - NSA - infected more than 50,000 computer networks worldwide with malicious software designed to steal sensitive information. Documents provided by former NSA-employee Edward Snowden and seen by this newspaper, prove this. A management presentation dating from 2012 explains how the NSA collects information worldwide. In addition, the presentation shows that the intelligence service uses ‘Computer Network Exploitation’ (CNE) in more than 50,000 locations. CNE is the secret infiltration of computer systems achieved by installing malware, malicious software. One example of this type of hacking was discovered in September 2013 at the Belgium telecom provider Belgacom....
  • Snowden: Classified US data shows Hong Kong hacking targets

    06/16/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | 06/16/2013 | Lana Lam
    Classified US government data shown to the South China Morning Post by whistle-blower Edward Snowden has provided a rare insight into the effectiveness of Washington's top-secret global cyberspying programme. New details about the data can be revealed by the Post after further analysis of information Snowden divulged during an exclusive interview on Wednesday in which the former CIA computer analyst exposed extensive hacking by the US in Hong Kong and the mainland. The FBI said yesterday it had launched a criminal investigation and was taking "all necessary steps" to prosecute Snowden for exposing secret US surveillance programmes. FBI Director Robert...