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News highlights – 5 October 2017

News highlights – 5 October 2017

Written by on October 6, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 5 October 2017 Russian hackers stole U.S. cyber secrets from NSA: media reports WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified U.S. cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday. Read more… Social media executives to […]

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US allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

US allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

Written by on September 21, 2017 in Features, News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies. In interviews and emails seen by Reuters, academic and industry experts from countries including Germany, Japan […]

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Next auction of NSA hacking tools set for July, apparently

Next auction of NSA hacking tools set for July, apparently

Written by on May 31, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A group that published hacking tools that security experts believe were stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency – NSA – said on Tuesday it plans to sell a new batch of stolen code in July to customers willing to pay more than $22,000 for it. The Shadow Brokers group said in an […]

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NSA contractor in the dock for wilfully retaining national defence information

NSA contractor in the dock for wilfully retaining national defence information

Written by on February 9, 2017 in News with 0 Comments

(Reuters) – A former National Security Agency – NSA –  contractor was indicted on Wednesday by a federal grand jury on charges he wilfully retained national defense information, in what U.S. officials have said may have been the largest heist of classified government information in history. The indictment alleges that Harold Thomas Martin, 52, spent […]

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Trump election strikes fear in hearts of tech and civil liberties quarters

Trump election strikes fear in hearts of tech and civil liberties quarters

Written by on November 10, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Donald Trump’s surprise election victory has alarmed technology companies and civil libertarians fearful that a self-described ‘law and order’ president will attempt to expand surveillance programs and rejoin a long-running battle over government access to encrypted information. Trump’s campaign featured numerous broadsides against the tech sector, including calls for closing off […]

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News highlights – 5 October

News highlights – 5 October

Written by on October 6, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 5 October Replacement Samsung Galaxy Note 7 starts smoking on plane LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Reuters) – A replacement model of the fire-prone Samsung Note 7 smartphone began smoking inside a U.S. plane on Wednesday, the family that owns it said, prompting fresh investigations by the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Federal Aviation […]

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NSA hacking tools found by Russian hackers – careless

NSA hacking tools found by Russian hackers – careless

Written by on September 23, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A U.S. investigation into a leak of hacking tools used by the National Security Agency (NSA) is focusing on a theory that one of its operatives carelessly left them available on a remote computer and Russian hackers found them, four people with direct knowledge of the probe told Reuters. The tools, […]

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News highlights – 13 September

News highlights – 13 September

Written by on September 14, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

News highlights for 13 September Sprint, T-Mobile iPhone pre-orders boost Apple shares (Reuters) – U.S. wireless carriers Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc said on Tuesday they received strong pre-orders for Apple Inc’s iPhone 7, sending shares of the world’s most valuable listed company up 3 percent. Sprint said pre-orders were up nearly four times, compared […]

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Obama to promote cyber weapons to deter attacks and punish intruders

Obama to promote cyber weapons to deter attacks and punish intruders

Written by on August 8, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Obama administration is preparing to elevate the stature of the Pentagon’s Cyber Command, signaling more emphasis on developing cyber weapons to deter attacks, punish intruders into U.S. networks and tackle adversaries such as Islamic State, current and former officials told Reuters. Under the plan being considered at the White House, the […]

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Was Juniper Networks back door at NSA request?

Was Juniper Networks back door at NSA request?

Written by on January 29, 2016 in News with 0 Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A U.S. congressional probe into the impact of a hack of Juniper Networks Inc software will examine the possibility that it was initially altered at the behest of the National Security Agency (NSA), a lawmaker said in an interview on Thursday. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform this month […]

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