Tag: Malware

Documents Reveal Canada’s Secret Hacking Tactics

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Canada’s electronic surveillance agency has secretly developed an arsenal of cyber weapons capable of stealing data and destroying adversaries’ infrastructure, according to newly revealed classified documents. Communications Security Establishment, or CSE, has also covertly hacked into computers across the world

Researchers Link Equation Group Hackers To The NSA Due To ‘Space Station’ Level Sophistication

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Researchers at the Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky have revealed more evidence that could tie the U.S. National Security Agency to the Equation Group, a band of hackers believed to be responsible for hundreds of hacking incidents in 42 countries. Kaspersky

Russian government gathers intelligence with malware: report

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Malicious software designed to steal sensitive information from businesses and foreign governments is made in Russia and supported by the Russian government, a security research firm reported Tuesday. The group behind the malicious software, or malware, has been identified as

Wikileaks releases FinFisher files to highlight government malware abuse

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WikiLeaks has released more information on controversial commercial surveillance tools, criticising the German government for not blocking a “weaponised malware” developer from shipping its code to countries with regimes with poor human rights records. WikiLeaks’ latest Spy Files publication included

Espionage programs linked to spying on former Soviet targets

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A one-two combination of malware programs has infiltrated the embassies and government systems of a number of former Eastern Bloc nations as well as European targets, according to a technical analysis by security researchers. Using exploits and malicious downloads delivered

Second Chinese military unit linked to cyber espionage

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CrowdStrike, a U.S security firm, detailed the allegations in a lengthy report on a People’s Liberation Army unit operating in Shanghai.  The report comes just weeks after the U.S. Department of Justice accused five members of the Chinese military of

How the NSA Could Bug Your Powered-Off Phone, and How to Stop Them

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Just because you turned off your phone doesn’t mean the NSA isn’t using it to spy on you. Edward Snowden’s latest revelation about the NSA’s snooping inspired an extra dose of shock and disbelief when he said the agency’s hackers

GCHQ’s spy malware operation faces legal challenge

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GCHQ, the government’s monitoring agency, acted illegally by developing spy programs that remotely hijack computers’ cameras and microphones without the user’s consent, according to privacy campaigners. A legal challenge lodged on Tuesday at the investigatory powers tribunal (IPT) calls for

How the NSA Plans to Infect ‘Millions’ of Computers with Malware

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Top-secret documents reveal that the National Security Agency is dramatically expanding its ability to covertly hack into computers on a mass scale by using automated systems that reduce the level of human oversight in the process. The classified files –

NSA Has 50,000 ‘Digital Sleeper Agents’ Via Computer Malware, Says Latest Snowden Leak

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Sleeper agents are among the most sinister spy assets: they lie in wait, wolves in sheep’s clothing, and then deliver a critical blow when activated. The NSA has 50,000 of those waiting for the literal push of a button, according

‘Operation Socialist’: UK spy agency behind Belgian telecom hack

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UK spy agency GCHQ carried out hack attacks on telecoms firm Belgacom, data divulged by Edward Snowden has revealed. Fingers initially pointed to the NSA when Belgian authorities reported a “foreign state” had invaded the networks of the state company.

Lithuania threatened by cyber espionage

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Lithuania is experiencing increasing threats from cyber espionage and information attacks financed by foreign intelligence services, aiming to form a negative opinion about the country’s foreign policies and national defense, shows a report published by the government. The document, which

NSA Chief: China Behind RSA Attacks

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China is stealing a "great deal" of military-related intellectual property from the United States and was responsible for last year's attacks against cybersecurity company RSA, U.S. Cyber Command commander and National Security Agency director Gen. Keith Alexander told the Senate