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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

Chinese hackers obtained info on Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system – report

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In a raid seeking information related to Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system, Chinese hackers infiltrated the databases of three Jewish defense contractors. In addition to taking information on the Iron Dome, the attackers were also able to nab plans

Official Report: NSA Spied on 89,138 ‘Targets’ Last Year

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The overseer of U.S. intelligence agencies released its first transparency report on Friday, detailing the scope of NSA surveillance last year. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence revealed that the NSA spied on 89,138 “targets” under its PRISM

Turkey: Spy Agency Law Opens Door to Abuse

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(Istanbul) – A new law on Turkey’s National Intelligence Agency greatly increases its surveillance powers while threatening journalists who expose its abuses with prison terms, Human Rights Watch said today. The law would decrease state accountability, media freedom, and the

NSA Finally Reveals How PRISM Works

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The NSA has finally decided to tell the world how the Internet surveillance program PRISM works, though it's been almost a year since its existence was revealed by one of the very first Edward Snowden leaks. On Tuesday, the spy

Flame computer virus designed to sabotage Iran’s computers

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The Flame computer virus is not only capable of espionage but it can also sabotage computer systems and likely was used to attack Iran in April, according to a leading security company, Symantec Corp. Iran had previously blamed Flame for