Category: Cyber Security

Members of Congress denied access to basic information about NSA / Suggesting a new Shadow Government

Documents provided by two House members demonstrate how they are blocked from exercising any oversight over domestic surveillance • Morgan Griffith’s requests for NSA information • Alan Grayson’s requests for NSA information Glenn Greenwald theguardian.com, Sunday 4 August 2013 08.26 EDT Members of Congress are increasingly frustrated at […]

Billionaire Google Board Member Is Latest Victim Of “Guccifer” Hacking Rampage / “i wear glasses right now an I have 2 zillion + in my bank accounts:))”

Add a billionaire Silicon Valley titan to the growing list of public figures victimized by the hacker “Guccifer.” Venture capitalist John Doerr had his AOL account breached several days ago by the same hacker responsible for illegally accessing the e-mails of Colin Powell, former White House aide Sidney […]

Exclusive: NSA pays £100m in secret funding for GCHQ

• Secret payments revealed in leaks by Edward Snowden • GCHQ expected to ‘pull its weight’ for Americans   • Weaker regulation of British spies ‘a selling point’ for NSA Nick Hopkins and Julian Borger The Guardian,              Thursday 1 August 2013 11.04 EDT The NSA paid £15.5m towards redevelopments at […]

Western spooks’ banned Lenovo PCs after finding back doors

  Report suggests ‘Five Eyes’ alliance won’t work with Chinese PCs By       Phil Muncaster Posted in Security,               29th July 2013 03:45 GMT       Chinese PC giant Lenovo has been banned from supplying kit for the top secret networks of western intelligence agencies after security concerns emerged when backdoor […]

Hacker Barnaby Jack dies in San Francisco aged 35 – He was due to present his findings on the security vulnerabilities of implanted medical devices Aug 1st

Jack, who became famous after demonstrating an ATM hack, died on Thursday – but coroners did not give details Amanda Holpuch guardian.co.uk,              Friday 26 July 2013 13.37 EDT Jack was due to speak at the Black Hat conference, which starts Saturday in Las Vegas. Photograph: Isaac Brekken/AP […]

NSA ‘In Bed Together with the Germans’

In an interview, Edward Snowden accuses the National Security Agency of partnering with Germany and other governments in its spying activities. New information also indicates close working ties between the German foreign intelligence agency and the American authority. In an interview to be published in this week’s issue […]

Chinese wind-turbine firm charged with stealing US trade secrets

Sinovel Wind Group accused of illegally downloading software from former supplier American Superconductor   guardian.co.uk,              Friday 28 June 2013 05.38 EDT A worker paints wind turbines in Guangdong, China. Photograph: Tyrone Siu/Reuters China‘s largest wind-turbine company has been charged with stealing trade secrets from its American former […]

How the NSA is still harvesting your online data

Files show vast scale of current NSA metadata programs, with one stream alone celebrating ‘one trillion records processed’ Glenn Greenwald and Spencer Ackerman guardian.co.uk,    Thursday 27 June 2013 11.03 EDT The NSA collects and analyzes significant amounts of data from US communications systems in the course of monitoring foreign […]

DoD Calls Out China On Cyber Spying

Jun. 19, 2013 – 09:50AM   | By Staff report   | Filed Under C4ISR Journal The Pentagon for the first time is making direct allegations that China’s government and military are behind widespread cyber spying. Previously, the U.S. had tried to be diplomatic. But in the Defense Department’s annual […]

‘Tell your boss I owe him another friggin’ beer:’ Hot mic catches NSA boss praising FBI chiefs for supportive testimony on surveillance programs

By  Hayley Peterson PUBLISHED: 15:23 EST, 18  June 2013 |  UPDATED: 15:24 EST, 18 June 2013   The director of the National Security Agency  was overheard offering a round of beer to the FBI’s second-in-command following  Tuesday’s congressional hearing on the NSA’s controversial surveillance  programs. The three-hour hearing […]

Anon posts Filipino president’s phone numbers

EEV: As with all information being claimed to be leaked ,or hacked information, without validation. This information is for entertainment value only.       Attempts to give Aquino a wake-up call and democracy a kick-start By Phil Muncaster Posted in Security, 17th June 2013 06:23 GMT Customer Success Testimonial: Recovery […]

Obama: NSA secret data gathering ‘transparent’

By KIMBERLY DOZIER / AP Intelligence Writer / June 17, 2013 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent — even though they are authorized in secret. ‘‘It is transparent,’’ Obama told PBS’s Charlie Rose […]

GCHQ intercepted foreign politicians’ communications at G20 summits / phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009

Exclusive: phones were monitored and fake internet cafes set up to gather information from allies in London in 2009   Ewen MacAskill, Nick Davies, Nick Hopkins, Julian Borger and James Ball The Guardian,              Sunday 16 June 2013 15.46 EDT Documents uncovered by the NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, […]