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02/11/2022
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What did the CIA collect, and when did it collect it? The Project Zero team has some promising data about the speed of bug patching. And cryptocurrency is now a big part of romance scams, the FTC says. This is CyberScoop for February 11.

Revelation of a CIA surveillance program

Democratic senators on the Intelligence Committee released heavily redacted information Thursday night about an unnamed "secret bulk collection program" at the CIA that gathered unspecified data from some Americans. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., noted that the program is authorized under a presidential Executive Order from the early 1980s and not any of the typical statutes that apply to collection of internet or telephone data. The released information does not say how much information about Americans was collected, what technology was used or whether the program is ongoing. Joe Warminsky breaks it down.


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Project Zero researchers see signs of hope in bug patching

Google's Project Zero team says that major vendors have generally gotten better at pushing patches for serious bugs found in their products. The team of elite vulnerability researchers analyzed their own limited data set in new research published Thursday and found that between January 2019 and December 2021, major vendors reduced the time it takes to accept bug reports, come up with a fix and push that fix to the public. AJ Vicens reports.


Air Force freshens up its hackathon approach

A hackathon by the Air Force in January had some unique characteristics, officials say. Participating airmen used open source code and real weapons system data, according to the service's head of digital transformation. “Bravo 0” was a secret-classification event with 80 hackers working on an air-gapped system at Nellis Air Force Base in southern Nevada. The event yielded several new applications, according to the Air Force. Jackson Barnett has more at FedScoop.


Crypto is the new coin of the romance-scam realm

Complaints about online romance scams added up to $547 million overall last year, the Federal Trade Commission said Thursday, an increase of about 80 percent from the $307 million reported in 2020. One key development: Cryptocurrency payments now represent a big chunk of the money lost, with at least $139 million reported in 2021 alone. “People are led to believe their new online companion is a successful investor who, before long, casually offers investment advice,” the FTC said. “These so-called investment opportunities often involve foreign exchange (forex) trading or cryptocurrency.” Joe has this one, too.


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