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SSH inventor analyzes tools the CIA wrote to exploit his protocol

by Shaun Waterman • 3 weeks ago

The CIA hacking tools called Gyrfalcon and BothanSpy, as described in documents released by anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, are "effective, but surprisingly unsophisticated," according to Tatu Ylonen.

Report: Obama admin planted cyber 'bombs' inside Russian infrastructure

by Ryan Johnston • 2 months ago

The Obama Administration reportedly planned a covert cyber operation as part of their Russian sanctions issued in December 2016 to punish Moscow for interference in the 2016 Presidential election.

Former CIA Director calls on public to demand cybersecurity legislation

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

Former CIA Director John Brennan is urging Americans to encourage their representatives in Congress to push forward cybersecurity-focused legislation, regulations and other rules so that the U.S. is better prepared in cyberspace.

WikiLeaks releases new round of CIA malware documents, this time with less supporting material

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

WikiLeaks released a new set of CIA cyberwarfare documents on Thursday, marking the 10th installation in the two-month-old Vault 7 series. This publication focuses on Pandemic, a CIA project that infects networks of Windows machines through the Server Message Block (SMB) file sharing protocol with trojanized versions of software that can mean complete compromise of targeted devices. The documents date from April 2014 to January 2015.

As investigation against Assange is dropped, WikiLeaks releases new CIA malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

"Athena" is malware created by a military contractor and used by the CIA.

The CIA is running internal 'Shark Tank'-like pitch competitions, CIO says

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

Chief Information Officer John Edwards says the competitions promote technology at "mission speed" instead of "government speed."

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