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Freedom House: Governments are turning cyberweapons on their own people

by Shaun Waterman • 8 months ago

More and more governments are using cyberweapons like malware and DDoS attacks against internal critics and dissidents, making them them the second-most-common form of repression after actual arrests, according to a new report from human rights group Freedom House.

Middle Eastern hacking group is using FinFisher malware to conduct international espionage

by Chris Bing • 9 months ago

The discovery by Kaspersky Lab marks at least the fifth zero-day exploit used by the so-called BlackOasis group and exposed by security researchers since June 2015.

U.K. confirms use of offensive cyberweapons against ISIS

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year ago

Defense Secretary Michael Fallon says his country has taken advantage of offensive cyberweapons against the Islamic State.

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

by Ryan Johnston • 1 year 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.

Why the U.S. is struggling with the digital war on ISIS

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

The U.S. military's reported inability to effectively “drop cyber bombs” on ISIS is raising new questions about the military’s "cyber weapons arsenal."

Cryptocurrency company pushes back against Shadow Brokers' latest claims

by Cassandra Stephenson • 1 year ago

The Shadow Brokers announced Tuesday that they will accept Zcash as payment for a monthly subscription service to access leaked NSA files. The group also raised speculation on the cryptocurrency’s ties to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, the Department of Defense, and Israel.

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