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Freedom House: Governments are turning cyberweapons on their own people

by Shaun Waterman • 4 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 • 5 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.

'Cyber mass shooter' is new danger of IoT age

by Shaun Waterman • 1 year ago

Gus Hunt is warning a disgruntled script kiddie could take down the World Wide Web. "That is a terrifying prospect ... That is what we are facing with the internet of things."

Report: 'destructive' malware knocks out Saudi Arabian computer networks

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

A new variant of malware based on a powerful computer virus named Shamoon — used to disrupt computers operated by Saudi Aramco and other energy companies in 2012 — has appeared in the wild, researchers say. Multiple private and pubic organizations in Saudi Arabia recently became the target of this mutated virus, according to Bloomberg News.

What we've learned about arrested NSA contractor Harold Martin

by Chris Bing • 1 year ago

The man arrested by the FBI in connection with elite hacking tools being publicly leaked was found with a massive library of government data, had multiple unregistered firearms in his possession and was found to be communicating online with various individuals in Russian.

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