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Leaked NSA hacking tools are a hit on the dark web

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

A shadowy cast of random hackers are now sharing, promoting and working to reverse engineer the tools in the latest Shadow Brokers dump.

Shadow Brokers leak NSA documents that may reveal operation aimed at Middle Eastern banks

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

The mysterious group dropped their biggest leak yet Friday, including evidence that the NSA compromised offices connected to a global banking system in order to spy on Middle Eastern banks.

‘Amateurish’ espionage campaign launched with leaked Hacking Team tools

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

A mysterious group appears to be relying on hacking tools that were originally stolen from Italian surveillance company Hacking Team to spy on European government officials, think tanks and journalists, according to new research published Thursday by cybersecurity firm F-Secure.

Symantec links CIA tools to mysterious group that hacked 40 organizations globally

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Malware linked to the CIA, according to documents published by WikiLeaks, was used to hack into government, financial, telecom, energy, aerospace, education and natural resources organizations based in the Middle East, Europe, Asia and Africa, according to newly published research by Symantec.

Chinese hacking unit spied on U.S. trade group ahead of Trump meeting, security firm claims

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

A group of prominent trade organizations involved in economic policy discussions with the Trump administration were the target of a digital espionage operation conducted by an elite hacking unit with ties to the Chinese government, according to new research gathered by Fidelis Cybersecurity. The news comes as President Donald Trump prepares to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping for the first time, Thursday. The hacker group at the center of Fidelis’ report is known in the security research community as APT 10 — APT, a term which stands for advanced persistent threat, is used to define a category of skilled hackers that traditionally serve governments.

Former NSA hackers: Yahoo indictments won’t slow down Russian cyberattacks

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

Newly unveiled indictments against a group of hackers working for Russian intelligence, who were involved in breaching Yahoo and Google, will do little to deter future cyberattacks against the U.S., former NSA analysts and government lawyers tell CyberScoop. The Justice Department revealed charges on Wednesday against four alleged hackers responsible for compromising upwards of 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014. The indictment states that the accused used their access to Yahoo and Google email accounts to enrich themselves and to spy on diplomats, journalists and business executives.