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

by Chris Bing • 1 month 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."

Software vulnerabilities used to spread WannaCry are favorites for hackers, FireEye says

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

The same Microsoft Windows’ software vulnerabilities that were used to spread WannaCry ransomware across the globe are now being used by a wide array of hackers to infect computers with remote access trojans, according to new research by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye.

Vietnamese hackers appear to be researching an NSA backdoor tool

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

Codenamed ODDJOB, the tool was originally leaked by Shadow Brokers, but it now appears to be drawing interest from the group known as OceanLotus.

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

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 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.

Cryptocurrency company pushes back against Shadow Brokers' latest claims

by Cassandra Stephenson • 2 months 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.

The leaked NSA hacking tool that will wreak havoc for years to come

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

Turns out 'EternalBlue' was a good name for the tool that could cause massive headaches for enterprises in the coming years.

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