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Researchers say hackers responsible for 2013 Microsoft, Facebook breaches have disappeared

by Chris Bing • 3 days ago

The group has become virtually untraceable since September 2015.

Former U.S. spies say anti-virus software makes for a perfect espionage platform

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Popular anti-virus software companies are a prime target for intelligence agencies because most store large quantities of intuitive data on external servers and have direct, continuous access into their clients' networks, former U.S. intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts say.

A top DOJ official is calling for 'responsible' encryption from Silicon Valley

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Privacy and security advocates say that making such a compromise would effectively weaken encryption technology writ large because it would require creating an inherent vulnerability in the process.

Hackers linked to North Korea targeted U.S. ICS companies, breached energy firm

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Multiple sources tell CyberScoop that the report details an energy company that was breached by what is thought to be North Korea-linked hackers.

'Highly active' Hamas-linked hackers found spying on Palestinian political group

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

According to mobile security firm Lookout, a group called "Two-tailed Scorpion" has been able to remotely collect thousands of hours of stolen audio from infected smartphones across the Gaza Strip.

Time is running out for state officials to be approved for cybersecurity intel ahead of elections

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

With just about a month left before the polls open in New Jersey and Virginia for gubernatorial elections, the Department of Homeland Security is racing to vet state officials who have applied for the ability to receive classified briefings, people familiar with the matter tell CyberScoop.

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