Tags National Security Agency (NSA)

Former NSA contractor sentenced to 9 years for theft of government info

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Hal Martin was responsible for one of the largest leaks of U.S government secrets, after it was found that the former NSA contractor possessed up to 50 terabytes of classified government documents.

Trump's Pentagon pick 'confident' in 2020 election security

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

Mark Esper told the Senate Armed Services Committee that the 2020 contests will be "unfettered" by foreign actors, but the military and intelligence agencies will "always will have a lot of work to do" to secure elections.

Chinese spies have been sucking up call records at multinational telecoms, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 weeks ago

The hacking campaign has breached about 10 cellular providers in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, according to Cybereason.

The NSA is experimenting with machine learning concepts its workforce will trust

by Shannon Vavra • 1 month ago

NSA brass wants to increase the agency's use of AI in defensive and offensive operations.

After remote-code test, DHS sounds the alarm on BlueKeep

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Microsoft and the NSA already have sounded the alarm. DHS said it was able to use BlueKeep to execute remote code on a computer running Microsoft Windows 2000.

Criminal campaign uses leaked NSA tools to set up cryptomining scheme, Trend Micro says

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The research is a reminder that it is not just state-sponsored hackers that have reportedly co-opted the leaked NSA tools.

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