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NSA deputy says U.S. cyberattack responses must improve

by Shaun Waterman • 1 week ago

The current system for U.S. cyber response is like, "if your house catches on fire, you have to call the mayor to see if he’ll let you call the water department to ask them to turn the water on."

FBI Director: U.S. should expect Russian interference in 2018, 2020 elections

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

James Comey expects that Russian intelligence services will launch hacking and influence operations against the 2018 congressional and 2020 presidential elections after finding success in 2016.

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

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks 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.

Leaked CIA documents show just how complicated computer warfare really is

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

According to WikiLeaks' dump, even elite hackers at the CIA have to depend on StackOverflow for answers.

Some companies listed in CIA leak have yet to receive assistance from WikiLeaks

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Microsoft has been contacted by WikiLeaks, while others — including Google — are waiting to hear from the group.

Elite spies used leaked Hacking Team code to learn techniques and hide attacks

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

Highly sophisticated hackers are poaching components from a leaked library of exploits originally created by infamous Italian spyware maker Hacking Team.