The same hackers who hit DNC and Clinton campaign are now apparently spying on high-value travelers via Wi-Fi.
A mandated ‘back door’ to our electronic devices is essentially a built-in vulnerability and there is no way to ensure that only the good guys will exploit it.
Hackers in two global attacks have used cyberweapons stolen from a dangerous collection that had been amassed by the agency.
Routers aren’t great at security—and apparently no one knows that better than the CIA.
Watch out, National Security Agency: Wikipedia’s coming after you. On Tuesday, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 3-0 to revive a lawsuit brought by the Wikimedia Foundation — the nonprofit that operates Wikipedia — claiming that the NSA’s massive surveillance program is unconstitutional and invades people’s privacy.
Experts in law and national security took turns making a case for and against encryption and access to personal devices during a National Constitution Center debate June 7.
Cybertools allegedly stolen from the NSA were used to craft the WannaCry ransomware.
Ars Technica reported (thanks Dave Ries) last week on how NSA leaker Leigh Winner was identified. When reporters at The Intercept approached the National Security Agency on June 1st to confirm a document that had been anonymously leaked to the publication in May, they handed over a copy of the document to the NSA to verify its authenticity.
The Irish High Court has reviewed recent decisions by the U.S. surveillance court and a federal appeals court for a case on the legality of Facebook’s transfers of personal data from the EU to the United States. EPIC explained that the modifications to the NSA’s “Upstream” program were significant, but emphasized that the scathing rebuke of the NSA’s prior violations and “institutional lack of candor” show that there are not adequate limitations in the US on mass surveillance.
As a parting gift to the incoming president, Barack Obama approved information-sharing rules which gave sixteen federal agencies access to unminimized NSA collections.