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Phishing Scam Targets United States Military Members | PCWorld

AppRiver describes the phishing attack, “These emails come with subject lines such as ‘USAA Notification’, ‘Security Alert’, ‘Urgent Message for USAA Customer’, etc. A link in the email takes you to a fake login page that asks you for all your pertinent USAA login and personal financial data. Once the information is submitted you are […]

Probe links pro-ISIS hacker to military breach | TheHill

Centcom said the cyberattack did not access the military’s operational networks nor expose any confidential information. The digital infiltrators tweeted out military PowerPoint slides relating to China and North Korea, in addition to publishing military officials’ home addresses. The event was cited by President Obama on Tuesday as he rolled out new portions of the […]

USA-militär blev hackad på Twitter | Utrikes | SvD

Avsändaren lade även upp bilder på vad som framstår som olika stridsscenarion i Nordkorea och Kina. Även USA:s centralkommandos Youtube-konto kapades. Strax efter 19 stängdes båda kontona ned. US Centcom bekräftar intrånget, enligt nyhetsbyrån AFP. En talesperson för den amerikanska militären säger till NBC News att inget av materialet som lades ut av av hackarna […]

Here’s all the evidence the government will present in the Silk Road trial

Based on the evidence being presented, the government appears to have chosen a broad attack against Ulbricht. They’re including several pieces of evidence that seem to have no direct connection to Ulbricht except that they’re related to Silk Road. The government’s argument is that, as the site’s alleged administrator, Dread Pirate Roberts, anything that occurred […]

Pro-ISIS Twitter User Arrested in India | Drudge Retort

Channel 4 in Britain called Biswas’ Twitter account, which had 17,000 followers, a “leading conduit of information between jihadis, supporters and recruits.” No word yet on what charges Biswas might face. via Pro-ISIS Twitter User Arrested in India | Drudge Retort.

FBI warns against cyber attacks but seeks rule change to make them much more likely | Privacy SOS

he FBI wants to be able to infect computers with malware when it doesn’t know where exactly they’re located. The implications for computer security, and for constitutional limits on the government’s search powers, are drastic.The Department of Justice is asking a judicial committee to amend Rule 41 of the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure, which […]

How Attackers Can Use Radio Signals and Mobile Phones to Steal Protected Data | WIRED

The researchers in Israel make no claims that theirs is the method used by the NSA, but Dudu Mimran, chief technology officer at the Israeli lab behind the research, acknowledges that if student researchers have discovered a method for using radio signals to extract data from hard-to-reach systems, professionals with more experience and resources likely […]

Report: Russian hackers thought to breach White House network – News – Stripes

The intrusion into unclassified computer networks, discovered two to three weeks ago, caused a temporary “disruption of regular services to users” while the breach was contained, a White House official told the Post on condition of anonymity. A U.S. ally alerted officials to the breach. The FBI, Secret Service and National Security Agency are investigating, […]

VIDEO: Big Brother 3.0: FBI Launches Facial Recognition Program

Civil rights and privacy watchdogs have criticized the program for its invasive—and inaccurate—tactics. The system, a billion-dollar investment that has been in development with Lockheed Martin for three years, was found to identify the wrong individual 20 percent of the time, a statistic which increases over time and as the database expands, the Electronic Frontier […]

Cyber attack reveals data on at least 25,000 workers at the US Department of Homeland Security | The Verge

The data is so complete because the hack targeted a company named US Investigations Services, or USIS, which handles background checks for agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. The breach specifically included information on employees at the agency’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement and U.S. Customs and Border Protection departments, according to Reuters. It […]

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