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US Reportedly Planning An “Unprecedented” Cyberattack Against Russia

Posted on October 15th, 2016.

According to several news outlets citing current and former US government officials, the White House is in the planning stages of a massive, unprecedented cyberattack on the Russian government in retaliation for Russian meddling in the US presidential race. The goal of such an attack is to “harass and embarass” the Russian government....

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WikiLeaks and CIA Chief Brennan’s Emails; The Roundup So Far

Posted on October 27th, 2015.

The fallout from the social-engineering hack of CIA chief John Brennan’s personal email account continues. WikiLeaks has released a third batch of personal emails. Among information such as an “unidentified Brennan Group,” a detailed dossier of an FBI agent and insight into geopolitical world politics, CIA Director Brennan’s email...

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Teen Hackers Socially Engineered Way Into CIA Director’s Private E-Mail

Posted on October 20th, 2015.

The federal government is sure to be looking for a teenage hacker and two of his friends now that they’ve gone public with a rather embarrassing fact: by pretending to be a Verizon employee, they were able to get personal information about CIA Director John Brennan. This personal information, such as the last four digits of his...

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The CIA Pulled Spies from Beijing after OPM Breach

Posted on October 2nd, 2015.

A number of CIA officers were taken out of Beijing as a precautionary measure and a direct consequence of the massive data breach involving the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) earlier this year. The Central Intelligence Agency evacuated officers from the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China after the data breach involving tens of millions...

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The CIA Is Targeting Apple Products

Posted on March 13th, 2015.

Recently, Edward Snowden released some documents to The Intercept, which revealed that for nearly a decade, the CIA has been searching for ways to break Apple’s security, so that they can plant malware in their devices. Apple has announced that since the first version of the iPhone was released, they have sold more than 700 million...

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Former CIA and NSA Director: “We Kill People Based on Metadata”

Posted on December 22nd, 2014.

At a recent panel debate at the Johns Hopkins University, the topic of metadata was discussed. The panel members were Georgetown University Law professor David Cole, former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden, and White House correspondent extraordinaire Major Garrett. Metadata is “data about data;” for phones, metadata...