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Shadow Brokers’ NSA Hacking Raises Questions about Government Disclosure of Leaks

Posted on September 1st, 2016.

The hacking of the National Security Agency (NSA) security tools by the Shadow Brokers raises some serious questions about what information the NSA should be releasing, according to eweek.com. The balance between the NSA’s need to protect its hacking capabilities and the need to protect U.S. computers has to be addressed in light of the...

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Shadow Brokers Hacking Group Claim to Have NSA Hacking Tools for Sale

Posted on August 16th, 2016.

A hacking group by the name of Shadow Brokers is claiming that it has National Security Agency hacking tools for sale. In an Internet posting, the group said that they have a ‘full sponsor state tool set’ of cyberweapons, which the group claim belongs to the Equation Group, which is believed to be an NSA affiliate, according...

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Cybersecurity

Former CIA Director Calls U.S. Cyber Security Measures Too Little Too Late

Posted on February 11th, 2016.

General Michael Hayden, the former director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Agency (NSA), told The Wall Street Journal the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) is a good first step, but it’s too little too late. The government will not be ready to address companies’ cybersecurity needs. CISA is...

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Business

DHS Offers Free Cyber-Attack Drills For Private Companies

Posted on December 3rd, 2015.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been offering a free service to test companies’ abilities to withstand cyber attacks, according to KrebsOnSecurity. The little-known program involves penetration testing of companies’ infrastructure and has drawn both support and criticism from private security experts. Under the...

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Cybersecurity

Cyber Warfare: The New Arms Race

Posted on October 13th, 2015.

After spending billions to build nuclear weapons, a different arms race has emerged in cyber warfare. Where the nuclear arms race pits the larger countries against each other, the cyber arms race includes a much larger number of combatants since it is open to almost anyone with cash and a computer, according to a front-page article in...

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Communication

Skype Compromised: NSA Documents Show Spying Agency Has Access to All Skype Messages

Posted on January 1st, 2015.

According to new documents leaked by Der Spiegel, the National Security Agency (NSA) has access to Skype voice, text messaging, file sharing and video calls. Primarily used for targeted individuals, the NSA gained access over Microsoft’s Skype service through the NSA’s PRISM program.

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Regin Malware, Commonly Associated With NSA, Found on German Government Laptop

Posted on December 30th, 2014.

A senior aide to German Chancellor Angela Merkel has supposedly become a victim of a computer virus linked to the United States and United Kingdom, according to various German news reports.