Tag: nsa

Cloud Storage Open To NSA Spying Says Apple Co-founder

Cloud Storage Open To NSA Spying Says Apple Co-founder

| February 5, 2014 | 8 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer   Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple, says companies that depend on cloud storage have left themselves open to the prying eyes of intelligence agencies like the NSA. Wozniak expressed sympathy for companies that are at odds with the surveillance tactics of these agencies, but he also added that industry reliance […]

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NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

NSA Surveillance Tool Allows Real-Time Access to Your Internet Data

| August 3, 2013 | 12 Replies

  Chris Dougherty VirtualThreat Contributing Writer   NSA surveillance tool, XKeyscore, is a tool that provides intelligence analysts with real-time surveillance of your email, chat and browsing history.  Tagged keyword terms and phrases may unknowingly put you under government scrutiny. Yep, the government knows exactly what keywords you search for on Google. Just ask Michele Catalano […]

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Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

Twitter Hires iOS, Android Hacker Charlie Miller

| October 3, 2012 | 1 Reply

Meilssa TheDroidGuy.com   Twitter recently added a new recruit to its security team. Charlie Miller, a popular figure among hackers, broke the news via his Twitter account, saying, “Monday I start on the security team at Twitter. Looking forward to working with a great team there!” Unfortunately, Miller says in an interview with both CNET […]

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DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret

| July 5, 2012 | 13 Replies

LegalTimes   DOJ Asks Court To Keep Google NSA Partnership Secret The Justice Department is defending the government’s refusal to discuss—or even acknowledge the existence of—any cooperative research and development agreement between Google and the National Security Agency. The Washington based advocacy group Electronic Privacy Information Center sued in federal district court here to obtain […]

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FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

FEMA Sponsored Cyber Attack Simulation on Critical U.S. Infrastructure

| June 6, 2012 | 4 Replies

Chris Dougherty Virtual Threat Contributing Writer   President Barack Obama and several senior U.S. officials participated in a FEMA sponsored cyber attack simulation on Tuesday.   The simulation focused on how the U.S.  government would react to cyber warfare  targeting the country’s critical infrastructure.  The exercise was designed in part to help pinpoint weaknesses in official policies and procedures following […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 2

| June 2, 2012 | 8 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)   Continued from: NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1 For the first time, a former NSA official has gone on the record to describe the program, codenamed Stellar Wind, in detail. William Binney was a senior NSA crypto-mathematician largely responsible for automating the agency’s worldwide eavesdropping […]

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NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

NSA Utah Data Center Largest Spy Compound Ever – Part 1

| June 1, 2012 | 12 Replies

James Bamford Wired.com (Threat Level)     The spring air in the small, sand-dusted town has a soft haze to it, and clumps of green-gray sagebrush rustle in the breeze. Bluffdale sits in a bowl-shaped valley in the shadow of Utah’s Wasatch Range to the east and the Oquirrh Mountains to the west. It’s the heart of Mormon country, […]

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DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft – For Offense and Defense

DoD Using Cyber Teams Like Aircraft – For Offense and Defense

| May 5, 2012 | 1 Reply

Jason Miller FederalNewsRadio   The Defense Department for the first time is using cyber teams like they use aircraft — to attack and to defend. Gen. Keith Alexander, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency, said in a letter to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) that DoD is employing cyber teams to execute […]

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China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

China Has Hacked Every Major US Company

| March 29, 2012 | 3 Replies

Darlene Storm ComputerWorld   Gloom and doom is the predicted forecast, but that is in regard to U.S. cybersecurity instead of the weather. Four top government cybersecurity officials have basically come out to say America is getting her hiney kicked in cyberattacks by nation state hackers. “Your government failed you,” testified Richard Clarke, a former cybersecurity […]

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NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

NSA Director Fingers China in Recent RSA Intrusion

| March 29, 2012 | 1 Reply

Jason Mick (Blog) Daily Tech   NSA: China is Destroying U.S. Economy Via Security Hacks NSA director fingers China in recent RSA intrusion and subsequent data thefts, U.S. oblivious its at war Well, no more hemming and hawing about, it’s official — the Chinese hacked EMC Corp. (EMC) subsidiary RSA and stole the secrets of its proprietary security […]

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