Security company CrowdStrike still thinks top Russian government hacking groups were involved
A hacker claiming responsibility for the recent data breach of the Democractic National Committee apparently has posted the stolen files online.
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More than 1,400 hackers signed up to hammer at the U.S. Department of Defense’s computer systems in search of security flaws during a 24-day pilot program.
The U.S. Department of Defense finally revealed how its systems fared in a $150,000 bug-finding contest, where vetted hackers were given rewards for finding significant vulnerabilities.On June 10, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told attendees at the Defense One Tech Summit that more than 1,400 security specialists applied to take part in the “Hack the Pentagon” program. Hackers that passed background checks and then participated in the contest found more than 100 security flaws, he said.
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Every time you type “Google.com” into your browser, what you get is a search engine used by billions. What you don’t see? A complicated string of actions kicking into high gear behind the scenes, turning your URL into language that any computer or server in the world can understand and, ultimately, spit out as a Web page.
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Despite a few tweaks, the government’s web snooping bill still targets the use of encryption — but it is the other powers contained in the law that may worry privacy advocates more.
New bill gives police and intelligence agencies the legal powers to hack into devices or networks, with a warrant, to gain access to communications.
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New Android spyware, apparently targeting government security job seekers, has been detected in Saudi Arabia. The code is poor but the malware works efficiently, claims McAfee in a report published yesterday.
The spyware openly masquerades as a chat app called Chat Private. McAfee claims it is working in tandem with a job site that offers work for security personnel in government or military jobs. In reality the site seems much like any other job site and advertises many different job sectors, including for example, media, accounting, education, medical and so on.
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The head of Austrian aerospace parts maker FACC has been fired after the company was hit by a cyber fraud that cost it 42 million euros ($47 million).
The firm’s supervisory board decided at a 14-hour meeting on Tuesday to dismiss CEO Walter Stephan with “immediate effect”, the company said on Wednesday.
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