Sunday, November 19, 2017

HACKED

HACKED

Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore County This week’s WikiLeaks release of what is apparently a trove of Central Intelligence Agency information related to its computer hacking...

Peter Krapp, University of California, Irvine Pennsylvania State University’s College of Engineering took its computer network offline on May 15 after disclosing two cyberattacks. The perpetrators were able to access information on 18,000 students, who...

Maksym Yastremsky In In 2007, Ukrainian Maksym Yastremsky was the most prolific credit card hacker in the world. He'd stolen over 40 million cards from mostly U.S.-based retailers. He'd cost credit card companies over $11 million. In...
wikileaks

Paul Webster Hare, Boston University The U.S. election has given WikiLeaks an opportunity to revive its image as a world leader in “transparency” leaks. For several years, its leader, Julian Assange, seemed a forlorn and frustrated...

Their white hat smudged, Hacking Team's CEO scrambles to cover/recover from last weeks 400 gig data breach, followed by select email release through Wikileaks. The company provides surveillance software, spyware, and clandestine goodies to governments...

Protecting individual privacy from government intrusion is older than American democracy. In 1604, the attorney general of England, Sir Edward Coke, ruled that a man’s house is his castle. This was the official declaration...

Hackers have accessed designs for more than two dozen major U.S. weapons systems, according to a devastating classified report from a Pentagon advisor shared with the Washington Post. Although the report from the Defense Science...
Cybersecurity just got even more difficult. Charis Tsevis/flickr, CC BY-NC-ND

It is looking increasingly likely that computer hackers have in fact successfully attacked what had been the pinnacle of cybersecurity – the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). A few days ago, reports began emerging...

Rahul Telang, Carnegie Mellon University - Recent reports that hackers were able to penetrate a variety of US databases – especially at the Office of Personnel Management and at insurers Anthem and Premera Blue Cross, where...

Bogachev currently appears on the FBI’s Cyber’s Most Wanted list. He is believed to be at large in Russia. This reward offer reaffirms the commitment of the U.S. government

The FBI formally accused the isolated country of the Sony hack, but the White House is basically powerless to do anything to respond.   Kevork Djansezian/Reuters On Friday, the FBI announced that it "now has enough information to conclude...
Cyber attacks

Following the hack of Democratic National Committee emails and reports of a new cyberattack against the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, worries abound that foreign nations may be clandestinely involved in the 2016 American presidential...