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New York Times:
Malware attack raises concern that the NSA has lost control over cyberweapons they developed, and that damage from the Shadow Brokers leaks could be much worse   —  Twice in the past month, National Security Agency cyberweapons stolen from its arsenal have been turned against two very different partners …
Jun 29, 2017, 7:55 AMIn context
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
How Golan Ben-Oni, CIO of US telecom firm IDT Corporation, discovered and is drawing attention to NSA-made DoublePulsar, a more potent sister tool to WannaCry   —  NEWARK — There have been times over the last two months when Golan Ben-Oni has felt like a voice in the wilderness.
Jun 22, 2017, 4:00 PMIn context
New York Times:
How Mexican activists, journalists, lawyers have been targeted with NSO Group's Pegasus spyware, likely by their own gov't, which spent ~$80M on the tools   —  MEXICO CITY — Mexico's most prominent human rights lawyers, journalists and anti-corruption activists have been targeted …
Jun 19, 2017, 1:05 PMIn context
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Russian hacker Roman Seleznev sentenced to 27 years for theft, sale of 2M+ CC numbers resulting in $170M+ in losses, the longest hacking-related sentence in US   —  Federal prosecutors have yet to capture or convict the foreign computer criminals believed to be behind the hackings of big retailers like Target and Neiman Marcus.
Apr 22, 2017, 2:00 PMIn context
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Restricted spyware from government cyberarms dealer NSO Group found on the phones of advocates for Mexico's 2014 soda tax   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Last summer, Dr. Simón Barquera's phone started buzzing with a series of disturbing text messages from unknown numbers.  One said his daughter had been in a serious accident.
Feb 11, 2017, 4:30 PMIn context
New York Times:
Government official: Yahoo got FISA order to scan incoming email for terrorist digital signature, used existing spam filtering, no longer collecting this data   —  Yahoo was ordered last year to search incoming emails for the digital “signature” of a communications method used by a state-sponsored …
Oct 5, 2016, 4:29 PMIn context
New York Times:
Signal received a federal subpoena with gag order in first half of this year demanding IP addresses, browsing histories, and more, but it could hand over little   —  SAN FRANCISCO — It has been six months since the Justice Department backed off on demands that Apple help the F.B.I. break the security of a locked iPhone.
Oct 5, 2016, 9:40 AMIn context
New York Times:
Sources: after hacks and questions about security, Marissa Mayer denied Yahoo security team financial resources, rejected proposal to reset all user passwords   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Six years ago, Yahoo's computer systems and customer email accounts were penetrated by Chinese military hackers.
Sep 28, 2016, 11:50 AMIn context
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Leaked NSO Group documents reveal capabilities of its Pegasus spying software, with prices like $500K setup fee plus $650K to track 10 iPhone or Android users   —  SAN FRANCISCO — Want to invisibly spy on 10 iPhone owners without their knowledge?  Gather their every keystroke, sound, message and location?
Sep 2, 2016, 4:35 PMIn context
Nicole Perlroth / New York Times:
Tor Project replaces its board with a new slate of directors including Bruce Schneier and Matt Blaze, in the wake of Jacob Appelbaum's resignation   —  SAN FRANCISCO — The Tor Project, a nonprofit digital privacy group, on Wednesday replaced its board with a new slate of directors as part …
Jul 13, 2016, 3:00 PMIn context

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