The National Security Agency has developed malware that allows it to collect data automatically from millions of computers worldwide, a report based on leaked documents showed Wednesday. The report co-authored by former Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald for the online news […]
Yesterday a report from The Intercept exposed NSA documents apparently showing how it could infect "millions" of computers with malware and even masquerade as a Facebook server. Now, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and the NSA have both published...
Better late than never: it appears that Mark Zuckberberg is finally really pissed off about the NSA surveillance efforts. This comes in the wake of the recent reports that the NSA sought to build a malware empire by setting up a bogus Facebook server to intercept traffic and fool users. Show More Summary
A flaw has reportedly been discovered in some older Samsung Galaxy smartphones and tablets that could allow for remote access to your device, a developer claims. The issue, which reportedly creates a virtual backdoor into your gadget, is more of a fundamental Android issue than Samsung's problem, according to one mobile security expert. Show More Summary
Online extortion spirals out into murder.
It does't normally do this, but the NSA just released a statement in response to the recent report about the agency's habit of infecting millions of computers with malware and impersonating Facebook servers. Unsurprisingly, the NSA is denying everything. Read more...
The National Security Agency (NSA) today denied claims that it’s impersonating Facebook to carry out some of its surveillance activities. In a report by The Intercept, confidential documents supplied by whistleblower Edward Snowden detailed...Show More Summary
The NSA has responded to allegations that surfaced yesterday indicating that the agency pretended to be Facebook to infect computers with malware. The revelation, built of course on top of documents leaked by Edward Snowden, were another...Show More Summary
In the latest Snowden revelation, Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald report that the NSA is planning to infect millions of computers with malware: In some cases the NSA has masqueraded as a fake Facebook server, using the social media site as a launching pad to infect a target’s computer and exfiltrate files from a hard drive. In others, […]
What if a major retailer made a large investment in anti-malware software to protect its information systems, finally put the new program in place, and then ignored the warnings that the new system gave? That’s what sources tell Bloomberg Businessweek is what happened in the weeks before Target’s massive payment information breach. Show More Summary
Last month, I wrote about malware and its impact on businesses. I want to expand on that topic this week as malware is one of the fastest growing threats the security industry is facing. As a matter of fact, a 2012 survey conducted by...Show More Summary
WhatsApp isn't concerned about the reported privacy flaws found in the app reports Mashable. Security consultant Bas Bosschert wrote this week that it was possible for people to see and steal private WhatsApp chats through malicious Android apps. Show More Summary
Bloomberg Businessweek has come out with a big cover story on the Target data hack, which revealed odd references to Ukraine in the malware code used for the attack. The magazine's reporting revealed Target probably could have prevented...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Target Corp team of security experts, armed with a malware detection tool made by FireEye Inc, alerted company officials about a possible data breach on November 30, but they failed to respond to the warning signs, according to...
The National Security Agency has developed malware that allows it to collect data automatically from millions of computers worldwide.
Today in Tech News Digest, the NSA wants to infect you with malware, a class-action over in-app purchases, the iPhone returns, Angry Birds Epic is epic, someone hits the 1 million Gamerscore milestone, a MOOC to help you learn Linux, and an Apple-inspired aluminium Nintendo Entertainment System. Show More Summary
Just under a year ago we wrote about Gamma International's use of Mozilla's trademark to trick people into installing surveillance malware from the company. A post from Privacy International points out the company has now set up what...Show More Summary
Yesterday, Aleks Gostev wrote a very informative article about the similarities between four pieces of malware: Red October, Turla (aka Snake, Uroborous), Flame/Gauss, and Agent.btz. It's a carefully crafted piece that doesn't leap to...Show More Summary
Even if you make use of Snowden’s tips for remaining anonymous online, there might not be much you can do to escape the NSA’s latest expansion. Ryan Gallagher and Glenn Greenwald of The Intercept report that classified files reveal “new...Show More Summary