Security experts, vendors, business and the NSA are developing a standardized language that rather than autonomously understands threats, acts on them.
Almost 200 million voter profiles culled by Republican data broker Deep Root Analytics were left exposed on an Amazon S3 server.
Dozens of Mexican journalists, lawyers, and even a child, were hit with Pegasus, commercially-produced spyware, as part of a campaign believed to be carried out by the nation’s government.
Mike Mimoso and Chris Brook discuss the news of the week, including Microsoft’s XP patches, Hidden Cobra, a Nigerian BEC campaign, MacRansom, and more.
As reports of the NSA officially connecting WannaCry to North Korea surface, experts are saying developers failed to contain the ransomware before it was ready for deployment.
The latest dump from Wikileaks alleges the CIA installed custom router firmware on unsuspecting targets in order to spy on internet activity.
DHS and the FBI warned that North Korean attackers are targeting U.S. businesses with malware- and botnet-related attacks that are part of concerted effort dubbed “Hidden Cobra.”
Cellphone data may play a key role in prosecuting people arrested at inauguration day protests, according to an article shared by Slashdot reader Mosquito Bites. A U.S. attorney acknowledged that “the government recovered cell phones from more than 100 indicted defendants and other un-indicted arrested” in a filing last March, adding “The government is in the process of extracting data from the Rioter Cell Phones pursuant to lawfully issued search warrants, and expects to be in a position to produce all of the data from the searchers Rioter Cell Phones in the next several weeks.”
But 11 weeks later, it’s a different story. Prosecutors “have provided defense lawyers with access to hundreds of hours of video footage from January 20, but have yet to turn over data extracted from more than 100 cell phones seized during the arrests, according to lawyers who spoke with BuzzFeed News.” In addition, they report that now more than half the 200-plus defendants “are vowing not to cooperate with prosecutors, even in the face of a new set of felony charges that carry stiff maximum prison sentences.”
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Now that researchers have built a port of EternalBlue to Windows 10, they’ve probably only now caught up to what the NSA has had for a long while.
The Electronic Frontier Foundation sued the United States Department of Justice demanding to know whether the agency is complying with rules that mandate a periodic review of National Security Letter gag orders.