Tag: spying


Fed Warning: US Space Industry Subject To Foreign Spying, Disruptions

August 21, 2023

Via: Dark Reading

Foreign adversaries are waging cyber espionage campaigns against the US space industry, according to a joint warning issued this week by the National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC), FBI, and the Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI). The two-page […]

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How The Exposure Of Highly Classified Documents Could Harm U.S. Security – And Why There Are Laws Against Storing Them Insecurely

June 14, 2023

Via: Government Executive

What’s The Risk To U.S. National Security? U.S. national security includes the country’s ability to defend itself, collect and analyze sensitive information about other nations’ capabilities and intentions, and maintain relationships with allies. National security can be compromised in a […]


Apple denies Russia’s claim that thousands of iPhones were used for US espionage

June 2, 2023

Via: BGR

Russia’s Federal Security Service claimed it discovered the US was spying on the country by hacking thousands of iPhones, which were compromised with “sophisticated surveillance software.” In addition, Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab said dozens of its employee’s devices were compromised in […]


Microsoft and global intelligence agencies warn of Chinese state hackers infecting US critical infrastructure

May 25, 2023

Via: TechSpot

Microsoft said that the hackers, codenamed Volt Typhoon, have been in operation since mid-2021. By exploiting vulnerabilities in internet-facing Fortinet FortiGuard devices that admins never patched, the attackers are able to extract credentials to a network’s Active Directory, and use […]


Germany’s BSI warns against Kaspersky AV over spying concerns

March 16, 2022

Via: CSO Online

Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) has warned businesses against using Kaspersky virus protection products amid concerns of Russian technology being coerced by Russian government agents and forced to attack target systems against its will or spied on. The […]


Microsoft links Vietnamese state hackers to crypto-mining malware campaign

December 1, 2020

Via: ZDnet

Vietnamese government-backed hackers have been recently spotted deploying cryptocurrency-mining malware alongside their regular cyber-espionage toolkits, Microsoft said on Monday. The report highlights a growing trend in the cyber-security industry where an increasing number of state-backed hacking groups are also dipping […]


Google & Samsung fix Android spying flaw. Other makers may still be vulnerable

November 19, 2019

Via: ArsTechnica

Until recently, weaknesses in Android camera apps from Google and Samsung made it possible for rogue apps to record video and audio and take images and then upload them to an attacker-controlled server—without any permissions to do so. Camera apps […]


How Huawei Is Battling U.S. Spying Allegations

February 27, 2019

Via: Fortune

Though the larger trade battle between the United States and China may be winding down, the U.S. government’s campaign against Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei seems to be heating up. A delegation of U.S. officials arrived at the Mobile World […]


House Intel committee advances spy bill

December 4, 2017

Via: FCW

In a contentious Dec. 1 meeting, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence approved a bill to reauthorize the government’s spying powers 13-8 on a party-line vote. The bill would reauthorize the government’s surveillance powers under Section 702 of the […]


US tech giants say they didn’t do Yahoo-style email spying

October 5, 2016

Via: CIO

Reports of a secret Yahoo program to search through customers’ incoming emails has spurred other tech companies to deny ever receiving a similar request from the U.S. government. The program, reportedly created last year through a classified U.S. order, involves […]

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Representatives say NSA must end plans to expand domestic spying

March 24, 2016

Via: ArsTechnica

Today, two representatives from the House Oversight & Government Reform Committee sent a letter (PDF) to Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency (NSA), asking him to discontinue any plans to expand the list of who the NSA shares […]