Edward Snowden Provides Information on NSA Cyber Spying & Hacking to Hong Kong Newspaper

By: Sunday June 23, 2013 7:00 am

Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who blew the whistle on secret US surveillance programs like PRISM, has provided details on United States government hacking and cyber-spying to a newspaper in Hong Kong.

The South China Morning Post, which previously interviewed Snowden, was shown information that Snowden said indicated the US government had hacked into “Chinese mobile firms to steal millions of text messages.”

 

Obama’s Secret Directive Keeps Evolving Cybersecurity Policy Concealed

By: Wednesday November 14, 2012 5:15 pm

President Barack Obama has issued and signed a secret presidential directive that the Washington Post reports is “the most extensive White House effort to date to wrestle with what constitutes an ‘offensive’ and a ‘defensive’ action in the rapidly evolving world of cyberwar and cyberterrorism.”

WikiLeaks Site Operational After Major Week-Long Cyber Attack

By: Monday August 13, 2012 6:30 pm

WikiLeaks has announced that its website is now operational again after “installing substantial extra capacity” and additional support through CloudFlare, a website security service capable of blocking threats and limiting “abusive bots and crawlers” from wasting “bandwidth and server resources.”

The Idea That DoS Attacks Against WikiLeaks are War Crimes

By: Saturday September 10, 2011 6:51 pm

The notion that the attacks on WikiLeaks are war crimes is something the organization has been promoting. On August 23, when it was hit with a DoS attack as it released 130,000 cables, the organization tweeted, “Are state directed Denial of Service attacks, legally, a war crime against civilian infrastructure?” and “Should we, legally, declare war on state agressors that commit infrastructure war crimes against us?”

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