In an interview with NOVA that has yet to air, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden claims that the NSA is actively working to weaken US security by refusing to disclose vulnerabilities the agency finds in America’s cyberinfrastructure. Furthermore, Snowden claims that the NSA and its partners have developed and deployed offensive cyberwarfare weapons that have stoked [...]
|By: DSWright Thursday January 8, 2015 11:00 am|
|By: DSWright Thursday November 7, 2013 7:40 am|
When Eric Garris, the managing editor of antiwar.com, sent an email to the FBI requesting help in dealing with threats to hack his website he probably didn’t realize he was going to become the subject of the investigation. But that is exactly what happened as the FBI mistakenly identified Garris’ email about his own site as a threat against the FBI’s website.
|By: DSWright Tuesday June 25, 2013 1:05 pm|
Have you ever heard of Endgame Systems? Well, they have heard of you – or at least your data. According to an expose by Wired on the NSA, Endgame Systems provides the NSA with capabilities to break into your internet connected devices such as cell phones, tablets, desk tops, and lap tops. Your digital life is at their fingertips.
|By: DSWright Friday June 7, 2013 4:00 pm|
President Obama – in what could be called at this point performance art – is sitting down with the Chinese President in hopes to convince the Chinese to back off their cyberwarfare ambitions.
|By: DSWright Wednesday April 24, 2013 12:10 pm|
The Associated Press’ Twitter account was hacked reportedly by hackers working for or on behalf of the Syrian government who sent out a disruptive tweet using the account. The tweet, which claimed there were explosions in the White House and that President Obama was injured, sent financial markets plunging.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday June 12, 2012 7:15 am|
The Justice Department has appointed two prosecutors to investigate recent leaks over the Predator drone program, the foiled Underpants Bomb II attack and cyberwarfare against Iran. I wonder how the prosecutors will go about arresting the leak sources, including the PR agents for the President’s “tough on national security” re-election campaign.
|By: David Dayen Friday June 1, 2012 2:02 pm|
This is the week where the President, through coordinated leaks at the highest levels, admits to ruthlessness when it comes to “fighting the bad guys.”
|By: David Dayen Thursday December 8, 2011 3:23 pm|
Iran showed off their new toy, courtesy of the CIA, on state-run television, proving their possession of a US surveillance drone.
The condition suggests that the Iranians took control of the remotely-piloted aircraft rather than shooting it down.
|By: David Dayen Tuesday December 6, 2011 11:00 am|
In 25 years, John le Carré or his son or some new spy thriller author will write a hell of a novel based on our undeclared war with Iran. If they’re taking notes now, the next plot point will come when the US government acknowledges that the unmanned drone now in Iran’s possession belonged to the CIA.
|By: David Dayen Monday December 5, 2011 7:40 am|
The media has begun to recognize that the United States is routinely engaged these days in covert wars involving extrajudicial assassinations in foreign countries. Well, they’re not quite putting it that way. But this story about the huge explosion at an Iranian missile base doesn’t require much reading between the lines.