US government officials realized that hypocrisy had been exposed. Both countries could now be said to engage in hacking. As one senior administration official said to the Times, “We clearly don’t occupy the moral high ground that we once thought we did.”
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday April 7, 2014 9:02 am|
|By: DSWright Monday December 30, 2013 7:15 am|
The German Magazine Der Spiegel has published an article that details one of the National Security Agency’s most powerful operations units – the Office of Tailored Access Operations (TAO). According to the report TAO is a special unit that is called in when other units’ access to a target is blocked. The “digital plumbers” are called in to unblock or hack in to the target.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday November 11, 2013 3:30 pm|
One wonders how the FISC decided to spy on Saudi Arabia’s OPEC governor and what pretext the NSA used to gain authorization. The authorization would likely demonstrate the broad power granted by the court to the NSA to collect “foreign intelligence” for “national security” purposes.
|By: cmaukonen Saturday November 2, 2013 12:53 pm|
While everyone is concerned about what secrets and communications are being snooped upon by our and other government agencies, a situation more sinister than that of what Germany’s Merkel is talking about has been uncovered by one of computer security’s most notable people.
|By: DSWright Monday October 28, 2013 10:47 am|
Today in New Jersey, US Attorney Paul Fishman brought charges against a man for hacking into government computers in order to steal information on government employees. The man now arrested and indicted, Lauri Love, said the purpose of the hack and theft was to “disrupt the operations and infrastructure of the United States government.” Love is a native of England but was arrested in New Jersey.
|By: DSWright Thursday February 21, 2013 9:09 am|
Lawrence Lessig marked his appointment as Roy L. Furman Professor of Law and Leadership at Harvard Law School with a lecture titled “Aaron’s Laws: Law and Justice in a Digital Age.”
The lecture focuses on the Aaron Swartz case which Lessig says he approaches less as an intellectual and more as a citizen and friend given his extensive personal history with Swartz.
|By: Phoenix Woman Wednesday February 20, 2013 5:45 am|
What the NYT won’t tell you, Huffington Post will — namely, that Mandiant’s researchers credit Anonymous with providing the big break needed to crack the case.
|By: Phoenix Woman Tuesday February 19, 2013 8:44 am|
Remember when Obama alluded to foreign countries “swiping” our domestic secrets during his State of the Union speech? This is what he was talking about.
|By: DSWright Sunday January 27, 2013 8:40 am|
Today I want to tell you three American stories.
|By: Lisa Derrick Sunday May 27, 2012 7:45 am|
Anonymous hackers have defaced the home page of Alpha Unmanned Systems, a company based in Spain which claims to be:
“experts in designing simple and portable Flight Control Systems. The company is based on over 25 years of combined experience in the field of aircraft control systems. UAV Navigation designs and manufactures the most advanced Flight Control Systems (FCS) for UAV and General Aviation on the market.”