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Kaspersky uncovers Red October malware campaign targeting governments for the last 5 years

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Kaspersky on Monday published an extensive report identifying and detailing a sophisticated espionage campaign pushing malware since May 2007. The spy operation targeted “several hundreds” of government and diplomatic organizations mainly in Eastern Europe (especially former USSR Republics) and Central Asia, but also in Western Europe and North America. Among...
Kaspersky uncovers Red October malware campaign targeting governments for the last 5 years

What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

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The saga concerning the DOJ scooping up phone records of Associated Press has continued to expand. The DOJ sent a quick and rather disingenuous letter in response to the AP's complaint. In it, the DOJ -- contrary to its own history of abusive practices concerning reporter phone records -- insists...
What National Security Risk? Evidence Suggests Embarassment Drove DOJ Spying On AP Phone Records

Why are telcos upset Google isn't subject to Obama's new cybersecurity rules?

www.theverge.com
The debate about how best to protect the nation from hypothetical dire, impending cyber attacks on infrastructure, which government officials and military leaders have been warning of for years, is far from settled in Washington. In fact, President Obama's recent move to sign an executive order on cybersecurity creating...
Why are telcos upset Google isn't subject to Obama's new cybersecurity rules?

US Navy Seals punished for giving secrets to Medal of Honor game

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Seals alleged to have divulged classified information to the maker of a video game called Medal of Honour: WarfighterSeven members of the secretive Navy Seal Team 6, including one involved in the mission to get Osama bin Laden, have been punished for disclosing classified information, senior navy officials said.Four other...
US Navy Seals punished for giving secrets to Medal of Honor game

As Attacks Mount, Governments Grapple With Cyber Security Policies

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One way or the other, the president of the United States is going to unveil a new executive order on cyber security this week. Long in coming — cyber security has simmered in the background of the national security policy agenda for at least two years — the new order...
As Attacks Mount, Governments Grapple With Cyber Security Policies

Unknown agents assail White House servers; nothing lost

www.electronista.com
The US Government is attempting to cool down rumors that hackers linked to the Chinese government penetrated the White House Military Office's (WHMO) network. The WHMO is responsible for presidential travel arrangements, and all communications with military units from the White House. A White House source denies the allegation, claiming...
Unknown agents assail White House servers; nothing lost

Cowards

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Will not one tech CEO stand up and tell the truth? The NSA story of the secret assassination of the Fourth Amendment continues to unfold. Today we heard from Google CEO Larry Page and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. Page was confused (the title of his post is “What the…?). Zuckerberg...
Cowards

Edward Snowden's employer calls PRISM leak a 'grave violation of its code of conduct'

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Edward Snowden surprised a lot of people today when he revealed himself as the source of the NSA PRISM leaks, and few are more surprised than his employer, technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton. The company released a statement in response to the news today, confirming that Snowden had been an...
Edward Snowden's employer calls PRISM leak a 'grave violation of its code of conduct'

Become the next Edward Snowden: Booz Allen is hiring a Hawaii-based Systems Administrator

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Booz Allen Hamilton, the former workplace of PRISM whistleblower Edward Snowden, has posted a listing on its careers page announcing an opening for a junior-level Systems Administrator, based out of Honolulu. The title appears to be the same as the one once held by Snowden, who left the firm abruptly...
Become the next Edward Snowden: Booz Allen is hiring a Hawaii-based Systems Administrator

Cyberattacks victimizing largest banks, feds say

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Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano says the nation's largest financial institutions "are actively under attack" by cybercriminals, and one expert says it is a trend contributing to the rising security costs of banks. Napolitano told attendees of a cybersecurity event hosted by The Washington Post that the attackers were...
Cyberattacks victimizing largest banks, feds say

Report: US general under investigation for Stuxnet leak

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A former high-ranking U.S. military official is reportedly under investigation for leaking classified information related to the use of malicious software to disrupt Iran's uranium refinement program....
Report: US general under investigation for Stuxnet leak

Bradley Manning's Defense: Releasing Over-Classified Information To The Public Would Be Good For The US, Not Bad

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As the Bradley Manning case moves towards finally taking place, there are still some pre-trial events going on, and in this week's hearings, what appears to be Manning's key defense strategy is being explained: and it's that he's a believer in open information being a clear, good thing. Specifically, the...
Bradley Manning's Defense: Releasing Over-Classified Information To The Public Would Be Good For The US, Not Bad

Bradley Manning Accused Of Aiding [Classified Enemy]

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Okay, so in Orwell's 1984, the powers that be may have switched who the "enemy" was arbitrarily and then rewritten history to argue we were always at war with Eurasia or Eastasia. But, at least there was a defined enemy. In the court martial case against Bradley Manning, for supposedly...
Bradley Manning Accused Of Aiding [Classified Enemy]
Mercenary Hackers Appear To Be Behind An Insane Global Espionage Campaign
Pentagon gives green light: now those hundreds of thousands of iPhones, iPads, and iPods can actually be used
Obama orders agencies to make data open, machine-readable by default

The US Government is testing how social media can be used to track terrorists

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The US Department of State is sponsoring Tag Challenge, a social gaming contest that was announced today and hopes to reveal insights on how social media and open source data can be used to track terrorists and find missing children. The contest will have participants use technological and social resources to locate...
The US Government is testing how social media can be used to track terrorists

Navy SEALs in trouble for consulting on Medal of Honor: Warfighter

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Navy SEALs are supposed to work in secret, but several of them are getting lots of unwanted attention for their work on Medal of Honor: Warfighter, a first-person shooter from Electronic Arts. Seven Navy SEALs have already been reprimanded for revealing classified information during their work on the game,...
Navy SEALs in trouble for consulting on Medal of Honor: Warfighter
'Red October' malware has been stealing government and industrial secrets for 5 years

Cyberespionage is on a 'relentless upward trend'

www.csoonline.com
Cyberespionage is nothing new. So a report from the Defense Security Service (DSS) about efforts in foreign countries to steal U.S. technology, intellectual property, trade secretsm and proprietary information might sound like just more of the same. DSS Director Stanley L. Sims said it is more of the same--problem...
Cyberespionage is on a 'relentless upward trend'
Navy SEALs face disciplinary action for consulting on Medal of Honor: Warfighter
DoD's recently-purchased 650,000 iOS devices still sitting in government warehouse, source says

US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

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The Washington Post reports tonight that, as expected, the US Government has filed criminal charges against Edward Snowden for leaking information about NSA surveillance programs to the Post and Guardian. The charges listed include Theft of Government Property, Unauthorized Communications on National Defense Information and "Willful Communication of Classified...
US government files criminal charges against Edward Snowden over PRISM leaks

US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

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William Leonard, who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush, says successive US presidents have abused systemSuccessive US presidents, including Barack Obama, have abused the system for handling classified information to expand their executive powers, the former senior official who oversaw state secrecy under George W Bush has claimed.William Leonard,...
US secrecy run as though formed by Orwell and Kafka, top official claims

US Department of Energy hack disclosed employee information

www.computerworld.com
The U.S. Department of Energy said Monday that personal information about several hundred employees and contractors was stolen in a mid-January hack, but that no classified information was compromised....
US Department of Energy hack disclosed employee information

CISPA: SOPA's Evil Twin [Infographic]

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We stopped SOPA, but the legislative threats to the open Internet keep on coming. The latest is the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). It would give the government the ability to designate information or a user account or an individual as a "cyber threat" for doing things...
CISPA: SOPA's Evil Twin [Infographic]

Shockingly Unshocking: 'Cybersecurity' FUD Has Been Big Big Business For Contractors

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Back when this hype about "cybersecurity" and "cyberwar" first started to hit the mainstream (early on, "cyberwar" was more common, but lately people focus on "cybersecurity"), we had an article which suggested that much of this really seemed to be about scaring up a panic for the sake of throwing...
Shockingly Unshocking: 'Cybersecurity' FUD Has Been Big Big Business For Contractors

Social Whistleblower Wikileaks Raises Two-Thirds of Operating Budget, Steps Up Activity

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Wikileaks.org, the non-profit website run by The Sunshine Press reached a key funding milestone. The site for corporate and government whistleblowers, had to suspend operations in early January 2010 due to lack of funds. It successfully reached the milestone of gathering two-thirds of its annual operating budget last Friday (Twitter...
Social Whistleblower Wikileaks Raises Two-Thirds of Operating Budget, Steps Up Activity
Why Bradley Manning pled guilty

Wikileaks leaks classified intelligence report about itself

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Wikileaks, a Web site aims to boost government transparency and accountability by publishing sensitive documents, has released a classified military counterintelligence analysis report that discusses the "threat posed to the US Army" by Wikileaks itself. The report outlines this perceived threat and contends that the military security could be...
Wikileaks leaks classified intelligence report about itself
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