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Kaspersky Labs, cyber-espionage, and the politics of computer security
NBC.com hacked, serving up Citadel malware

Chinese state media accuses Cisco of helping US spies, sees turnabout as fair play

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We get the impression China isn't very happy that the names of Huawei and ZTE are being dragged through the mud in the US. Almost directly mirroring some American stances, state-backed Chinese media outlets such as China Economy & Informatization and People's Daily are raising alarm bells over Cisco's...
Chinese state media accuses Cisco of helping US spies, sees turnabout as fair play

How Much Have Foreign Hackers Stolen?

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Security experts warn that digital espionage by entities in China and Russia is a real and growing threat. It is difficult to quantify the scope of the problem as companies are hesitant to discuss breaches, or are unaware they were breached. But most experts agree that the problem is only...
How Much Have Foreign Hackers Stolen?
Gauss espionage malware phones home to same servers as Iran-targeting Flame
Silicon Valley voices opposition to China cyber-espionage provision
Hacker allegedly behind advanced espionage campaign caught on film

US may seek legislation to “guard networks” against threat of Chinese telecom firms

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The US House of Representatives’ Intelligence Committee investing the potential national security threats posed by the developing businesses of Chinese telecom firms ZTE and Huawei, may look to introduce legislation “to guard US networks”, its head has said. The House signalled its intention to investigate the two firms in November of last year,...
US may seek legislation to “guard networks” against threat of Chinese telecom firms
Reconnaissance agency offers NASA two Hubble-class telescopes

No evidence of Huawei espionage

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A leaked report into the activities of Huawei found no evidence that the firm was in league with the Chinese government....
No evidence of Huawei espionage

Red October espionage platform unplugged hours after its discovery

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Key parts of the infrastructure supporting an espionage campaign that targeted governments around the world reportedly have been shut down in the days since the five-year operation was exposed. The so-called Red October campaign came to light on Monday when researchers from antivirus provider Kaspersky Lab reported the then-ongoing...
Red October espionage platform unplugged hours after its discovery

Director Of National Intelligence Admits That There's Little Risk Of A 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'

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We've been pointing out for years that all the talk about "cyberattacks" and "cybersecurity" appear to be FUD, mostly designed to scare up money for "defense" contractors looking for a new digital angle. And yet, we keep seeing fear-mongering report after fear mongering report insisting that we're facing imminent threats...
Director Of National Intelligence Admits That There's Little Risk Of A 'Cyber Pearl Harbor'

PRISM update: Recent reports you definitely shouldn't miss

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More than a week after the PRISM story first broke, you might have reached saturation point when it comes to news and discussion about it. That’s understandable, and it seems like some members of the US Senate feel the same way. Still there have been some important developments this weekend,...
PRISM update: Recent reports you definitely shouldn't miss

UK brings spies, police, business together for cyber threat center launch

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Since spies tend to be equal opportunity hackers, the UK is forging an anti-cyber threat center that'll let spook agencies like GCHQ and MI5 share intelligence with police and businesses. It started last year as a pilot program called "Project Auburn," and will now be formally known as CISP...
UK brings spies, police, business together for cyber threat center launch

Edward Snowden may be the last of the human spies | Christopher Steiner

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In future, the public may never be alerted to NSA-type revelations because surveillance is fast becoming automatedKurt Vonnegut once opined: "Human beings are chimpanzees who get crazy drunk on power." That power corrupts is hardly debatable. For that reason, the evolution of espionage has run in parallel with the development...
Edward Snowden may be the last of the human spies | Christopher Steiner

'MiniFlame' malware used in cyber espionage attacks

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A new malware strain called "MiniFlame" can work on its own or team up with Flame and Gauss to conduct targeted surveillance, says Kaspersky. [Read more]...
'MiniFlame' malware used in cyber espionage attacks

Huawei: 'We're not Chinese spies'

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The Chinese telecommunications company has issued a report pledging to never cooperate with spying or espionage and refuting claims that it may have links to the Chinese government. [Read more]...
Huawei: 'We're not Chinese spies'
Mercenary Hackers Appear To Be Behind An Insane Global Espionage Campaign

Two thirds of Madi cyber espionage targets based in Israel

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Security experts discover 62% of the approximately 800 victims of malware campaign have been based in IsraelNearly two thirds of the government officials, lobbyists and other victims of the cyber espionage campaign dubbed Madi were based in Israel, security experts have discovered.An investigation by the security firm Symantec, published on...
Two thirds of Madi cyber espionage targets based in Israel
Deter Cyber Theft Act aims to stop companies from profiting on cyber-espionage against the US

RED5 remote control plane can fly like an eagle, spy like one too

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RED5's Spy Hawk might look like the stuff of a hobbyist's dreams, but it's not such an innocent craft. The remote control glider does precisely what its moniker implies, melding one part recreation with that other time-honored tradition: espionage. That's right, aspiring CIA-types can get a headstart gathering intel...
RED5 remote control plane can fly like an eagle, spy like one too
Playing 'Civilization': a decade of peace and war
Cryptocat creator moves network to nuclear bunker, fearing espionage by Canadian agents

Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

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Mr. Kaspersky not looking supervillain-like at all. (Photo: flickr.com/cebitaus Eugene Kaspersky’s security researchers at Kaspersky Lab have sleuthed out a new “cyber-espionage weapon.” The Russian supervillain’s (or awesomely cool billionaire, depending on your point of view) labs say this weapon has nearly as cool a name as previously discovered cyber...
Kaspersky Lab Sniffs Out New Flame-like Malware Aimed at Lebanon's Banks

China slams U.S. for discriminating against nation's tech vendors

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China has slammed a new U.S. funding law that will tighten scrutiny of information technology purchases from the country, and said it could severely damage the mutual trust between the two nations. "The contents of the U.S. congressional act sends a very wrong signal, and could directly affect normal...
China slams U.S. for discriminating against nation's tech vendors

Computer malware targets Europe agencies

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Computer security researchers have uncovered malware that appears to have been used as part of a widespread cyber espionage campaign targeting European diplomatic and government agencies. Kaspersky Lab, a global firm based in Moscow, said in a report released Monday that the malware rivals in complexity the Flame virus, a...
Computer malware targets Europe agencies

House panel wants U.S-China telecom mergers blocked

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The federal government should block mergers of U.S. firms with Chinese telecommunications companies suspected of ties to the Chinese government to lower the potential risk that such firms could serve as conduits for espionage, a congressional panel concluded. Read full article >>...
House panel wants U.S-China telecom mergers blocked
'Flame' virus offshoot burns high-profile victims
Obama links Romney to Huawei, while Chinese cry unfair competition
China voices strong opposition to US cyber-espionage law
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