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  • DOJ Admits FBI Never Saw Crowdstrike Report on DNC Russian Hacking Claim

    06/15/2019 6:33:49 AM PDT · by libstripper · 54 replies
    XConservative Treehouse ^ | une 15, 2019 | Sun
    The foundation for the Russian election interference narrative is built on the claim of Russians hacking the servers of the Democrat National Committee (DNC), and subsequently releasing damaging emails that showed the DNC worked to help Hillary Clinton and eliminate Bernie Sanders. Despite the Russian ‘hacking’ claim the DOJ previously admitted the DNC would not let FBI investigators review the DNC server. Instead the DNC provided the FBI with analysis of a technical review done through a cyber-security contract with Crowdstrike.
  • Can hackers tell what you’re texting or searching just by listening?

    06/06/2019 7:05:24 PM PDT · by ETL · 5 replies
    New York Post, via FoxNews.com ^ | June 6, 2019 | Marisa Dellatto | New York Post
    Hackers may soon be able to discern information from the sounds of typing. A 2019 study of the budding phenomenon, obtained by Cornell University and not yet published in a peer-reviewed journal, found that Android phones and tablets are able to pick up sound waves of typing through their microphones. In theory, these sound waves can dictate where on a screen a person was tapping, meaning hackers could have access to pins, logins, text messages and other sensitive and private content, the Wall Street Journal reports. So, if hackers were able to access a device’s microphone — they could be privy to messages sent...
  • In Baltimore and Beyond, a Stolen N.S.A. Tool Wreaks Havoc

    05/27/2019 10:27:25 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | May 25, 2019 | Nicole Perlroth and Scott Shane
    For nearly three weeks, Baltimore has struggled with a cyberattack by digital extortionists that has frozen thousands of computers, shut down email and disrupted real estate sales, water bills, health alerts and many other services. *snip* Since 2017, when the N.S.A. lost control of the tool, EternalBlue, it has been picked up by state hackers in North Korea, Russia and, more recently, China, to cut a path of destruction around the world, leaving billions of dollars in damage.
  • EXCLUSIVE: Rumors Swirling that Fired Italian Spies Were Connected in Plot to Eliminate Trump

    05/26/2019 7:52:14 AM PDT · by bitt · 131 replies
    GATEWAY PUNDIT ^ | 5/25/2019 | Joe Hoft
    Rumors are swirling that the recent firings of top Italian spies were related to Obama and a plot to set up candidate and President Trump in a Hillary email scandal. Earlier this month Italian Prime Minister Conte asked for the resignations of four top intelligence officials after his call with President Donald Trump. And now another Internet Sleuth has uncovered some shocking news related to the recent removal of these top Italian intelligence ministers from their positions as top spies in the government. The story begins in January 2017 when Computer World wrote about alleged crimes committed by Italian Giulio...
  • Member of Sophisticated China-Based Hacking Group Indicted for Series (trunc)

    05/11/2019 10:54:29 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 2 replies
    justice.gov ^ | May 9, 2019 | DOJ
    Full Title: Member of Sophisticated China-Based Hacking Group Indicted for Series of Computer Intrusions, Including 2015 Data Breach of Health Insurer Anthem Inc. Affecting Over 78 Million People FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, May 9, 2019 A federal grand jury returned an indictment unsealed today in Indianapolis, Indiana, charging a Chinese national as part of an extremely sophisticated hacking group operating in China and targeting large businesses in the United States, including a computer intrusion and data breach of Indianapolis-based health insurer Anthem Inc. (Anthem). Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice DepartmentÂ’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler...
  • Rosenstein slams Obama administration for choosing ‘not to publicize full story’ of Russia hacking

    04/26/2019 3:14:13 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 38 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 26 2019 | Edmund DeMarche
    Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. deputy attorney general who supervised the Mueller investigation, spoke publically on Thursday for the first time since the report was released, taking a swipe at the Obama administration’s real-time reaction to Russian hacking and its decision "not publicize the full story" to the American people. Rosenstein, who was speaking in New York at the Public Servants Dinner of the Armenian Bar Association, defended his handling of the probe and criticized former officials in the process. He called out former FBI Director James Comey for alerting Congress about the investigation into Russian collusion at the height of...
  • Bookmarklets - Get around paywalls, Fancy text for FB, Legal hacking tricks made easy!

    04/23/2019 8:13:15 PM PDT · by Bon mots · 50 replies
    Codepen ^ | April 23, 2019 | Bon Mots
    Use bookmarklets for your online productivity. Simply drag and drop the ones you want into your bookmarks bar and you can do a wide variety of things. Get around paywalls for MSM sitesModify online formsAnalyze imagesReverse Image searchUse fancy text effects on Facebook or other sitesSend text messages to US Mobile phones from your computer.Grab all kinds of content easily! Drag and drop the bookmarklet of your choice as shown!
  • Hacking 'hero' Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to US malware charges

    04/20/2019 7:57:00 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 April 2019
    A British man hailed as a hero for stopping a global cyber-attack that was threatening the NHS has pleaded guilty to US malware charges. Marcus Hutchins, 24, has pleaded guilty to two charges related to writing malware - or malicious software - court documents show. Writing on his website, Hutchins said he regretted his actions and accepted "full responsibility for my mistakes". Hutchins has been held in the US since he was arrested by the FBI in 2017. "As you may be aware, I've pleaded guilty to two charges related to writing malware in the years prior to my career...
  • Chinese Hacking Steals Billions; U.S. Businesses Turn A Blind Eye

    04/12/2019 6:43:26 PM PDT · by cba123 · 21 replies
    Frontline / PBS / NPR ^ | Today | Laura Sullivan NPR and Cat Schuknecht NPR
    Technology theft and other unfair business practices originating from China are costing the American economy more than $57 billion a year, White House officials believe, and they expect that figure to grow. Yet an investigation by NPR and FRONTLINE into why three successive administrations failed to stop cyberhacking from China found an unlikely obstacle for the government — the victims themselves. In dozens of interviews with U.S. government and business representatives, officials involved in commerce with China said hacking and theft were an open secret for almost two decades, allowed to quietly continue because U.S. companies had too much money...
  • US business its own worst enemy in fighting China hacking

    04/14/2019 9:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/14/2019 | Rick Moran
    The problem of China hacking US businesses and stealing intellectual property has been going on for decades. But when it comes to fighting the crime wave from China, the US government has been hampered by a lack of cooperation from the victims. An investigation by National Public Radio and PBS found that fear of losing profits has driven the silence from US companies who see rocking the boat as more of a threat to their livelihood than taking strong action. In dozens of interviews with U.S. government and business representatives, officials involved in commerce with China said hacking and...
  • WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy

    04/11/2019 7:38:26 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 121 replies
    www.justice.gov ^ | Thursday, April 11, 2019 | Department of Justice
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, April 11, 2019 WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Julian P. Assange, 47, the founder of WikiLeaks, was arrested today in the United Kingdom pursuant to the U.S./UK Extradition Treaty, in connection with a federal charge of conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for agreeing to break a password to a classified U.S. government computer. According to court documents unsealed today, the charge relates to Assange’s alleged role in one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States. The indictment alleges that in March 2010, Assange engaged...
  • Hackers crack Tesla Model 3 in competition, Tesla gives them the car

    03/23/2019 3:31:13 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 61 replies
    Electrek ^ | 23 Mar 2019 | Fred Lambert
    Tesla is the first automaker to participate in a Pwn2Own hacking event, which is run by Trend Micro’s Zero Day Initiative (ZDI). The event happened in Vancouver this week and a team of two hackers managed to find an exploit on the last day of competition. Over the past 4 years, Tesla has been running a bug bounty program and according to sources familiar with the effort, the company has given away hundreds of thousands in rewards to hackers who exposed vulnerabilities in its system
  • DARPA Is Building a $10 Million, Open Source, Secure Voting System

    03/16/2019 10:50:27 PM PDT · by thecodont · 28 replies
    Vice.com ^ | Mar 14 2019, 9:02am | by Kim Zetter
    For years security professionals and election integrity activists have been pushing voting machine vendors to build more secure and verifiable election systems, so voters and candidates can be assured election outcomes haven’t been manipulated. Now they might finally get this thanks to a new $10 million contract the Defense Department’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched to design and build a secure voting system that it hopes will be impervious to hacking. The first-of-its-kind system will be designed by an Oregon-based firm called Galois, a longtime government contractor with experience in designing secure and verifiable systems. The system...
  • Breaking Fox News//Chinese Hacking our Military

    03/13/2019 2:22:57 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 46 replies
    youtube.com ^ | 3/12/19 | FoxNews
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O14gv2uJC9s Lou Dobbs Tonight 3/12/19 Breaking Fox News March 12, 2019 David Asman from Fox Business Network was in for Lou with informative guests on China's devious and dangerous behavior.
  • New 'Spoiler' vulnerability in all Intel Core processors exposed by researchers

    03/07/2019 7:50:15 PM PST · by bitt · 30 replies
    appleinsider.com ^ | 3/7/2019 | Malcolm Owen
    A function of Intel's processors dealing with speculative execution has another vulnerability that affects all Intel-based computers including Apple's Mac, researchers have revealed, with "Spoiler" potentially allowing an attacker the ability to view the layout of memory, and in turn potentially access sensitive data stored in those locations. The speculative execution function of Intel's processors, used to increase the performance of a CPU by predicting paths an instruction will go through before the branch is completed, is a useful function but one that has caused Intel issues in the past. A new report from security researchers from Worcester Polytechnic Institute...
  • “5 minutes of sheer terror”: Hackers infiltrate East Bay family’s Nest surveillance camera (tr)

    01/22/2019 5:06:32 PM PST · by RightGeek · 32 replies
    Mercury News ^ | 1/21/2019 | Matthia Gafni
    ORINDA — Laura Lyons was preparing food in her kitchen Sunday when the lazy afternoon took a turn for the absurd. A loud squawking — similar to the beginning of an emergency broadcast alert — blasted from the living room, the Orinda mother said, followed by a detailed warning of three North Korean intercontinental ballistic missiles headed to Los Angeles, Chicago and Ohio. “It warned that the United States had retaliated against Pyongyang and that people in the affected areas had three hours to evacuate,” Lyons said Monday. “It sounded completely legit, and it was loud and got our attention...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Hacked Judge Reggie Walton Sat On Bench For Multiple Mueller-Comey Operations

    01/08/2019 4:35:11 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Big League Politics ^ | Published 6 hours ago on Jan 8, 2019 | Patrick Howley
    Former FISA court judge Reggie Walton is now under scrutiny due to evidence that Obama administration officials John Brennan and James Clapper hacked into Walton’s phone records in addition to the phone records of Supreme Court Justice John Roberts and President Donald Trump before Trump ran for office. (READ: Evidence of the Walton Hack, and How Comey Covered It Up).Now we know that Walton has been on the bench in multiple fraudulent Deep State operations, including the Scooter Libby case, which also involved some of the main figures from the anti-Trump Operation Crossfire Hurricane plot. In the Libby case, then-deputy...
  • The Equifax Data Breach

    12/19/2018 1:58:06 PM PST · by MeganC · 12 replies
    US Congress House Oversight Committee ^ | December 17, 2018 | Majority Staff 115th Congress
    (This is 96 pages long so I am just posting the Executive Summary here) On September 7, 2017, Equifax announced a cybersecurity incident affecting 143 million consumers. This number eventually grew to 148 million—nearly half the U.S. population and 56 percent of American adults. This staff report explains the circumstances of the cyberattack against Equifax, one of the largest consumer reporting agencies (CRA) in the world. Equifax is one of several large CRAs in the United States. CRAs gather consumer data, analyze it to create credit scores and detailed reports, and then sell the reports to third parties. Consumers do...
  • The Turkey Trap-Erdogan thinks he can blackmail Trump

    05/08/2017 7:19:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 12 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | May 8, 2017 | Kenneth R. Timmerman
    Turkish autocrat Recep Tayyip Erdogan is coming to Washington, DC, on May 16 loaded for bear.  He has an ambitious agenda and apparently feels he can achieve it all because he holds “trump” cards against the President of the United States. Erdogan and his proxies have publicly said they want to convince the United States to jettison its budding alliance with the Syrian Democratic Union (PYD) and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units (YPG), the Kurdish group that has become the tip of the spear in the fight against ISIS in Syria. On this point, they will encounter resistance...
  • Hackers in Iran target foreign nuclear experts and US officials

    12/16/2018 6:00:44 PM PST · by Steve Schulin · 5 replies
    The National (UAE) ^ | Dec 17, 2018, p. 1 | The Associated Press
    <p>Iranian-backed hackers scrambled to break into the personal emails of US Treasury officials after harsh economic sanctions were placed on Tehran last month, a cyber security group said.</p> <p>The hacking group, named Charming Kitten, also targeted foreign nuclear experts in data tracked by Certfa analysts in the UK.</p>