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Russian intelligence agents reportedly went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, and it's reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, and it's sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect that Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, The Times, Moscow, Gru


Russian intelligence agents went to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, Moscow, Gru, Cia


Russian intelligence agents have reportedly gone to Ireland to inspect undersea cables, reigniting fears they could cut them and take entire countries offline

Russian agents have been sent to Ireland to inspect its undersea cables, sparking fears they could be tapped or cut in the future, according to The Sunday Times, citing Irish police. Irish security services suspect Russia's intelligence agency, the GRU, is using their country as a base to gather intelligence on targets in the EU and UK, The Sunday Times reported. The large number of tech companies that are based in Dublin could be another reason for Russia's suspected monitoring, an expert on ...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, London, Microsoft, California, Russia, US, Trends, Eu, Fbi, West, Ireland, Moscow, Gru, Cia


DHS wants to track illegal aliens using available cell-phone location data. ACLU says Whoa!

DHS wants to track illegal aliens using available cell-phone location data. ACLU says Whoa! We have a problem with illegal immigrants.  Now don’t get me wrong we love immigrants and they can add a lot to our economy but those immigrants come to our country through legal channels.  I have a huge p...
Tags: Security, Business, Technology, Legal, Internet, Government, Data, Sem, Dhs, Fbi, Aclu, Cell Phones, Civil Rights, CBP, Department Of Homeland Security, Databases


Extensive US Intellectual Property theft by Chinese being investigated by FBI

Extensive US Intellectual Property theft by Chinese being investigated by FBI Intellectual theft is a huge problem in the US and the largest perpetrator is the Chinese government.   They target military sub-contractors and sub-sub-contractors, universities, businesses, financial entities, medical...
Tags: Security, Updates, Cloud, Business, Technology, News, Internet, Government, China, US, Sem, Malware, Cybersecurity, Fbi, Cybercrime, Artificial Intelligence


US Cyber Command, DHS, and FBI Expose New North Korean Malware

US Cyber Command, the Department of Homeland Security, and the Federal Bureau of Investigations have exposed today a new North Korean hacking operation. Authorities have published security advisories detailing six new malware families that are currently being used by North Korean hackers. From a report: According to the Twitter account of the Cyber National Mission Force (CNMF), a subordinate unit of US Cyber Command, the malware is being distributed via a North Korean phishing campaign. US Cybe...
Tags: North Korea, Tech, Fbi, Pyongyang, US Department of the Treasury, US Cyber Command, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Cyber National Mission Force CNMF, US Cyber Command DHS


US government files racketeering charges against Huawei and its CFO, accusing the Chinese telecom giant of conspiring to steal trade secrets from 6 tech companies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) charged Chinese telecom company Huawei with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO). The Trump administration has pursued charges against Huawei for close to a year now, as geopolitical tensions between the US and Huawei's home country China continue to rise. The latest indictment includes information alleging Huawei tried to steal trade secrets from six different US technology companies and "made repeated misstatement...
Tags: Apple, North Korea, China, US, Trends, Iran, Fbi, Canada, Un, Department Of Justice, Huawei, Doj, Trump, Rico, US EU, Department of Justice DOJ


DOJ charges Huawei and CFO Meng Wanzhou with racketeering, conspiracy to steal IP

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced a 16-count superseding indictment against the Chinese technology company Huawei and its CFO Meng Wanzhou. Among the charges: racketeering and conspiracy to steal intellectual property. Here is the full text of the DoJ announcement: Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 13, 2020 Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy and Conspiracy to S...
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The U.S. is Charging Huawei With Racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications. From a report: Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American companies to access those compan...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Department Of Justice, Huawei


The US is charging Huawei with racketeering

Ratcheting up its pressure campaign against Huawei and its affiliates, the Department of Justice and the FBI announced today that it has brought 16 charges against Huawei in a sprawling case with major geopolitical implications (you can read the full 56-page indictment here). Huawei is being charged with conspiracy to violate the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) statute. The DoJ alleges that Huawei and a number of its affiliates used confidential agreements with American...
Tags: Asia, North Korea, Government, China, Germany, US, America, Tech, Cisco, Iran, Fbi, Policy, Chicago, Canada, United Kingdom, Department Of Justice


WhatsApp seized on US allegations against Huawei to defend encryption against the government's demands for backdoors

Earlier this week US officials accused Chinese tech giant Huawei of spying for the Chinese government by using telecoms backdoors designed for use by law enforcement. WhatsApp seized on the story as an example of why it shouldn't build backdoors in its encrypted messaging for law enforcement. WhatsApp and its parent company Facebook have been fighting off US government demands to build methods for law enforcement to infiltrate encrypted messaging. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more sto...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, China, US, Trends, Fbi, Louisiana, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Business Insider, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Trump, Cathcart, Will Cathcart


The US says Huawei has been spying through 'backdoors' designed for law enforcement — which is what the US has been pressuring tech companies to do for years

The US government accused Huawei of spying on people by exploiting telecoms backdoors intended for use by law enforcement, the Wall Street Journal reports. The US has repeatedly accused Huawei of spying for the Chinese government, but this is the first detail it's ever given about how it thinks Huawei does it. Huawei denies the allegation. The US government has been pressuring tech companies like Apple and Facebook to build vulnerabilities for law enforcement to access encrypted devices and me...
Tags: Apple, Facebook, UK, China, Germany, US, Trends, Fbi, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Journal, Trump, Veale, William Barr, Michael Veale, Digital Rights and Regulation


Cyber-crime profits reached $3.5bn in 2019, says FBI

People fall victim to email scams, ransomware and tech support fraud.
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A new warrant reveals how Apple detects child pornography and works with law enforcement (APPL)

Apple intercepts suspected child pornography and reports it to law enforcement, a warrant obtained by Forbes shows. Apple uses a technique called "hashing" which lets its servers automatically detect when images previously labelled as child abuse pass through them. Apple's servers automatically detect images previously watermarked as child abuse, and quarantine them so they can be inspected. The warrant gives a unique insight into how Apple works with law enforcement, a subject on which it has...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Nasa, Fbi, Donald Trump, Forbes, Appl, Pensacola Florida Naval Air Station, Forbes Apple


A US House candidate says she was hacked — now she’s warning others

“I cannot think of a reason not to share this with the public,” said Brianna Wu tweeted. “Two of my non-campaign Google accounts were compromised by someone in Russia,” she said. Wu isn’t just any other target. As a Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts’ 8th District, she has a larger target on her back for hackers than the average constituent. And as a former software engineer, she knows all too well the cybersecurity risks that come along with running for ...
Tags: Google, Maryland, Microsoft, Congress, Russia, Tech, Dhs, Fbi, Democrats, Hillary Clinton, Iowa, Homeland Security, Cloudflare, Clinton, Trump, Democratic Party


Justice Dept. Charge China-backed Hackers Over Equifax Breach

U.S. prosecutors have charged four hackers said to be working for the Chinese military for the 2018 cyberattack at Equifax, which led to the theft of more than 147 million credit reports in a massive data breach. From a report: Attorney general William Barr accused the four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army of hacking into the credit giant over a period of several months. The nine-charge indictment was announced Monday against Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke, and Liu Lei. "This is the...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Equifax, Chinese People s Liberation Army, William Barr, Liu Lei, Wu Zhiyong Wang Qian Xu Ke, Justice Dept Charge China, David Bowdich Equifax


Justice Dept. Charges China-backed Hackers Over Equifax Breach

U.S. prosecutors have charged four hackers said to be working for the Chinese military for the 2018 cyberattack at Equifax, which led to the theft of more than 147 million credit reports in a massive data breach. From a report: Attorney general William Barr accused the four members of the Chinese People's Liberation Army of hacking into the credit giant over a period of several months. The nine-charge indictment was announced Monday against Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke, and Liu Lei. "This is the...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Equifax, Chinese People s Liberation Army, William Barr, Liu Lei, Wu Zhiyong Wang Qian Xu Ke, David Bowdich Equifax, Justice Dept Charges China


US says China's military was behind 2017 Equifax hack that left personal information of 145 million Americans exposed

The Department of Justice has indicted four members of China's military with carrying out a massive hack into Equifax in 2017. The Equifax breach compromised the data of approximately 145 million Americans, and is one of the largest hacks in history. Attorney General William Barr called the hack "a deliberate and sweeping intrusion into the private information of the American people." Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. The Department of Justice charged four members of China's...
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Justice Dept. charges four Chinese military hackers over the Equifax data breach

U.S. prosecutors have charged four Chinese military hackers over the 2017 cyberattack at Equifax, which resulted in a data breach involving more than 147 million credit reports. The nine-charge indictment was announced Monday against Wu Zhiyong, Wang Qian, Xu Ke and Liu Lei. The Justice Department said the four work for the Chinese People’s Liberation Army. The hackers are said to be part of the APT10 group, a notorious Beijing-backed hacking group that was previously blamed for hacking into ...
Tags: Security, New York, Government, China, Tech, Nasa, Fbi, Beijing, Washington Dc, Social Security, Ibm, Richard Smith, Justice Department, Federal Trade Commission, Schumer, Marriott Starwood


U.S. Charges 4 Chinese Military Hackers Over Equifax Data Breach

The United States Department of Justice today announced charges against 4 Chinese military hackers who were allegedly behind the Equifax data breach that exposed the personal and financial data of nearly 150 million Americans. In a joint press conference held today with the Attorney General William Barr and FBI Deputy Director David Bowdich, the DoJ officials labeled the state-sponsored [Author: [email protected] (Unknown)]
Tags: Tech, Cyber Security, Data Breach, Fbi, Chinese Hackers, Doj, Equifax, David Bowdich, United States Department of Justice, William Barr, Equifax Data Breach, Chinese Military Hackers Over Equifax Data Breach


FBI is Investigating More Than 1,000 Cases of Chinese Theft of US Technology

Members of the US government held a conference in Washington last week on the topic of Chinese theft of intellectual property from US technology firms and the US academic sector. From a report: Officials said the purpose of the conference -- named the China Initiative Conference -- was to bring the US private sector and the academic and research communities up to speed with the US government's investigations. For the duration of four hours, some of the highest officials from the Federal Bureau o...
Tags: Washington, China, US, Tech, Fbi, Beijing, National Security, Doj, Wray, Federal Bureau of Investigations FBI, Christopher Wray, Department of Justice DOJ, John Demers, China Initiative, US Technology


Apple is being two-faced about its security. Turns out they have a backdoor key to our backups.

Apple is being two-faced about its security. Turns out they have a backdoor key to our backups. Reports say that Apple is not going to allow customers to fully encrypt backups of the iOS data they store in iCloud after the FBI demanded access two years ago. Any backdoor will eventually be compromi...
Tags: Apple, Ios, Security, Mobile, Business, Technology, Privacy, Internet, Government, Sem, Cybersecurity, Surveillance, Encryption, Fbi, Computers, Mobile Phones


Israeli Company’s Spyware Used to Hack US Citizens. FBI Now Involved.

Israeli Company’s  Spyware Used to Hack US Citizens. FBI Now Involved. US Companies and Citizens may have had their information compromised by the Israeli company, NSO Group through their smartphone-based surveillance software utilized to gather intelligence. According to the FBI, who has launched...
Tags: Security, Updates, Business, Technology, Internet, Israel, US, Sem, Cybersecurity, Spying, Spyware, Fbi, Cybercrime, Software, Hacking, Pegasus


Google and Facebook turn their backs on undersea cable to China

Google and Facebook seem to have resigned themselves to losing part of the longest and highest profile internet cable they have invested in to date. In a filing with the Federal Communications Commission last week, the two companies requested permission to activate the Pacific Light Cable Network (PLCN) between the US and the Philippines and Taiwan, leaving its controversial Hong Kong and Chinese sections dormant. Globally, around 380 submarine cables carry over 99.5 percent of all transocean...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Asia, Hong Kong, Spacex, Fcc, Internet, Washington, Government, Senate, China, US, America, Los Angeles, Tech, Taiwan


AS HEARD ON: WGAN Mornings with Ken and Matt: Hacks, Deep Fakes, CEO, Business Email Compromise, IOWA caucuses and more

Good morning everybody! I was on with Ken and Matt. We had a good discussion about The Iowa Caucus app fiasco, Business Email Compromise, and Deep Fakes what it is, who is at risk and what we can do about it. I went into detail about Passwords and Password Managers and even two-factor authentication and why you need to use them. So here we go with Ken and Matt. These and more tech tips, news, and updates visit – CraigPeterson.com — Automated Machine Generated Transcript: Craig The problem we see...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Podcast, Microsoft, Germany, Sem, Fbi, Iowa, Pegasus, Pentagon, Vpn, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary, Craig, Joe, Avast


Russian disinformation 'ongoing problem' says FBI chief

Christopher Wray tells US lawmakers China is also engaged in disinformation campaigns on social media.
Tags: China, US, Tech, Fbi, Christopher Wray


Google Slaps Face-Recognition Firm Clearview With a Cease-and-Desist Letter (gizmodo)

Clearview AI, a controversial face recognition start-up, whose customers include hundreds of U.S. law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, has been served cease-and-desist letters by Google and its subsidiary YouTube.Read more... [Author: Dell Cameron]
Tags: Google, News, Fbi, ClearView, Dell Cameron, Google Slaps Face Recognition Firm Clearview With


The FBI Downloaded CIA's Hacking Tools Using Starbuck's WiFi

An anonymous reader shares a report: One of the most interesting details from the yesterday's Joshua Schulte trial involved how the FBI obtained the Vault 7 and Vault 8 materials they entered into evidence yesterday. Because the FBI did not want to download the files onto an existing FBI computer (in part, out of malware concerns) and because they didn't want to use an FBI IP address, they got a new computer and downloaded all the files at Starbucks. Read more of this story at Slashdo...
Tags: Tech, Fbi, Starbucks, Cia, Vault, Joshua Schulte


Disinformation 2020: FBI warns of ongoing Russian 'information warfare'

“They identify an issue that they know that the American people feel passionately about on both sides and then they take both sides and spin them up so they pit us against each other. And then they combine that with an effort to weaken our confidence in our elections and our democratic institutions which has been a pernicious and asymmetric way of engaging in affect information warfare.” — FBI Director Chris Wray, Feb. 5, 2020 On Wednesday, FBI Director Chris Wray said Russia is targeting Ameri...
Tags: Post, Politics, Elections, Technology, Voting, News, Putin, Vladimir Putin, Russia, America, Tech, World news, Ap, Fbi, Hillary Clinton, Cyberattack


Google Slaps Face-Recognition Firm Clearview With a Cease-and-Desist Letter

Clearview AI, a controversial face recognition start-up, whose customers include hundreds of U.S. law enforcement agencies, including the FBI, has been served cease-and-desist letters by Google and its subsidiary YouTube.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Youtube, Fbi, Face Recognition, ClearView, Google Slaps Face Recognition Firm Clearview With



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