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At a time of widespread digital insecurity it turns out that the oldest and simplest computer fix there is – turning a device off then back on again – can thwart hackers from stealing information from smartphones.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A CIA official who was involved in the search for Osama bin Laden has been chosen to head an agency task force investigating cases of an ailment known as "Havana Syndrome" among U.S. spies and diplomats, a government source said on Wednesday.
An investigation by a global media consortium based on leaked targeting data provides further evidence that military-grade malware from Israel-based NSO Group, the world’s most infamous hacker-for-hire outfit, is being used to spy on journalists, human rights activists and political dissidents.
In the past few weeks, ransomware criminals claimed as trophies at least three North American insurance brokerages that offer policies to help others survive the very network-paralysing, data-pilfering extortion attacks they themselves apparently suffered.
US and British agencies disclosed on July 1 details of “brute force” methods they say have been used by Russian intelligence to try to break into the cloud services of hundreds of government agencies, energy companies and other organisations.
For the last several years, FBI agents debated turning the tables on hackers by remotely accessing breached computer networks and booting out the attackers caught in mid-hack.
The US National Security Agency, which is renowned for its secrecy, has opened its arms to the private sector and, at least for a day, the media.
FORT MEADE, Md. (Reuters) - The U.S. National Security Agency, in a rare move, on Tuesday showcased a new office aimed at greater collaboration with U.S. private sector defense, technology and telecommunications companies.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following a decade-old security recommendation could have helped stymie the Russian hackers who ran amok across federal government networks last year, the Department of Homeland Security's digital defense arm said in a letter sent earlier this month.
OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's prime minister Erna Solberg said on Thursday the United States had given assurances it had stopped spying on its allies in 2014, after Oslo launched a protest against the practice.