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Is It Hypocritical To Charge Russia For Hacking Yahoo When The US Does The Same Thing? – Forbes

Forbes Is It Hypocritical To Charge Russia For Hacking Yahoo When The US Does The Same Thing?ForbesThe US Justice Department yesterday unveiled the blockbuster charges that Russian government officials stood accused of collaborating with Russian criminal hackers in the 2014 Yahoo breach. To hear the Justice Department tell the story, …

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Today we're worried about smart TVs, but in the 1980s Russian spies were hacking typewriters – Quartz

Ever since WikiLeaks released nearly 9,000 documents and files last week, allegedly from an internal CIA knowledge base, much has been made of the various devices the agency is apparently able to hack. The most novel of those devices, which include mobile phones and routers, is the Samsung Smart TV. …

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Why does Russia outsource its hacking? – USA TODAY

CLOSE U.S. officials are set to charge four people overseas in connection to the Yahoo! hacks, according to a Bloomberg report. Video provided by TheStreet Newslook “The defendants targeted Yahoo accounts of Russian and U.S. government officials, including cyber security, diplomatic and military personnel,’’ Assistant Attorney General Mary McCord …

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Russian charged in hacking case pleads in Georgia federal court – Atlanta Journal Constitution

A Russian national who allegedly developed, improved and maintained the “Citadel” malware toolkit, pleaded not guilty in federal court Monday in Atlanta, officials say. Mark Vartanyan, also known as “Kolypto,” was extradited from Norway in December 2016 and charged with computer fraud, U.S. District Attorney John Horn said in a …

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FBI says it can't release iPhone hacking tool because it might still be useful – ZDNet

(Image: CNET/CBS Interactive) Justice Dept. officials say that details of a hacking tool used to access a terrorist’s iPhone should not be released because it may still be “useful” to federal investigators. The government is fighting a case against three news organizations, including the Associated Press, which are fighting to …

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Why WikiLeaks' CIA Hacking Trove Is a Boon to Putin's Russia – Newsweek

The latest trove of documents released by WikiLeaks, which purports to reveal the CIA’s “entire” arsenal of hacking tools, could ultimately do as much damage to the agency’s operations as the revelations of Cold War–era spies Aldrich Ames and Robert Hanssen. But the leaks have also served as a highly …

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University Expels Student After Hacking Professors' Emails – BleepingComputer

A young student at the Technion Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel was expelled this past week after the University discovered he hacked into the email inboxes of several of his professors. The hacks took place during the past months, and the unnamed student used a university computer to access …

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It's Time for Congress to Investigate the CIA Hacking Scandal – The New American

With WikiLeaks providing hardware and software manufactures with technical details about the hacking tools the CIA developed — and lost — the manufactures are working to plug the holes. While that is happening, there may be the beginnings of a Congressional investigation into the CIA’s hacking activities. Almost as soon …

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GOP senator reports hacking attempts after WikiLeaks criticism – The Hill

Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.) reported Saturday that he was facing hacking attempts on “basically every device, every platform, personal and govt” following his recent criticism of WikiLeaks. Sasse tweeted from his personal account: Heads-up…I’ve been critical of Assange & WikLeaks this week. So…big surprise:Am having multiple “password reset” attempts right …

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Google, Microsoft Still Waiting On Wikileaks To Deliver CIA Hacking Tools – Forbes

Forbes Google, Microsoft Still Waiting On Wikileaks To Deliver CIA Hacking ToolsForbesIt’s been two days since Julian Assange promised Wikileaks would hand over more information on Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) hacker tools to tech giants. That pledge followed a leak of nearly 9,000 documents that Wikileaks claimed belonged to CIA …WikiLeaks: …

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