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Suspected Russian hackers spied on U.S. Treasury emails

Hackers believed to be working for Russia have been monitoring internal email traffic at the U.S. Treasury Department and an agency that decides internet and telecommunications policy, according to people familiar with the matter. Three of the people familiar with the investigation said Russia is currently believed to be behind the attack. Two of the […]

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FBI: Hackers stole source code from US government agencies and private companies

FBI blames intrusions on improperly configured SonarQube source code management tools. FBI officials say that threat actors have abused these misconfigurations to access SonarQube instances, pivot to the connected source code repositories, and then access and steal proprietary or private/sensitive applications. Officials provided two examples of past incidents: “In August 2020, unknown threat actors leaked […]

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Elite CIA unit that developed hacking tools failed to secure its own systems, allowing massive leak, an internal report found

The publication of ‘Vault 7’ cyber tools by WikiLeaks marked the largest data loss in agency history, a task force concluded. The theft of top-secret computer hacking tools from the CIA in 2016 was the result of a workplace culture in which the agency’s elite computer hackers “prioritized building cyber weapons at the expense of […]

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Lamphone attack lets threat actors recover conversations from your light bulb | ZDNet

Academics record light variations in a light bulb to recover the sound waves (speech, conversations, songs) from a room 25 meters (80 feet) away. Source: Lamphone attack lets threat actors recover conversations from your light bulb | ZDNet Download a Security Risk Assessment steps paper! Download a vCISO template Subscribe to DISC InfoSec blog by […]

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Western intelligence hacked Russia’s Google Yandex to spy on accounts

Exclusive: Western intelligence hacked ‘Russia’s Google’ Yandex to spy on accounts – sources Source: Western intelligence hacked ‘Russia’s Google’ Yandex to spy on accounts Enter your email address: Delivered by FeedBurner

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China, Leverage, and Values

If there is a new tech cold war, it is one with shots fired over a decade ago, largely by China. The questions going forward are about both leverage and values. Source: China, Leverage, and Values 5G is a war the US is about to lose warns DoD more on Cyber War …   Jack […]

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Chinese hacking group backdoors products from three Asian gaming companies | ZDNet

ESET suspects that tens or hundreds of thousands of users have been infected already. Source: Chinese hacking group backdoors products from three Asian gaming companies | ZDNet Cyber Security Espionage Titles

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