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Ransomware broke into the spotlight in 2017, when many major institutions around the world fell victim to the file-locking malware. And while this method of theft has been around almost as long as the internet itself, the rise of Bitcoin has made it extremely popular, giving hackers a way to extort money that ...
He also said the report looked at how DHS could help protect against "leaked cyber tools" -- referencing exploits developed by the National Security Agency but stolen by the Shadow Brokers hacker group in 2017 -- as well as how DHS could get a clearer view of threats to industrial control systems.

The U.S. government and private sector lack a common operating scheme for detecting cyber threats, leaving the country ill-equipped to defend against nation-state hackers, former National Security Agency director Keith Alexander told lawmakers Wednesday. “We can't see…other nations attacking us,” ...
In the NSA's assessment it isn't certain that the spear-phishing operation aimed at US election officials originated with the GRU, as, "this activity demonstrated several characteristics that distinguish it" from another program they attributed to the GRU. Whoever the hackers were, there is no evidence of their ...
The National Security Agency is the official U.S. cryptologic organization of the United States Intelligence Community under the Department of Defense. .... some of which allegedly contained the IP addresses of computer servers that were compromised by the Equation Group -- hackers reported to have ties to the NSA.
"If someone wants to hack you, they're gonna be able to," former NSA hacker Patrick Wardle told VICE News. And if a Russian wants to hack you, they've certainly got the tools: A 2016 report by the Department of Homeland Security confirmed that 75 percent of all ransomware was created in Russia.

“It'll surprise me if some folks who have already been outed, like myself, don't get charged eventually by a foreign country,” said Jake Williams, a former elite hacker at the National Security Agency who went on to found an Augusta, Ga., cybersecurity firm, Rendition Infosec. The fear of reprisals against U.S. ...
A vulnerability in a popular emergency alert system, widely used across towns and cities, exposes sirens to hijack, allowing hackers to trigger false alarms ... Almost exactly a year ago, an unknown hacker replayed a radio signal used during regular scheduled tests of the system to maliciously trigger Dallas' ...
But what worries election security watchers most is that the U.S. isn't being proactive enough in its work against state-sponsored hackers targeting the country's election systems and political organizations. In February 2018, Adm. Mike Rogers, the head of the National Security Agency and Cyber Command, ...
In an extraordinary counterintelligence coup against the Russian hacking group known as Cozy Bear or APT 29, the Dutch were able to pass data about their intrusions, as well as footage from a CCTV camera in the hackers' Moscow offices, to the US National Security Agency and the CIA. The Democratic ...
Some of the tools, developed by the NSA to break into the computers of U.S. rivals, were used by other hackers last year to break into computer systems around the world, including a global malware attack last May. The seller, reached through a chain of intermediaries, wanted $1 million. The $100,000 ...
Hackers stole more data from Equifax in a breach last year than initially thought. In September, the Atlanta, GA-based credit giant revealed a huge data breach, including names, social security numbers, birth dates, home addresses, and in some cases driver's license numbers. It was later confirmed over ...
Over the past year, American intelligence officials have opened a secret communications channel with the Russian operatives, who have been seeking to sell both Trump-related materials and documents stolen from the National Security Agency and obtained by Russian intelligence, according to people ...
... Ismo, that uses a National Security Agency (NSA) exploit EternalBlue to spread Monero mining malware. The EternalBlue exploit was leaked by the so-called Shadow Brokers hackers who were reportedly also behind the 2017 widespread WannaCry ransomware threat, according to The Hacker News.
Hackers* have improved the reliability and potency of Server Message Block (SMB) exploits used to carry out the hard-hitting NotPetya ransomware attack last year. EternalBlue, EternalSynergy, EternalRomance and EternalChampion formed part of the arsenal of NSA-developed hacking tools that were ...
Paul Nakasone, the head of the Army's digital warfare branch, to head the clandestine National Security Agency, according to multiple people on and off Capitol Hill and in the Pentagon with ... At least one of these thefts may have led to classified NSA files ending up in the hands of the Russian hackers.
According to the new reports, the AIVD's access to the Russian hackers' networks yielded "crucial evidence" of Russian involvement in the DNC leaks, a matter that is now a key focus of special prosecutor Robert Mueller's investigation into possible collusion between Donald Trump's campaign and the ...

Shmoocon The news that Rob Joyce, former head of the NSA's elite hacking squad and now White House cybersecurity coordinator, was giving a talk at the Shmoocon infosec conference raised hopes he would offer up some juicy insights into the surveillance state or Donald Trump's cyber policies.
Back in 2016, the hacker group named Shadow Brokers stole weaponised cyber-tools from the US National Security Agency and published them online, thereby enabling other cyber- criminals to use the tools to attack targeted organisations and to gain access to systems. While stolen NSA exploits have so ...
A trio of NSA exploits leaked by hacking group TheShadowBrokers has been ported to work on all versions of Windows since Windows 2000. The EternalChampion, EternalRomance and EternalSynergy exploits were made public by the group last year, and now a security researcher has tweaked the ...
In this week's Risk & Repeat podcast, SearchSecurity editors discuss reports implicating Kaspersky antivirus scans in the recently disclosed ...
WASHINGTON: Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified US cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a ...
Report: Russian Hackers Penetrated Elite NSA Hacking Division ... from a United States National Security Agency contractor, The Wall Street ...
Kaspersky software provided an inroad for Russian hackers to snatch details of NSA offensive spying tools off an agency contractor's personal computer, the ...
Patrick Wardle, a former NSA hacker who now serves as chief security researcher at Synack, posted a video of the hack -- a password ...
... AV reportedly was caught helping Russian hackers steal NSA secrets ... government hackers located confidential National Security Agency ...
... spending on cybersecurity was a big number,” said Ron Gula, a former National Security Agency analyst who now ... Ron Gula, former NSA analyst ... Hackers might even be able to obtain your confidential medical records.
Intrusion - but no attack - on U.S. energy grid is a warning, says former NSA official ... Inspector General of the National Security Agency from 2009 – 2010. ... In 2015 and 2016 hackers disrupted Ukraine's power grid, causing ...
Hackers for medieval caliphate are terrible coders ... was riddled with bugs, a version of PGP called Mujahideen Secrets that the NSA just love, ...
Russian hackers attempted to access California election system ... failure of the National Security Agency (NSA) to provide “timely and critical ...
A hacker targeting a system without getting inside is similar to a ... Earlier this year, a leaked National Security Agency report detailed that ...
How hackers invade systems without installing software .... as an offensive hacker for the US government, with the NSA and CIA," he says.
Following the revelations of disgruntled NSA contractor Edward ... Suspicion jumped after a hacker group calling itself The Shadow Brokers ... claimed were stolen cyber-weapons from the top-secret National Security Agency.
NSA Employees Routinely Undermined 'Non-Attributable' Web Access ... this mirrors some of the brainlessness exhibited by Russian hackers, ...
Cyber Security Expert Sheds Light on Hackers' Motives, Strategy ... call from Montana asking about a cyber hacker known as the Dark Overlord, ... Gonzalez, a former cyber security specialist for the National Security Agency, ...
Edward Snowden says his efforts to increase public debate about government mass surveillance programs are working, and that if given a ...
The ShadowBrokers group of hackers has released a remote access and control tool used by the US NSA to capture information from ...
... June, in a classified National Security Agency report leaked to the Intercept, ... The NSA analysis did not say whether the hackers had sabotaged voter data. ... In Arizona, Russian hackers successfully stole a username and ...
(In June, Bloomberg reported that Russian hackers had accessed ... an NSA analysis was unable to determine if the Russian hackers were ...
Back in June 2016, hardware hacker Damien Zammit warned, “Recent Intel x86 processors implement a secret, powerful control mechanism ...
A notorious computer exploit allegedly leaked from the US National Security Agency (NSA) is being used to boost the spread of a new ...
Fancy Bear, a Russian government-sponsored cyber-espionage group, has been accused of using a leaked NSA hacking tool in attacks ...
Russian group that hacked DNC used NSA attack code in attack on hotels ... stolen from, the National Security Agency, researchers said Friday.
William Binney, who quit the NSA because it engages in the 'total invasion of ... At the outdoor hacker camp and conference SHA2017, which is ...
Back in June 2016, hardware hacker Damien Zammit warned, “Recent Intel x86 processors implement a secret, powerful control mechanism ...
Many said that, while harmful, they do not compare to former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden's revelations in 2013 of mass NSA data collection. "This is a big dump about extremely ... Stuart McClure, CEO of Cylance, an Irvine ...
What made the news over the past year were demonstrations of how vulnerable all of this data is to hackers and the effects of having it hacked, copied and then published online.
The full ramifications of the release are still not clear, but the case immediately calls to mind the 2013 episode when Edward Snowden, then an National Security Agency contractor, provided a trove of documents on that agency's surveillance programs ...
WikiLeaks said the arsenal has already been removed from the CIA and distributed to former government hackers and contractors in "an unauthorized manner.
"It looks like really the backbone of their network exploitation kit," said a former hacker who worked for the National Security Agency and, like others, spoke on the condition of anonymity, citing the sensitivity of the subject. The breach could ...


 

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