Tag: Cyberespionage

German Minister Wants Rules to Attack Foreign Hackers

Germany’s interior minister is seeking international rules to allow nations to target and attack foreign hackers Germany’s interior minister is urging for legislation allowing nations to attack...

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Chinese Hackers Target Major US Trade Group

Researchers have claimed that a sophisticated state-sponsored Chinese hacking group broke into the website of a private U.S. trade group that sees some of America’s biggest companies as...

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NSA White-Hat Hackers are Reportedly Quitting in Droves

The NSA is seeing an increased number of employed hackers and cyberespionage agents quitting the agency, according to current and former NSA officials. Citing current and former officials, Reuters...

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Russia Now Claims to be Target of Increasing Cyberattacks after US Hacking Allegations

Russian security officials are claiming that Moscow is being targeted by cyberattacks from around the world, in response to US accusations that Russia is ‘aggressively targeting’...

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The FBI Arrests a Russian Hacker in Prague

Czech police have revealed a joint operation with the FBI to arrest a Russian citizen who is alleged to have launched cyberattacks on the United States. A Russian citizen has been arrested in Prague...

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FBI Arrests NSA Contractor Accused of Classified Material Theft

The FBI has secretly arrested an NSA federal contractor in August after the accused was alleged to have stolen top secret intelligence material and a hacking tool developed by the agency.Harold Thomas...

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Security firm Disputes Yahoo’s Claim of State-Sponsored Hacker Breach

Yahoo’s now-infamous breach that saw 500 million account details stolen was instigated by common cybercriminals rather than state-sponsored hackers, a security company has claimed.Contrary to...

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FBI Investigating Hacking Attempts of Phones Belonging to DNC Officials

In a new revelation, the FBI is reportedly investigating attempts to hack phones used by officials in the Democratic Party. The suspected attempts occurred as recently as August 2016.In a report,...

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Russian DNC Hackers Accused of Developing a Mac OS X Trojan

Researchers from security firm Palo Alto has pointed to Russian hackers behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) as the developers of a new Trojan targeting Mac OS X machines in the...

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Hacker Sentenced to 20 Years in Prison for Helping ISIS

For the first time, the United States has sentenced a hacker with ties to terrorism for 20 years in prison for his part in stealing and delivering a list of 1,300 U.S. military personnel to the...

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