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Shadowy hacking industry may be helping FBI crack an iPhone

Shadowy hacking industry may be helping FBI crack an iPhone | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Associated Press historical news archive articles dating back to 1985
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How feds used Gmail and Facebook to track down two Syrian hackers

How feds used Gmail and Facebook to track down two Syrian hackers | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Today, the Department of Justice put out arrest warrants for two hackers linked to the Syrian Electronic Army. Ahmad Umar Agha and Firas Dardar are allegedly responsible for seve
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U.S. Had Cyberattack Plan if Iran Nuclear Dispute Led to Conflict

U.S. Had Cyberattack Plan if Iran Nuclear Dispute Led to Conflict | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
The plan, named Nitro Zeus, was designed to disable Iran’s air defenses, communications systems and parts of its power grid but was suspended after the deal was fulfilled.
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First on CNN: U.S. plans to publicly blame Iran for dam cyber breach

First on CNN: U.S. plans to publicly blame Iran for dam cyber breach | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
The Obama administration is preparing to publicly attribute a 2013 cyber attack against a New York dam to Iranian hackers, according to U.S. officials familiar with the investigation.
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Anonymous has declared 'total war' on Donald Trump

Anonymous has declared 'total war' on Donald Trump | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Anonymous hackers have vowed “total war” on Donald Trump and threatened to “dismantle his campaign”. The group has posted a video asking supporters of the hacktivist group to attack Mr Trump’s campaign websites and conduct cyber attacks...
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​Google boots China's main digital certificate authority CNNIC | ZDNet

Google says a future update in Chrome will remove trust for all certificates from China's main root certificate authority.
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Obama order creates new U.S. authority to sanction cyber attackers

Obama order creates new U.S. authority to sanction cyber attackers | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack...

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Cyber what? (part 2 of 2)

Cyber what? (part 2 of 2) | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Words beginning with “cyber,” such as “cyber war” and “cyberspace” are entering our everyday lexicon. Politicians use the terms to describe an ambiguous threat from another country and security vendors use the terms to get you to buy their services. What exactly is cyberspace? Is cyber warfare and cyber terrorism real, and if so, are there real-world examples? These questions, and more, are tackled in this two-part series.
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GCHQ's Raspberry Pi 'Bramble' - exploring the future of computing

GCHQ's Raspberry Pi 'Bramble' - exploring the future of computing | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
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Safari users win right to sue Google over privacy

Safari users win right to sue Google over privacy | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Google loses Court of Appeal bid to stop consumers having right to sue in UK over alleged misuse of privacy settings.
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NSA Chief: Cyber Attackers Leave Warnings - DefenseNews.com

NSA Chief: Cyber Attackers Leave Warnings - DefenseNews.com | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Attackers hacking into American computer networks appear to be leaving "cyber fingerprints" to send a message that critical systems are vulnerable, the top US cyber-warrior said Thursday.
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FCC sued by broadband companies over net neutrality rules

FCC sued by broadband companies over net neutrality rules | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. broadband providers on Monday filed lawsuits against the Federal Communications Commission's recently approved net neutrality rules, launching what is a expected to be a series
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Pentagon wraps up new acquisition rules to protect weapons from cyberattacks

Pentagon wraps up new acquisition rules to protect weapons from cyberattacks | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Defense Department is taking aggressive action to bolster the security of U.S. weapons systems against cyberattacks, including issuing new rules for acquisitions that will be finalized in coming months, officials told Reuters. In addition to the acquisition policy, the department is producing a guidebook to help program managers assess the cost and risk tradeoffs in structuring new weapons programs and making them more secure, said Assistant Secretary of Defense
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DHS begins sharing cyber threat data with businesses

DHS begins sharing cyber threat data with businesses | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
The program is intended to help defend against cyberattacks. 
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Pak-based cyber attacks use phishing to target Indian defence sites

Pak-based cyber attacks use phishing to target Indian defence sites | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
A cyber threat operation in which malware ‘Seedoor’ was used has been targeting in India since at least 2013, FireEye said in a report.
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Last year's IRS cyber attack may have accessed 700,000 accounts

Last year's IRS cyber attack may have accessed 700,000 accounts | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
The Internal Revenue Service already increased the total number of accounts accessed in last year's cyber attack once. Today, it's raising the number gain
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Government to invest £1.9 billion into cybersecurity

Government to invest £1.9 billion into cybersecurity | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
A national cyber security centre will also be launched to join industry, academia and international partners
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Chinese hacker admitted hacking US Defense contractors

Chinese hacker admitted hacking US Defense contractors | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
A Chinese national pleaded guilty yesterday, March 23, on charges with hacking trade secrets from US defense contractors.
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Singapore Launches New Cybersecurity Agency

Singapore Launches New Cybersecurity Agency | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
The latest sign of growing global concerns over cybersecurity: Singapore has established a new ministry to combat bad guys lurking in the Internet's shadows.
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Cyber WHAT? (part 1 of 2)

Cyber WHAT? (part 1 of 2) | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Words beginning with “cyber,” such as “cyber war” and “cyberspace” are entering our everyday lexicon. Politicians use the terms to describe an ambiguous threat from another country and security vendors use the terms to get you to buy their services. What exactly is cyberspace? Is cyber warfare and cyber terrorism real, and if so, are there real-world examples? These questions, and more, are tackled in this two-part series.
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State-sponsored hackers target European, Israeli organizations

State-sponsored hackers target European, Israeli organizations | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
Rocket Kitten, the APT group of attackers that have been delivering spear-phishing emails with the Ghole malware to Israeli and European ins...
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Europol chief warns on computer encryption

Europol chief warns on computer encryption | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
A European police chief says encrypted online communications are the biggest problem faced by security agencies tackling terrorism.
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Army Cyber Force Growing 'Exponentially' - Armed with Science

Army Cyber Force Growing 'Exponentially' - Armed with Science | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
The U.S. Army is on track to have all 41 cyber mission force teams established and operating by the end of fiscal year 2016.
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‘ISIS Hackers’ Googled Their Hit List; Troops’ Names Were Already on Public Websites

‘ISIS Hackers’ Googled Their Hit List; Troops’ Names Were Already on Public Websites | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
They swore they “hacked military servers” to threaten U.S. troops. Actually, these self-proclaimed ISIS whiz kids basically cobbled together information that was already online.
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Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation

Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation | Politics & Government | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in
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