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GCHQ 'does not breach human rights'

GCHQ 'does not breach human rights' | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
The current system of UK intelligence collection does not currently breach the European Convention of Human Rights, a panel of judges has ruled.

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How hackers made life hell for a CIA boss and other top US officials

How hackers made life hell for a CIA boss and other top US officials | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Sex, lies, and social engineering: Inside the depraved world of Crackas With Attitude.
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[Update] US Military Is Paying Around $1 Billion To Access Microsoft's Source Code

In a non-competitive bidding for enterprise support, Microsoft has won't the US Department of Defence's contract for $927 million. It will allow DoD to access Redmond's closed-source code when needed.
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US government starts asking foreign visitors for their Facebook, Twitter and other social media info

US government starts asking foreign visitors for their Facebook, Twitter and other social media info | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
In a move that has drawn criticisms from privacy groups, the US government this week started to ask some foreign travelers arriving in the country to hand over their social media account details.
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DailyMotion hacked, 85 million usernames, emails and passwords stolen

DailyMotion hacked, 85 million usernames, emails and passwords stolen | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Video sharing website, DailyMotion hacked, 85 million user accounts Stolen Video sharing site DailyMotion, which is one of the largest video sharing and vi
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Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane

Government spies can see everything you’re doing with your phone on a plane | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
If you like your privacy, don't fly the friendly skies with your phone connected to in-flight networks. American and British intelligence have been surveilling phone use aboard civil aircraft since at least 2005, according to a new investigation by Le Monde based on secret documents from former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden. Simply turning on your phone when the plane is flying above 10,000 feet will revea
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Where Cybercriminals Go To Buy Your Stolen Data

Where Cybercriminals Go To Buy Your Stolen Data | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
What malicious sites provide both free and paid access to stolen credit cards, company databases, malware and more?
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20 Russian high-profile organizations attacked by spy malware in coordinated op – FSB

20 Russian high-profile organizations attacked by spy malware in coordinated op – FSB | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it

Computer networks of some 20 Russian state, defense, scientific and other high-profile organizations have been infected with malware used for cyberespionage, the Russian Security Service (FSB) reported, describing it as a professionally coordinated operation.

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Chinese cyber law challenged by tech titans over intellectual property, security concerns: Report

Chinese cyber law challenged by tech titans over intellectual property, security concerns: Report | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Stringent cybersecurity legislation recently approved by the Chinese government has spawned a spat between Beijing and some of the United States' biggest tech companies, according to a new report.
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FBI: A 'Human Wall' Protects Innocents From Our Hacking Exploits

FBI: A 'Human Wall' Protects Innocents From Our Hacking Exploits | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
FBI assistant legal attache explains how the agency sifts through information from its hacking exploits using a human "wall". Such tactics were used on paedophile site PlayPen and webmail service TorMail.
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Russia claims it foiled a cyber attack from a foreign spy service

Russia claims it foiled a cyber attack from a foreign spy service | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
The Russian government claims to have foiled a “large-scale” cyber attack from foreign intelligence services meant to destabilize the country’s financial system.
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Worried Your Emails Might Be Spied On? Here's What You Can Do | SciTech Connect

Worried Your Emails Might Be Spied On? Here's What You Can Do | SciTech Connect | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
So with all this going on, is it possible to protect your privacy? And if so, how?
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Google Fixes 12 High-Severity Flaws In Chrome Browser

Google Fixes 12 High-Severity Flaws In Chrome Browser | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Chrome 55.0.2883.75 for Windows, Mac, and Linux was released Thursday and patched 36 vulnerabilities, including 12 high-severity flaws eligible for bounties.
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Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking

Remote management app exposes millions of Android users to hacking | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Poor implementation of encryption in a popular Android remote management application exposes millions of users to data theft and remote code execution attacks.
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A lawyer broke down Instagram's privacy policy into easy wording

A lawyer broke down Instagram's privacy policy into easy wording | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
However much we love Instagram, it's a pretty scary place, especially when it comes to privacy. But as adults, at least we know what we're signing up for
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This Website Claims To Have The List Of Every Torrent You Have Downloaded In Your Life

If you're a regular torrent downloader, you should know that your torrent download history is publically available on the website known as I Know What You Download. Just type your IP address to see the list.
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A flaw in the Yahoo Email service allowed hackers to access target’s emails

A flaw in the Yahoo Email service allowed hackers to access target’s emails | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
The Finnish security expert Jouko Pynnönen discovered a vulnerability in the Yahoo email service that allowed hackers to read anyone messages.
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Govt seeks prison sentences for creators of dangerous hacking software

Govt seeks prison sentences for creators of dangerous hacking software | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it

The Russian government has drafted a bill introducing prison sentences as punishment for those who create software used in targeting critical national infrastructure, even if they have no part in actual attacks.

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The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court

The UK's Investigatory Powers Act allows the State to tell lies in court | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Enshrining parallel construction in English law
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Android 'Gooligan' Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts

Android 'Gooligan' Hackers Just Scored The Biggest Ever Theft Of Google Accounts | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Android malware spreading fast and businesses' Google accounts are being compromised as well as individuals.
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Android Malware Uses TeamViewer Mobile App to Take Control of Remote Devices

Crooks are spreading Android malware disguised as a one-time password (OTP) generator app for banking apps that steals the user's banking credentials and then installs the TeamViewer QuickSupport app to allow attackers to take over the victim's phone.
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Tor Users Were Caught By CMU Researchers - And Lack Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy, Judge Rules

Tor Users Were Caught By CMU Researchers - And Lack Reasonable Expectation Of Privacy, Judge Rules | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Federal judge Richard Jones has confirmed that the US authorities hired researchers from Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) to hack the Tor anonymising network, adding that Tor users have no reasonable expectation of privacy.
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Cyber Weapons Dealer Investigates 'Leak' Of Tor Hack That Helped Cops Bust Child Porn Site

Cyber Weapons Dealer Investigates 'Leak' Of Tor Hack That Helped Cops Bust Child Porn Site | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Activists are concerned about the leak of a zero-day vulnerability by a government contractor, used to expose the identities of a Tor-based site.
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Visbot Malware Found on 6,691 Magento Online Stores

Nearly 6,700 online stores running on top of the Magento platform are infected with the Visbot malware that hides on web servers, steals credit card information, encrypts it, hides it inside an image, and sends the encrypted credit card data to a crook's servers afterward.
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Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos

Facebook developing artificial intelligence to flag offensive live videos | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Facebook Inc (FB.O) is working on automatically flagging offensive material in live video streams, building on a growing effort to use artificial intelligence to monitor content, said Joaquin Candela, the company’s director of applied machine learning.
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Russia central bank: hackers stole over 2 billion roubles from accounts in central bank

Russia central bank: hackers stole over 2 billion roubles from accounts in central bank | Cyberveillance | Scoop.it
Hackers have stolen more than 2 billion roubles ($31.3 million) from banks' correspondent accounts in Russian central bank, the central bank official Artyom Sychyov told a briefing on Friday.
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