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FBI’s Huge Hacker Bust Could Be Bogus  21 May 2014 
Source: Daily Beast - Posted by Alex   
Dozens have been arrested in a king-sized global hacker crackdown. But it’s unclear whether the charges against these supposed cyber criminals will actually stick.
 
Sheheen, GOP senators trade barbs over hacking  09 May 2014 
Source: The State - Posted by Alex   
Gov. Nikki Haley’s Democratic rival called Thursday for the Republican to release details on how a hacker stole millions of taxpayers’ information, drawing the ire of state Senate GOP leaders.
 
Analysis of the FBI's Failure to Stop the Boston Marathon Bombings  02 May 2014 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Two opposite mistakes in an after-the-fact review of a terrorist incident are equally damaging. One is to fail to recognize the powerful difference between foresight and hindsight in evaluating how an investigative or intelligence agency should have behaved.
 
After Heartbleed, NSA reveals some flaws are kept secret  29 April 2014 
Source: CNET - Posted by Dave Wreski   
It's no secret that the National Security Agency is full of secrets. But, in a rare move, the White House disclosed Monday a bit more about how the NSA works.
 
F.B.I. Informant Is Tied to Cyberattacks Abroad  24 April 2014 
Source: NY Times - Posted by Alex   
An informant working for the F.B.I. coordinated a 2012 campaign of hundreds of cyberattacks on foreign websites, including some operated by the governments of Iran, Syria, Brazil and Pakistan, according to documents and interviews with people involved in the attacks.
 
Andrew Auernheimer’s computer hacking conviction is overturned by appeals court  14 April 2014 
Source: Washington Post - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A federal appeals court on Friday overturned the conviction of a prominent computer hacker whose imprisonment had highlighted a growing debate over whether the government is overreaching in its campaign against cybercrime.
 
U.S. States Investigating Breach at Experian  04 April 2014 
Source: Krebs on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
An exclusive KrebsOnSecurity investigation detailing how a unit of credit bureau Experian ended up selling consumer records to an identity theft service in the cybercrime underground has prompted a multi-state investigation by several attorneys general, according to wire reports.
 
Inside the NSA’s Secret Efforts to Hunt and Hack System Administrators  20 March 2014 
Source: First Look - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Across the world, people who work as system administrators keep computer networks in order – and this has turned them into unwitting targets of the National Security Agency for simply doing their jobs.
 
New NSA chief explains agency policy on “zero-day” exploits to Senate  13 March 2014 
Source: arsTechnica - Posted by Alex   
In response to a series of questions posed before his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, National Security Agency director nominee Vice Admiral Michael Rogers said that the NSA is working with the White House to create a process to determine what to do with zero-day vulnerabilities that the agency uncovers.
 
CIA Hack Scandal Turns Senate’s Defender of Spying Into a Critic  12 March 2014 
Source: Wired - Posted by Alex   
It’s quite a change to hear Dianne Feinstein, the powerful chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, express outrage over warrantless and potentially illegal government spying.
 
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