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FBI sends memo to US.gov sysadmins: You've been hacked... for the past YEAR  19 November 2013 
Source: The Register UK - Posted by Alex   
Hacktivists allegedly affiliated with Anonymous have been covertly breaking into US government systems and pilfering sensitive information for nearly a year, the FBI warned last week.
 
Dan Geer Explains the Government Surveillance Mentality  11 November 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
This talk by Dan Geer explains the NSA mindset of "collect everything": I previously worked for a data protection company. Our product was, and I believe still is, the most thorough on the market. By "thorough" I mean the dictionary definition, "careful about doing something in an accurate and exact way." To this end, installing our product instrumented every system call on the target machine.
 
12-year-old boy admits to hacking government sites for Anonymous  29 October 2013 
Source: The Verge - Posted by Dave Wreski   
A 12-year-old boy in Montreal has pleaded guilty to breaking into multiple government and police websites in the name of the hacker collective Anonymous, reports the Toronto Sun. The attacks were not politically motivated, however; the boy testified that he traded information to members of Anonymous in exchange for videogames.
 
Fallout from Snowden leaks could hinder next NSA chief  18 October 2013 
Source: Network World - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Whoever succeeds Gen. Keith Alexander as the next director of the National Security Agency will be stuck weathering the fallout from the Edward Snowden media leaks for the conceivable future.
 
NSA Harvesting Contact Lists  15 October 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Anthony Pell   
A new Snowden document shows that the NSA is harvesting contact lists -- e-mail address books, IM buddy lists, etc. -- from Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, Facebook, and others.
 
The NSA's New Risk Analysis  09 October 2013 
Source: Schneier on Security - Posted by Dave Wreski   
As I recently reported in the Guardian, the NSA has secret servers on the Internet that hack into other computers, codename FOXACID. These servers provide an excellent demonstration of how the NSA approaches risk management, and exposes flaws in how the agency thinks about the secrecy of its own programs.
 
Silk Road bust demonstrates feds penetration of Deepnet  08 October 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Dave Wreski   
By shutting down the notorious Silk Road criminal marketplace, federal law enforcement is succeeding at infiltrating the most sinister areas of the hidden Internet, experts say.
 
US indicts 13 alleged members of hacker group Anonymous  07 October 2013 
Source: Aljazerra - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thirteen suspected members of Anonymous, the internet hacking group, were indicted by a U.S. jury Thursday for allegedly carrying out worldwide cyber-attacks, including targets that refused to process payments for the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks, founded by Julian Assange.
 
13 Members Of Hacker Group 'Anonymous' Indicted On Federal Charges  04 October 2013 
Source: Business Insider - Posted by Dave Wreski   
Thirteen alleged members of the loosely organized hacker collective known as Anonymous were indicted Thursday in connection with a series of online attacks on US companies and trade groups.
 
NSA chief seeks more data from private sector  26 September 2013 
Source: CSO Online - Posted by Alex   
Gen. Keith Alexander, head of the embattled National Security Agency (NSA), says he is willing to share cyberattack information with the private sector -- an offer seen as a Trojan horse by at least one expert.
 
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