government

now browsing by tag

 
 

ACLU Issues Guide for Defense Attorneys on Unconstitutional Government Use of Bulk Hacking

In 2015, the FBI used a single warrant, issued by a single judge, to hack into and search more than 8,000 computers in 120 countries around the world. The government designed software to infiltrate computers and bypass security- and privacy-enhancing … View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

The U.S. government is stockpiling lists of “zero day” software bugs that let it hack into iPhones

When the U.S. government couldn’t force Apple to give it access to the iPhone used by the shooter in the San Bernardino massacre, it reportedly paid $1 million for a secret software vulnerability that gave it full access to the … View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

US Government Hacked With Its Own Spyware?

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Former National Security Administration tech expert tells all. Another day, another news headline concerning hacking of US government accounts, this time with software that specifically targeted Macs and Apple devices, long known for their lower susceptibility to viruses and malware. … The post US Government Hacked […]

The post US Government Hacked With Its Own Spyware? appeared first on AmIHackerProof.com.

View full post on AmIHackerProof.com | Can You Be Hacked?

Russian cybercriminal hacked more than 60 government, education agencies

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Russian cybercriminal hacked more than 60 government, education agencies

Studies have shown that millions of internet-connected machines are vulnerable to cyberattack based on a variety of configuration and other issues. One vulnerability that cybercriminals can use to relatively easily attack systems is called “SQL injection,” meaning that a database …

The post Russian cybercriminal hacked more than 60 government, education agencies appeared first on National Cyber Security Ventures.

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

Former child abuse inquiry chairwoman to sue Scottish Government for £500,000

A former chairman of the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry is suing the Scottish Government for £500,000 in loss of earnings and damage to her reputation following her departure from the role last year.

According to papers lodged at the Court of Session, Susan O’Brien, QC, is says she was forced out after attempting to defend the inquiry’s independence from Government.

She was asked to quit after a psychologist working with the inquiry objected to comments she had allegedly made in a private meeting. These were put in the public domain by Education Secretary John Swinney, who said that, if they had become known to survivors, they would have made her position “untenable”.

Read More

The post Former child abuse inquiry chairwoman to sue Scottish Government for £500,000 appeared first on Parent Security Online.

View full post on Parent Security Online

French government, wary of cyberattacks, shares defense secrets with political parties

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

French government, wary of cyberattacks, shares defense secrets with political parties

French security officials, sobered by the destabilizing effect that computer hacking and email leaks had on the U.S. election, have taken the unprecedented step of allowing government cyber-snoops share their expertise with political parties.
The goal is to help France’s

The post French government, wary of cyberattacks, shares defense secrets with political parties appeared first on National Cyber Security Ventures.

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

Indian government under-prepared for cyber security warfare: FireEye’s Boland

ar-310179880

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Indian government under-prepared for cyber security warfare: FireEye’s Boland

In a conversation with ETtech, Bryce Boland- Chief Technology Officer, Asia Pacific, FireEye delves into a lot of critical cyber security issues like IoT, ransomware, car hacks and the corporate worlds inefficiency in dealing with such issues
Why is security

The post Indian government under-prepared for cyber security warfare: FireEye’s Boland appeared first on National Cyber Security Ventures.

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

Indian Government Thanks 17-Year-Old Hacker for Pointing Out Web Flaws

hack_1479360200786

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Indian Government Thanks 17-Year-Old Hacker for Pointing Out Web Flaws

An Indian External Affairs Ministry official has thanked a 17-year-old hacker who exposed flaws in Indian diplomatic missions’ websites that allowed intruders to gain access to non-public information, and said the problems were being fixed.
“Thank you for your advice,”

The post Indian Government Thanks 17-Year-Old Hacker for Pointing Out Web Flaws appeared first on National Cyber Security Ventures.

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

Updating the Government Fine System for Improved IT Infrastructure

obama_testing_the_federal_government_it_dashboard-897x494

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

Updating the Government Fine System for Improved IT Infrastructure

It’s a rare occurrence for a large corporation to lose a lawsuit to the federal government and have it result in a hefty fine. But when it does happen, it’s a NYT-alert worthy moment. Cases like Toyota’s, in which

The post Updating the Government Fine System for Improved IT Infrastructure appeared first on National Cyber Security Ventures.

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures

UK will ‘strike back’ if it comes under cyberattack, says government

cyber-attack-code

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans

UK will ‘strike back’ if it comes under cyberattack, says government

International hackers and cyberattackers who launch operations against the UK will be retaliated against, the government has warned, as it sets out plans to protect infrastructure, business, and citizens from online threats.
These tactics form part of the government’s National

The post UK will ‘strike back’ if it comes under cyberattack, says government appeared first on National Cyber Security Ventures.

View full post on National Cyber Security Ventures