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  • Link between NSA and Regin cyberespionage malware becomes clearer

    Keylogging malware that may have been used by the NSA shares signficant portions of code with a component of Regin, a sophisticated platform that has been used to spy on businesses, government institutions and private individuals for years.

    Written by Lucian Constantin27 Jan. 15 22:44
  • GCHQ reportedly infiltrated and attacked hacktivist groups

    British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) has reportedly infiltrated hacktivist groups and used denial-of-service and other techniques to disrupt their online activities.

    Written by Lucian Constantin05 Feb. 14 16:12
  • Prominent cryptographer victim of malware attack related to Belgacom breach

    Belgian cryptographer Jean-Jacques Quisquater had his personal computer infected with malware as the result of a targeted attack that's believed to be related to a security breach discovered last year at Belgian telecommunications group Belgacom. According to him, other cryptographers have also been targeted by the same attackers.

    Written by Lucian Constantin03 Feb. 14 16:38
  • Privacy group files OECD complaints over UK telco spying

    Privacy International has filed complaints against U.K. telecommunications companies for assisting British intelligence agency Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) with mass interception of telephone and Internet traffic that passes through undersea fiber optic cables.

    Written by Loek Essers05 Nov. 13 14:25
  • Digital surveillance programs in other countries trigger controversy

    Last week's disclosure of massive data collection efforts at the U.S. National Security Agency has generated heated debate in the U.S. and across the world about privacy. The NSA is collecting metadata on U.S. residents' phone calls made on Verizon's network and Internet records from nine Web companies, including Facebook, Google and Microsoft, according to reports in the Guardian and The Washington Post newspapers. But intelligence agencies in other countries have similar goals, according to reports, and in some cases there are few details about what data these governments are collecting.

    Written by IDG News Service staff14 June 13 21:08