Former security contractor Edward Snowden was able to obtain secret documents revealing a massive U.S. spying effort from the National Security Agency's internal website, U.S. officials said according to a report on Wednesday.
The classified documents leaked by Snowden were posted internally, and Snowden's job allowed him to single-handedly make digital copies without his supervisors' knowledge, government officials told National Public Radio.
They did not tell NPR how Snowden took copied files out of the office, citing an ongoing investigation.
Deloitte & Touche LLP said on Monday it hired a former senior FBI official as its new director of security and privacy, as the firm seeks to help its client companies fight the threat from increasingly sophisticated computer hackers.
Mary E. Galligan, who supervised the FBI's investigation into the September 11 attacks during a more than 25 year career in law enforcement, will advise Fortune 500 companies on cyber security risks for Deloitte.
She began her role last week, Deloitte said.
Abu Dhabi Police has issued a warning to companies in the UAE following a spate of cyber-attacks by international hackers.
Two recent cyber heists involving about Dh1million have left business wary because hackers are found to intercept communications of business deals that take place between local buyers and foreign suppliers to target funds.
Police in Argentina have arrested a 19-year-old man accused of heading a gang of hackers who targeted international money transfer and gambling websites.
Dubbed "the superhacker", the teenager was making $50,000 (£31,500) a month, working from his bedroom in Buenos Aires, police say.
The arrest operation shut down the power to the entire neighbourhood to prevent the deletion of sensitive data.
Police say it took them a year to close in on the teenager.
The young man lived with his father, a computer expert, in Buenos Aires.
The internationally renowned Vienna hacker Peter Kleissner will have uncovered a global spying campaign from Russia, said to have been affected by the next few conglomerates and the local Bank Austria. "They used a Trojan and stolen data," said Kleissner to APA.
The Kehila Jewish Community Day School has been the target of what appears to be a hate crime.
When the school's webmaster went on the site Thursday morning to look up information, she was shocked to find an "anti-Israel" cartoon posted on the home page.
The site was hacked Wednesday night, Sept. 11 — which principal Peter Greenberg says cannot be a coincidence. The police hate crime unit is investigating the incident, says Constable Debbie McGreal-Dinning.
"(The) investigation is at the preliminary stages at this time," she said.
Helsinki Police say they detained a hacker last weekend suspected of accessing thousands of usernames and passwords of visitors to more than 300 websites.
Police spokesman Jukkapekka Risu said officers arrested an unnamed local man, who allegedly acknowledged his actions. Officers are analyzing his confiscated computers. They declined to give more details.
In a recent story about the U.S. National Security Agency’s controversial Internet surveillance operations, the New York Times reported that “the agency has circumvented or cracked much of the encryption, or digital scrambling, that guards global commerce and banking systems.”
The bolding is mine, because if in fact the agency did crack the encryption schemes used for bank transactions (the Times is somewhat unclear on that point), then in doing so it may have solved a math problem that has long puzzled cryptographers and number theorists alike.
Filmmaker Bahram Sadeghi in Amsterdam Call United State National Security Agency NSA Again.
He is concerned that he might get in trouble with NSA after his telephone call last week.
He decided to call NSA again and ask them whether has anything to fear from the agency.