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FireEye hack: Cybersecurity firm says nation-state stole attacking tools

FireEye hack: Cybersecurity firm says nation-state stole attacking tools

"This attack is different from the tens of thousands of incidents we have responded to throughout the years," the firm says in an SEC filing.Major cybersecurity firm FireEye has been hit by a cyberattack, with hackers stealing its attack test tools in a targeted heist, the company said in  Tuesday. CEO Kevin Mandia said the hack most likely came from a nation-state attacker. The hack hit one of the largest cybersecurity companies in the US. FireEye has investigated prominent cyberattacks including and the . The hackers stole FireEye's "Red Team" tools, a collection of malware and exploits...

Dec 9
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Supreme Court hears case on hacking law and its limits

Supreme Court hears case on hacking law and its limits

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe "dangerously vague" Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, established in 1986, gets a look 34 years later.For the first time, the US Supreme Court on Monday heard arguments surrounding a 34-year-old law on computer hacking -- examining how the terms of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act mean everyday activities like browsing Instagram on a work computer could be interpreted as a federal crime. The , sets the framework for what's considered illegal hacking -- with a broad scope noting that any person who "knowingly accessed a computer...

Nov 30
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US charges Russian hackers over 3 of world's biggest cyberattacks

US charges Russian hackers over 3 of world's biggest cyberattacks

We and our partners use cookies to understand how you use our site, improve your experience and serve you personalized content and advertising. Read about how we use cookies in our and how you can control them by clicking . By continuing to use this site, you accept these cookies.AcceptRejectUpdate ConsentThe indictment against six Russian military officers digs into hacks that, among other things, caused widespread power outages in Ukraine and unleashed ransomware that caused billions in damages.Six Russian military hackers have been indicted over a series of seismic cyberattacks since...

Oct 19
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Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show

Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againCourt records in an arson case show that Google gave away data on people who searched for a specific address.There are few things as revealing as a person's search history, and police typically need a warrant on a known suspect to demand that sensitive information. But a recently unsealed court document found that investigators can request such data in reverse order by asking Google to disclose everyone who searched a keyword rather than for information on a known suspect.In August, police arrested Michael Williams, an associate...

Oct 8
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US government won't detail how TikTok is a security threat

US government won't detail how TikTok is a security threat

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againHere's the way the Justice Department explains exactly how the Chinese government can spy on Americans through TikTok: [REDACTED].The US government warns that TikTok is a for millions of Americans, but when it comes to specifics on how the Chinese government could get its hands on data from the social video app, the Justice Department is keeping the information classified. In on Sept. 25, the agency on multiple occasions redacted specific information on how the Chinese government could take your data.For more like thisSubscribe to...

September 28, 2020
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FBI director: It's a mistake to get election information on social media

FBI director: It's a mistake to get election information on social media

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againIf you want accurate details on when and where to vote, he says, don't look to Facebook or Twitter.If a Facebook page or an Instagram post is offering the location of your polling place, you should double check that with your local elections office, the FBI director said Thursday at a congressional hearing. Better yet, don't get your election information from social media at all. The hosted on Thursday its annual worldwide threats hearing, where intelligence agencies in past years have warned about and . For more like...

September 17, 2020
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US charges Chinese hackers with 'unprecedented' attacks on gaming companies

US charges Chinese hackers with 'unprecedented' attacks on gaming companies

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againThe Justice Department warns that the video game industry is a new target for nation-state actors.Video games are a , and hackers are starting to take notice, the Justice Department warned Wednesday. The agency announced charges against five Chinese hackers and two Malaysian tech executives who it tied to a six-year campaign against multiple video game companies. The five from China -- Zhang Haoran, Tan Dailin, Qian Chuan, Fu Qiang and Jiang Lizhi -- are allegedly responsible for hacking more than 100 entities, including social...

September 17, 2020
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Hackers out of Russia, China, Iran are targeting US election, Microsoft finds

Hackers out of Russia, China, Iran are targeting US election, Microsoft finds

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againCyberattacks have evolved since 2016 and are aiming at the campaigns of both Joe Biden and Donald Trump.Hackers have never stopped trying to interfere in US politics, they've only gotten smarter about covering their tracks, researchers from . The attacks have only advanced since in 2016, with attempted hacks now targeting both the Trump and Biden campaigns. The presidential election in 2016 showed that cybersecurity plays a major role in politics, after from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign. Since...

September 10, 2020
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Hackers out of Russia, China, Iran are targeting US election, Microsoft finds

Hackers out of Russia, China, Iran are targeting US election, Microsoft finds

CNET también está disponible en español.Don't show this againCyberattacks have evolved since 2016 and are aiming at the campaigns of both Joe Biden and Donald Trump.Hackers have never stopped trying to interfere in US politics, they've only gotten smarter about covering their tracks, researchers from . The attacks have only advanced since in 2016, with attempted hacks now targeting both the Trump and Biden campaigns. The presidential election in 2016 showed that cybersecurity plays a major role in politics, after from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign. Since...

September 10, 2020
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Facial recognition's fate could be decided in 2021

Facial recognition's fate could be decided in 2021

A number of lawsuits and legislative measures mean the debate over the use of facial recognition is poised to ramp up.The dumpster fire that was 2020 has also set the stage for what could be the biggest development in and how it gets regulated. In the past year, lawmakers, privacy advocates, lawsuits and local legislative measures have all rallied against the technology as a tool for surveillance and law enforcement. Several crucial decisions in the next year will steer its future. At stake is the role facial recognition will play as society weighs the importance of security over civil...

Dec 11
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