Cyberespionage News, Articles and Updates

Justice sends docs to congressional committees probing Trump wiretap claims

Reuters cited a government source as saying there was nothing in the information that supported Trump's claims that former President Barack Obama had directed agencies to spy on him.

Trump Tower, Clinton email investigation info on stolen Secret Service agent's laptop

While authorities recovered a black bag marked with the Secret Service log and some coins, a scramble was on to find the laptop, which contained sensitive information related to national security.

IT pros fear cyberespionage may be top 2017 threat

A recent Trend Micro study found 20 percent of IT leaders believe cyberespionage will be the top threat of 2017.

FireEye says criminals now as sophisticated as nation states

FireEye's annual M-Trends report finds that financial attacks have reached nation-state level of sophistication.

CyberUK 2017: GCHQ director explains NCSC ethos in parting interview

Outgoing director of GCHQ, Robert Hannigan, tells the FT's Lionel Barber about the genesis of the National Cyber Security Centre and what he hopes it will achieve.

NSA hacker Joyce will be White House Cyber Czar, reports say

Rob Joyce has headed up the National Security Agency's Tailored Access Operations group since 2013.

Kremlin seeks to sway British public opinion?

The head of the UK's National Cyber Security Centre has written to political parties warning of potential Russian-backed hacking to sway the British electorate.

Israel-UK cyber-security lessons - shared concerns, shared responses

Israel is under constant threat and conscription gives its army access to its brightest students - what can the UK learn from its approach to and understanding of cyber-terrorism?

FBI, CIA launch probe into WikiLeaks; Apple, Google assure zero-day fixes

The information released has yet to be verified but revealed multiple zero days that Apple and Google said are being fixed.

WikiLeaks promises to leak Vault 7 code archive to tech firms first

Tech firms will get "exclusive access" to Vault 7 tech details to allow them to patch vulnerabilities, says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

WikiLeaks releases document trove allegedly containing CIA hacking tools

Hacking tools from the isolated, high-security network situated inside the CIA's Center for Cyber Intelligence have allegedly been released by WikiLeaks which hopes to instigate conversation around the moral use of cyberweapons.

Few security pros confident in nation's cybersecurity posture, survey

The study found that 80 percent of respondents said that they were more concerned about cybersecurity this year compared to last.

Obama ramped up cyberattacks to disrupt North Korea missile program

Proponents of the campaign point to a number of missile launches that have failed—either missing their mark or exploding in midair—as the program's success.

Congress warned of AI, robot threats

Congress has officially been warned about the threat of robotic soldiers and artificial intelligence that could enable cyberespionage or worse.

GOP Rep. Issa calls for Trump, Russia, investigation

Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has become the first member of his party to call for an independent investigation Trump-Russia ties.

No secret anymore: Russia touts cyber force

Russia has a cyber army. The announcement was made by Defense Minister Sergey Shoygu.

Trump gets mixed reviews on cybersecurity, one month in

The administration has hinted at cybersecurity policy, but no definitive strategy has emerged.

TeamSpy malware exploits TeamViewer in phishing campaign

Heimdal Security researchers spotted a new spam campaign carrying the TeamSpy data-stealing malware.

Russian special services deny involvement in Shaltay Boltay case

Russian officials continue to deny reports that hacker group Shaltay Boltay operated with the blessing of the security service FSB.

Flynn resigns after revelations sanctions were discussed with Russia

Speculation had long swirled that Flynn discussed sanctions leveled against Russia by former President Barack Obama for its alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election, but Flynn denied wrongdoing.

U.S. citizen sues Ethiopian gov't for planting spyware

A U.S. citizen is suing the Ethiopian government for planting spyware on his personal computer and for illegal wiretapping.

Federal agencies leasing in foreign owned buildings may cause cyberespionage risks

The report found at least 25 different offices used by the agencies including FBI, Department of Justice, State Department, and others.

CIA's Directorate of Digital Innovation here to stay

Efforts made by former CIA Director John Brennan to modernize the CIA have paid off and will carry on under the new administration.

Kaspersky Lab employee arrested by Russians on charges of high treason

Ruslan Stoyanov was investigating a senior figure within the Russian FSB, who was allegedly receiving money from foreign organisations to assist in cyber-investigations.

WikiLeaks seeks Trump's tax returns

The WikiLeaks call to hackers went out just after presidential adviser Kellyanne Conway said on ABC's "This Week" that Trump would not release his returns.

Stuxnet leaker pardoned by Barack Obama; Manning sentence slashed 80%

Instead of being sentenced, General James Cartwright, the man believed to have leaked the secret that the US and Israeli armies had developed the Stuxnet malware was pardoned by the outgoing Obama administration.

Obama confident in commuting Chelsea Manning's sentence, Assange won't leave embassy

Julian Assange had promised to agree to extradition if President Obama commuted Chelsea Manning's sentence, but Obama said that pledge didn't influence his decision.