Ransomware infections reported worldwide

BBC News A massive ransomware campaign appears to have infected a number of organisations around the world. Screenshots of a well known program that locks computers and demands a payment in Bitcoin have been shared online by parties claiming to be affected. There have been reports of infections in the UK, US, China, Russia, Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Taiwan and others. Security researchers are linking the … Continue reading Ransomware infections reported worldwide

FCC website hit by attacks after ‘net neutrality’ proposal

David Shepardson Reuters The U.S. Federal Communications Commission said Monday that its website was hit by deliberate denial of service attacks after the telecommunications regulator was criticized by comedian John Oliver for its plan to reverse “net neutrality” rules. The attacks came soon after Oliver on Sunday urged viewers to file electronic comments with the FCC opposing the plan unveiled by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai … Continue reading FCC website hit by attacks after ‘net neutrality’ proposal

Big Brother to spy on our internet history and ISP address without a warrant

Mass Private I Fight For The Future warns, by using the CRA to gut the FCC broadband privacy rules, lawmakers voted to allow ISPs to: Monitor and sell customer’s location data, search history, app usage, and browsing habits to advertisers without your permission Hijack customer’s search results, redirecting their traffic to paying third parties Insert ads into web pages that would otherwise not have them … Continue reading Big Brother to spy on our internet history and ISP address without a warrant

Anti-Defamation League to launch Silicon Valley center to combat cyberhate

Justin Carissimo
The Independent

With reports of hate crimes on the rise across the country, the Anti-Defamation League is planning to launch a facility in the heart of Silicon Valley to track and monitor harassment and hate speech online.

The organisation’s CEO, Jonathan Greenblatt, announced at SXSW on Sunday that the ADL received a “six figure” donation from the Omidyar Network investment firm to build the command center just south of San Francisco. In a statement, the company said it will work to curb hate speech against the Jewish community and other minority groups in the country.

“Now more than ever as anti-Semitism, Islamophobia, racism, and other hatreds have exploded online, it’s critical that we are bringing best-in-class technology and resources to this fight. That’s why we will build this center in Silicon Valley, and why we are so grateful to Omidyar Network for providing seed funding for this effort,” he said in a statement. Continue reading “Anti-Defamation League to launch Silicon Valley center to combat cyberhate”

Malware Attacks Used by the U.S. Goverrnment Retain Potency For Many Years, New Evidence Indicates

The Intercept

A NEW REPORT from Rand Corp. may help shed light on the government’s arsenal of malicious software, including the size of its stockpile of so-called “zero days” — hacks that hit undisclosed vulnerabilities in computers, smartphones, and other digital devices.

The report also provides evidence that such vulnerabilities are long lasting. The findings are of particular interest because not much is known about the U.S. government’s controversial use of zero days. Officials have long refused to say how many such attacks are in the government’s arsenal or how long it uses them before disclosing information about the vulnerabilities they exploit so software vendors can patch the holes. Continue reading “Malware Attacks Used by the U.S. Goverrnment Retain Potency For Many Years, New Evidence Indicates”

Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7’: “The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents”; Another Snowden Emerges

Video by Lisa Haven Article by ZeroHedge WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part of ‘Vault 7’, a series of leaks on the agency, which have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the org chart below, … Continue reading Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7’: “The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents”; Another Snowden Emerges

Every ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ In America Has Just Been Vindicated…

Michael Snyder End of the American Dream Yes, the government can use your phone, your computer and even potentially your television to spy on what you are doing inside your own home. On Tuesday, Wikileaks released thousands of documents that prove what virtually every “conspiracy theorist” in America has been saying for years about government spying. And I don’t even like to use the term … Continue reading Every ‘Conspiracy Theorist’ In America Has Just Been Vindicated…