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Spy firm springs another leak

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Until middle-ranking employee Edward Snowden hit the headlines, the activities of US management consultant Booz Allen Hamilton remained largely unknown to the general public. As a major defence contractor to the US Government, the company prefers to stay out of the limelight, but a second major security leak has raised… Read more »

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Uncle Vlad is watching you

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It is rumoured that ministers attending Teresa May’s cabinet meetings will in future have to leave their smartwatches at the door – to avoid the Russians listening in. Following on from several well-publicised cyber security breaches during the US presidential election campaign, the British Government is believed to be taking… Read more »

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Cyber attacks on German state

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Recent attacks on the German parliament’s computer system have been attributed to a hacking collective ostensibly working for the Russian state. Though Russia has not responded to this allegation, German authorities believe the group to be Sofacy/APT 28, a collective closely allied with the Russian state. There has been a… Read more »

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Symantec discovers most sophisticated sypware ever seen

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Leading security agency Symantec has discovered a piece of malicious software called Regin, which is believed to be one of the most sophisticated ever seen. The agency believes that Regin has been in use for six years and was probably developed by a government in the West against a range… Read more »

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