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State Dept. criticised for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

State Dept. criticised for poor records management, Clinton broke rules, IG report says

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"Longstanding, systemic weaknesses" prevented the State Department from properly managing cyber-security risks, according to an IG report.

Apple rehires crypto legend Jon Callas

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Cryptology executive Jon Callas returned to Apple, following the FBI/Apple showdown this year.

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

GCHQ infosec group disclosed kernel privilege exploit to Apple

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GCHQ's infosec unit CESG was credited with the discovery of two vulnerabilities that were patched by Apple last week.

Eastern Ukraine separatists seemingly targeted in Operation Groundbait APT

Eastern Ukraine separatists seemingly targeted in Operation Groundbait APT

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Researchers have discovered a malware-based APT dating back to 2008 that at least appears to target political enemies of Ukraine, including pro-Russia separatists in the disputed eastern region of the country.

Board checklist issued to improve cyber-security, data sharing advocated

Board checklist issued to improve cyber-security, data sharing advocated

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CityUK's Cyber Taskforce report, 'Cyber and the City; making the UK's financial and related professional services industry safe from cyber attacks' launched today with former GCHQ head Iain Lobban urging greater data sharing.

Seoul blames North Korea for cyber-attack on defence contractor

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North Korea denies claims by South Korea that it was behind a cyber-attack on a navy defence contractor.

Court decisions erode Privacy Shield support

Court decisions erode Privacy Shield support

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The long-besieged Privacy Shield agreement proposed by US and European officials faces a new round of challenges following recent decisions by the US Foreign Surveillance Intelligence Court and the Supreme Court.

Intelligence court affirms FBI's right to search Americans' emails without a warrant

Intelligence court affirms FBI's right to search Americans' emails without a warrant

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In a declassified ruling, a federal judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) ruled that the FBI's search of Americans' emails without a warrant during criminal investigations is not contradictory to the Constitution or the FISA Amendments Act.

Australia's prime minister confirms Australian Bureau of Meteorology attack

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Australian prime minister Malcolm Turnbull confirmed that the Australian Bureau of Meteorology was indeed a target of a cyber-attack last year.

Cyber-security new atom bomb, says Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak

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Cyber-security is the greatest threat since the atom bomb, said Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

US, Russian officials to meet this week on cyber-security issues, State Dept.

US, Russian officials to meet this week on cyber-security issues, State Dept.

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US and Russian officials will meet this week in Geneva to discuss cyber-security issues though not as a restart of the Bilateral Presidential Commission, a State Department official told SCMagazine.com.

No useful information discovered on San Bernardino iPhone

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The iPhone used by Syed Rizwan Farook, one of the shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack that left 14 people dead, was not found to contain any useful information, according to reports.

Russian hacker group targetting largest EU banks

Russian hacker group targetting largest EU banks

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Russia's central bank and the government are working together to fight banking hacker group Buhtrap.

WhatsApp spells problems for IP Bill with end-to-end encryption

WhatsApp spells problems for IP Bill with end-to-end encryption

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The encrypted communications app has introduced a kind of encryption meaning even WhatsApp won't be able to look at its customers messages, but what about the government?

Hacker 'The Jester' reroutes DoS attack to Mossad

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A hacker known as The Jester, whose site became a target of a DoS attack, claimed he rerouted the assault to strike Mossad, but it's his site that is currently down.

Ukraine approves new cyber-security strategy

Ukraine approves new cyber-security strategy

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New standards and cyber-security strategy approved in Ukraine to thwart Russians hacking infrastructure as Russian software purchases halted.

Apple, FBI put Cellebrite in the spotlight

Apple, FBI put Cellebrite in the spotlight

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The tentative naming of the Israeli firm Cellebrite as the muscle behind the FBI's ability to crack into unlocked the iPhone used by San Bernardino, California shooter Syed Farook without help from Apple, has brought this little known company into the spotlight.

Apple now on offensive against FBI

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The FBI might be pressed into providing Apple with the details of how its third-party hacker - now reportedly Cellebrite - will break into an iPhone so Apple can modify its security vulnerability.

Have liberated workers become a security nightmare for law firms?

Have liberated workers become a security nightmare for law firms?

The digital revolution has freed data from the office to multiple devices, bringing with it issues of secure acess, compliance and reputational integrity, which even smaller law firms must now address explains David Meyer.

Polish government drafts cyber-security strategy, eyes new cyber-security institution

Polish government drafts cyber-security strategy, eyes new cyber-security institution

The Polish government has drafted a new cyber-security strategy as part of plans to encourage growth.

RSA 2016: Microsoft president discusses DOJ, Irish data centres

RSA 2016: Microsoft president discusses DOJ, Irish data centres

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Microsoft president and chief legal officer Brad Smith discussed the software giant's ongoing legal battle with the US Department of Justice centered around Microsoft data centres in Ireland, at RSA Conference 2016..

RSA 2016: NSA director calls for more public-private partnerships

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NSA director and commander of US Cyber Command Adm Michael Rogers called on RSA attendees to work towards strengthening public-private partnerships.

DoJ touts data-sharing pact with UK before Judiciary Committee

DoJ touts data-sharing pact with UK before Judiciary Committee

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In a hearing before the US House Judiciary Committee, the DoJ addressed its recent efforts to compel technology companies to turn over electronic communications data stored on foreign soil.

OPM CIO Seymour resigns, avoids testifying before Oversight panel

OPM CIO Seymour resigns, avoids testifying before Oversight panel

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In the US the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Chief Information Officer (CIO) Donna Seymour resigned today, just days before she was scheduled to testify before the House panel investigating the massive OPM hack.

Poland's Digital Ministry to overhaul national cyber-security policy amid Russian fears

Poland's Digital Ministry to overhaul national cyber-security policy amid Russian fears

Poland moves to unify cyber-security response and bolster its defences in the wake of Russian hybrid warfare against neighbouring Ukraine.

Pro-Palestine hacktivist makes good on threat, posts data on FBI and DHS personnel

Pro-Palestine hacktivist makes good on threat, posts data on FBI and DHS personnel

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The hacker responsible for breaching the Department of Justice's web portal has publicly posted stolen data corresponding to roughly 20,000 employees of the FBI and 9,000 from the Department of Homeland Security.

UN panel: Assange in "arbitrary detention" in Ecuador's embassy

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A United Nations panel declared that the past three-and-a-half years that Julian Assange spent in Ecuador's embassy in the UK were effectively an "arbitrary detention", as the WikiLeaks founder fights extradition to Sweden.

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