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Snowden film fails to shed light on essential questions

Snowden film fails to shed light on essential questions

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Oliver Stone's latest foray into political pseudo-documentary filmmaking presents a one-sided account of a formative moment in history.

MalwareMustDie closes blog in NSA/CIA spy protest

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MalwareMustDie, the white-hat security research group, has closed its blog in protest of alleged American espionage against friendly countries.

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

ICYMI: National Strategy; NHS attack; NSA's secrets; Fraud report; Directors' liability

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This week In Case You Missed it looks at: £1.9 bn for UK cyber strategy; Hospital hacked; More NSA leaks; Fraud attack league; Directors' breach liability

Past behaviour did not stop leaker from accessing sensitive NSA Data

Past behaviour did not stop leaker from accessing sensitive NSA Data

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The NSA's latest alleged leaker apparently had a variety of issues, including alcohol abuse and criminal charges, which did not cast doubt on his security clearance.

Second Shadow Brokers dump released

Second Shadow Brokers dump released

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The hacking group named The Shadow Brokers has released more NSA-related files, these are said to show IP addresses linked to the Equation Group, a hacking group believed to be an NSA contractor.

Former NSA deputy director talks Snowden, pardons and privacy [Video]

Former NSA deputy director talks Snowden, pardons and privacy [Video]

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Chris Inglis, former deputy director at the NSA, says the organisation had not been prepared for an insider threat of the magnitude of Edward Snowden and rejected calls for him to be pardoned.

ICYMI: NSA, Microsoft, Phishing and FastPOS

ICYMI: NSA, Microsoft, Phishing and FastPOS

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This week: NSA webcam exploits, Microsoft Exchange, top 5 phishing lures and FastPOS malware

NSA spy details how to tap into webcam on Mac without user noticing

NSA spy details how to tap into webcam on Mac without user noticing

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An ex NSA spook has shown how to tap into a Mac's webcam without the user even knowing

NSA contractor nabbed for pilfering agency codes

NSA contractor nabbed for pilfering agency codes

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Harold T. Martin III, 51, who worked for Booz Allen Hamilton, was arrested after an FBI search of his home and car uncovered an abundance of highly classified documents, which Martin was not authorized to have

No takers for stolen NSA tools, Shadow Brokers rant

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The Shadow Brokers Saturday posted a rant to voice their discontent over the lack of bids for the stolen goods.

Privacy orgs file brief against US, allies on bulk surveillance

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A coalition of privacy organisations are suing the United States and its allies for involvement in a bulk data collection program, which they say violates the European Convention on Human Rights.

ICYMI: Equation group, Hutzero, Cyber-security unemployment, CEO responsibility and Lord Blunkett

ICYMI: Equation group, Hutzero, Cyber-security unemployment, CEO responsibility and Lord Blunkett

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This week: Leaked NSA hacking tools go to work on Cisco customers, The first class of a new cyber-security school graduates, European CEOs no longer pass the buck on security, and Lord Blunkett opens a Cyber-Highway

NSA hacking tools used against Cisco customers

NSA hacking tools used against Cisco customers

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The Shadow Brokers' dump of NSA-linked hacking tools are now being used against Cisco customers

CREST takes over cyber-assurance programme from NSA in America

CREST takes over cyber-assurance programme from NSA in America

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The National Security Agency has handed over responsibility for operating and promoting its CIRA accreditation programme to CREST, best known in the UK for its accreditation schemes with GCHQ, CESG and the Bank of England.

Former DGSE head confirmed French targeted foreign countries

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France's former head of external intelligence service discussed a French cyber campaign that targeted Iran, Canada, Spain, Greece, Norway and other nations.

Extrabacon flaw isn't being patched quick enough by organisations

Extrabacon flaw isn't being patched quick enough by organisations

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Cisco issues patch for Extrabacon vulnerability but thousands of routers at risk from exploit allegedly created by the NSA's Equation Group.

Minimising the damage caused by a breach

Minimising the damage caused by a breach

Protecting data is a significant task faced by security managers every day. Paul German discusses creating cyber-security strategies for government agencies.

Juniper confirms leaked "NSA exploits" affect its firewalls

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Juniper confirms exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers group appear to affect its firewalls, but has not yet patched the vulnerabilities.

After NSA leaks, a renewed interest in vulnerability disclosure

After NSA leaks, a renewed interest in vulnerability disclosure

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Code leaked by the Shadow Brokers group has set off calls from security researchers and tech groups in the US for a national conversation about vulnerability disclosure policy.

Shadow Broker's leaked files confirmed real by Snowden docs

Shadow Broker's leaked files confirmed real by Snowden docs

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A dubious offering by a dubious group calling themselves The Shadow Brokers has been at least partly legitimised by disclosures from Snowden's 2013 leak

Snowden says Shadow Broker leak is likely a warning from Russia

Snowden says Shadow Broker leak is likely a warning from Russia

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The leaker to end all leakers has taken to Twitter to provide some insight in to the recent high profile auction of NSA hacking tools.

CFcS programme established to improve US national cyber-posture

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The growth of state sponsored and APT cyber-attacks on the US government has triggered a much needed response by the US National Security Agency's (NSA) Information Assurance Directorate (IAD).

Clapper unhappy that Snowden sped up encryption by 7 years

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James Clapper, director of national intelligence has blamed the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden for making it harder for the US to monitor and arrest terrorists by advancing the development of more advanced and widely available encryption.

Hacker taps US Congressman's cellphone

Hacker taps US Congressman's cellphone

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After a hacker got into the phone of Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu, the California lawmaker is asking for an investigation.

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.

Over ¼ UK CIOs 'not concerned' about breaches

Over ¼ UK CIOs 'not concerned' about breaches

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A report by the relaunched Carbon Black has shown that 28 percent of UK CIOs are unconcerned with being breached.

Juniper Networks backdoor password 'hackable' within six hours

Juniper Networks backdoor password 'hackable' within six hours

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Juniper Networks own ScreenOS software harboured unauthorised code, questions of possible use by NSA.

NSA slams Snowden but accepts need for high-level debate on privacy

NSA slams Snowden but accepts need for high-level debate on privacy

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The deputy director of the NSA has accepted the need for a "macro" level debate about privacy and security but rejects the characterisation of Edward Snowden as a whistleblower.

Details of US drone strike programme leaked through anonymous source

Details of US drone strike programme leaked through anonymous source

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A trove of documents leaked by an anonymous source has been released by The Intercept, revealing a truly devastating data breach against US intelligence.

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