Edward Snowden News, Articles and Updates

Edward Snowden returns to US! Oops, nope, it's a phishing scam

A strange spam campaign that targets Apple customers has been found distributing phishing emails containing an Apple receipt that bills US$ 9.99 (£7) to an Edward Snowden residing at a US address.

Clapper unhappy that Snowden sped up encryption by 7 years

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.

ICYMI: Lenovo MiTM bug, 'hero' Snowden & cyber-insurance trust

This week's In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) column looks at the latest Lenovo flaw, Edward Snowden's standing in the UK, trust in cyber-insurance and a new version of TorrentLocker.

NSA whistleblower Snowden a 'hero' - but not in the UK?

NSA and GCHQ whistleblower Edward Snowden and the film on his leaks, Citizenfour, were celebrated at an event in London last week, but questions remain whether the UK really got the message on privacy and government surveillance.

NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warns of iPhone spyware

NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden reportedly refuses to use Apple's iPhone because he fears the handset can be monitored by spy agencies.

Chinese cyber-spies accused of stealing IP on US fighter jet

The Chinese government allegedly stole the designs of a new US fighter jet, according to the latest leaked documents from NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

GCHQ faces new Belgacom hack allegations

New leaks from NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden reveal that the alleged GCHQ cyber-attack on Belgacom used Regin malware and was undiscovered for two years before it was detected. Plus, there are now concerns that the clean-up operation was not successful.

Skype and ISPs under fire for giving encryption the boot

The Electronic Frontier Foundation criticises Skype for no end-to-end encryption and claims that ISPs in the US and Thailand are removing encryption from customer data.

FBI raids house of 'second Snowden'

The FBI is reported to have raided the house of a second whistle-blower who was leaking sensitive agency documents to the media.

GCHQ head says agency was 'never involved in mass surveillance'

Sir Iain Lobban says GCHQ staff "are normal decent human beings who watch EastEnders and Spooks".

NSA has 850 billion pieces of searchable metadata

The National Security Agency (NSA) is reported to have developed its own search engine to sift through the billions of phone calls, emails and other electronic communications it harvests and monitors from around the world.

Rogue UK and US spies 'help safeguard Tor network'

Extremists and paedophiles protected by 'white hat' hackers in GCHQ and NSA, says unconfirmed BBC report.

Russia extends Snowden stay

Insider threat levels from ex-staffers greater than expected

A third of of ex-employees have access to company data and 9 percent have used their access privileges, says new research.

Snowden calls on businesses to encrypt data, shun Dropbox

UK cyber experts side with NSA whistle-blower who urges companies to adopt encryption and to shun Dropbox because the cloud storage company is 'hostile to privacy'.

Up to 33 governments 'help NSA intercept data'

The latest leaks from whistle-blower Edward Snowden reveal that the US National Security Agency (NSA) has intercepted huge volumes of private emails, phone calls and internet messages by tapping fibre-optic cables in as many as 33 countries around the globe.

Post Snowden, Obama privacy director backs NSA and GCHQ transparency

President Obama's former director of privacy has urged NSA and GCHQ to work together to become more transparent when carrying out surveillance.

Google and NSA: Friends with benefits?

For all those denials of carrying out governance surveillance, Google's relationship with the National Security Agency (NSA) is reportedly closer than first thought.

E.U action needed to counter NSA surveillance, says security expert

Mikko H. Hypponen, chief research officer at F-Secure, didn't mix his words when describing the former CIA contractor Edward Snowden and European technology companies in London earlier today.

GCHQ selects new director general

Robert Hannigan is to replace Sir Ian Lobban as the director general of the UK's GCHQ.

GCHQ 'hacked German high-tech firms to spy on internet traffic'

Revelations that UK intelligence agency GCHQ hacked into German satellite and communications companies are likely to accelerate the drive among businesses to tighten their control over how they store their sensitive data.

Snowden: NSA can record all telephone calls in foreign countries

The NSA is spending a great deal of money to get large numbers of false positives, says digital forensics specialist professor Peter Sommer.

NSA bots monitor millions of Internet users

Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden has alleged that NSA's surveillance is even more widespread than first thought.

Don't let Snowden leaks chill cloud adoption

Cloud storage is itself under a cloud following Snowden, yet ironically its where the leaked data remains most secure says Campbell Williams

300,000 internal security breaches in UK last year

Beware of disgruntled employees - a new report reveals that UK businesses are being hit by over 1,000 internal security breaches every day.

UK Government accused of launching DDoS attacks

Previously unknown UK Government secret service operation allegedly staging its own DDoS attacks against hacktivist groups

Angry Birds website hacked after latest NSA revelations

Video game developer Rovio has confirmed that hackers defaced the website of Angry Birds, its popular smartphone game.

Business leaders demand greater data transparency

Chief execs from some of the world's biggest companies spoke in depth on online privacy at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland this week.

Snowden effect could see change in privacy law

Former CIA contractor Edward Snowden may be holed up in Russia, but his actions could yet see changes on privacy law and the funding of certain data protection agencies.

20 million South Koreans hit by massive banking breach

South Korea's regulators say that 20 million bank and credit card users have been compromised