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  • Largest Belgian telecom breached by the NSA?

    16.09.2013

    Belgacom, primarily state owned and the largest telecom in Belgium, has announced that its internal IT systems have been breached and compromised with malware by an "unknown third party".

  • NSA impersonated Google in MitM attacks

    16.09.2013

    After all the recent revelations about the NSA and their surveillance and encryption-foiling activities, would it surprise you to know that the agency or its British counterpart GCHQ also impersonated Google, Yahoo and Microsoft in Man-in-the-Middle attacks aimed at intercepting user communications? Ryan Gallagher over at The Slate was the first to report on the revelation for the English speaking public by digging into the reporting of Brazilian TV show Fantastico, whose reporters had a chance to go through a set of documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden to Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald: However, in some cases GCHQ and the NSA appear to have taken a more aggressive and controversial route—on at least one occasion bypassing the need to approach Google directly by performing a man-in-the-middle attack to impersonate Google security certificates.

  • NSA says illegal data collection was caused by too complex tech

    12.09.2013

    NSA's repeated claims about having its surveillance apparatus under control have taken another hit after the agency has been legally forced to publish a huge batch of previously classified documents.

  • NSA's quest to subvert encryption, install backdoors

    06.09.2013

    Journalists from the NYT and ProPublica have joined efforts and have published the most explosive article to date dealing with revelations about NSA spying efforts.

  • Leaked FinFisher presentation details toolkit's spying capabilities

    02.09.2013

    F-Secure's Mikko Hypponen has shared several interesting slides from a presentation that displays the wide range of capabilities offered by the FinFisher commercial spyware toolkit.




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