Germany's Federal Intelligence Service (BND) has been aiding the US NSA spy on European companies and politicians since 2008, possibly even earlier, Der Spiegel claims (via Google Translate).
The FBI has issued an alert for law enforcement personnel and public officials, warning them that they may be targeted by hacktivists.
It's widely believed that the October 2014 breaches of US State Department and White House computer systems have been executed by Russian hackers.
GitHub has released its first ever transparency report.
Police force using malware in investigation is not an unheard-of situation but, according to an affidavit filed in a whistle-blower case against the Fort Smith Police Department (Arkansas), the department tried to use backdoors and keyloggers to spy on a lawyer that represents three police officers that work or worked for the department.
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