After NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden shared the documents he exfiltrated from the agency with select journalists, the revelations that stemmed from them have mostly focused on the spying and surveillance capabilities and actions of the US NSA and the UK GCHQ.
Kaspersky Lab researchers who have recently analyzed a copy of the malicious QWERTY module have discovered that the malware is identical in functionality to a Regin malware plugin, and are convinced that the developers of both pieces of malware are either the same or are working closely together.
Based on a survey of organizations from the UK, France and Germany, FireEye found that many organizations in Europe are unprepared for and challenged by cost and complexity of compliance with new European Union (EU) security legislation.
Barrett Brown, the journalist that at one time claimed to be a spokesman for the hacktivist collective Anonymous, has been handed a 63-months-long prison sentence and has been order to pay $890,000 in restitution - most of it to Stratfor, the company whose stolen data he linked to, and other companies hit by Anonymous.
HealthCare.gov, the health insurance exchange website operated by the US government, is sending out personal health information about its users to at least 14 (and likely more) third-party websites belonging to private advertising companies.
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