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Yup! NSA Got Hacked

August 20, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow After a never-before-seen group announced it was in possession of a trove of malware developed by the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency early this week, professional security researchers began working to try and determine whether the code the group released was truly developed by NSA. Working off...

Report: The NSA Got Hacked

August 19, 2016 After a never-before-seen group announced it was in possession of a trove of malware developed by the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency early this week, professional security researchers began working to try and determine whether the code the group released was truly developed by the NSA. Working...

Did the NSA Get Hacked?

August 17, 2016 A group calling itself the “Shadow Broker” posted a trove of files online Monday, claiming it contains cyberweapons stolen from hackers called the Equation Group—allegedly the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency. The announcement appeared in broken English on a Tumblr account—now inactive but preserved in Google’s caches—along...

Did the NSA Get Hacked?

August 16, 2016 A group calling itself the “Shadow Broker” posted a trove of files online Monday, claiming it contains cyberweapons stolen from hackers called the Equation Group—allegedly the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency. The announcement appeared in broken English on a Tumblr account—now inactive but preserved in Google’s caches—along...

Did NSA Get Hacked?

August 16, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A group calling itself the “Shadow Broker” posted a trove of files online Monday, claiming it contains cyberweapons stolen from hackers called the Equation Group—allegedly the elite hacking arm of the National Security Agency. The announcement appeared in broken English on a Tumblr account—now inactive but preserved in Google’s caches—along...

How Phones Can Help Predict Thunderstorms

August 11, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow If you have a smartphone, chances are one of the first things you do in the morning is check the weather—but whatever your app of choice, the forecast you see probably is based on information from the government. Most apps use data from the National Weather Service as a baseline,...

A Video Game That Lets You Torture Iraqi Prisoners

August 2, 2016 Attention grasp. Stress positions. Water dousing. Rectal rehydration. These are some of the government’s sanitized terms for the “enhanced interrogation techniques” that the CIA used on captives held at secret locations overseas during the George W. Bush administration. They mask the brutality that many prisoners faced for months or years...

A Video Game That Lets You Torture Iraqi Prisoners

August 1, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Attention grasp. Stress positions. Water dousing. Rectal rehydration. These are some of the government’s sanitized terms for the “enhanced interrogation techniques” the CIA used on captives held at secret locations overseas during the George W. Bush administration. They mask the brutality many prisoners faced for months or years under the...

Hackers Can Spy on Wireless Keyboards From Hundreds of Feet Away

July 26, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Several popular brands of wireless keyboards have been betraying their owners, broadcasting their keystrokes for savvy hackers to intercept from hundreds of feet away. According to research published Tuesday by Bastille, a cybersecurity company, eight wireless keyboards manufactured by major electronics companies transmit information in a way that makes it...

Trump Doesn’t Understand Cyberwar

July 22, 2016 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In late March, Donald Trump sat down with a few reporters from The New York Times for a rare, in-depth interview about his foreign policy ideas. The conversation careened from Middle East alliances to nuclear weapons to trade pacts, touching briefly on the ever-more pressing topic of cyberwar. Trump said...

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