The Great SIM Heist: How Spies Stole the Keys to the Encryption Castle

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

AMERICAN AND BRITISH spies hacked into the internal computer network of the largest manufacturer of SIM cards in the world, stealing encryption keys used to protect the privacy of cellphone communications across the globe, according to top-secret documents provided to The Intercept by National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden. The hack ...

NSA planted surveillance software on hard drives, report says

Tuesday, February 17th, 2015

The National Security Agency is able to infect hard drives with surveillance software to spy on computers, Reuters said on Tuesday, citing information from cyber researchers and former NSA operatives. In a new report, Kaspersky revealed the existence of a group dubbed The Equation Group capable of directly accessing the firmware ...

US health insurer Anthem suffers massive data breach

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Anthem, the second-largest health insurer in the United States, has suffered a data breach that may turn out to be the largest health care breach to date, as the compromised database holds records of some 80 million individuals. Not much is known about how the attack was discovered, how ...

Staples confirms security breach resulting in over 1 million stolen credit and debit cards

Friday, December 19th, 2014

Nearly a year ago, Target suffered one of the largest security breaches that resulted in over 70 million credit and debit cards being compromised. At the time, Target wasn't alone, with other retailers suffering the same fate during the crucial holiday season. Nearly a year later, Staples has also become ...

Personal info of 800,000 USPS employees compromised in breach

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

The US Postal Service has joined the ranks of private sector companies and governmental agencies that have been breached and had data stolen by hackers. According to a statement released by the service on Monday, the attackers managed to find a way into some of their information systems, and have likely ...

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