December 2013

31 December, 2013

Apple denies any knowledge of NSA hacking its iPhones – San Jose Mercury News


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Apple denies any knowledge of NSA hacking its iPhones
San Jose Mercury News
In the latest instance of a Silicon Valley tech company being drawn into the shadowy activities of the National Security Agency, Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday denied any involvement in the spy agency's alleged efforts to hack into and monitor iPhones.
Apple denies it knew of alleged hacking bidFinancial Times
NSA spying report shows what its elite hacking units can doSiliconBeat
German magazine claims NSA hacking unit uses powerful methods to obtain dataFox News
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Apple denies any knowledge of NSA’s hacking its iPhones – San Jose Mercury News


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Apple denies any knowledge of NSA's hacking its iPhones
San Jose Mercury News
In the latest instance of a Silicon Valley tech company being drawn into the shadowy activities of the National Security Agency, Apple (AAPL) on Tuesday denied any involvement in the spy agency's alleged efforts to hack into and monitor iPhones.
Apple denies it knew of alleged hacking bidFinancial Times
German magazine claims NSA hacking unit uses powerful methods to obtain dataFox News
NSA spying report shows what its elite hacking units can doSiliconBeat
Firedoglake -CNN -Wired
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Just Two Words From Apple On The NSA’s iPhone Hacking Show How The Tech … – San Francisco Chronicle

Just Two Words From Apple On The NSA's iPhone Hacking Show How The Tech
San Francisco Chronicle
The most interesting two words in Apple's official statement today on the news that the NSA can put spyware on 100% of Apple's products, including the iPhone, are these: "malicious hackers." The company said it was unaware of the NSA's hacking program, 

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Is the Internet More Vulnerable To Physical Attacks Than To Hacking? – Gizmodo

Is the Internet More Vulnerable To Physical Attacks Than To Hacking?
Gizmodo
The Obama administration has been stoking the fires of fear about a cyberattack on America's infrastructure for well over a year now, but a little-discussed physical attack on a power plant earlier this year suggests we shouldn't ignore more

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Just Two Words From Apple On The NSA’s iPhone Hacking Show How The Tech … – Business Insider


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Just Two Words From Apple On The NSA's iPhone Hacking Show How The Tech
Business Insider
The company said it was unaware of the NSA's hacking program, called "DROPOUTJEEP," and that it was working to end the breach. But note that Apple's statement went out of its way to portray the U.S. government as a security threat: We will continue to

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Apple CEO Time Cook – Business Insider


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Apple CEO Time Cook
Business Insider
The company said it was unaware of the NSA's hacking program, called "DROPOUTJEEP," and that it was working to end the breach. But note that Apple's statement went out of its way to portray the U.S. government as a security threat: We will continue to

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Apple denies it knew of alleged hacking bid – Financial Times


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Apple denies it knew of alleged hacking bid
Financial Times
Apple on Tuesday denied knowing about an alleged attempt by the National Security Agency to create a secret “backdoor” for hacking into the iPhone, as the latest round of disclosures about US internet surveillance forced some of the biggest US tech 
German magazine claims NSA hacking unit uses powerful methods to obtain dataFox News
NSA spying report shows what its elite hacking units can doSiliconBeat
New Report Details Elite NSA Hacking UnitFiredoglake
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Apple Says It Is ‘Unaware’ of NSA iPhone Hack Program – New York Times (blog)

Apple Says It Is 'Unaware' of NSA iPhone Hack Program
New York Times (blog)
Apple said Tuesday that it was unaware of the National Security Agency's efforts to hack into the iPhone and has never facilitated agency efforts to install backdoors into its products. The Cupertino, Calif., company released a strongly worded

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2 plead guilty to Purdue computer hacking charges – WRTV Indianapolis


WRTV Indianapolis
2 plead guilty to Purdue computer hacking charges
WRTV Indianapolis
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Two former Purdue University students have pleaded guilty to charges they hacked into the computer accounts of their professors in order to change their course grades. Engineering majors Roy Sun and Sujay Sharma pleaded guilty 

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NSA team spies, hacks to gather intelligence on targets, report says – CNN


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NSA team spies, hacks to gather intelligence on targets, report says
CNN
(CNN) — A top-secret National Security Agency team uses spyware and hacking to gather intelligence on targets, according to a new report based on internal agency documents. According to Der Spiegel, a German magazine that published some of the 
German magazine claims NSA hacking unit uses powerful methods to obtain dataFox News
NSA's top secret hacking unit 'TAO' targets companies including Facebook VentureBeat
The TAO of the NSA: Specialized Hacking Team Gets the 'Ungettable'TIME
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2 plead guilty to Purdue computer hacking charges – Evansville Courier & Press

2 plead guilty to Purdue computer hacking charges
Evansville Courier & Press
LAFAYETTE, Ind — Two former Purdue University students have pleaded guilty to charges they hacked into the computer accounts of their professors in order to change their course grades. Engineering majors Roy Sun and Sujay Sharma pleaded guilty in 

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Crooks Have Been Hacking ATMs With Infected USB Sticks – Gizmodo


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Crooks Have Been Hacking ATMs With Infected USB Sticks
Gizmodo
USB sticks instead. The findings, presented at the Chaos Computing Congress in Hamburg, Germany and reported by the BBC, show that hackers have to physically cut holes into ATMs, then plug in USB drives that install code onto the cash dispenser.
ATMs running Windows XP robbed with infected USB sticks – yes, most ATMs ExtremeTech

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‘NSA has carte blanche to hack computers’ – RT

'NSA has carte blanche to hack computers'
RT
Jim Killock: Sometimes it will mean that some people shouldn't trust their laptops, but also governments have to [watch] their own security organizations, and parts of what Der Spiegel's articles described today is how the NSA is hacking the Mexican 

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Hackers take down League of Legends, EA, and Blizzard temporarily – GameSpot


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Hackers take down League of Legends, EA, and Blizzard temporarily
GameSpot
A hacker group going by the name DERP has taken responsibility for DDoS attacks earlier today against League of Legends, EA.com, Battle.net, and other gaming sites. The downtime for each site seemed to last no more than 10-15 minutes, but the real 
Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA [UPDATE]Kotaku
DDOSers targeting Twitch user shut down various gaming servicesSiliconANGLE (blog)

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NSA’s top secret hacking unit ‘TAO’ targets companies including Facebook … – VentureBeat

NSA's top secret hacking unit 'TAO' targets companies including Facebook
VentureBeat
The National Security Agency's “TAO” hacking unit in San Antonio, Texas, has become the intelligence agency's top operative unit, according to a report by German publication Der Spiegel, citing internal NSA documents it has reviewed. The so-called

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Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA [UPDATE] – Kotaku

Hackers Claim Takedown Of Battle.net, League Of Legends, EA [UPDATE]
Kotaku
A group of hackers going by the name DERP has launched DDoS attacks on a number of big games and websites today, bringing a number of them down, including the homepage of Electronic Arts. The attacks have been focused on a single gamer 

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30 December, 2013

NSA’s top hacking unit intercepts mail-order electronics, can ‘get the ungettable’ – Geek

NSA's top hacking unit intercepts mail-order electronics, can 'get the ungettable'
Geek
Think about locking your front door. A dead-bolt is a slim bar of steel in a housing of (hopefully) heavy wood — in this era of technological wonders, you are under no illusions about the protections this provides. Whether they use an axe, a lock-pick

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Virtual currency spawned by an Internet meme draws donations after holiday … – NBCNews.com

Virtual currency spawned by an Internet meme draws donations after holiday
NBCNews.com
Now good Samaritans are trying to right the wrong by donating dogecoins to the victims of the holiday hackers. So, what is Dogecoin? It's the mash-up of two Internet obsessions: Bitcoin, the virtual cryptocurrency that can be used to buy everything

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NSA Hackers Get the ‘Ungettable’ With Rich Catalog of Custom Tools – Wired

NSA Hackers Get the 'Ungettable' With Rich Catalog of Custom Tools
Wired
The hacking tool, called FEEDTROUGH, lets the NSA burrow into a Juniper firewall to install other tools — implants called ZESTYLEAK and BANANAGLEE — onto a target's servers. FEEDTROUGH provides persistent access to the system even after reboots 

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Hackers reverse engineer Wii U GamePad to stream PC games – GameSpot


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Hackers reverse engineer Wii U GamePad to stream PC games
GameSpot
A small group of enterprising hackers have found a way to stream PC software to the Wii U GamePad controller, allowing users to bypass the system completely. The hack was shown off during the 30th Chaos Communication Congress in Germany recently 
Wii U GamePad hacked to stream PC games, NVIDIA SHIELD up nextSlashGear
PC game streaming on the Nintendo Wii U GamePadHEXUS
They operate the Wii U controller on PCRacers Republic

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US Sen. Menendez, others want hearing on Target data hacking – NJ.com

US Sen. Menendez, others want hearing on Target data hacking
NJ.com
U.S. senate requests hearing regarding Target data hacking.File photo. During one of the busiest times of the year, about 40 million customers were affected by Target's account data breach that occurred between late November and mid-December.

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FEC Vulnerable to Hacking, IG Warns – Roll Call (blog)

FEC Vulnerable to Hacking, IG Warns
Roll Call (blog)
Deficient computer security at the Federal Election Commission has already led to high-level breaches and puts the agency “at high risk” of continued hacking, according to a federal Inspector General report released this month. FEC information systems 

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NSA’s elite hacking unit intercepts laptop deliveries – Salon


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NSA's elite hacking unit intercepts laptop deliveries
Salon
The acronym for the NSA's secret elite hacking unit — the Tailored Access Operations unit — is TAO. The Chinese concept of Tao (“way” or “path”) is oddly appropriate in describing the shadowy activity of the special unit, revealed by Edward Snowden's

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New Report Details Elite NSA Hacking Unit – Firedoglake

New Report Details Elite NSA Hacking Unit
Firedoglake
She also notes the role the NSA sees itself as playing in the internet age in which hacking or “Computer Network Exploitation (CNE)” will play a leading role in NSA operations. Defining the future of her unit at the time, she wrote that TAO “needs to

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The Switchboard: Inside the NSA’s elite hacking unit – Washington Post (blog)


Washington Post (blog)
The Switchboard: Inside the NSA's elite hacking unit
Washington Post (blog)
Inside TAO: Documents Reveal Top NSA Hacking Unit. The German magazine Der Spiegel has an interesting look at what makes the NSA's hacking unit, Tactical Access Operations, tick. The magazine also reported on a catalog of backdoors and exploits the 

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