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APT3 Threat Group a Contractor for Chinese Intelligence Agency

Record Future says its research shows clear link between cyber threat group and China's Ministry of State Security.

WikiLeaks Reveals Two CIA Malware Frameworks

WikiLeaks released details on what it claims are two frameworks for malware samples dubbed AfterMindnight and Assassin, both allegedly developed by the US Central Intelligence Agency.

Cisco kills leaked CIA 0-day that let attackers commandeer 318 switch...

Fix neutralizes attack code that was put into the wild in early March.

Not-so-secret DOD “spy drone” footage, live on the Internet

Is that a live video feed from a Predator on the Internet? Well, yes and no.

Found in the wild: Vault7 hacking tools WikiLeaks says come from...

WikiLeaks dump identical to operation that has been hacking governments since 2011.

WikiLeaks just dropped the CIA’s secret how-to for infecting Windows

Latest batch of documents details how CIA infects targets’ Windows-based computers.

Wikileaks releases code that could unmask CIA hacking operations

"Marble" libraries include code used to obfuscate—and unscramble— CIA malware.

Apple Patches Large Number of Flaws in iOS, macOS Updates

With its iOS 10.3 and macOS 10.12.4 security updates, Apple patches a number of interesting flaws, but none that were apparently related to the recent WikiLeaks Vault 7 Central Intelligence Agency disclosure.

Apple: Macs and iPhones are safe from newly revealed CIA exploits

The Mac and iPhone exploits described in new documents attributed to the U.S.

Central Intelligence Agency were patched years ago, according to Apple.WikiLeaks released a new set of files Thursday that supposedly came from the CIA.

They contain details about the agency’s alleged malware and attack capabilities against iPhones and Mac computers.[ 18 surprising tips for security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]The documents, dated 2012 and earlier, describe several “implants” that the CIA can install in the low-level extensible firmware interface (EFI) of Mac laptop and desktop computers.

These EFI rootkits allow the agency's MacOS spying malware to persist even after the OS is reinstalled.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How much are vendor security assurances worth after the CIA leaks?

Following the recent revelations about the U.S.

Central Intelligence Agency’s cyber espionage arsenal, software vendors reiterated their commitments to fix vulnerabilities in a timely manner and told users that many of the flaws described in the agency’s leaked documents have been fixed.While these assurances are understandable from a public relations perspective, they don’t really change anything, especially for companies and users that are the target of state-sponsored hackers.

The software they use is not less safe, nor better protected, than it was before WikiLeaks published the 8,700-plus CIA documents last Tuesday.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Spy satellite scientist sent down for a year for stowing secrets...

Document hoarding 'must be deterred for the sake of intelligence community' Mohan Nirala, 52, a former employee of the US National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, received a prison sentence of 12 months and a day on Friday for storing national defense information in violation of the law.…

Tech Companies Get Dubious WikiLeaks Offer to Help Secure Products

NEWS ANALYSIS: Tech companies should think twice before they accept WikiLeaks offer to protect their products from intelligence agency cyber-exploits.