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NSA Says New Encryption Standards Needed to Resist Quantum Computing

NEWS ANALYSIS: Quantum computing's potential for cracking encryption worries the National Security Agency, so it is developing standards and strategies to support encryption in a post-quantum world.

Wikimedia wins small victory in challenge to NSA “Upstream” spying

“This surveillance will finally face badly needed scrutiny in our public courts.”

Fearing Shadow Brokers leak, NSA reported critical flaw to Microsoft

WaPo confirms long-held suspicions as NSA cyberweapons crisis threatens to grow worse.

WCry ransomware worm’s Bitcoin take tops $70k as its spread continues

Three wallets linked to the code take in over 250 payments so far.

Massive cryptocurrency botnet used leaked NSA exploits weeks before WCry

Campaign that flew under the radar used hacked computers to mine Monero currency.

Virulent WCry ransomware worm may have North Korea’s fingerprints on it

Identical code ties Fridayrsquo;s attacks to hacks on Sony Pictures and $1bn bank heist.

Microsoft blames US stockpiled vulnerability for WannaCry ransomware attack

Microsoft on Sunday said a software vulnerability stolen from the U.S. National Security Agency has affected customers around the world, and described the spread of the WannaCrypt ransomware on Friday in many countries as yet another example of the problems caused by the stockpiling of vulnerabilities by governments.Referring to the attack as a “wake-up call,” Microsoftrsquo;s President and Chief Legal Officer, Brad Smith wrote in a blog post that governments have "to consider the damage to civilians that comes from hoarding these vulnerabilities and the use of these exploits."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

2 days after WCry worm, Microsoft decries exploit stockpiling by governments

Company president specifically notes role of NSA code used by Ransomware worm.

WCry is so mean Microsoft issues patch for 3 unsupported Windows...

Decommissioned for years, Windows XP, 8, and Server 2003 get emergency update.

An NSA-derived ransomware worm is shutting down computers worldwide

Wcry uses weapons-grade exploit published by the NSA-leaking Shadow Brokers.

DOD needs cyberwarriors so badly it may let skilled recruits skip...

Shortage of skilled “cyber operators” has services scrambling to find ways to recruit.

Senior Intelligence Official Ron Moultrie Joins Balabit Advisory Board

Highly-Decorated Cyber Security Expert, Former NSA Director of Operations, and Senior Manager with CIA To Help Guide Strategic Development Initiatives. NEW YORK, NY – May 8, 2017 - Balabit, a leading provider of Privileged Access Management solutions, announced today that the former Director of Operations at the National Security Agency, Ronald (Ron) Moultrie, has joined Balabit’s Advisory Board.Mr. Moultrie joins Balabit’s Advisory Board during a period of exceptional growth in demand for the Company’s award-winning... Source: RealWire