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Shades of Shadow Brokers: Hackers Publish Files of Russian Intelligence Contractor

Shades of Shadow Brokers: Hackers Publish Files of Russian Intelligence Contractor

In April 2017, an anonymous group of hackers calling themselves Shadow Brokers published a collection of cyberwar weapons  created by the National Security Agency. Now a group of Russian hackers has published a set of tools commissioned by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB), according to the BBC. (The FSB is Russia’s equivalent of the FBI.)...

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Did Iran Hack Israel’s Election? Or Did Netanyahu Hack His Rival?

Did Iran Hack Israel’s Election? Or Did Netanyahu Hack His Rival?

Iranian hackers, suspected of penetrating the phone of Benny Gantz, former Israeli general running for prime minister, have thrown Israeli politics into turmoil. Or maybe Iranian hackers had nothing to do with it. The story broke last week on Israeli television and was picked up by Haaretz.com Lurid rumors regarding what was on the phone...

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U.S. Military Forced to Destroy Drone After it Was Hacked By Iran

U.S. Military Forced to Destroy Drone After it Was Hacked By Iran

The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’s Aerospace Division struck back at the United States last week after learning that the U.S. had made concerted efforts to sabotage Iran’s ballistic missile program. Last Friday, the IRGC said it had penetrated US drone command and control networks, releasing footage of a US military aircraft bombing a hacked drone out of...

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Reuters: Ex-NSA Cyberspies Reveal How They Hacked Foes of UAE

Reuters: Ex-NSA Cyberspies Reveal How They Hacked Foes of UAE

This is a story about how intelligence agencies deploy private contractors for surveillance and repression. It’s about the globalization of intelligence. Exhibit A: the United Arab Emirates (UAE), which detained an innocent British graduate student as a spy and conferred with the chief of Israel’s Mossad. The UAE is an ally of the United States,...

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Mossad Hacked: Israeli Spy Chief’s Personal information Revealed Online

Mossad Hacked: Israeli Spy Chief’s Personal information Revealed Online

Israel’s Mossad, one of the world’s most effective intelligence services, faces the embarrassment of the ultimate low-tech hack. A website, allegedly operating from Lebanon and attempting to lure visitors to collect their data, published personal details and pictures of the home and family of Mossad chief Yossi Cohen, Hadashot TV reported Thursday. Middle East news sites...