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NSA Warns U.S. Firms About a Prolific Ransomware Operation

NSA Warns U.S. Firms About a Prolific Ransomware Operation

“The cyber criminals now running the Conti ransomware-as-a-service have historically targeted critical infrastructure, such as the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), prior to Conti campaigns, and the advisory highlights actions organizations can take right now to counter the threat,” Rob Joyce, director of Cybersecurity at NSA, said in a statement Wednesday. “We highly recommend using the...

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Suspicionless Surveillance: Suppressing Communities of Color and Political Dissent After 9/11

Suspicionless Surveillance: Suppressing Communities of Color and Political Dissent After 9/11

  The expansive post-9/11 notion of “homeland security” – manifested most concretely in the creation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – underpins suspicionless surveillance. DHS itself, “as part of its regular operations, conducts invasive physical searches of millions of Americans and their belongings each week without any predicate.” These programs, according to the...

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With NSA Training, UAE Spies Monitored Rights Activists and Michelle Obama 

With NSA Training, UAE Spies Monitored Rights Activists and Michelle Obama 

From a New York Times story and additional reporting by Al Jazeera: Known as Project Raven, hackers employed state-of-the-art cyber-espionage tools to help the UAE engage in surveillance of other governments, armed groups, and human rights activists critical of the monarchy. Interviews by Reuters news agency in 2019 with former Raven operatives, along with a...

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What Does the NSA Do?

What Does the NSA Do?

(From Top World  Intelligence Agencies) Once upon a time Washingtonians said NSA stood for “No Such Agency.” Now NSA is well-known but is regarded as the most secretive of all U.S intelligence agencies. It is responsible for collecting signals intelligence such as email, texts, telephone calls and radio and TV communications. Its budget in 2014  was...

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National Insecurity: NSA Spyware Used to Hold U.S. Cities Hostage

National Insecurity: NSA Spyware Used to Hold U.S. Cities Hostage

The story of an American city held hostage by ransomeware hasn’t been getting the attention it deserves, maybe because the victim is Baltimore, a poor city with a disgraced mayor and few national elites. Or maybe the story is not getting attention because the responsible party, the National Security Agency isn’t comment. NSA hackers created...

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