Speaking before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, senior intelligence and law enforcement officials said that the FISA-authorized collection of telephone records and other data revealed by Edward Snowden’s leaks has prevented more than 50 terror attacks against the United States since 9/11. Gen. Keith Alexander, the director of the NSA, said that the documents[...]
Last week BlackBerry released a security update resolving an escalation of privilege vulnerability that existed in “BlackBerry Protect” enabled devices running version 10.0.10.261 and earlier operating systems. The company claims that version 10.0.9.2743 is not affected and that they have found no evidence of attackers exploiting this vulnerability in the wild.
Never let it be said that attackers don’t keep up with the news. The crew behind the NetTraveler cyberespionage attacks is now using the news about the NSA’s PRISM surveillance program as bait in a new spear-phishing campaign. Security researcher Brandon Dixon of 9bplus came across a malicious email this week that plays off the[...]
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden answered a wide range of questions during a live chat today on the Guardian UK newspaper website.