politics


Group Claims to Have Stolen Romney Tax Records from Tennessee Offices

A group claiming to have stolen tax returns belonging to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney say they want $1 million in Bitcoins by September 28 or they’ll publicly release the records worldwide.

News agencies report the U.S. Secret Service is investigating the alleged data theft at the Franklin, Tenn., offices of Romney’s accounting firm, PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

Report: Syrian Government Using Targeted Skype Attacks, Malware To Spy On Dissidents

In a post on the F-Secure Labs blog, Chief Research Officer Mikko Hypponen says the firm received a hard drive image from a “contact” within Syria who believed that his computer had been compromised. An F-Secure analysis of the drive’s contents and Web history revealed evidence of a targeted attack that used a malicious Skype chat link to install a copy of Xtreme RAT, a remote access tool that’s commercially available online.


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