Now that the U.S. government appears to have decided that no additional charges will be filed against Julian Assange, it’s worth asking why the indictment doesn’t include anything about WikiLeaks’s release of information on CIA hacking tools.
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On Thursday, the Department of Justice unsealed an indictment of seven officers in the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence agency, on charges of computer hacking, wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and money laundering. The charges concern a disinformation operation against international anti-doping agencies in the wake of news reports on the Russian government’s systematic doping of the country’s athletes.
The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea are already fraught with hard national security choices and the games have only just begun.
The D.C. Circuit ruled last week in Doe v. Ethiopia that Ethiopia cannot be sued in U.S. court for allegedly hacking the computer of a political dissident living in Maryland.
The FBI is going dark, but the cause is not encryption; it is the Bureau's approach to investigations involving encryption and other types of anonymizing tools.
Is Apple really going to ask the FBI to disclose the vulnerability it forced the law enforcement agency to acquire?
The precedent the FBI seeks in the San Bernardino case is frighteningly broad.
In a video posted to Youtube a few days ago, the hacker collective Anonymous proclaimed it would go after ISIS in response to the Paris attacks, in a campaign labeled #OpParis (there's an official twitter feed here, with more than 37k followers at this point).