Former DIA Analyst Sentenced to Prison Over Data Leak

A former analyst for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after sharing highly classified, national defense intelligence with two reporters. The sentencing comes after the 32-year-old analyst, Henry Kyle Frese, pleaded Read More …

Australian PM says nation under serious state-run ‘cyber attack’ – Microsoft, Citrix, Telerik UI bugs ‘exploited’

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has called a snap press conference to reveal that the nation is under cyber-attack by a state-based actor, but the nation’s infosec advice agency says that while the attacker has gained access to some systems Read More …

Russia says Germany has not provided any evidence of Bundestag hack

Russian officials said this week that German authorities have failed to produce the evidence that Russian military hackers breached the German Parliament in 2015. The statement is in relation to an arrest warrant that Germany filed at the end of Read More …

Slovak police seize wiretapping devices connected to government network

Slovak authorities have arrested four suspects on Tuesday as part of an investigation into a series of suspicious devices found connected to the government’s official IT network. According to local news site Aktuality, the equipment is believed to have been Read More …

Beer rating app reveals homes and identities of spies and military bods

A beer and pub-rating app built off the back of Foursquare’s location-tracking API poses a risk to the security of military and intelligence personnel, according to legendary OSINT website Bellingcat. Untappd ‘has over eight million mostly European and North American Read More …

Trump bans acquisition of foreign power grid equipment, citing hacking threats

President Donald Trump signed today an executive order barring US power grid entities from buying and installing electrical equipment that has been manufactured outside the US. Trump said that “foreign adversaries are increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in the United States bulk-power Read More …

US offers $5 million reward for information on North Korean hackers

The US government is willing to pay up to $5 million for information on North Korea’s hackers and their ongoing hacking operations. The reward for reporting North Korean hackers was announced today in a joint report published by the Departments Read More …

Intelligence report warned of coronavirus crisis as early as November: Sources

As far back as late November, U.S. intelligence officials were warning that a contagion was sweeping through China’s Wuhan region, changing the patterns of life and business and posing a threat to the population, according to four sources briefed on Read More …