Category: Hacking

August 25, 2016
Lieu Presses FCC to Speed Up Investigation Into SS7 Flaw
The FCC is four months into its investigation into security issues with the SS7 phone protocol, and a key member of Congress is pushing for the commission to speed up its work and also to brief lawmakers on what the probe has found so far. In letter sent to FCC Chairman Thomas Wheeler earlier this…
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August 23, 2016
Snowden’s Long Shadow Darkens NSA’s Reputation
The massive data dump by the Shadow Brokers has become a kind of fun house mirror for the security industry. People come at it with all of their suppositions, biases, and baggage, and walk away with a distorted view of what’s actually there and what it means. There are nearly as many opinions on what…
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August 22, 2016
Juniper Investigating NetScreen Exploit
Following Cisco’s lead, Juniper is now investigating the effects of the Shadow Brokers release on its products, specifically an exploit that affects the company’s NetScreen firewalls. The dump of tools, exploits, and data stolen from a hacking team called the Equation Group–which is believed to be affiliated with the NSA–included a number of exploits for…
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August 19, 2016
Eddie Bauer Hit With Massive Payment System Compromise
Malware infected the point-of-sale systems in all of Eddie Bauer’s stores in the United States and Canada for more than six months this year, stealing payment card data at the company’s 350 stores. The attack affects an untold number of customers who shopped in the stores between January and mid-July of 2016, but the company said…
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August 18, 2016
On the Wire Podcast: Rick Holland on the Shadow Brokers
The release by a group called Shadow Brokers of a massive amount of tools, vulnerabilities, and exploits apparently used by the Equation Group hacking team linked to the NSA has set the security industry buzzing and raised a number of questions about government surveillance, security, and foreign policy. Dennis Fisher talks with Rick Holland of…
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August 18, 2016
Cisco Warns of Firewall 0-Day From Shadow Brokers Dump
The fallout from the release of a huge toolset believed to have been used by a team of NSA-linked hackers continues, as vendors have begun releasing advisories about some of the vulnerabilities exposed in the Equation Group files. Cisco is among the first companies to warn customers about bugs in their products, specifically a high-severity…
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August 17, 2016
Researchers Find Strong Ties Between Equation Group Tools and Shadow Brokers Dump
The researchers who originally uncovered the Equation Group, a hacking team strongly believed to be tied to the NSA, says that the trove of offensive tools, exploits, and files apparently stolen from that group and dumped online this week has a “strong connection” to the Equation Group’s known toolsets. An anonymous group calling itself the Shadow…
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