Information Crisis - Special Reports

Deep Six the Deep State

You won’t read about this in what passes for the “mainstream” media, but newly declassified documents reveal that the Obama administration was violating its own rules and spying on Americans with such frequency that even the normally compliant FISA court scolded them: “The National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely violated American privacy […]
2017-05-26 06:05 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Jeremy Scahill & Glenn Greenwald: Criminalizing WikiLeaks is a Threat to Journalists Everywhere

Swedish prosecutors recently dropped the investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has always denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. It's not clear whether he will emerge any time soon. Last month, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions confirmed that the U.S. has prepared a warrant for Assange,
2017-05-25 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

Kenya: About 19 Companies Affected By #WannaCry Attack

[CIO] The Communication Authority of Kenya (CA) through the National Kenya Computer Incident Responce Team (National KE-CIRT) anounced on Friday that about nineteen companies in Kenya had been affected by the global WannaCrytor ransomware attack.
2017-05-24 14:05 | News | AllAfrica

Leonardo says it has developed a ransomware solution

Leonardo says it has developed a solution to combat ransomware such as the WannaCry virus that recently compromised thousands of computers around the world.
2017-05-23 13:05 | News | UPI

Symantec says ‘highly likely’ North Korea group behind ransomware attacks

CYBER security firm Symantec Corp said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe. The post Symantec says ‘highly likely’ North Korea group behind ransomware attacks appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-05-23 00:05 | News, North Korea, cybercrime | AsianCorrespondent

Getting Julian Assange

Julian Assange has been vindicated because the Swedish case against him was corrupt. The prosecutor, Marianne Ny, obstructed justice and should be prosecuted. Her obsession with Assange not only embarrassed her colleagues and the judiciary but exposed the Swedish state’s collusion with the United States in its crimes of war and “rendition”. Had Assange not […]
2017-05-22 00:05 | Australia, Barack Obama, Espionage/\Intelligence\ | DissidentVoice

Ecuador Asks UK To Give Assange Safe Passage

Ecuador’s government has asked Britain to give WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange safe passage to the South American country to allow The post Ecuador Asks UK To Give Assange Safe Passage appeared first on Eurasia Review .
2017-05-21 23:05 | 1, Social Issues, World News | EurasiaReview

Nigeria: WannaCry Attack - Technology Agency Urges Sustained Cybersecurity Awareness

[Premium Times] The management of National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA) would like to bring to the attention of Nigerians that the recent WannaCry or WannaCript ransomware attack has been contained and Nigeria was largely spared from the attack due to the massive enlightenment campaign, awareness and proactive measures put in place to swiftly deal with any reported incident. The efforts of all stakeholders in the IT industry are highly commendable and appreciated.
2017-05-21 18:05 | News | AllAfrica

North Korea’s cyber spy unit may be behind WannaCry attack, has Malaysian links

NORTH KOREA's main spy agency has a special cell called Unit 180 that is likely to have launched some of its most daring and successful cyber attacks, according to defectors, officials and internet security experts. The post North Korea’s cyber spy unit may be behind WannaCry attack, has Malaysian links appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-05-21 02:05 | Bangladesh, Malaysia, News | AsianCorrespondent

Sweden drops rape charges against Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder says ‘I cannot forgive terrible injustice’

A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors today to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the “end of his nightmare”. “We have been waiting a long time for this decision,” Christophe Marchand, a member of Assange’s Brussels-based legal team, told AFP. “Julian Assange has been […] Sweden drops rape charges against Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder says ‘I cannot forgive terrible injustice’
2017-05-19 17:05 | Politics, World, Ecuadorian embassy | JantaKaReporter

WannaCry attack is good business for cyber security firms

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - For Kris Hagerman, chief executive of UK-based cyber security firm Sophos Group Plc, the past week could have been bad. The WannaCry "ransomware" attack hobbled some of its hospital customers in Britain's National Health Service, forcing them to turn away ambulances and cancel surgeries.
2017-05-19 16:05 | businessNews | Reuters

Sweden Drops Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange, But Threats in US, UK Remain

Andrea Germanos, staff writer Though Julian Assange 's advocates welcomed the news Friday that Swedish prosecutors dropped their seven-year investigation of sex crimes allegations into the WikiLeaks founding editor, they expressed continued concern over the threats he still faces from the U.S. and U.K..
2017-05-19 15:05 | News | CommonDreams

Video of Julian Assange Speaking After Sweden Halts Rape Investigation

Julian Assange called the Swedish decision "an important victory for me." But, he added, "it by no means erases seven years of detention without charge." The post Video of Julian Assange Speaking After Sweden Halts Rape Investigation appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-05-19 15:05 | Robert Mackey | TheIntercept

MCMC outlines four security measures to avoid Ransomware WannaCry virus attacks

KUALA BERANG, May 19 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) outlines four security measures to avoid becoming a victim of Ransomware WannaCry cyber virus attack. Deputy Communications and Multimedia Minister Datuk...
2017-05-19 15:05 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

UK police say Assange will still be arrested for 'minor offence' if he left Ecuadorian embassy where he is holed up.
2017-05-19 13:05 | News | Aljazeera

Sweden drops investigation into Julian Assange – Courage statement

Julian Assange’s asylum must be respected and WikiLeaks staff must be protected from political persecution. Sign the open letter
2017-05-19 12:05 | News | CourageFound

Human Rights Lawyer: Sweden Dropping Investigation of WikiLeaks' Assange is "Long Overdue Decision"

Swedish prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Assange has denied the allegations, which he calls a pretext for his ultimate extradition to the U.S. to face prosecution under the Espionage Act. Since 2012, Assange has taken refuge in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. It's not clear whether Assange will emerge any time soon. "This is a small victory, but in this long road to free Julian Assange and all the people
2017-05-19 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but He Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy

The Trump administration has vowed to prosecute Assange for publishing documents, and the U.K. police still vow to arrest him. The post Sweden Withdraws Arrest Warrant for Julian Assange, but He Still Faces Serious Legal Jeopardy appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-05-19 12:05 | Glenn Greenwald, Julian Assange, Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Headlines for May 19, 2017

Swedish Prosecutor Drops Sex Crimes Investigation of Julian Assange, President Trump Denies Ordering James Comey to Call Off Flynn Probe, House Democratic Leader Questions Special Counsel's Independence, Deputy AG Knew Trump Planned to Fire Comey Before Writing Memo, Trump to Announce $110 Billion Saudi Arms Deal in First Trip Overseas, Former Fox News CEO Roger Ailes Dead at 77, FCC Vote Advances Bid to End Net Neutrality, Reporter "Manhandled" by FCC Security Guards for Asking Question, In Video, Turkish President
2017-05-19 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

The Swedish Prosecution Authority said it dropped a rape investigation targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will revoke his arrest warrant.
2017-05-19 10:05 | News | UPI

Sweden Drops Rape Investigation Of Julian Assange — But He's Not In The Clear

The WikiLeaks founder has been at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London to avoid extradition. Swedish prosecutors halted the probe, but London police quickly said they'd still enforce their arrest warrant.
2017-05-19 10:05 | News | NPR

Sweden drops Julian Assange rape investigation

Sweden has dropped its investigation into a rape allegation against Julian Assange. The country's Director of Public Prosecutions, Marianne Ny, made the announcement in Stockholm on Friday.
2017-05-19 10:05 | News | TheAge

Ethiopian institutions hit by global cyber attacks

By Tesfa-Alem Tekle May 17, 2017 (ADDIS ABABA) - A number of Ethiopian institutions were affected by a global cyber attack which hit some 155 countries, Ethiopia Information Network Security Agency (INSA) disclosed on Thursday. INSA, a government body tasked to defend threats against country's Information Technology (IT) infrastructures said various government owned and private institutions were hit by a computer virus called "WannaCry Malware" or "Decrypt WannaCry". The state-run Telecom (...) - News / Ethiopia
2017-05-19 04:05 | News | SudanTribune

Headlines for May 18, 2017

DOJ Names Robert Mueller Special Counsel in Russia Investigation, NYT: Michael Flynn Told Trump Transition Team of Federal Probe, Reuters: Michael Flynn Had 18 Previously Undisclosed Russia Contacts, McClatchy: Flynn Executed Turkish Policy Goal as Unregistered Agent, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump, Three House Republicans Raise Possibility of Trump Impeachment, President Trump Assails Media over Mounting White House Scandals, Islamophobic Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Pens Trump Speech on Islam, Chelsea Manning Celebrates "First Steps
2017-05-18 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

Headlines for May 18, 2017

DOJ Names Robert Mueller Special Counsel in Russia Investigation, NYT: Michael Flynn Told Trump Transition Team of Federal Probe, Reuters: Michael Flynn Had 18 Previously Undisclosed Russia Contacts, McClatchy: Flynn Executed Turkish Policy Goal as Unregistered Agent, Rep. Al Green (D-TX) Calls on Congress to Impeach President Trump, Three House Republicans Raise Possibility of Trump Impeachment, President Trump Assails Media over Mounting White House Scandals, Islamophobic Trump Adviser Stephen Miller Pens Trump Speech on Islam, Chelsea Manning Celebrates "First Steps
2017-05-18 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

Seth Rich, the DNC, and WikiLeaks: The Plot Thickens

According to the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department, the nation’s capital reported 135 homicides last year. One of those homicides, the killing of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich on July 10, 2016, continues to make news ten months later. Who killed Seth Rich, and why? We may never know for sure. On the […]
2017-05-18 06:05 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Chelsea Manning é uma mulher livre, e seu heroísmo vai muito além do caso WikiLeaks

Os vazamentos de 2010 ao WikiLeaks quase passam para o segundo plano diante do impacto profundo de Chelsea Manning no mundo como ser humano. The post Chelsea Manning é uma mulher livre, e seu heroísmo vai muito além do caso WikiLeaks appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-05-17 20:05 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

As verdadeiras causas do último ciberataque global: militarismo e ganância

A Microsoft está certa ao culpar a NSA pelo ataque do malware WannaCry. Mas a empresa norte-americana também tem sua parcela de culpa. The post As verdadeiras causas do último ciberataque global: militarismo e ganância appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-05-17 18:05 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

Chinese state media says U.S. should take some blame for cyber attack

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese state media on Wednesday criticized the United States for hindering efforts to stop global cyber threats in the wake of the WannaCry "ransomware" attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide in recent days.
2017-05-17 17:05 | businessNews | Reuters

'Today Is a Great Day': After 7 Years, Chelsea Manning Takes First Steps of Freedom

Andrea Germanos, staff writer "Today is a great day!" That's the message from supporters of U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning , who on Wednesday, after seven years in military prison, is a free woman.
2017-05-17 15:05 | News | CommonDreams

WikiLeaks source Chelsea Manning released from jail

Ex-US army private, who leaked 700,000 classified military and diplomatic documents to WikiLeaks, is set to leave jail.
2017-05-17 15:05 | News | Aljazeera

Chelsea Manning leaves US prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks

Chelsea Manning walks out of military prison seven years after being arrested for passing secrets to WikiLeaks.
2017-05-17 14:05 | News | TheAge

Chelsea Manning Is a Free Woman: Her Heroism Has Expanded Beyond Her Initial Whistleblowing

One could almost say that Chelsea Manning’s 2010 leaking to WikiLeaks has faded into the background when assessing her true impact as a human being. The post Chelsea Manning Is a Free Woman: Her Heroism Has Expanded Beyond Her Initial Whistleblowing appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-05-17 13:05 | Chelsea Manning, Glenn Greenwald, LGBTs | TheIntercept

Chelsea Manning freed from U.S. military prison

Chelsea Manning, the former U.S. Army intelligence analyst jailed for leaking classified information, has been freed from prison, a military official said.
2017-05-17 11:05 | News | UPI

Chelsea Manning To Walk Free After Serving 7 Years Of A 35-Year Sentence

Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified U.S. documents to WikiLeaks, is to be released on Wednesday from a military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
2017-05-17 11:05 | News | NPR

Seth Rich, the DNC, and WikiLeaks: The Plot Thickens

According to the District of Columbia’s Metropolitan Police Department, the nation’s capital reported 135 homicides last year. One of those homicides, the killing of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich on July 10, 2016, continues to make news ten months later. Who killed Seth Rich, and why? We may never know for sure. On the More
2017-05-17 08:05 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Chelsea Manning's release: Life beyond whistle-blowing

As the whistle-blower prepares to leave prison, her lawyer and advocates discuss what awaits her now.
2017-05-17 06:05 | News | Aljazeera

Did Seth Rich Contact WikiLeaks?

Two stories are now dominating the headlines: one is something the Establishment wants you to pay attention to, and the other is something they want to bury. First off, to the former: The Washington Beltway is in an uproar over the latest Deep State attempt to tar the President of the United States as a […]
2017-05-17 06:05 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

North Korea says world 'astonished' by Wannacry

North Korea's state newspaper has acknowledged the "unprecedented attack" of the WannaCry ransomware.
2017-05-17 05:05 | News | TheAge

Ransomware now matter of national security

PETALING JAYA, May 17 — The National Security Council (NSC) is now overseeing operations related to cyber threats in the country after an academic institution was the latest to be hit by the ransomware ‘‘WannaCry’’. Minister in the...
2017-05-16 23:05 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

Long Before 'WannaCry' Ransomware, Decades Of Cyber 'Wake-Up Calls'

"The [WannCry] attack is a wake-up call for all of us," Microsoft's president wrote about last week's incident. How many times have we heard cyberattacks described this way? Let's look back.
2017-05-16 20:05 | News | NPR

Cyber attack eases, hacking group threatens to sell code

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack warned it would release more malicious code.
2017-05-16 20:05 | businessNews | Reuters

The Real Roots of the Worldwide Ransomware Outbreak: Militarism and Greed

Microsoft is right to blame the NSA for the WannaCry malware outbreak, but they're not blameless either. The post The Real Roots of the Worldwide Ransomware Outbreak: Militarism and Greed appeared first on The Intercept .
2017-05-16 19:05 | Uncategorized | TheIntercept

DNC staffer contacted WikiLeaks before his death, investigator says

Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich had been in contact with WikiLeaks before his shooting death last year, a private investigator said.
2017-05-16 15:05 | News | UPI

The World For Ransom: The Effects Of Wannacry – OpEd

What a stealthy bugger of a problem. Malware deftly delivered, locking the system by encrypting files and making them otherwise
2017-05-16 15:05 | 1, Opinion, Technology | EurasiaReview

MCMC steps up defence against WannaCry cyberattack

KUALA LUMPUR, May 16 — The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) has stepped up the national cyber defence and security system to check the Ransomware WannaCry cyber attacks that hit the world last Friday, said Communications...
2017-05-16 12:05 | News | TheMalaymailOnline

North Korea May Be Linked To WannaCry Ransomware, Researchers Say

Google security researcher Neel Mehta pointed out similarities between WannaCry and malware used by Lazarus, the group that has been blamed for the Sony Pictures hack of 2014.
2017-05-16 11:05 | News | NPR

WannaCry malware virus possibly linked to North Korea

Researchers said the WannaCry virus is similar to one used by the network that struck Sony in 2014, raising speculation it was sponsored by North Korea.
2017-05-16 11:05 | News | UPI

Microsoft's President Reflects On Cyberattack, Helping Pirates And The NSA

Microsoft's president discusses the company efforts to contain the global WannaCry virus, which includes helping people who pirated his software, and he calls for a "Digital Geneva Convention."
2017-05-16 08:05 | News | NPR

WannaCry: What is ransomware and how to avoid it

What you need to know about 'WannaCry', the malicious software behind Friday's worldwide hacking attack.
2017-05-16 08:05 | News | Aljazeera