Information Crisis - Special Reports

Qatar says cyberattack 'originated from the UAE'

Planning and hacking of official media started as early as April, with IP address linked to the attack traced to UAE.
2017-07-20 18:07 | News | Aljazeera

WikiLeaks Releases CIA-Raytheon Analyses of Suspected Russian, Chinese Malware

WikiLeaks released documents by its "technology scout" analyzing suspected Chinese and Russian malware.
2017-07-19 12:07 | Tech | SputnikNews

FedEx still working on recovery from cyberattack at TNT unit

FedEx says cyberattack will have 'material' financial effect on its TNT Express unit in Europe, causing lost revenue and higher costs
2017-07-17 20:07 | News | NewsDay

WikiLeaks Exposes CIA Hacking Tool Able to Intercept, Redirect SMS on Android

The WikiLeaks whistleblowing platform released on Thursday new documents from the so-called Vault 7 plan, which contained information on a CIA project that targets SMS messages sent and received on Android devices.
2017-07-13 11:07 | Tech | SputnikNews

Israel’s Ever-More Sadistic Reprisals Help Shore up a Sense of Victimhood

When Israel passed a new counter-terrorism law last year, Ayman Odeh, a leader of the country’s large minority of Palestinian citizens, described its draconian measures as colonialism’s “last gasp”. He said: “I see … the panic of the French at the end of the occupation of Algeria.” The panic and cruelty plumbed new depths last week, when Israeli officials launched a $2.3 million lawsuit against the family of Fadi Qanbar, who crashed a truck into soldiers in Jerusalem in January, killing
2017-07-13 08:07 | articles 2015, Leading Article | CounterPunch

Israel’s Ever-more Sadistic Reprisals Against Palestinians Help Bolster its Victim Image

When Israel passed a new counter-terrorism law last year, Ayman Odeh, a leader of the country’s large minority of Palestinian citizens, described its draconian measures as colonialism’s “last gasp”. He said: “I see … the panic of the French at the end of the occupation of Algeria.” The panic and cruelty plumbed new depths last […]
2017-07-12 00:07 | Colonialism, Crimes against Humanity, Genocide | DissidentVoice

Report Casts Doubt on Russian Government Control of Hacks on US Targets

Allegations that the Kremlin directed a series of cyberattacks on US targets may be misplaced given the presence of freelance hackers that dominate Russia’s ability to penetrate US computer systems, according to the Rand Corporation think tank.
2017-07-05 21:07 | Tech | SputnikNews

New Ransomware Similar to WannaCry Appeared in China

A new ransomware type similar to WannaCry malicious software has been discovered in China, China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported, citing a Chinese mobile tools provider Cheetah Mobile.
2017-07-05 05:07 | Tech | SputnikNews

Kiev Detected Second Wave of ExPetr Cyberattacks – Interior Minister

The Ukrainian police has detected and managed to block the second wave of ExPetr ransomware spreading following massive cyberattacks on country’s private and governmental sector last week, Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said Wednesday.
2017-07-05 01:07 | Tech | SputnikNews

Danish Shipping Giant May Face Millions in Losses After Major Cyberattack

The revenues of a Danish shipping giant that handles one out of seven containers shipped worldwide, could take a multi-million-pound hit due to the recent cyberattack.
2017-07-04 15:07 | Tech | SputnikNews

Ransomware May Make You 'WannaCry,' Yet Makes Up Less Than 1% of Cyber Threats

Ransomware, which refers to a type of malicious software that blocks access to the victim's data and threatens to publish or delete it until a ransom is paid, has been in the headlines a lot recently. However research claims that despite their aggressive nature, these attacks are not as widespread as some may think.
2017-07-04 12:07 | Tech | SputnikNews

Are You Still Running the First Version of Windows 10? Time to Update!

Windows 10 saw its first public release almost two years ago to date. Since then, the OS has been through three major updates – with a planned “Fall Creators Update” coming later this year. In a recent blog post, John Cable, Director of Program Management for Windows Servicing and Delivery, announced that users still running the initial version of Windows 10 (version 1507) will begin receiving desktop notifications prompting them to update their OS. Cable explained that since version 1507 has
2017-07-03 07:07 | News, Operating Systems, Software | ReviewCentralMe

Ukraine Cyberattack Wasn't Really About Ransom, Security Experts Say

Although the virus that spread through government and commercial computers Tuesday looked like ransomware, cyber experts say it was a "wiper" intended to erase data and disrupt business.
2017-06-30 20:06 | News | NPR

WikiLeaks Cable Reveals UAE Crown Prince Asked US to Bomb Al Jazeera in 2003

UAE's Crown Prince Mohammad bin Zayed al-Nahyan called on the US military to bomb the Doha-based Al-Jazeera channel headquarters during the US invasion of Afghanistan and ahead of the Iraq war, a leaked diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks revealed. The comments were given as part of Mohammad bin Zayed's efforts to foster onto the US administration the importance of "reigning in" the Al-Jazeera netwo
2017-06-29 08:06 | NEWS, Main Headlines, Qatar | AlBawaba

How can cyberattacks be stopped?

Thousands of computers go down in yet another large-scale cyberattack targeting companies around the world.
2017-06-28 20:06 | News | Aljazeera

Major cyberattack sweeps globe, cripples computers

Malicious software paralyses thousands of business around the world and shut downs government agencies.
2017-06-28 19:06 | News | Aljazeera

Cyber attack hits global businesses

A ransomware attack that has hit global businesses just a month after the WannaCry hacking appears smaller in scale but has companies asking themselves whether they did enough to upgrade their security after the first breach, the FT's Sam Jones and Aliya Ram tell Siona Jenkins.
2017-06-28 16:06 | News | FT

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see ‘WannaCry’ link

A major global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia’s biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The rapidly spreading cyber extortion campaign underscored growing concerns that businesses have failed to secure their networks from increasingly aggressive hackers, who have shown they are capable of shutting down critical infrastructure and crippling corporate and government networks. It included code known as “Eternal Blue,” which
2017-06-28 14:06 | News | AbrarOnline

Petya Ransomware Highlights Issues of Cybersecurity in Global Banking

The most recent global cyberattack has revealed the emerging risks to business activity and economic growth across the globe, as private-sector enterprises are facing a new liability in the form of heightened cybersecurity expenditures.
2017-06-28 12:06 | Tech | SputnikNews

‘This is a nuclear bomb compared to WannaCry’

Assault on IDT — like WannaCry — relied on cyberweapons developed by the NSA, but it’s invisible and it steals credentials
2017-06-28 10:06 | News | GulfNews

Large-Scale Cyberattack Spreading Through Russia And Ukraine

A large-scale cyberattack is working its way through a number of Ukrainian and Russian targets today (June 27). So far,
2017-06-28 03:06 | 1, Technology, World News | EurasiaReview

World hit by another cyberattack, experts suspect link to WannaCry

A MAJOR global cyber attack on Tuesday disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that last month infected more than 300,000 computers. The post World hit by another cyberattack, experts suspect link to WannaCry appeared first on Asian Correspondent .
2017-06-28 00:06 | All of Asia, Business, News | AsianCorrespondent

'Petya' Cyberattack Cripples Ukraine, And Experts Say It's Spreading Globally

The Department of Homeland Security says it is "monitoring reports of cyber attacks affecting multiple global entities."
2017-06-27 15:06 | News | NPR

The Death of Democracy Both Here and Abroad and All Those Colorful Sneakers

CIA Director Pompeo believes that “… folks like WikiLeaks, [are] out there trying to steal American secrets for the sole purpose of undermining the United States and democracy,” (“Trump CIA director blames ‘worship of Edward Snowden’ for rise in leaks,” The Guardian, June 24, 2017). That’s actually kind of funny, well, at least in a sardonic More
2017-06-27 08:06 | articles 2015 | CounterPunch

Headlines for June 26, 2017

Republicans Call for Delay of Healthcare Vote as Opposition Grows, WaPo: Obama Knew Putin Was Directly Involved in Election Interference, NYT: Full-Page Report Chronicles Every Lie Trump Told Since Taking Office, Carrier's Plant Facing Massive Layoffs, Despite Trump's Promises, U.N.: Yemen Facing World's Worst Cholera Outbreak, Iraqi Civilians Continue to Flee Fighting in Mosul, Two More Journalists Die After Mine Explosion in Mosul, Report: U.S.-Led Coalition Airstrikes Killed 700 Civilians in Raqqa, Syria, 50,000 Protesters Form Human Chain to Demand
2017-06-26 12:06 | News | DemocracyNow

40 Days Later: What Can the Financial Sector Learn from WannaCry?

WannaCry or Wcry represents the latest version of a growing threat called Ransomware – a tailored piece of malware designed to exploit specific vulnerabilities in the operating systems of its victims’ computers. The Importance of Employee Screening in Financial Services
2017-06-21 14:06 | BUSINESS, Money Matters, Oman | AlBawaba

Qatar: QNA hacking linked to countries boycotting Doha

Attorney general says evidence shows cyberattack on state-run news agency is linked to states that cut ties with Qatar.
2017-06-21 00:06 | News | Aljazeera

Watching You While You Browse: How the CIA Has Been Hacking Your Router

Wi-Fi routers typically sit in dusty corners of homes and offices, quietly transmitting internet accessibility to computers, tablets and phones in its immediate vicinity. However, these unpretentious devices are a goldmine for hackers – and were specifically targeted by the US Central Intelligence Agency, the latest Wikileaks release has revealed.
2017-06-16 13:06 | Tech | SputnikNews

A Planet’s Future Threatened by the Fate of Its Children

Originally posted at TomDispatch. In her first interview since President Obama commuted her 35-year sentence and she was released from the military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Chelsea Manning explained to Nightline co-anchor Juju Chang why she leaked documents about America’s wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. “We’re getting all this information from all these different … Continue reading "A Planet’s Future Threatened by the Fate of Its Children" The post A Planet’s Future Threatened
2017-06-16 04:06 | Uncategorized | AntiWar

Throw a party to support Chelsea Manning’s appeal!

Courage can help you host a party to raise funds for Chelsea Manning's vital legal appeal; TransCyberian's first party in Berlin on 16 June will feature live music and crypto workshops, with proceeds going to Chelsea's fund
2017-06-14 20:06 | News | CourageFound

GCC Businesses Are Facing a Major Cybersecurity Deficit

As the WannaCry ransomware spread across 150 countries last month, the Middle East held its breath. While Saudi Telecom Co.
2017-06-14 10:06 | BUSINESS, IT and Technology, Main headlines | AlBawaba

The Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters

Russia and other states have taken to hiring street gangs and thugs to do the sort of dirty work that even spies don't want to touch.
2017-06-12 15:06 | Argument, Cyber, cyber espionage | ForeignPolicy

Chelsea Manning: Seeing Victims of US War As 'People' – Not 'Statistics' – Compelled Leaks

Andrea Germanos, staff writer U.S. Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning has given her first interview since being released from prison last month in which she explains her motivations for making public thousands of military documents. Excerpts of her interview with ABC 's "Nightline" co-anchor Juju Chang aired Friday on the network's "Good Morning America." Asked about why she leaked the trove of documents, she says, "I have a responsibility to the public
2017-06-09 17:06 | News | CommonDreams

Headlines for June 9, 2017

British Conservatives Lose Parliamentary Majority as Labour Surges, Ousted FBI Director Comey Tells Senate Panel Trump Lied, White House Accuses Comey of Lying to Congress, House Votes to Repeal Financial Regulations of Dodd-Frank Act, Yemen: More Than 100,000 Infected as Cholera Epidemic Spreads, Four Yemeni Civilians Killed in U.S.-Backed, Saudi-Led Airstrike, Qatar: Al Jazeera TV Network Says It Thwarted Massive Cyberattack, Somalia: 70 Dead After Al-Shabab Fighters Storm Army Base, Louisiana: New Law to Reduce Sentences, Trim Prison Population, Georgia:
2017-06-09 12:06 | News | DemocracyNow

Al Jazeera media platforms under cyberattack

Website and digital platforms of entire Doha-based network undergoing 'systematic and continual hacking attempts'.
2017-06-08 18:06 | News | Aljazeera

Reality Winner, Accused NSA Leaker, To Enter Not Guilty Plea

Winner's lawyer would not confirm that his client was the source of the bombshell leak of a report about efforts by Russian military intelligence to cyberattack American election software.
2017-06-07 22:06 | News | NPR

Campaigners Begin Legal Challenge Against UK Spies Over Hacking

Campaign group Privacy International, June 7, began their latest legal challenge against the UK government arguing that intel agency GCHQ has no clear authority under UK law to conduct hacking operations, with such activities being a subsequent violation of the Computer Misuse Act 1990.
2017-06-07 12:06 | Europe | SputnikNews

What We Know About Reality Winner, Government Contractor Accused Of NSA Leak

Winner, a 25-year-old Air Force veteran, is accused of mailing classified material to an online news outlet. A report Monday in The Intercept details a Russian cyberattack on U.S. election systems.
2017-06-06 15:06 | News | NPR

NSA Contractor Charged for Leak After Intercept Exposé Reveals Russian Cyberattack of 2016 Election

A military intelligence contractor has been arrested and charged with leaking a top-secret NSA report to the media that reveals Russian military intelligence conducted a cyberattack on at least one U.S. voting software company just days before last November's presidential election. The charges were announced after The Intercept published part of the NSA report on Monday. It is the first criminal leak case under President Trump. We speak with security technologists Bruce Schneier and Jake Williams, who is a former
2017-06-06 12:06 | News | DemocracyNow

Headlines for June 6, 2017

Contractor Charged with Leaking Top-Secret Doc on Russian Cyberattack, After Intercept Exposé, White House Will Not Block James Comey's Testimony to Senate Committee, NYT: Nearly 60,000 Americans Died of Drug Overdose in 2016, Trump Announces Plans to Privatize Air Traffic Control, Afghanistan: Death Toll from Kabul Bombing Rises to 150, Making It Deadliest Attack Since 2001, London Mayor Calls for Trump's State Visit to Britain to Be Canceled, London Police Name 3 Men Allegedly Behind Saturday's Attack, Syria: U.S.-Backed Forces
2017-06-06 12:06 | News | DemocracyNow

Report: Russia Launched Cyberattack On Voting Vendor Ahead Of Election

Russia's GRU intelligence agency targeted an American provider of election services, The Intercept says; a U.S. intelligence contractor was charged with revealing a secret report about the scheme.
2017-06-05 23:06 | News | NPR

NSA's Report Claims Russia Attempted Hacking US Voting Systems

A top-secret document by the US National Security Agency (NSA) claims that Russia conducted a cyberattack against a voting software supplier while also attempting to hack more than 100 election officials several days before the US presidential election in November, US media reported on Monday.
2017-06-05 21:06 | Tech | SputnikNews

China to Implement Its First Law on Internet Security After Ransomware Attack

In the wake of the WannaCry ransomware incident, China plans to implement a special law to enhance the protection of internet security, Economic Information Daily reported. The law, set to go into effect on June 1, is the first of its kind in China.
2017-06-01 00:06 | Asia & Pacific | SputnikNews

WannaCry Attack Showed Need for Global Cyberthreats Analysis Center - Sberbank

Global ransomware WannaCry attack demonstrated that the world needs to have a single global center for the analysis of cyberthreats, Stanislav Kuznetsov, the deputy chairman of the executive board of Russia's largest bank Sberbank, told Sputnik on Wednesday, ahead of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF).
2017-05-31 16:05 | Tech | SputnikNews

No More Tears: Three Security Lessons From the WannaCry Cyber Attack

As the most devastating cyber-attack of 2017 to-date, the WannaCry attack has had a colossal impact on organisations around the world. The exploit infected over 200,000 computers in 150 countries, crippling everything from hospitals to logistics firms. While it will take months for forensic investigators to sift through the fallout, in the short term the attack has provided a timely wake-up call to businesses in every industry about the importance of security.
2017-05-30 12:05 | BUSINESS, Tech Trends, International | AlBawaba

Moreno says Julian Assange can stay on in embassy

Moreno criticises Assange as a 'hacker' but says the WikiLeaks founder can remain at Ecuadorian embassy in London.
2017-05-30 10:05 | News | Aljazeera

Makes Me WannaCry: US Finger Pointing Lame Attempt to Shift Blame From NSA

In an interview with Sputnik, Russian expert Leonty Bukshtein commented on allegations by US cybersecurity specialists that the WannaCry ransomware attack may have originated in southern China; by doing so, they are evidently trying to throw off suspicions, he said.
2017-05-29 14:05 | Tech | SputnikNews

Noam Chomsky in Conversation with Amy Goodman on Climate Change, Nukes, Syria, WikiLeaks & More

In this Democracy Now! special, we spend the hour with the world-renowned linguist and political dissident Noam Chomsky. In a public conversation we had in April, we talked about climate change, nuclear weapons, North Korea, Iran, the war in Syria and the Trump administration's threat to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and his new book, "Requiem for the American Dream: The 10 Principles of Concentration of Wealth & Power."
2017-05-29 12:05 | News | DemocracyNow

US Cybersecurity Consultant Claims WannaCry Hackers From Southern China

A new analysis of the ransom note included with the global WannaCry Microsoft Windows malware hack earlier this month suggests that it may have originated in southern China.
2017-05-28 23:05 | Tech | SputnikNews

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