Source: Tom Brewster, Tech Week Europe
A prominent activist from the UAE has been targeted by surveillance malware likely to have been created by an Italian company, with a French exploit seller implicated too, according to researchers.
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Source: Matthew Panzarino
If you’re the brand new owner of a Verizon iPhone, you’ve got 30 days to opt-out of sharing information including anonymized location data as well as demographics like age, gender, sports teams, dining habits and more.
Source: Amy O’Leary, The New York Times
This fall, 16 high schools in California started experimental workshops, billed as a kind of “shop class for the 21st century,” that were financed by the federal government.
Russian officials had a muted response on Thursday to a potentially embarrassing revelation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it had uncovered a ring of Russian agents that was smuggling microchips out of the United States.
Source: Aman Sharma, Economic Times
The government is gearing up to arm cyber sleuths with forensic tools to catch up with criminals who outsmart investigators by using secure mobile phones or password-protected computers.
Source: Dan Goodin, ars technica
The attacks that recently disrupted website operations at Bank of America and at least five other major US banks used compromised Web servers to flood their targets with above-average amounts of Internet traffic.
Source: John Markoff, The New York Times
A small team of cybersecurity researchers have lashed the computers together to form a homebrew computing cluster.
Source: Ray Stern, Phoenix New Times
The FBI has broken up a spy network based in Houston that “enhanced” the capabilities of the Russian military by exporting sensitive, U.S.-made electronics.
An initiative aimed at improving intelligence sharing has done little to make the country more secure, despite as much as $1.4 billion in federal spending, according to a two-year examination by Senate investigators.
Source: Paul Ducklin, Naked Security
FoxNews leads today with a dramatic story entitled “Washington confirms Chinese hack attack on White House computer.”