Russia’s Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: ‘Largest Data Breach In Its History’

Hackers successfully targeted Russia’s state security agency last week through a major contractor, stealing and publishing details of secret internet projects including social media scraping and Tor de-anonymization.

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How an authoritarian regime will intercept all internet traffic inside its country

The new president of Kazakhstan is now proving that he will keep the old, oppressive systems alive for the 21st century, using advanced technical tools.The man in the middle: Beginning last week, Kazakhstan’s government is intercepting all HTTPS traffic inside the country, ZDNet reports.

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The Pitfalls of Writing About Revolutionary Defense Technology – War on the Rocks

Technology as a source of military innovation is hot stuff within the U.S. defense establishment right now. Anyone following the flow of information coming from the U.S. armed services and the Department of Defense will have noticed this.

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Hack-and-Leak Operations: Intrusion and Influence in the Gulf

Events such as the leaking of hacked emails from the US Democratic National Committee before the 2016 presidential election sit between two paradigms of cybersecurity. The first paradigm focuses on intrusion (unauthorised access to networks), while the second concentrates on influence (the use of digital technologies to shift public debate). Analyses generally tackle one of these two aspects.

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