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  • Someone Hacked the White House Chief of Staff’s Personal Phone
    By Russell Brandom 10/05/2017
    For months, White House chief of staff John Kelly has been compromised by digital attackers, according to a new report from Politico. The breach was discovered after Kelly reported functional glitches to White House tech support over the summer. It’s still unclear when the initial infection occurred, although the glitches had persisted for months. The infection was further described in a memo circulated by White House staff in September.
    For months, White House chief of staff John Kelly has been compromised by digital attackers, according to a new report from Politico. The breach was discovered after Kelly reported functional glitches to White House tech support over the summer. It’s still unclear when the initial infection occurred, although the glitches had persisted for months. The infection was further described in a memo circulated by White House staff in September.
  • Russian Hackers Used Kaspersky Software to Find Vulnerable NSA Docs, Says Report
    By Russell Brandom 10/05/2017
    In 2015, Russian agents stole highly classified NSA materials from a contractor, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. It’s a major breach of internal security, made possible after the contractor transferred the materials to his home computer in violation of known security procedures.
    In 2015, Russian agents stole highly classified NSA materials from a contractor, according to a new report in The Wall Street Journal. It’s a major breach of internal security, made possible after the contractor transferred the materials to his home computer in violation of known security procedures.
  • Someone Is Hacking NATO Soldiers’ Phones in Eastern Europe
    By Russell Brandom 10/04/2017
    NATO soldiers deployed to eastern Europe are scrambling to defend against smartphone hacks. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a new string of phone and account hacks launched against deployed US troops, targeting iCloud, Facebook, and even individual devices. Most of the attacks are not particularly sophisticated, but they could be enough to give away troop movements or other sensitive data if successful.
    NATO soldiers deployed to eastern Europe are scrambling to defend against smartphone hacks. The Wall Street Journal is reporting a new string of phone and account hacks launched against deployed US troops, targeting iCloud, Facebook, and even individual devices. Most of the attacks are not particularly sophisticated, but they could be enough to give away troop movements or other sensitive data if successful.
  • Yahoo Says All 3 billion User Accounts Were Impacted By 2013 Security Breach
    By Natt Garun 10/03/2017
    Yahoo today announced that the huge data breach in August 2013 affected every user on its service — that’s all three billion user accounts and up from the initial one billion figure Yahoo initially reported. Since disclosing the hack, Yahoo continued to add more numbers of accounts compromised, but today’s announcement makes it clear that if you had a Yahoo email account, you were part of the breach.
    Yahoo today announced that the huge data breach in August 2013 affected every user on its service — that’s all three billion user accounts and up from the initial one billion figure Yahoo initially reported. Since disclosing the hack, Yahoo continued to add more numbers of accounts compromised, but today’s announcement makes it clear that if you had a Yahoo email account, you were part of the breach.