espionage

Kaspersky fights spying claims with code review plan

Russian cybersecurity software maker Kaspersky Labs has announced what it's dubbing a "comprehensive transparency initiative" as the company seeks to beat back suspicion that its antivirus software h

CCleaner supply chain malware targeted tech giants

Malware that piggybacked on CCleaner, a popular free software tool for optimizing system performance on PCs, appears to have specifically targeted high profile technology companies and may have been a

Companies, governments brace for a second round of cyberattacks in WannaCry’s wake

As the world readies to open for business on Monday, companies and governments are bracing for a second round of cyberattacks in the aftermath of Friday’s WannaCry hack. Indeed, security experts

The Shadow Brokers are back with exploits for Windows and global banking systems

It’s been several months since their last major exploit, but the hacking group dubbed Shadow Brokers is back. The group, which last year dumped malware it had allegedly stolen from The Equation

Google is the latest company to brush off most of the WikiLeaks vulnerabilities

WikiLeaks dumped thousands of alleged CIA documents online yesterday that contained lists of vulnerabilities in popular tech products, sending companies scrambling to make sure their security patches

Intel report on hacking says Russian interference with US election was ‘boldest yet’

Today the U.S. intelligence community released a report claiming that the Russian government was behind hacks of American political organizations during the 2016 election cycle and that the hackers a

Everything you need to know about the NSA hack (but were afraid to Google)

In what Edward Snowden deems "not unprecedented" hackers calling themselves the Shadow Brokers have collected NSA-created malware from a staging server run by the Equation Group, an internal hacking

Did Russian government hackers leak the DNC emails?

By now, it's pretty clear that Russian hackers are responsible for breaches of the Democratic National Committee networks that occurred last summer and in April of this year — several forensic secur

WikiLeaks Posts Classified Documents From CIA Director John Brennan’s AOL Account

WikiLeaks on Wednesday posted documents allegedly from CIA director John Brennan's email account, including Brennan's application for security clearance and papers about U.S. torture policy. The do

Review: The Timbuk2 Espionage Camera Backpack

The tale of this backpack review is one of love and regret; I love how this backpack works and I regret that I did not take it on my last trip. In short, it’s a good pack, generally does what it is

Chinese Telecoms Kit Makers, Huawei, ZTE, Should Be Shut Out Of U.S., Says Draft Congress Report

A U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee report recommends that top Chinese telecoms equipment makers Huawei and ZTE are shut out of the U.S. market because of the risk of espionage, Reu

Chemical fingerprint detector can also read a letter off of anything it touched

Anyone want to start a pool on when this will be featured on CSI? I’m guessing within 4 months. Apparently Disulfur Dinitride, quite a simple chemical compound, turns nearly undetectable traces

History of Spy-Cam Watches

Watchismo has a great and expansive feature covering the history of spy-cam watches. Most of these things are pretty hilarious. Not inconspicuous in the slightest. The favorite here is probably the Te