The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. Companies – Bloomberg

China is not to be trusted…. but you knew that already….

In 2015, Amazon.com Inc. began quietly evaluating a startup called Elemental Technologies, a potential acquisition to help with a major expansion of its streaming video service, known today as Amazon Prime Video. Based in Portland, Ore., Elemental made software for compressing massive video files and formatting them for different devices. Its technology had helped stream the Olympic Games online, communicate with the International Space Station, and funnel drone footage to the Central Intelligence Agency. Elemental’s national security contracts weren’t the main reason for the proposed acquisition, but they fit nicely with Amazon’s government businesses, such as the highly secure cloud that Amazon Web Services (AWS) was building for the CIA. Continue reading

Facebook Can’t Reset All Breach Victims’ Access Tokens

Shout to FB and ther ‘security’ smmfh

Warning: Attackers behind the recently revealed Facebook mega-breach may still be able to access victims’ accounts at third-party web services and mobile apps, and Facebook has offered no timeline for when that might change. Continue reading

Russia Hacks Into U.S. Power Plants, But Nuclear Reactors Should Be Impervious

Yeah Cheeto has nada to say…. maybe Melania is a KGB hit-woman lolololol

According to an alert from the United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team yesterday, Russia has hacked into many of our government entities and domestic companies in the energy, nuclear, commercial facilities, water, aviation and critical manufacturing sectors – essentially most of what makes our country go. Continue reading

MOSQUITO Attack Allows Air-Gapped Computers to Covertly Exchange Data

so much for faraday cages in this regard….

The team of security researchers—who last month demonstrated how attackers could steal data from air-gapped computers protected inside a Faraday cage—are back with its new research showing how two (or more) air-gapped PCs placed in the same room can covertly exchange data via ultrasonic waves. Continue reading

NSA Hack Points to a Serious Rogue Contractor Problem

I stopped using Kaspersky a long time ago… and the en ess aye is a joke… smmfh

THE NSA IS one of the world’s most notoriously secretive and powerful government agencies, guarding its powerful hacking tools and massive caches of collected data under layers of security clearances and world-class technical protections. But it turns out that three times in three years, that expensive security has been undone by one of its own contract employees simply carrying those secrets out the door. Continue reading

Deloitte Hacked — Cyber Attack Exposes Clients’ Emails

This is the results of hiring mediocre idiots in technology who can’t do jack and leave public data unprotected in a den of wolves…

Another day, another data breach. This time one of the world’s “big four” accountancy firms has fallen victim to a sophisticated cyber attack. Continue reading