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March 12, 2019
Mike Wright / The Telegraph

Mike Wright / The Telegraph  
Sir Tim Berners-Lee Calls for Governments to Translate Laws for Digital Age to Fight Hacking, Disinformation, Harassment and Polarization

On the 30th anniversary of the world wide web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventor of the web, said that governments must “translate” laws for the digital age to prevent malicious behavior online, including state-sponsored hacking, viral spread of misinformation, online harassment and the “polarised tone of online discourse.” Sir Berners-Lee has grown increasingly vocal over the ways in which the web has become increasingly abused and last year launched a  “Contract for the Web” that laid out a set of principles to keep the internet free and open.

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TechSpot: Tim Berners-Lee says the web has its problems, but they can be fixed
USA Today Happy 30th birthday, World Wide Web. Inventor outlines plan to combat hacking, hate speech
DNA India: At 30, World Wide Web ‘not the web we wanted,’ says investor
CNN.com: He invented the web. Now he wants to fix it.
CTVNews.ca: WWWorries? Inventor of Web laments online hate speech and misinformation
TIME: The Man Who Invented the World Wide Web Has Mixed Feelings About What the Internet Has Become
Courthouse News Service: Inventor of World Wide Web Has Second Thoughts
WRAL Tech Wire: World Wide Web at 30: Troubled ‘digital adolescence,’ says inventor
TechCrunch: Marking 30 years of the web, Tim Berners-Lee calls for a joint fight against disinformation
The Sun: World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls on society to help stamp out state-sponsored hacking, crime and clickbait
Techradar: World Wide Web at 30: Sir Tim Berners-Lee calls for greater protection
Tech Insider: The man who invented the web keeps puncturing Silicon Valley’s self-aggrandising ideals about how it’s been great for humanity
Pocket-lint: The World Wide Web hits 30 – but what does it need to look like in the future?
The Daily Swig: World Wide Web marks its 30th birthday
Vox: The World Wide Web — not the internet — turns 30 years old
CIO: Web needs to emerge from ‘adolescence’: Tim Berners-Lee
EJ Insight: Berners-Lee: Web, at 30, must emerge from ‘adolescence’
Huffington Post India: Tim Berners-Lee, Inventor Of World Wide Web, Says It Needs To Grow Up
Voice of America: Berners-Lee: World Wide Web, at 30, Must Emerge from ‘Adolescence’
The Financial Times: The web has fallen under the influence of a bad crowd
CNBC: The man who invented the web says it’s now dysfunctional with ‘perverse’ incentives
Phys.org: Web inventor urges users to seek ‘complete control’ of data
Quartz: Thirty years after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee says we all must act to save it
Wired: 30 Years On, Reports of the Web’s Death Are Exaggerated


January 11, 2018
Rebecca Ruiz / New York Times

Rebecca Ruiz / New York Times  
Russian Hackers Fancy Bear Releases Emails to Highlight Purported Olympics-Related Discord

The Russian hacking group Fancy Bear, widely considered to be an arm of Russian intelligence agency GRU, released several emails exchanged between International Olympic Committee officials and other individuals involved with the Olympics in order to highlight and perhaps sow discord among global sports officials and the antidoping investigators at the World Anti-Doping Agency who exposed Russia’s systematic doping policies. The Russian Federation has been banned from the upcoming Olympic games due to its widespread use of sports doping but individual Russian athletes are eligible to participate without the country’s designation.

April 11, 2019
Joseph Cox / Motherboard

Joseph Cox / Motherboard  
Julian Assange Arrested in London, Charged By U.S. With Conspiracy to Commit Computer Intrusion

Following his arrest by British police in London at the Ecuador embassy due to an extradition request from the United States, prosecutors in the Eastern District of Virginia unsealed a conspiracy to commit computer intrusion charge against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Prosecutors say that Assange agreed to, unsuccessfully as it turns out, help then-Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning break a password to the Defense Department’s computer network in 2010.  Prosecutors also allege that Assange was actively conspiring to break into systems to obtain the information in the first place, through illegal means. Although Assange supporters and some free press advocates will characterize the charges as having wide-ranging implications for First Amendment rights, the charges narrowly stem from Assange’s alleged conspiracy to help hack government systems, a situation that does not apply to most journalists, who, even if recipients of hacked information, don’t participate or have advanced knowledge of the criminal hacking acts.

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Ellen Nakashima: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested by British police after being evicted from Ecuador’s embassy in London
TechSpot: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador withdraws political asylum status
SecurityWeek: Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum
Reddit-hacking: Julian Assange arrested from Ecuadorian embassy in London on a 7 year old warrant
ZDNet Security: Julian Assange arrested by UK police
iTnews – Security: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested by police
AP Top News: Julian Assange’s attorney says he’s been arrested on US extradition request as well as for breaching UK bail conditions
Zero Hedge: Julian Assange Arrested In London
TIME: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Has Been Arrested in London
TechCrunch: Julian Assange arrested in London after Ecuador withdraws asylum
The Intercept: Julian Assange Arrested in London After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum
Huffington Post India: WikiLeaks Co-Founder Julian Assange Arrested In London
Vox: Julian Assange was just expelled from the Ecuadorian Embassy and arrested by British police
The Sun: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange ARRESTED and dragged out of Ecuador embassy in handcuffs in shock raid by cops after 7 years holed up
Infosecurity Magazine: WikiLeaks Editor Julian Assange Arrested & Removed from Ecuadorian Embassy
Tech Insider: Julian Assange arrested by UK police as Ecuador revokes his asylum after 6-and-a-half-years inside their London embassy
The Hacker News: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested After Ecuador Withdraws Asylum
The Guardian: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested at London’s Ecuadorian embassy – live updates
Department of Justice: WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy
Washington Post: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange accused of conspiring to break DOD password
Hacker News: Newest: WikiLeaks Founder Charged in Computer Hacking Conspiracy
TechCrunch: Daily Crunch: WikiLeaks founder arrested
AFP: Wikileaks founder Assange arrested in London after Ecuador pulls asylum
TechSpot: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador withdraws political asylum status, charged by DOJ
TEISS: Julian Assange arrested
Reddit-hacking: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested for Hacking US Government Computers
The Sun: What is WikiLeaks and what are some of its biggest leaks? From Chelsea Manning’s cables to Emmanuel Macron’s hacked emails
The Inquisitr News: Julian Assange Charged With Conspiracy To Commit Computer Intrusion By U.S. Department Of Justice
Mashable: Julian Assange arrest: Why free speech advocates are worried
Axios: Julian Assange charged by U.S. with conspiracy to hack government computer
Mashable: Julian Assange arrest: Why free speech advocates are worried
The Independent: Julian Assange: How the WikiLeaks founder fell from grace
POLITICO: Prepare for Mueller’s long shadow
Mother Jones: Ecuador Finally Gets Tired of Julian Assange
Vox: Read the Julian Assange indictment
HackRead: Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrested in London
The Verge: Read the United States’ indictment against Julian Assange
Lawfare : Document: Julian Assange Indictment
Gizmodo: Assange Charges Finally Reveal Why Chelsea Manning Is Sitting in Jail
Lawfare : Document: Julian Assange Indictment
Daily Dot: U.S. unseals charges against Julian Assange
FedSmith.com: WikiLeaks Founder Charged with Conspiracy to Hack DoD Computer
The Mary Sue: Julian Assange Was Arrested … or Was It David Letterman?
PCMag.com: Julian Assange Indicted for Computer Hacking Conspiracy
Channel News Asia: British court finds Assange guilty of breaching bail
Columbia Journalism Review: Julian Assange is arrested in London
iNews: US prosecutors circle as WikiLeaks founder is finally arrested after seven-year stand-off
emptywheel: The Assange Indictment and The Rule of Specialty
Channel News Asia: British court finds Assange guilty of breaching bail
Google Alert – hacking: WikiLeaks co-founder Assange faces US hacking charge
LA Daily News: U.K. arrests WikiLeaks’ Assange at Ecuador embassy in London
AP Top News: WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested in London; US charge unveiled
CNET News: Julian Assange’s defense against hacking charges, and where it falls short – CNET
Heavy.com: Julian Assange’s ‘Embassy Cat’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Mashable: WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange arrested
TechCrunch: WikiLeaks founder charged with hacking, now faces U.S. extradition
Fortune: What Happens Now that Wikileaks’ Julian Assange Has Been Arrested—Twice
Channel 4 News: Julian Assange arrested: what now for the WikiLeaks founder?
SlashGear » security: WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange has been arrested
Quartz: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arrested after nearly seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy
Verdict: How Julian Assange went from liberal darling to alt-right information kingpin
AP Top News: Ecuador withdraws Assange’s citizenship, accuses WikiLeaks and Russian hackers of attempting to destabilize government
Silicon Republic: Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador cuts ties with WikiLeaks founder
The Next Web: Wikileaks’ Bitcoin donations spike following Julian Assange’s arrest
Reuters: World News: U.N. rights expert seeks access to Assange, evidence
CSO Online: IDG Contributor Network: Julian Assange arrested: Hero of transparency and privacy, or villain against nations?
Ars Technica: Julian Assange arrested, charged with conspiracy to hack US computers
Task & Purpose: Watch Julian Assange, looking like bearded David Letterman, as he’s arrested outside Ecuador’s embassy
Heavy.com: Gore Vidal’s ‘Security State’ Book: Why Is Julian Assange Carrying It?
New Europe: Julian Assange arrested in London
Heavy.com: Gore Vidal’s ‘Security State’ Book: Why Is Julian Assange Carrying It?
Heavy.com: WATCH: Julian Assange Arrested in London [VIDEO]
BREAKER: There’s No Defending Assange’s Arrest, Unless You Deny That WikiLeaks Is a Publisher
SC Magazine: Assange arrested on hacking charge and removed from embassy, to be extradited to US
Security Affairs: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange arrested and charged in US with computer hacking conspiracy
GBHackers On Security: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested at Ecuadorian Embassy in London
DigitalMunition: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested at Ecuadorian Embassy
CNN.com: Julian Assange’s arrest could end as a test for press freedom
Evening Standard: Julian Assange arrest: Swedish prosecutors receive request to reopen rape investigation
Huffington Post India: Pamela Anderson Brands UK ‘America’s Bitch’ In Rant About Julian Assange’s Arrest
Heavy.com: Pamela Anderson & Julian Assange: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Zero Hedge: Democratic Senator: Assange Is “Our Property” Now
Nieman Lab: Is Julian Assange’s arrest a threat to press freedom or an appropriate response to hacking?
Cyber Kendra: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested for Hacking US Government Computers
Heavy.com: Julian Assange Family: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
Cyber Kendra: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Arrested for Hacking US Government Computers
VICE News: Read the charges against Julian Assange
The Register: Uncle Sam charges Julian Assange with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion
Splinter: Gizmodo Julian Assange Dragged Out of Ecuadorian Embassy and Arrested by British Police | Jalopnik G
The Sun: Julian Assange faces a year in British jail after dramatic arrest at Ecuadorian Embassy – as US demand we hand him over
Digital Journal: Ecuador denounces WikiLeaks-linked plot against Moreno
AP Top News: ‘I know nothing’ – Trump changes his tune on WikiLeaks
POLITICO: Trump has whipsawed from praising to knocking Assange and WikiLeaks
Mother Jones: Trump: “I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks.” Hmmm. Let’s Review the Tape.
Vox: Trump in 2016: “I love WikiLeaks!” Trump now: “I know nothing about WikiLeaks.”
Fortune: ‘It’s Not My Thing.’ Trump Distances Himself From WikiLeaks After Assange Arrest
TIME: President Trump Says ‘I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks’ After Assange’s Arrest—In Contrast With 2016 Campaign Praise
New Statesman Contents: Assange’s embassy stay looks set to end with an extradition flight in the wrong direction
Nieman Lab: Is Julian Assange’s arrest a threat to press freedom or an appropriate response to hacking?
Task & Purpose: What comes next in the pursuit of Julian Assange
Voice of America: Assange: From Trump Cheers to US Criminal Charges
Current Status – Top Stories: Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy in London
Huffington Post India: Pamela Anderson Brands UK ‘America’s Bitch’ In Rant About Julian Assange’s Arrest
RT News: Assange pleads not guilty to failing to surrender to bail
Quartz: A former NSA attorney explains the US case against Julian Assange
TIME: Why the Charge Against Julian Assange Makes No Mention of Espionage or 2016 Russian Hacking
TIME: President Trump Says ‘I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks’ After Assange’s Arrest—In Contrast With 2016 Campaign Praise
Cyberscoop: An attempted password crack was enough for a U.S. indictment against Julian Assange
Just Security: Assange Indictment Is Shot Across the Bow of Press Freedom
BREAKER: There’s No Defending Assange’s Arrest, Unless You Deny That WikiLeaks Is a Publisher
Collective-Evolution: Update: Julian Assange Arrested Partly For United States Extradition Warrant
Collective-Evolution: What Julian Assange’s Arrest Tells Us About Our World
The Sun: What is WikiLeaks and what are some of its biggest leaks? From Chelsea Manning’s cables to Emmanuel Macron’s hacked emails
TODAYonline: Out of the embassy, straight into custody: Assange’s court hearing
Voice of America: Reaction to Arrest of Julian Assange in London
SC Magazine: Today’s other news in brief: Assange arrested; UK cyber-crime programme; CyptoPokemon decryptor
Hacker Noon: Will Julian Assange Be Extradited? An Interview with Criminal Defense Attorney Vinoo Varghese
CNN.com: Julian Assange’s arrest could end as a test for press freedom
The Age: From hacker to fugitive: Julian Assange’s epic journey
POLITICO EU: Julian Assange might have already won
VICE News: This is just the beginning for Julian Assange
Bloomberg Technology: Assange’s Long Standoff Ends With U.K. Arrest, U.S. Hacking Charges – Bloomberg
Gizmodo: DOJ Charges Julian Assange With Conspiracy to Hack Classified U.S. Government Computer
The Atlantic: You Don’t Have to Like Julian Assange to Defend Him
BBC News – UK: Julian Assange: Why Wikileaks founder spent years in Ecuador’s embassy
VICE News: How Julian Assange’s arrest could test the First Amendment
Reuters: World News: Assange lawyer says journalists should be troubled by U.S. charges against him
The Atlantic: The Atlantic Politics & Policy Daily: Once Upon a Crime
SecurityWeek: Assange Charged in US With Computer Hacking Conspiracy
Newsweek: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Couldn’t Crack Password To U.S. Secrets Without Chelsea Manning: Indictment
The Guardian: Assange arrest: Trump claims to ‘know nothing about WikiLeaks’ despite past praise – live
TODAYonline: Out of the embassy, straight into custody: Assange’s court hearing
McClatchyDC.com: Assange arrested in London, indicted in U.S.
Voice of America: Assange’s Arrest Hailed in Washington
The Inquisitr News: Edward Snowden Calls Julian Assange’s Arrest A ‘Dark Moment For Press Freedom’
New York Post: Edward Snowden calls Assange’s arrest a ‘dark moment’ for journalism
Techdirt: Julian Assange Arrested On Behalf Of The US, For Trying To Help Manning Crack CIA Password
Fortune: ‘It’s Not My Thing.’ Trump Distances Himself From WikiLeaks After Assange Arrest
Bloomberg Politics: Trump Goes From ‘I Love WikiLeaks’ to ‘I Know Nothing About WikiLeaks’
Japan Times: Trump’s ‘I Love WikiLeaks’ praise fades as U.S. charges Julian Assange
BBC News – UK: Julian Assange: Why Wikileaks founder spent years in Ecuador’s embassy
Washington Post World: The Latest: Judge convicts Assange of breaching bail
CCN: Wikileaks’ Assange Conspired with Chelsea Manning to Hack Pentagon, Accuses U.S.
Motherboard: Julian Assange’s Charges Are Centered on Hacking, Not Publishing Classified Information
New York Post: Julian Assange’s legal battle against extradition could last years
Gizmodo: Assange Charges Finally Reveal Why Chelsea Manning Is Sitting in Jail
Daily Mail: How years of US pressure got Ecuador to hand over Julian Assange
Daily Mail: U.S. indicts Julian Assange on charges of hacking hundreds of thousands of classified documents
The Independent – UK: Julian Assange: How the WikiLeaks founder fell from grace
Bloomberg Technology: Assange’s Long Standoff Ends With U.K. Arrest, U.S. Hacking Charges – Bloomberg
WIRED: Breaking Down the Julian Assange Hacking Case
SC Magazine: Assange arrested on hacking charge and removed from embassy, to be extradited to US
Fifth Domain | Cyber: WikiLeaks’ Assange arrested in London, faces US charge
Thomas Brewster – Forbes: Assange Arrested And Facing Extradition As U.S. Charges WikiLeaks Founder With Hacking Crimes
The Next Web: Wikileaks’ Bitcoin donations spike following Julian Assange’s arrest
Security – Computing: Julian Assange arrested under US extradition warrant following expulsion from Embassy of Ecuador in London
Forensic Magazine: WikiLeaks’ Assange Arrested in London; US Charge Unveiled
Quartz: The US charges against Julian Assange
Dark Reading: Attacks/Breaches: Julian Assange Arrested in London
Sky News: Judge calls Assange’s defence ‘laughable’ during court hearing
CCN: Wikileaks’ Assange Conspired with Chelsea Manning to Hack Pentagon, Accuses U.S.
USATODAY: Julian Assange arrest: WikiLeaks founder taken away by British police
TIME: Why the Charge Against Julian Assange Makes No Mention of Espionage or 2016 Russian Hacking
RFI: Assange found guilty of flouting bail terms
BBC News – UK: Julian Assange: Why Wikileaks founder spent years in Ecuador’s embassy
Current Status – Top Stories: Julian Assange arrested at Ecuadorian embassy in London
The Independent: Julian Assange branded 'narcissist' by judge as Wikileaks founder faces US extradition


May 24, 2019
Charlie Savage / New York Times

Charlie Savage / New York Times  
U.S. Indicts Julian Assange on 17 Counts of Violating Espionage Act in Case That Raises Profound First Amendment Fears of Government Intrusion on a Free Press

In a case that has roiled journalists and First Amendment lawyers because it raises profound issues of government intrusion on First Amendment rights, Wikileaks leaders and co-founder Julian Assange has been indicted by the Justice Department on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act for his role in obtaining and publishing secret military and diplomatic documents in 2010. The new charges raise the legal stakes for Assange who has already been indicted on an earlier hacking-related count brought by federal prosecutors in Northern Virginia. Legal experts and free speech advocates are raising the alarm bells that this latest indictment against the former but now disgraced and widely despised government transparency activist could open the door to criminalizing activities that are crucial to American investigative journalists who write about national security matters. The case focuses on Mr. Assange’s role in the leak of hundreds of thousands of State Department cables and military files by the former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, with prosecutors arguing that the publication of sensitive government documents cultivated from a source without government authorization, a bread-and-butter everyday activity for journalists across the globe, constitutes a crime. Top journalists and First Amendment legal experts fear this rationale could establish a precedent used to criminalize future acts of national-security journalism.

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Mashable : WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange charged under the Espionage Act
CBC : U.S. slaps WikiLeaks founder with 18-count indictment, says he published classified info
Bloomberg Politics: U.S. Alleges Assange Violated Espionage Act in Leaking Secrets
iTnews – Security: US unveils espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
VICE News: The DOJ Just Charged Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act
TechCrunch: WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom
POLITICO EU: US Justice Department accuses Assange of violating Espionage Act
Boing Boing: U.S. charges Julian Assange under Espionage Act
Cyberscoop: Julian Assange charged with 17 new criminal counts under Espionage Act
Zero Hedge: Assange Hit With Espionage Act Violations As DoJ Unveils 17 New Charges
POLITICO: DOJ accuses Assange of violating Espionage Act
Vox: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange indicted on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act
The Sun: Julian Assange ‘faces 170 years in US jail’ after he’s charged with espionage for publishing secret information on WikiLeaks
Los Angeles Times : Julian Assange, WikiLeaks founder, faces 17 more charges in new U.S. indictment
The Verge: Julian Assange is facing 17 new criminal charges
Slashdot : Julian Assange Charged in 18-Count Indictment For WikiLeaks Disclosures
Engadget: US charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act
VOA News : US Charges WikiLeaks Founder With Violating Espionage Act
iTnews – Security: US unveils espionage charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
Bloomberg Politics: U.S. Alleges Assange Violated Espionage Act in Leaking Secrets
The Register : WikiLeaks boss Assange acted as a foreign spy, Uncle Sam exclaims in fresh rap sheet (The Register)
WIRED: The Julian Assange Espionage Act Charges Target Press Freedom
Zero Hedge: Assange Hit With Espionage Act Violations As DoJ Unveils 17 New Charges
DataBreachToday.com: Assange Indicted in US Under Espionage Act
emptywheel: The Three Theories of Prosecution for Julian Assange
Techdirt: New Assange Indictment Makes Insane, Unprecedented Use Of Espionage Act On Things Journalists Do All The Time
Just Security: Indictment of Assange for Espionage Directly Threatens Press Freedoms
ZDNet Security: United States rolls out new 18-count indictment on Assange
TechCrunch: WikiLeaks’ Assange charged under the Espionage Act in a ‘major test case’ for press freedom
PogoWasRight : WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged in 18-Count Superseding Indictment
Cyber Defense Magazine: BREAKING NEWS: WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange Charged in 18-Count Superseding Indictment
Engadget: US charges Julian Assange with violating the Espionage Act
The Verge: Julian Assange is facing 17 new criminal charges
Law & Disorder – Ars Technica: New Assange indictment adds 17 espionage charges
The New Daily: Julian Assange faces new 17 new US espionage charges
New York Times: Assange Indicted Under Espionage Act, Raising First Amendment Issues
POLITICO EU: US Justice Department accuses Assange of violating Espionage Act
Financial Times: Assange charged in US with violating Espionage Act
Cyberscoop: Julian Assange charged with 17 new criminal counts under Espionage Act
Cyberscoop: Julian Assange charged with 17 new criminal counts under Espionage Act
VICE News: The DOJ Just Charged Julian Assange Under the Espionage Act
TIME: U.S. Charges WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange With Receiving and Publishing Classified Information
Boing Boing: U.S. charges Julian Assange under Espionage Act
Axios: Julian Assange indicted on 17 new counts under Espionage Act
Vox: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange indicted on 17 counts of violating the Espionage Act


April 14, 2019
Joseph Cox / Motherboard

Joseph Cox / Motherboard  
Microsoft Admits That Hackers Who Breached Its Webmail Services Outlook, MSN and Hotmail Also Accessed Email Content for Some Users

Hackers were able to access email content from a number of Outlook, MSN, and Hotmail email accounts, according to a source that witnessed the hackers in action, significantly expanding upon Microsoft’s recent confirmation that hackers had accessed information on their webmail users by exploiting a customer service representative’s credentials. In its initial notification to users, Microsoft said that the hackers couldn’t access email content or attachments. When presented with the source’s evidence, Microsoft said the hackers did have access to the email content of 6% of the affected users, although Microsoft has not yet said how many users overall have been affected. The company said that it had also sent breach notification emails to some users that did say the customer’s email content had been impacted.

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Komando: Microsoft hack gave cybercriminals full access to your email content
Hacker Combat: Outlook Hack Microsoft Informs Users of Breach
Silicon UK: Hackers Access Microsoft Email Accounts
BetaNews: Microsoft email hack was worse than first thought — some users’ messages were accessed
ExtremeTech: Hackers Spied on Microsoft Email Accounts Via Compromised Admin Login
Redmond Mag : Microsoft Admits to 3-Month Consumer E-Mail Breach
Reddit-hacking: Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers were able to access emails
Silicon Republic: Microsoft admits hackers infiltrated Outlook, MSN and Hotmail accounts
PCWorld: Hackers reportedly abused Microsoft’s customer support to read Hotmail, Outlook.com email
CRN : Microsoft support agent’s email hacked
Engadget: Hackers in Microsoft’s webmail breach could read some users’ messages
Windows Central : Hackers compromised Microsoft support to access email accounts
We Live Security: Microsoft reveals breach affecting webmail users
PCMag.com: Microsoft’s Web-Based Email Services Breached
BGR: Microsoft reveals Outlook hackers were able to gain access to private emails
HOTforSecurity: Hackers could read users’ Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email via compromised Microsoft support account
Redmond Pie: Hackers Have Had Access To Certain Outlook Accounts For Months, Says Microsoft
Cyberscoop : Microsoft email breach gave hackers access to account information for months
WinBuzzer: Microsoft Confirms Outlook.com Breach but Undersells Severity as Emails Are Compromised
AppleInsider: Microsoft admits hackers had access to some Outlook.com account details
Security – Computing: Microsoft admits to three-month long Outlook account hack
Pocket-lint: Microsoft on the defensive after hackers access Outlook emails
PCMag.com: Microsoft’s Web-Based Email Services Breached
Packt Hub: Microsoft reveals certain Outlook.com user accounts were hacked for months
Threatpost: Microsoft Outlook Breach Widens in Scope, Impacting MSN And Hotmail – Report
Tom’s Hardware: Microsoft Confirms Hackers Could Read Outlook, MSN and Hotmail Emails
Big News Network: Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers accessed email accounts
On Microsoft Outlook.com was hacked, and it’s worse than expected as hackers also had access to some email …
Neowin: Microsoft Outlook breach also exposed email content of some non-corporate users
AppleInsider: Microsoft admits hackers had access to some Outlook.com account details
The Verge : Microsoft admits Outlook.com hackers were able to access emails
Slashdot: Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support
DigitalMunition: Hackers Could Read Your Hotmail, MSN, and Outlook Emails by Abusing Microsoft Support
NewsBytes App: Microsoft admits Outlook email hack worse than originally thought
Tom’s Hardware: Microsoft Confirms Hackers Could Read Outlook, MSN and Hotmail Emails
Mercury News: Microsoft breach exposed Hotmail, Outlook email users
HotHardware.com: Microsoft Support Breach Gets Ugly, Hackers Could Read Outlook, MSN, Hotmail Emails
TechSpot: Outlook.com hack more extensive than Microsoft first claimed, email contents compromised
MobileSyrup.com: Hacked support account could read Hotmail, Outlook emails
Wired: Microsoft Email Hack Shows the Lurking Danger of Customer Support
Verdict: Microsoft hack “another case of insider threat”
GeekWire: Internal memo: Satya Nadella promises Microsoft HR overhaul following new sexual harassment complaints
MacRumors: PSA: Microsoft Outlook Breach Worse Than Expected, Hackers Could Read Emails of 6% of Affected Users
xda-developers: Microsoft Outlook support rep’s account was hacked and some users’ emails could have been accessed
Hacker Combat: Outlook Hack Microsoft Informs Users of Breach
SC Magazine: Microsoft web mail services breached after support agent’s credentials are compromised
Graham Cluley: Hackers could read users’ Outlook, Hotmail, and MSN email via compromised Microsoft support account
Mercury News: Microsoft breach exposed Hotmail, Outlook email users
Dark Reading: Attacks/Breaches: Microsoft Downplays Scope of Email Attack
CNET News: Microsoft Outlook hack gave full access to email contents – CNET
Verdict: Microsoft hack “another case of insider threat”
OnMSFT.com: Outlook.com was hacked, and it’s worse than expected as hackers also had access to some email content
Ubergizmo: Outlook.com Hackers Did Access Emails Of Some Users
Ars Technica: Hackers could read non-corporate Outlook.com, Hotmail for six months
eWeek: Why Microsoft’s Cloud Email Breach is a Cause for Concern


January 3, 2018
John Leyden and Chris Williams / The Register

John Leyden and Chris Williams / The Register  
Serious Design Flaw in Intel Processors Forces Linux, Windows, 64-bit macOS Redesigns

A severe flaw in modern Intel processors produced in the past decade has forced a significant redesign of the Linux and Windows kernels to address the chip-level security bug with programmers working to overhaul the open-source Linux kernel’s virtual memory system and Microsoft expected to publicly introduce the necessary changes to its Windows operating system in an upcoming Patch Tuesday. Both updates are expected to affect performance on Intel products, with estimates of five to 30 per cent slow down, depending on the task and the processor model. The flaw, which is in the Intel x86-64 hardware, has to be fixed at the OS level and Apple’s 64-bit macOS will also need to be updated. Although the details of the flaw are under embargo, the fix is to separate the kernel’s memory completely from user processes using what’s called Kernel Page Table Isolation, or KPT. Without these fixes, the vulnerability could be leveraged by hackers to more easily exploit other security bugs and the hole could be abused by programs and logged-in users to read the contents of the kernel’s memory.

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Reddit-hacking: ‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
The Inquirer: Critical Intel chip design flaw exposes Windows and Linux kernels
iPhone Hacks: Serious Design Flaw Discovered in Intel Processors; Fix Will Slow Down Macs and Other Intel PCs
Neowin: Security flaw patch for Intel CPUs could result in a huge performance hit
Security Affairs: Intel Makes a Mistake in The CPU Design, Windows and Linux Scramble to Fix It
iTnews – Security: Major Intel chip flaw may hurt performance
NDTV : Major Security Flaw With Intel CPUs Said to be Behind Secretive Updates to Linux, Windows, Amazon EC2, and Google Compute Engine
SecurityWeek: Mitigations Prepared for Critical Flaw in Intel CPUs
Security – Computing: Serious Intel bug affects major cloud providers, and the fix will affect performance
Slashdot: Intel with Radeon RX Vega Graphics: Core i7-8809G with 3.1 GHz Base, 100W Target TDP, Overclockable
BGR: Severe Intel security issue will slow down all Macs and Windows PCs
Bloomberg: AMD Soars After Rival Intel Reveals Processor Flaw – Bloomberg
IT Pro: Serious design flaw ‘affects all Intel chips from the last decade’
The Inquirer: Critical Intel chip design flaw exposes Windows and Linux kernels
Help Net Security: Upcoming patches for security flaw in Intel processors expected to slow down computers
Wired: A CRITICAL INTEL FLAW BREAKS BASIC SECURITY FOR MOST COMPUTERS
Intel: Intel Responds to Security Research Findings
ZDNet: Tech giants scramble to fix critical Intel chip security flaw
Homeland Security News Wire: Practically all Intel processors produced in the last decade found to have major security flaw
Zero Hedge: Intel Slides After Revealing Major Processor Flaw, AMD Surges
Neowin: Security flaw patch for Intel CPUs could result in a huge performance hit
Tech Insider: Windows PCs could get a big performance slowdown because of a flaw in Intel chips (INTC, MSFT)
iNews: Millions of computers left vulnerable by Intel chip security flaw
Investor’s Business Daily: Stocks Rise: IBM, Intel Divide Dow As AMD Leads Chip Gains
isssource.com: Intel Chip Flaw Forces OS Changes
Lowyat.NET: Fixing The Latest Intel Processor Security Flaw Will Result In Slower Computers
SlashGear » security: Intel flaw: Key details of the huge x86 chip problem
Lowyat.NET: Fixing The Latest Intel Processor Security Flaw Will Result In Slower Computers
Cyberscoop: Industry braces for critical Intel security flaw impacting a decade’s worth of chips
E Hacking News: Intel’s Processors Security flaw forces Linux, Windows Kernels redesign
Splinter: Gizmodo Report: All Intel Processors Made in the Last Decade Might Have a Massive Security Flaw | Ja
Windows IT Pro: AMD Soars After Rival Intel Said to Reveal Processor Flaw
Reddit-hacking: ‘Kernel memory leaking’ Intel processor design flaw forces Linux, Windows redesign
The Hacker News: Huge Flaw Found in Intel Processors; Patch Could Hit 5-30% CPU Performance
Windows Central : Design flaw found in Intel processors, fix could bring substantial performance hit
Digital Journal : Patch for critical Intel CPU flaw could slow PCs by up to 35%
Naked Security: F**CKWIT, aka KAISER, aka KPTI – Intel CPU flaw needs low-level OS patches
Graham Cluley: The F*CKWIT Intel chip flaw. Ready yourself for patches
iPhone Hacks: Serious Design Flaw Discovered in Intel Processors; Fix Will Slow Down Macs and Other Intel PCs


December 8, 2017
Chris Bing / Cyberscoop

Chris Bing / Cyberscoop  
Iran’s APT 34 Conducted Targeted Attack By Exploiting Just-Patched Microsoft Vulnerability

An Iranian government-linked hacking group, APT 34, has conducted a long-term cyberespionage operation against government and industry in Israel, Kuwait, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the United Arab Emirates, cybersecurity firm FireEye reports. Mostly focused on reconnaissance efforts, the group has targeted government agencies and private industries, including financial, energy, chemical and telecommunications sectors in those countries. Able to quickly exploit public vulnerabilities and continuously change its malware, APT34 uses a mix of public and non-public tools, often conducting spear phishing operations using compromised accounts, sometimes coupled with social engineering tactics. In its latest efforts, the group exploited Microsoft Office vulnerability CVE-2017-11882 to deploy POWRUNER and BONDUPDATER, a memory corruption vulnerability that exists in Microsoft’s old Equation Editor, which was patched on November 14, 2017. Less than a week later, FireEye observed an attacker using an exploit for the Microsoft Office vulnerability to target a government organization in the Middle East.

May 6, 2019
Nicole Perlroth, David E. Sanger and Scott Shane / New York Times

Nicole Perlroth, David E. Sanger and Scott Shane / New York Times  
Chinese Intelligence Hacking Group ‘Buckeye,’ Also Known as APT3, Captured NSA Hacking Tools and Repurposed Them Back in 2016

Chinese intelligence hackers captured hacking tools created by the NSA’s elite hacking arm The Equation Group and repurposed them in 2016 to attack American allies and private companies in Europe and Asia, researchers at Symantec discovered. The Chinese hackers, part of a group known as Buckeye or but also known as APT3 and Gothic Panda, began using NSA hacking tools a year before the infamous Shadow Brokers began leaking the Equation Group’s tools, using in 2016 a variant of DoublePulsar (Backdoor.Doublepulsar), a backdoor that was subsequently released by the Shadow Brokers in 2017. DoublePulsar was delivered to victims using a custom exploit tool (Trojan.Bemstour). Buckeye disappeared in mid-2017 but the Bemstour tool and the Double.Pulsar variant continued to be used until 2018.

Related: Symantec, Cyberscoop, Reddit-hackingIT Wire, PCMag.com, Boing Boing, ZDNet, Engadget, SecurityWeek, The Hacker News, Ars Technica, Wired


December 2, 2017
SCOTT SHANE and ADAM GOLDMAN / New York Times

SCOTT SHANE and ADAM GOLDMAN / New York Times  
NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Home Classified Documents Later Stolen by Russian Hackers

An Ellicott City, Maryland man and former National Security Agency (NSA) employee, Nghia H. Pho, has admitted he illegally took from NSA classified documents believed to have been subsequently stolen from his home computer by Russian state-backed hackers. Pho pleaded guilty to one count of willful retention of national defense information, an offense that carries a possible 10-year sentence. A naturalized U.S. citizen born in Vietnam, Pho worked from 2006 to 2015 for NSA’s elite hacking group, “Tailored Access Operations,” which is now called Computer Network Operations. It is believed that Pho was charged in secret in March 2015. Prosecutors say Pho removed the classified documents and took them home from 2010 until March 2015. Pho had installed Kaspersky Lab software on his home computer which the Russian hackers are believed to have exploited to steal the NSA documents. Pho’s guilty plea comes as NSA investigates the theft of NSA-developed hacking tools which were ultimately published by a murky hacking group known as the The Shadow Brokers. Those stolen NSA hacking tools led to the development of malicious software such as the WannaCry, NotPetya and BadRabbit malware, which caused damaged globally earlier this year.

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Reddit-hacking: Former N.S.A. Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Information
Washington Post: NSA employee who worked on hacking tools at home pleads guilty to spy charge
CNET: NSA staffer pleads guilty to taking home top secret files
The Register – Security: Guilty: NSA bloke who took home exploits at the heart of Kaspersky antivirus slurp row
Tech Insider: Former NSA employee who worked in the agency’s elite hacking group pleads guilty to taking classified documents
The Week: NSA employee pleads guilty to stealing classified documents later stolen by Russia-linked hackers
RT : Former NSA worker pleads guilty to snatching classified docs
The Hill: Cybersecurity: NSA employee pleads guilty to removing classified information
ZDNet Security: NSA employee pleads guilty after stolen classified data landed in Russian hands
Fifth Domain | Cyber: Former NSA employee kept top secret information at home
TIME: Former NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Keeping Top Secret Documents at Home
Cyberscoop: Former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified information home
Baltimore Sun: Ellicott City man, former NSA employee pleads guilty to taking classified information home
Voice of America: Former US NSA Employee Pleads Guilty to Taking Classified Documents
Boing Boing: NSA employee pleads guilty of taking classified info that was later stolen by hackers
Justice Department: Maryland Man Pleads Guilty to Willful Retention of National Defense Information
BuzzFeed – Kevin Collier: An NSA Hacker’s Guilty Plea Closes A Chapter In The Kaspersky Saga
WIRED: Here’s the NSA Agent Who Inexplicably Exposed Critical Secrets


May 16, 2019
Dan Goodin / Ars Technica

Dan Goodin / Ars Technica  
Google Warns That Bluetooth Low Energy Titan Security Keys Used for Two-Factor Authentication Can Be Hijacked by Nearby Attackers, Free Bug-Free Replacement Keys Available

Google is warning that the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) version of its Titan security key that it sells for two-factor authentication can be hijacked by nearby attackers and is advising users to get a free replacement that fixes the vulnerability. The bug, which is due to a misconfiguration in the Titan Security Keys’ Bluetooth pairing protocols, does not affect non-Bluetooth security keys. Users can check to see if their keys are affected by looking for a “T1” or “T2 on the back of the key. The flaw allows an attacker who is physically close at the moment the security key is used, within approximately 30 feet, to communicate with the security key or communicate with the device to which the key is paired.

Related: The Register – Security, Cyberscoop, Google Online Security Blog, Slashdot, TechCrunch, GBHackers On Security, BleepingComputer.com, SlashGear » security, The Verge, WIRED, Computer Business Review, PCMag.com, CNET News, ZDNet SecurityThreatpost