CIA targeting Gnu/Linux users with OutlawCountry malware

Wikileaks which is known for exposing corruption within governments and corporations, has released a massive data dump which included some interesting news about what the CIA has been up to recently. According to the leak, the CIA has targeted Gnu/Linux users, with an exploit that re-routes network traffic towards them for analysis. The exploit called [...]

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The Real Roots of the Worldwide Ransomware Outbreak: Militarism and Greed

A runaway strain of malware hit Windows computers Friday and spread through the weekend, rendering hundreds of thousands of computers around the world more or less useless. The big twist: The virus was made possible by U.S. government hackers at the National Security Agency. But the finger-pointing won’t stop there, and it probably shouldn’t. As [...]

CIA malware BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon targeting Windows and Linux

WikiLeaks has dumped its newest Vault 7 documents, detailing the capabilities of two alleged CIA hacking tools dubbed BothanSpy and Gyrfalcon. The malware payloads have allegedly been designed to steal SSH credentials from systems running both Windows and Linux operating systems (OS). According to WikiLeaks, while BothanSpy targets Windows computers, Gyrfalcon goes after Linux platforms. [...]

Backdoor built in to widely used tax app seeded NotPetya outbreak

The third-party software updater used to seed last week's NotPetya worm that shut down computers around the world was compromised more than a month before the outbreak. This is yet another sign the attack was carefully planned and executed. malware was spread through a legitimate update module of M.E.Doc, a tax-accounting application that's widely used [...]

Trading the security of everybody in the United States for money

High treason against the founding principles of this nation William Binney Robert Scheer: Hello, this is another edition of Scheer Intelligence, conversations with people who are actually the source of this intelligence. In the case of today’s interview, it’s with William Edward Binney, a major figure in the U.S. intelligence apparatus, where he worked for [...]

CIA’s “Pandemic” turns Windows servers to attack machine

WikiLeaks just published details of a purported CIA operation that turns Windows file servers into covert attack machines that surreptitiously infect computers of interest inside a targeted network. "Pandemic," as the implant is codenamed, turns file servers into a secret carrier of whatever malware CIA operatives want to install, according to documents published Thursday by [...]

Juniper confirms leaked “NSA exploits” affect its firewalls, no patch released yet

Juniper confirmed exploits leaked by the Shadow Brokers group appear to affect its firewalls, but has not yet patched the vulnerabilities. The firewall manufacturer is “investigating the recent release of files reported to have been taken from the so-called Equation Group,” Juniper's security incident response manager Derrick Scholl wrote in a corporate blog post. Juniper [...]