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The US Department of Justice indicted four men for the hack of Yahoo. Two of them have links to Russia's FSB. What do the charges mean for relations between Russia and the US in the theater of cyberspace?

Podcast: What does the Yahoo Indictment tell us about Russian state hacking?

In-brief: The Department of Justice announced charges against four men for the attack on Yahoo that netted information on 500 million users. But what do we know about the men and their alleged crime? Security Ledger Editor in Chief Paul Roberts speaks with Igor Baikalov of Securonix about the incident. 

Is the data privacy movement waiting for its Cuyahoga River fire or Love Canal? The muted response to the most recent data dumps say "yes." (Image courtesy of Library of Congress.)

Amid More Dumping, Data Privacy Movement Awaits a Spark | Digital Guardian

In-brief: Like Love Canal or the ‘flaming river’ in Cleveland that eventually prompted anti-pollution laws, the casual leak of data on 33 million U.S. professionals is a sign that our online environment is badly compromised. But can we fix it? (Editor’s note: this blog post originally appeared on Digital Guardian’s blog.)

Twitter accounts belonging to media organizations and prominent personalities (like tennis great Boris Becker) were hacked and hijacked, displaying pro Turkish messages accusing Dutch and German officials of Nazi sympathies. (Image courtesy of Twitter.)

Twitter Hack is latest to underscore Third Party App Risk

In-brief: security experts are warning about the threat posed by third-party applications that tap into prominent social media platforms like Twitter after accounts belonging to media organizations and prominent personalities were hacked and hijacked to display messages accusing Dutch and German officials of Nazi sympathies. 

Hacking tools belonging to the CIA were leaked via the site Wikileaks. What have we learned from the release?

Podcast: CIA Hacking Tools, Our Orwellian Internet of Things & G-Men can subpoena Memories?

In-brief: In this week’s podcast, Paul talks with Sven Dietrich of The John Jay College of Criminal Justice at the City University of New York about the release of CIA hacking tools, FBI Director Comey’s talk on encryption and more. 

Many of the CIA hacking tools disclosed by Wikileaks target known or patched security holes, security experts say.

MEH CIA: Agency’s Hacking Tools Targeted Known, Patched Holes

In-brief: Two days after the site Wikileaks dumped thousands of pages of information about covert CIA hacking tool, the security and technology communities have weighed in. Their verdict? Meh.