Tag: FBI

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. 

A database containing 900 gigabytes of customer data and support requests for the Israeli firm Cellebrite was stolen and leaked to the website Motherboard. Cellebrite makes technology that helps law enforcement agencies get data off of mobile devices.

Surveillance Technology Vendor Cellebrite Has Customer Data Stolen

In-brief: Cellebrite, an Israeli firm that sells mobile phone forensic tools, was the victim of a hack that stole information on customers – many of them law enforcement agencies and governments.

The tactics of cyber criminal hacking crews are indistinguishable from those of sophisticated, state sponsored "advanced persistent threat" groups, the firm FireEye said in its most recent M-Trends report.

Cisco, Fortinet confirm vulnerabilities from NSA Shadow Brokers hack

In-brief: Both Cisco Systems and Fortinet confirmed that vulnerabilities targeted by tools leaked by the previously unknown group Shadow Brokers were real. 

Auto Industry Publishes Best Practices for Cybersecurity

Auto Industry Publishes Best Practices for Cybersecurity

In-brief: An Automotive industry information sharing group has published Best Practices” document, giving individual automakers guidance on improving the cybersecurity of their vehicles.

Report: Fear of Govt. has Valley Kicking Data Addiction

Report: Fear of Govt. has Valley Kicking Data Addiction

In-brief: Fear of government surveillance and data theft is forcing Silicon Valley firms to rethink their taste for data acquisition, The Washington Post reports.