National Security Agency (NSA)

The latest ransomware attack used an alleged NSA exploit

An alleged NSA hacking tool has again surfaced to haunt the world.<p>Organizations across the globe — including Boryspil International in Kiev, Ukraine, a Russian oil company and an advertising company in the United Kingdom — have stalled out on Tuesday as a type of ransomware known as Petya has …

Information Security

N.S.A. Warrantless Surveillance Aided Turks After Attack, Officials Say

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency used its warrantless surveillance program to help Turkey find the suspect in a terrorist attack at an Istanbul nightclub on Dec. 31 that killed 39 people and wounded dozens more, including an American who was shot, a senior F.B.I. official said Tuesday.<p>The …

Surveillance

Report: German politicians under surveillance by Turkish intelligence

Turkey's intelligence agency has been increasingly gathering information on German politicians, according to a report. Prosecutors already launched …

World News

A new ransomware strain is seemingly using a leaked NSA cyberweapon to race around the planet

Petya is a well-known ransomware app that has attained a new, deadly virulence, with thousands of new infection attempts hitting Kaspersky Lab's …

Kaspersky Lab

Alleged NSA Leaker Reality Winner Appears in Federal Court, Trial Date Set

AUGUSTA, Georgia — The young intelligence industry contractor accused of leaking a top-secret report to journalists made her second appearance in federal court on Tuesday, as a judge set her trial date for the fall.<p>Reality Winner, 25, entered court Tuesday shackled at her ankles and wrists wearing …

Surveillance

Russia probe frames Senate hearing on surveillance law

The ongoing Russia probe framed the Senate Judiciary Committee's routine hearing to re-up Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act — …

Surveillance

NSA spying scandal committee presents controversial final report

A German investigative committee has presented its findings to the Bundestag on US spying on Germany - and Germany's spying on its allies. The report …

World News

Why Is Donald Trump Enabling Russian Espionage in America?

White House refuses to push back on aggressive Kremlin spying<p>How the Obama administration mishandled clandestine Russian interference in last year’s …

Russia

Liveblogging Today’s Senate Judiciary Hearing on Section 702

Another group of lawmakers is starting the debate over whether and how to reauthorize an online surveillance power set to sunset at the end of the …

Surveillance

NSA Ajit Doval comes to the aid of PM Modi at White House media event

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on Tuesday saved from a possible embarrassment by an alert National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval when wind …

India

Feds: More classified information collected in NSA leak probe

article<p>http://www.ajc.com/news/breaking-news/feds-more-classified-information-collected-nsa-leak-probe/A5kgAb6y7B7WiAr7F7WU1N/<p>Feds: More classified …

Surveillance

Israeli spy agency launches fund to invest in tech

Mossad, the Israeli spy agency, is setting up an investment fund for high-technology start-ups, in a move that highlights the symbiosis between the …

Silicon Valley

Spy agencies seek permanent authority for contested surveillance program

The intelligence community is seeking permanent authority for a contested surveillance program at a time when senators in both parties are increasingly frustrated in their attempts to learn how much information spy agencies collect on American citizens — and even on senators themselves.<p>At a Senate …

Surveillance

'The ultimate cyberweapon for espionage': The 'Petya' cyberattack is exploiting a powerful NSA tool

Analysts at several cybersecurity firms have confirmed that a cyberattack that struck Europe on Tuesday is using a powerful and dangerous cyberweapon created by the National Security Agency and leaked in April.<p>The cyberattack, dubbed "Petya," bears the hallmarks of last month's "WannaCry" …

Cybersecurity

Edward Snowden Bashes New CIA Chief's Focus On Leakers

Mike Pompeo is "baffled" the public prefers those who reveal crimes to those who commit them, Snowden says.<p>Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden and his Twitter followers are scratching their heads over the new CIA director’s recently expressed disgust at the “worship” of those …

Surveillance

Senator wants to know if his communications were intercepted

WASHINGTON (AP) — A key GOP senator weighing the pros and cons of U.S. foreign surveillance had the same question Tuesday as many Americans: Does the U.S. government sweep up their communications while monitoring targets abroad?<p>Sen. Lindsey Graham didn't get an answer.<p>The South Carolina Republican …

Surveillance

Feds won't release redacted intelligence report on Russian election meddling

Updated 06/27/2017 07:51 AM EDT<p>The Trump administration is refusing to release a redacted version of a key report President Barack Obama received in January on alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, court filings show.<p>Then-Director of National Intelligence James Clapper …

News

Cyber Attacks Spread Across Europe Using Stolen NSA Tool

NPR's Robert Siegel speaks with Dmitri Alperovitch, co-founder and chief technology officer of CrowdStrike, on the cyber attacks spreading across Europe using a stolen National Security Agency tool.

Cybersecurity

House Intel Committee Forges Ahead With Unmasking Investigation

Intelligence agencies are supplying the House Intelligence Committee with information about unmasking requests made by three former Obama …

Mike Conaway

Chelsea Manning didn’t deserve those Pride cheers

Chelsea Manning got a lively welcome at Sunday’s LGBTQ Pride event, marking the second time in a month that a New York parade featured cheering for …

Chelsea Manning

Chelsea Manning attends her first post-prison Pride parade

Former U.S. soldier Chelsea Manning took part in her first Pride since being released from prison in May.<p>Manning on Sunday rode on the American Civil …

Chelsea Manning

Home price NSA index sets record for 5 consecutive months

March S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI: <b>+0.3% M/M</b> vs. +0.4% consensus, +0.5% prior (revised).<p>+5.7% Y/Y (N.S.A) vs. 5.9% consensus, +5.9% prior.<p>Now read:</b> …

Business

OIG report: National Park Services did not change records of crowd size at inauguration

An Office of Inspector General report on the National Park Service found that the agency did not change records on crowd sizes at the inauguration …

Donald Trump

Global cyberattack claims first US victims

A cyber attack that has crippled major firms, banks and airports in Europe has spread to the U.S.<p>According to The New York Times, the attack, …

New York Times

The Woman Who Filmed Julian Assange for Six Years

Filmmaker Laura Poitras says that "Risk," her fly-on-the-wall documentary of the Wikileaks founder, is a reflection of the "dystopian reality we find ourselves in."<p>Laura Poitras's new film, <i>Risk,</i> has had a long and torturous road to release in the UK. She began filming the Julian Assange documentary …

Documentaries

NSA Director Gave Senator Private Tour During Debate Over Foreign intelligence Collection

The National Security Agency has been lobbying a key senator amid debates about whether to reauthorize the NSA’s foreign intelligence programs when …

Surveillance

How The Intercept Went From Supporting Edward Snowden To Being The NSA's BFF

NSA whistleblower Reality Winner leaked a secret NSA memo to the journalism website The Intercept, which promptly her by showed the document to the NSA. They also told the Agency where it was mailed from. As a result, Winner is now warming the inside of a prison cell. At bare minimum, The Intercept …

Surveillance

The CIA wrote a torture manual more than 50 years ago, and then gave it to Latin American dictators

Exposed in 1997, the document is not easy to read<p>It was long suspected that the CIA was in the business of torture. But in 1997, the American public …

Culture

Oblivious to History, Trump's Turning Up the Heat on Iran. He Should Look at the 1953 CIA Coup.

So sensitive was this operation that not all documents have been declassified for public view, even after the passing of almost 64 years.<p><i>In 1979, just as the Shah of Iran was overthrown and the the reign of the ayatollahs began, a former Central Intelligence Agency operative named Kermit Roosevelt,</i> …

History

Key Government Privacy Watchdog Muzzled During Surveillance Debate

Former Judge Patricia Wald receives the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama during a ceremony in the East Room of the White …

Surveillance