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Harold Martin, former NSA contractor, sentenced to 9 years in prison for stolen documents: NPR

Former NSA contractor Harold Martin III. Confessed in March after being charged with a massive theft of secret government information. Patrick Semansky / AP Hide Caption Switch caption Patrick Semansky / AP Former NSA contractor Harold Martin III. Known in March guilty after being accused of massive theft of classified information. Patrick Semansky / AP A former National Security Agency …

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Repeated errors in the capture of telephone data led to the NSA launching a controversial closure program

The National Security Agency erased millions of phone records from Americans after learning that some of the data was wrongly collected last fall under a controversial anti-terror program. This was the second such procedure This led to an "overrun" last year and to the Agency's decision to close the program earlier this year, which has not yet been publicly acknowledged. …

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This Windows error is so bad that even the NSA prompts you to update

Did you know that Steve Ballmer had a job in front of the Los Angeles Clippers? Photo: Spencer Platt (Getty) It's not every day that the National Security Agency asks you to update your computer. Three weeks ago, a critical Windows vulnerability called BlueKeep was uncovered and fixed. In that short time, Microsoft has repeatedly asked users of older versions …

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Ransomware attacks in US cities use a stolen NSA tool

Microsoft has released fixes for the affected version of Windows after the NSA uncovered the long-running vulnerability. However, these attacks are often successful because local authorities are more reluctant to upgrade. Not only do cities use a mix of software and configurations that make upgrading difficult, but they may also be reluctant to patch or update their software due to …

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Stolen NSA hacking tools were used in the wild 14 months prior to the expiry of Shadow Brokers

Enlarge / The National Security Agency's headquarters in Fort Meade, Maryland. One of the key events in computer security occurred in April 2017, when an unidentified group called the Shadow Brokers published a collection of the National Security Agency's most sought-after hacking tools. The leak and subsequent rededication of the exploits in the WannaCry and NotPetata worms, which shut down …

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Former NSA contractor, Harold Martin, accused of being the largest security breach in US history

Harold "Hal" Martin, 54, had worked for 23 years as a contractor for various contracting agencies and maintained a government clearance throughout his career. Prosecutors described him as a hoarder who took home a whopping 50 terabytes of files, including a number of classifieds he stored on drives in his home and car. Martin's Arraignment is scheduled for a Thursday …

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The NSA makes Ghidra, a powerful cybersecurity tool, open source

The National Security Agency develops in-house advanced hacking tools for both attack and defense, which you could probably guess if some notable examples have not been leaked in recent years. But on Tuesday, at the RSA Security Conference in San Francisco, the agency voted for the first time Ghidra, a refined in-house tool that they chose as an open source …

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Kaspersky Lab, which targets Russia, is helping the authorities capture the alleged NSA data thief, the report said

The federal investigation, which arrested a former NSA contractor accused of stealing some of the US government's most sensitive hacking tools in 2016, was reportedly initiated on the advice of an unlikely ally: A Russian Cyber ​​Security Company that has attracted the anger of Obama Trump administrations. Kaspersky Lab, a Moscow-based company, turned out on Wednesday to be a very …

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Roger Stone employee Jerome Corsi sues Mueller, Justice, CIA, FBI and NSA for $ 350 million

Recent Emails Receive breaking news and special reports. The news and stories that mattered delivered the weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE 10, 2018 / 5:29 AM GMT By Alex Johnson The conservative writer and conspiracy theorist Jerome Corsi filed a lawsuit on Sunday accusing special prosecutor Robert Mueller to insult him for lying about President Donald Trump's investigation into Russia's interference in …

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