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some nice bits in here "the biggest potential 'doxing' in history", and "many of the core systems run by the agency are based on mainframe applications that haven't been updated since their COBOL code was fixed for the Y2K bug in the late 1990s", and this "Contractors working for the agency may have introduced some unique security issues of their own, including employing Chinese nationals—some working from overseas—as part of subcontracting teams." - making the whole thing an #omnishambles  #infosec #opm
Two separate "penetrations" exposed 14 million people's personal info.
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grief #infosec
We speak to infosec experts worried by treaty changes
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The Sunday Times published an alarming story, suggesting that the lives of British and American spies have been put at risk after Russian and Chinese authorities gained access to over a million documents taken by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
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Very interesting read! "a case of the watchers watching the watchers who are watching them" #infosec   #kaspersky  
Kaspersky says the attackers became entrenched in its networks some time last year.
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"Vilaca said he doesn't think his attack is likely to be exploited on a mass scale. Instead, it would likely be exploited only in highly targeted attacks, say those carried out against high-value targets the attackers know and have a high interest in" #infosec   #mac  
Hack allows firmware to be rewritten right after older Macs awake from sleep.
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Exactly: #infosec #opm
  OPM is the exemplar of how our government deals with information security, or should I say doesn't deal with it. Some will say that there are many mitigating circumstances like old systems t...
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This made me want to both laugh and cry in different places. I wonder how many of the assertions are true? It's pretty scary if they all are :( #infosec
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This.... And there will have to be many more to come "Another tech firm says it has quit the UK over government internet surveillance plans" https://grahamcluley.com/2015/05/firm-quits-snoopers-charter/ #infosec #privacy 
Eris Industries says it simply cannot engage in business if it is forced to incorporate cryptographic backdoors that can be accessed by MI5 and GCHQ.
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interesting read here too "Attribution in online crime is complex, more so when there may be nation-state involvement" #infosec
APT28 crew left their fingerprints all over this one
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interesting! #infosec   #privacy  
Fake mobile phone towers suspected of using International Mobile Subscriber Identity 'catchers'
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Encryption software that makes it hard to spy on what people do and say online is
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