News tagged with national intelligence

NSA: The finder and keeper of countless US secrets

An email, a telephone call or even the murmur of a conversation captured by the vibration of a window—they're all part of the data that can be swept up by the sophisticated machinery of the National Security ...

dateJun 09, 2013 in Internet
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US intelligence chief backs Internet spy program

The top U.S. intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under strict supervision of a secret court and cannot ...

dateJun 09, 2013 in Internet
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Google, Facebook condemn online spying

Google chief Larry Page and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg condemned online spying Friday and called for governments to be more revealing about snooping on the Internet.

dateJun 08, 2013 in Internet
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SKorea says NKorea behind computer crash in March

(AP)—North Korea was responsible for a cyberattack that shut down tens of thousands of computers and servers at South Korean broadcasters and banks last month, officials in Seoul said Wednesday, noting ...

dateApr 10, 2013 in Internet
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Games may help train analysts to overcome bias

Game-playing may help intelligence analysts with the serious business of identifying biases that can cloud decision-making and problem-solving during life or death situations, according to researchers.

dateNov 13, 2012 in Other
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Stuxnet was 'good idea': former CIA chief

The Stuxnet computer virus sabotage of Iran's nuclear program was a "good idea" but it lent legitimacy to the use of malicious software as a weapon, according to a former CIA director.

dateMar 02, 2012 in Internet
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Helping businesses defend against cyber threats

Analysts with the National Security Agency see the threats coming at corporate America: viruses, worms and other malware targeting the computer networks that serve the nation's banks, utilities and businesses.

dateDec 06, 2011 in Internet
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Norway hit by major data-theft attack

(AP) -- Data from Norway's oil and defense industries may have been stolen in what is feared to be one of the most extensive data espionage cases in the country's history, security officials said Thursday.

dateNov 17, 2011 in Internet
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Cyber attack on Seoul's Unification Ministry

The South Korean ministry which handles relations with North Korea has been targeted by hackers in the latest of a series of online attacks on government and corporate websites, an official said Tuesday.

dateAug 09, 2011 in Internet
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Cybersecurity starts at home and in the office

(AP) -- When swine flu broke out, the government revved up a massive information campaign centered on three words: Wash your hands. The Obama administration now wants to convey similarly clear and concise ...

dateOct 04, 2009 in Internet
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