Powerful NSA Hacking Tools Have Been Revealed Online

Some of the most powerful espionage tools created by the National Security Agency’s elite group of hackers have been revealed in recent days, a development that could pose severe consequences for the spy agency’s operations and the security of government and corporate computers. A cache of hacking tools with code names such as Epicbanana, Buzzdirection…

Ottawa Announces Public Consultation on Cyber Security Strategy

The federal government has started a three-month public consultation on updating its cyber security strategy, asking security pros and citizens for input on how it should not only strengthen the national IT systems and critical infrastructure in the private sector but also help businesses and residents. Public Services Minister Ralph Goodale said Tuesday the consultation, which…

Pinpointing EU Cyberattack Costs Daunting, Agency Finds, Privacy & Security Law Report

Aug. 10 — Measuring the true economic impact of security incidents on critical information infrastructures (CIIs) is extremely difficult, the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security (ENISA) concluded in a report released Aug. 10. CIIs are “systems that provide the resources on which all functions of society depend upon, of which a possible incapacitation or…

Experts say Cybercriminals are Trying to Manipulate the US Election

A majority of cybersecurity professionals think cybercriminals are interfering in the U.S. election, and agree with the 2016 Republican Party platform endorsing strike-backs against hackers, a new study from cybersecurity company Tripwire found. The breach of the Democratic National Committee’s computer network and subsequent leaks of sensitive information so close to the U.S. election is…