Undersea Cable – U.S. and Hong Kong Fiber Link | Chinese Spies

The U.S. continues to oppose a fiber cable that will directly link the U.S. and Hong Kong. Underwater wiretapping is as American as apple pie, but officials say they’re concerned about data being tapped in Hong Kong. Fiber is easy to physically hack and must have robust encryption to be safe. Critics in the U.S. government say a new 8,000-mile cable beneath […]

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Russia’s Putin declares state of emergency after Arctic Circle oil spill

The spill happened when a fuel tank at a power plant near the Siberian city of Norilsk collapsed last Friday. President Putin expressed anger after discovering officials only learnt about the incident two days later. The plant is owned by a subsidiary of Norilsk Nickel, which is the world’s leading nickel and palladium producer. And […]

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Putin’s Secret Intelligence Agency Hacked: Dangerous New ‘Cyber Weapons’ Now Exposed

Red faces in Red Square, again. Last July, I reported on the hacking of SyTech, an FSB contractor working on internet surveillance tech. Now, reports have emerged from Russia of another shocking security breach within the FSB ecosystem. This one has exposed “a new weapon ordered by the security service,” one that can be used to execute […]

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FBI ‘Drive-By’ Hacking Warning Just Got Real: Here’s How This Malicious New Threat Works

“Hackers can use innocent devices to do a virtual drive-by of your digital life,” warned the FBI in December. “Unsecured devices can allow hackers a path into your router, giving the bad guy access to everything else on your home network that you thought was secure.” The risk, according to the FBI, was the surge in connected […]

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Raytheon engineer arrested for taking US missile defense secrets to China

When Wei Sun, a 48-year-old engineer at Raytheon Missile Systems, left for an overseas trip last year, he told the company he planned to bring his company-issued HP EliteBook 840 laptop along. Sun, a Chinese-born American citizen, had been working at Raytheon, the fourth-largest US defense contractor, for a decade. He held a secret-level security […]

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‘Leak’ May Reveal Russia’s Answer To The Virginia Class Attack Submarine

A Russian State-owned TV channel recently aired a segment which may give the first glimpse of a new Russian submarine design. In the corner of one scene (@ 2.48 minutes into the recording) it showed an official model of a new submarine together with previously known types. The Laika Class sub has until now been shrouded in secrecy. It […]

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