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NSA GCHQ Spying Kaspersky Antivirus

How the NSA Spied on Antivirus Companies to Make Undetectable Malware

June 22nd, 2015

Russian antivirus company Kaspersky revealed recently that it was the target of hackers behind the Stuxnet and Duqu worms last year. The hackers have been attacking the company’s network for months, collecting data on its operations and software. But it turns out that intelligence agencies including the NSA and GCHQ have spied on antivirus companies for years, …

Gemalto SIM Card Hack

Massive SIM card hack might have been too sophisticated to be caught in time

February 26th, 2015

A new Snowden leak a few days ago revealed that the NSA and GCHQ conducted a complex hack operation that focused on obtaining the secure encryption keys that protect mobile communications in devices with SIM cards. A subsequent report revealed that the goal of spy agencies might have been a lot bigger, as they may have …

Gemalto SIM Card Hack Details

Gemalto confirms hack, but denies massive SIM keys theft

February 25th, 2015

Following reports that claimed the NSA and GCHQ may have targeted Gemalto, one of the main phone SIM cards makers, the company revealed that such attacks indeed took place in 2010 and 2011, though the hackers were not able to steal SIM keys, as had been reported by the media.

NSA Gemalto SIM Hack Spyware

Why the NSA SIM hack might be far more serious than you think

February 25th, 2015

A few days ago, a report revealed that spy agencies including the NSA and GCHQ, managed to bypass the security of SIM card manufacturer Gemalto and gain access to valuable encryption keys that protect cellphone signals. Even though Gemalto denied the reports, but The Verge points out that the hack might be more serious than …

NSA and GCHQ Spying

How to find out if the NSA and GCHQ spied on you

February 16th, 2015

Following the many Snowden leaks that revealed some of the advanced mass data collection practices employed by spy agencies including the NSA and GCHQ, a collection of privacy advocates including Privacy International, Bytes for All, Liberty and Amnesty International has just won a major case against these practices.

GCHQ/NSA Submarine Cables Spy Operations

Massive surveillance operations possible with explicit help from telecom companies

November 26th, 2014

U.S. and U.K. spy agencies including the NSA and GCHQ, respectively, have performed a variety of sophisticated spy operations, collecting massive amounts of personal data, as many Edward Snowden leaks revealed in the past year. German publication Süddeutsche Zeitung has published a new report that reveals that as far back as 2009 the GCHQ, and …

GCHQ Names for Spying Tools

These are the absurd names British intelligence spies have to remember to spy on you

July 15th, 2014

In case you didn’t know it by now, spy agencies are really good – and hopefully effective – at spying on people, including both actual valid targets as well as unsuspecting citizens who aren’t plotting anything bigger than a trip to an exotic country. To further demonstrate the power of one such agency – NSA’s close buddy, the British GCHQ, …