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US sues Edward Snowden over new book

Five years after Snowden revelations, what’s changed? Where lawmakers failed to reform, the tech industry stepped up. The US Department of Justice filed a civil lawsuit against Edward Snowden today for violating non-disclosure agreements he signed with the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). At the ...

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US Treasury sanctions three North Korean hacking groups

Pixabay/CC0 Creative Commons The US Department of the Treasury imposed sanctions today on three North Korean state-controlled hacking groups, which US authorities claim to have helped the Pyongyang regime raise funds for its weapons and missile programs. US officials cited three hacking groups whose names are well known to cyber-security ...

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Disqus & Kickstarter hacker warns against password reuse

A hacker who made a fortune by breaking into people’s accounts and posting spam on their behalf is now warning users against password reuse. Kyle Milliken, a 29-year-old Arkansas man, was released last week from a federal work camp. He served 17 months for hacking into the servers of several ...

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NZ to fund NZ$10m to support Pacific cybersecurity strategy

New Zealand ‘Beehive’ Image: Chris Duckett/ZDNet The New Zealand government has announced it will provide NZ$10 million over five years to support Pacific countries as they develop national cybersecurity strategies to secure infrastructure and data, enhance online safety, and implement new cyber crime laws. Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters ...

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