How to hack a security CCTV camera

Watch how simple it really is to hack a security camera CCTV cameras are thought to be the final frontier in protecting physical assets and humans against crime. However, over the years, security cameras have themselves become serious threat vectors due to the use of default passwords and other vulnerabilities. Like webcams are used for video and Skype chats, security

Arrested contractor may have worked for NSA’s elite cyber spy unit

A United States federal contractor, who remains in detention following his arrest last summer for stealing classified documents, may have worked for an elite cyber espionage unit of the National Security Agency. The man was identified by The New York Times last week as Harold Thomas Martin III, a 51-year-old employee of Booz Allen Hamilton, one of the largest federal

Wikileaks releases over 2,000 emails from Clinton campaign chair

The internet whistleblowing group Wikileaks released over 2,000 emails involving Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta. The release comes the same day the State Department published 350 emails previously deleted from Clinton’s private server. At first inspection the emails date as far back as 2008 to 2016 and cover the gamut from the mundane like “Hillary Clinton’s Chipotle Order” to

Apple Watches Banned From UK Cabinet Meetings Over Hacking Concerns

Ministers in the United Kingdom have been barred from wearing Apple Watches to cabinet meetings amid concerns they could be hacked by Russians, local media reported. A ban on cellphones is already in place for ministerial meetings, according to The Telegraph newspaper. A source told the paper the regulation was extended to Apple-made smart watches because “Russians are trying to

Cia can anticipate social unrest three to five days out in some cases

What a difference 12 months can make. Last year around this time, CIA stood up its first new office since 1963—the Directorate for Digital Innovation—a seismic shift for the agency that legitimized the importance of technology, including big data and analytics. According to Deputy Director for Digital Innovation Andrew Hallman, the man tapped by CIA Director John Brennan to run

Yahoo secretly scanned customer emails for U.S. intelligence

Yahoo Inc last year secretly built a custom software program to search all of its customers’ incoming emails for specific information provided by U.S. intelligence officials, according to people familiar with the matter. The company complied with a classified U.S. government demand, scanning hundreds of millions of Yahoo Mail accounts at the behest of the National Security Agency or FBI,

Fake Syrian passports given to ISIS members found in Greek refugee camps

Fake Syrian passports designed for use by members of the Islamic State trying to enter Europe have been found in refugee camps in Greece during an investigation by the law enforcement agency of the European Union (EU). Officials from Europol, the EU agency that coordinates intelligence operations against organized crime across EU-member-states, said that the fake travel documents were found

Hack of NSA ‘cyber weapons’ verified by Snowden docs – report

Newly liberated NSA files from whistleblower Edward Snowden remove any doubt that the “ShadowBrokers” hack on the NSA this week is real, according to a new report. Following Snowden’s reactions on Twitter the day after an apparent hack on the National Security Agency, the publication that formed specifically around his 2013 NSA leaks revealed more documents never before seen in

US agrees to give up power over internet to private company in October

The US is going to surrender its oversight of the internet to a multi-stakeholder body as of October 1, ending the nearly 20-year transfer to a private party, despite Republicans’ ire. Washington will give up its power fully to the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), a non-profit organization located in Los Angeles. “We informed ICANN today that

Pentagon says US not fighting against al-Nusra Front in Syria

The US-led coalition is combatting only Daesh terrorist group in Syria, Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Christopher Garver told reporters on Tuesday. He also said Pentagon refuses to confirm whether Russia hits al-Nusra Front terrorists’ targets in the country. When asked whether he can confirm that Russia hits Nusra Front in Syria, Garver said, “No, we’re not watching that. I’m not

Man accused of being IS recruiter says he was FBI informant

A North Carolina man accused of trying to recruit people to join the Islamic State group says he had been paid by the FBI since 2009 to help identify potential terrorists. In a statement his mother delivered to The Charlotte Observer ( ), Erick Jamal Hendricks said his code name was “Ahkie,” a variation of the Muslim term for “brother.” Hendricks

Ex-CIA chief: ‘Kill Russians and Iranians, threaten Assad’

Former CIA deputy director Michael Morell, who supports Hillary Clinton and insists that Donald Trump is being manipulated by Russian President Vladimir Putin, said that Russians and Iranians in Syria should be killed covertly to “pay the price.” The top CIA official, who twice served as the acting director of the agency, and worked with Clinton while she was secretary of

Wikileaks offers $20k reward over dead DNC staffer, but won’t confirm he leaked emails

The whistleblowing organization Wikileaks wants to catch those responsible for the murder of Democratic National Committee (DNC) staffer Seth Rich and are now offering a $20,000 reward for information. The group’s co-founder Julian Assange suggested on Dutch television that if Rich is the source of the 20,000 emails exposing the party’s sabotage of the Bernie Sanders campaign in favor of Hillary

Russian FSB foils terrorist attacks plotted by Ukrainian intel agents in Crimea

Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) has prevented terrorist attacks in Crimea that were planned by the Ukrainian Defense Ministry’s intelligence agency, the FSB said. The Main Directorate of Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine (HUR MOU) was preparing to target the Russian peninsula’s critical infrastructure, the FSB announced on Wednesday. The infiltrators also planned to blow up a highway

US intel head calls for end to ‘hyperventilation’ over Russia’s alleged role in DNC hack

The Director of National Intelligence says Washington is still unsure of who might be behind the latest WikiLeaks release of hacked Democratic National Committee emails, while urging that an end be put to the “reactionary mode” blaming it all on Russia. “We don’t know enough to ascribe motivation regardless of who it might have been,” Director of National Intelligence James