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This past Monday, the Department of Justice released a formal indictment against five Chinese military hackers for a number of offenses–including computer hacking and economic espionage–directed at some of the largest American companies in the US nuclear power, metals, and solar products industries. The indictment indicates that the [...]

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Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 17, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Surveillance & Censorship:

The Washington Post reports that documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the NSA received intelligence from Australia’s signals intelligence division on Chicago-based law firm Mayer Brown in relation to the firm’s representation of the Indonesian government in a trade dispute. In response, Indonesia’s foreign minister Continue Reading

Monday Morning JETLawg

On February 3, 2014 By Bradlee Edmondson

Surveillance:

Tech companies win the right to report government data requests (like national security letters) in greater detail. Rand Paul plans on taking his lawsuit against the NSA to the Supreme Court. [via The Hill] The NSA hires its first Privacy and Civil Liberties Officer. [via SANSSC Magazine]

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The Target: Protecting Consumers’ Data

On January 22, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering

Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]

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In an effort to face the new threats of modern warfare, the Pentagon ultimately concluded the old ways were the best ways in threatening to use conventional forces in response to any cyber attack on the U.S in order to deter any such attacks. While several administrative figures have suggested in the [...]

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Shortly after Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami closed 10 of its facilities, Sony Corp. is fighting a new one-two punch. In late April 2011, Sony was investigating denial-of-service attacks on its PlayStation Network servers when criminal hackers exploited the server’s vulnerability and stole data from 77 million user accounts. Later, on May [...]

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Cyber war!” flashed on the screen at an Internet security conference. With U.S. government and private computer networks facing increasing attacks, President Obama will release results of a 60-day U.S. cyber security policy review on Friday. This review could lay the groundwork for how the country will fight data-network thefts of [...]

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