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Frontrunning: June 28

Global Bonds Sell Off, Sparking Fears of Further ‘Taper Tantrum’ (WSJ) Facing revolt on healthcare, GOP senators delay vote (Reuters) Global businesses dig out from latest cyber attack (Reuters) Companies Work to Contain Fallout From Cyberattack (WSJ) Cyber attack hits property arm of French bank BNP Paribas (Reuters) Obama Choked on Russia Long Before the […]

Ron Paul Interviews Snowden On The “Rise Of The Deep State”

In a discussion with Edward Snowden on his weekly “Liberty Report," Ron Paul and the former NSA contractor trace the genesis of the so-called Deep State, and discuss how the US intelligence community uses covert programs like those exposed by Snowden in 2013 to trample individual freedoms. The most sinister quality of the Deep State, Snowden […]

US Accuses North Korean Government Of Cyber Attacks Since 2009

Step aside Russia: there is a new global cyber villian in the house – North Korea. On Tuesday, the U.S. government via the US Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) issued a rare alert on the activities of a hacking group called “Hidden Cobra,” saying the group was part of the North Korean government and that […]

NSA Whistleblower Accuses Agency Of “Mass Electronic Surveillance”

While former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was burnishing his credentials as a master of the corporate turnaround during the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, US intelligence agencies were testing out their capabilities for mass electronic surveillance according to a recent Associated Press report. Ex-NSA spy Thomas Drake has alleged as much in a […]

“ShadowBrokers” Hacking Group Launches Subscription Service Selling Nuclear Secrets

The hacking group known as 'The Shadow Brokers' is pushing a monthly subscription service offering members top secret information including "compromised network data" from the nuclear and ballistic missile programs of Russia, China, North Korea and Iran. As a reminder, we have noted in the past, many security experts believe the Equation Group is the […]

Microsoft Slams NSA For Letting Its Hacking Tools Cause Global Malware Epidemic

In early April, when we reported that the hacker group known as the Shadow Brokers had released the password to NSA’s “Top Secret Arsenal” of tools that allowed anyone to “back door” into virtually any computer system (in what it claimed was a protest of Trump’s betrayal), few people noticed. On Friday, however, the entire […]

Worried About ‘WannaCry’? You Should Have Listened To Julian Assange

Authored by Adam Currie via TheDuran.com, A widespread computer virus attack known as ‘WannaCry’ has been compromising computers with obsolete operating systems across the world. This should be the opening sentence of just about every article on this subject, but unfortunately it is not. The virus does not attack modern computer operating systems, it is designed […]

The Most Shocking Revelation From The CIA-Spying Scandal

Via Simon Black of SovereignMan.com, It happened again– another spying scandal in the Land of the Free. Yesterday Wikileaks released 8,761 CIA documents detailing the agency’s hacking of smart phones, routers, computers, and even televisions. These files reveal that the CIA can and has hacked devices that were supposedly secure– iPhones, iPads, and Android devices. […]

Wikileaks Unveils ‘Vault 7’: “The Largest Ever Publication Of Confidential CIA Documents”; Another Snowden Emerges

WikiLeaks has published what it claims is the largest ever release of confidential documents on the CIA. It includes more than 8,000 documents as part of ‘Vault 7’, a series of leaks on the agency, which have allegedly emerged from the CIA’s Center For Cyber Intelligence in Langley, and which can be seen on the […]

Q&A: How Can I Stop My TV Spying On Me?

Following today's publication, by WikiLeaks, of documents exposing the CIA's secret hacking program – describing tools that can turn a world of increasingly networked, camera- and microphone-equipped devices into eavesdroppers, AP's Frank Bajak answers the public's biggest questions. Bajak warns consumers, there's "not much you can do if you don't want to sacrifice the benefits […]