G7 To Bolster Efforts To Counter Russia’s ‘Irresponsible’ Behavior | #RussianHacker

The Group of Seven (G7) advanced democracies has wrapped up its first in-person meeting in more than two years with a pledge to bolster collective efforts to counter Russia’s “irresponsible and destabilizing” behavior, but offered little concrete action aside from expressing support for Ukraine. “We are deeply concerned that the…

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Older broadband routers are vulnerable to hackers, report warns | #governmenthacker|

M illions of households across the UK could be vulnerable to hackers because of old broadband routers which have security flaws, consumer group Which? has said. The organisation said its testing of a number of old router models used by internet service providers found two-thirds contained a security flaw that…

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More Government Spying and Lying, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano | #governmenthacker|

Twice last week, the federal government’s unconstitutional spying on ordinary Americans was exposed. One of these revelations was made by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., who wrote that the FBI is still using warrantless spying in criminal cases, notwithstanding the Constitution and federal laws. The other revelation was a…

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Worst possible start | Inquirer Opinion | #governmenthacker|

Editorial cartoon Ironic is an understatement to describe the hyped launch last week of the online registration for the Philippine Identification System (PhilSys), which was supposed to “accelerate our transition into a digital economy”ʍbut which ended up as a big dud due to technical glitches. Per National Economic and Development…

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Blinken takes anti-graft message, old Russia foe to Ukraine | #RussianHacker

WASHINGTON — When Secretary of State Antony Blinken travels to Ukraine this week he’ll be carrying a tough anti-graft message and strong U.S. backing for the country’s response to Russian aggression. He’ll also be taking along a familiar face in the Washington-Moscow tug-of-war over the former Soviet republic: Victoria Nuland….

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UN cybercrime proposal could help autocrats stifle free speech, rights group says | #governmenthacker|

Written by Sean Lyngaas May 5, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Human rights advocates are warning that a controversial proposal at the United Nations to counter cybercrime could validate tactics that autocratic governments around the world have used to criminalize free speech and security research. The Russian and Chinese governments back the…

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A look at a psychiatric practice’s data compromise. SmileDirect sustains a data breach. | #governmenthacker|

At a glance. A look back at the compromise of patient information at a large Finnish psychotherapy practice. SmileDirect suffers a data breach. Finnish psychotherapy clinic breach explained. Wired offers an in-depth look at the highly public breach of Finnish psychotherapy clinic Vastaamo that occurred last October. Some might say…

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DoD Expands ‘Hack the Pentagon’ Program to All Public Systems – MeriTalk | #governmenthacker|

The Department of Defense (DoD) announced it is expanding its “Hack the Pentagon” program to include all publicly accessible DoD information systems. The program – launched in 2016 and overseen by the DoD’s Cyber Crime Center – offers bug bounties to ethical hackers for discovering vulnerabilities in DoD systems. The…

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