Ex spy bosses: Cyber-warfare needs rules of engagement

OpenWorld Former intelligence leaders have called for international terms of engagement in cyber warfare and greater collaboration between the public and private sectors to defend critical infrastructure. The comments came at a security-focused keynote at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld conference in Read More …

GCHQ intelligence chief threatens ‘brazen’ Russia with UK’s ‘tools’

British spies are ready to counter an “active and real threat” posed by the “brazen Kremlin”, the head of GCHQ has warned. Jeremy Fleming said the government’s cyber intelligence agency could “deploy the full range of tools from across our Read More …

White House picks new chief to oversee cyber-weapons group

The White House has a new leader of a largely secretive government group that decides whether software and hardware vulnerabilities should be withheld from the public to help the government conduct cyber operations. Grand Schneider, the federal chief information security officer and Read More …

Ex-CIA employee charged with leaking ‘Vault 7’ hacking tools to Wikileaks

A 29-year-old former CIA computer programmer who was charged with possession of child pornography last year has now been charged with masterminding the largest leak of classified information in the agency’s history. Joshua Adam Schulte, who once created malware for both the Read More …

GCHQ ‘Over-Achieved’ its Development of Offensive Cyber Capabilities

A new report from the Intelligence and Security Committee claims that the GCHQ has substantially increased its hacking abilities over the past few years. So much so that the Committee claims the spy organisation has “over-achieved”. How much is over-achieved? Apparently Read More …