Cybersecurity Firm Warns Iranian Hacking on the Rise as U.S. Sanctions Intensify

Cybersecurity firm FireEye warned on Tuesday that Iranian hacking activity increased significantly after President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from the Iran nuclear deal. The firm tracked an especially vigorous “cyberespionage” effort against targets in the Middle East, U.S., and Japan through the month of July.

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Iran Hacks State Department Social Media Accounts

Unimpressed by their “historic” nuclear deal with the United States, and its billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran’s hackers have escalated their attacks on U.S. government officials over the past four months.

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Hackers and Scammers Seek to Exploit Ashley Madison Hack

It will come as no surprise that Internet scam artists, quick to take advantage of every public concern, are looking to prey upon those who fear their husbands or wives might be listed in the database of Ashley Madison clients disclosed by hackers.


New Revelations Suggest Chinese Hackers Had Inside Help

Not only has the American human intelligence system been disastrously compromised around the world, but back here at home, the intel community is going to be playing defense for years to come, worried sick about how many government employees with security clearances might have been approached for recruitment or blackmail by China and its allies.


Second Massive Data Breach Exposes Military and Intelligence Data

The already-terrible tale of the “Pearl Harbor” hacker attack launched against U.S. federal government systems just got worse. The Chinese invaders pulled off a second massive security breach that may have given them access to “sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances,” according to the Associated Press.

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Security Nightmare: Clinton’s Sloppy Server Put Everyone Who Emailed Her At Risk

Upon further review, Hillary Clinton’s unprecedented email practices in her drive for unaccountable secrecy may have jeopardized national security. If Clinton’s irresponsibility caused a major security breach, we’ll be watching this black comedy play out for years to come, whether she runs for office again or not.

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