spyware

Google Suffers Massive Spyware Breach of Chrome Browser

A recent report from Reuters alleges that a newly discovered and massive spyware effort attacked users of the Google Chrome web browser through browser extensions downloaded 32 million times. According to security expert Ben Johnson, “Anything that gets you into somebody’s browser or email or other sensitive areas would be a target for national espionage as well as organized crime.”

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Pentagon Warning on Chinese Computer Parts Follows Massive Global Internet Attack

As the private sector grapples with security flaws in wi-fi devices that can be exploited by hackers to whip household gadgets into a zombie cyber army and ponders the role of Chinese manufacturers in creating millions of vulnerable components, the Pentagon has issued a blunt warning that some Chinese-made equipment could compromise military security.

Attendees look at a Lenovo Group Ltd. ThinkPad X1 laptop computer ahead of a news conference in Hong Kong, China, on Thursday, May 26, 2016. Lenovo posted fourth-quarter profit that missed analysts' estimates as it struggles to revive the Motorola smartphone brand and the personal computer market continues to slide. …

Security Experts: Israeli Spy Virus Targeted Hotels Used for Iran Nuke Talks

Kaspersky Lab ZAO, one of the top anti-virus firms in the world, claims to have discovered a virus favored by Israeli intelligence in the computer systems of three luxury hotels used for nuclear negotiations with Iran. If this discovery is verified and definitively linked to Israel’s intelligence apparatus, it would represent the first concrete evidence that Israel was spying on the negotiations, as everyone informally assumes they were doing.

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