Feds Arrest Defense Contractor for Shipping Military Secrets to Iran

Mozaffar Khazaee, a former Manchester, Connecticut resident and defense contractor has been arrested by federal authorities on charges that he attempted to smuggle classified technical data on a variety of military projects—including the new F-35 Lightning II—out of the country and into Iran. » 1/13/14 8:00pm 1/13/14 8:00pm

Why the Metadata the NSA Has on You Matters

In response to the recent news reports about the National Security Agency's surveillance program, President Barack Obama said today, "When it comes to telephone calls, nobody is listening to your telephone calls." Instead, the government was just "sifting through this so-called metadata." The Director of National… » 6/08/13 7:00pm 6/08/13 7:00pm

Here's the Official Government Fact Sheet on What PRISM Is and Does

When all the PRISM news broke, it didn't take long for the US Government to fess up. President Obama even made a (bummer of a) statement on it. Now, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has put out an official fact sheet about what PRISM is and isn't, according to the US Government. Think of it like an… » 6/08/13 5:18pm 6/08/13 5:18pm

Cyber-Espionage Platform Red October Is Already Pulling Its Tendrils…

Earlier this week, a sophisticated, capable, and seemingly freelance cyber-spying operation called Red October burst onto the scene. Well, it's probably been around for years, but we all only just found out about it. Now, it's already disappearing. After having the light shined on it, it's darting back into the… » 1/19/13 11:00am 1/19/13 11:00am

Meet Red October: The Global Cyber-Espionage Ring That Spent 5 Years in…

There are plenty of cyberweapons floating around out there, like Stuxnet, Flame, and that whole gang. Now, Kaspersky has turned up a cyber-espoinage operation its dubbed "Red October," and it's up there in the big leagues. But unlike its cohorts, it doesn't look state-sponsored. This is a freelance job, and it's… » 1/14/13 1:20pm 1/14/13 1:20pm

Appeals Court Rules Computer Code Is Not "Property" and Can't Be Stolen

Sergey Aleynikov, an ex-Goldman-Sachs programmer, spent a year in prison for downloading source code of the firm's high-speed trading software before his sentence was overturned in February. Today, the court explained why—downloading computer code doesn't constitute stealing under the National Stolen Property Act. » 4/12/12 1:00am 4/12/12 1:00am