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Hacking group claims to offer cyber-weapons in online auction

Hacking group claims to offer cyber-weapons in online auction

Hackers going by the name Shadow Brokers said on Monday they will auction stolen surveillance tools they say were used by a cyber group linked to the US National Security Agency.

Leaked NSA documents show AT&T helped spy agency: Report

 The US National Security Agency has used a unique, decades-old partnership with AT&T to snoop on Internet usage, according to newly disclosed documents leaked by Edward Snowden.

US spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks

US spied on Japan government, companies: WikiLeaks

 The US spied on senior Japanese politicians, its top central banker and major companies including conglomerate Mitsubishi, according to documents released on Friday by WikiLeaks, which published a list of at least 35 targets.

Wikileaks exposes US spying of ECB, German ministries

Wikileaks exposes US spying of ECB, German ministries

The US National Security Agency (NSA) has been spying on the European Central Bank (ECB) and several German ministries, and also tapped telephone calls of German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to documents cited on Thursday by several German media outlets.

NSA`s high-level spy targets

France "will not tolerate" security threats from alleged US espionage, President Francois Hollande declared Wednesday, after leaked documents appeared to reveal that the US National Security Agency spied on three French leaders including himself.

Belgian prosecutors investigate Germany over spy claims

Belgian prosecutors have launched an investigation into allegations of widespread surveillance by Germany, which is alleged to have helped the US spy on Berlin`s allies in Europe.

NSA planned hack of Google app store: Report

The US National Security Agency developed plans to hack into data links to app stores operated by Google and Samsung to plant spyware on smartphones, a media report said today.

Poll shows a third of Germans feel deceived by Merkel in spy row

One in three Germans feels deceived by Chancellor Angela Merkel regarding a row over spying on Germans, but almost half are not very interested in the whole affair, a poll showed on Wednesday.

UK report finds spies snooping on thousands of e-mails

British spies are reading thousands of private communications every day, according to a new report Thursday that was triggered by the Edward Snowden leaks.

NSA chief declines comment on spyware reports, says program are lawful

The head of the US National Security Agency declined comment Monday on reports that the United States implants spyware for surveillance purposes, saying "we fully comply with the law."

Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes

Britain's electronic spying agency, working with the US National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward z.

Russian researchers expose breakthrough US spying program

The US National Security Agency has figured out how to hide spying software deep within hard drives made by Western Digital, Seagate, Toshiba and other top manufacturers, giving the agency the means to eavesdrop on the majority of the world`s computers, according to cyber researchers and former operatives.

UK tribunal says intelligence-sharing with US was unlawful

A British tribunal ruled on Friday that some aspects of intelligence-sharing between security agencies in Britain and the United States were unlawful until December 2014, in a ground-breaking case brought by civil liberties groups.

British spy agency tapped journalists' emails: Report

Britain`s electronic spy agency GCHQ tapped emails of journalists at some of the world`s top media organisations, the Guardian reported on Monday.

US penetrated North Korean networks years ago: Report

The US National Security Agency began tapping into North Korean computer networks in 2010, an effort that ultimately helped provide evidence to persuade the Obama administration that Pyongyang was behind the cyber attack on Sony Pictures, the New York Times reported on Sunday.

NSA chief warns Chinese cyber attacks could shut US infrastructure

China and "probably one or two" other countries have the ability to invade and possibly shut down computer systems of US power utilities, aviation networks and financial companies, Admiral Mike Rogers, the director of the US National Security Agency, said on Thursday.

Russia`s secret service to keep tabs on social media

The Federal Security Service (FSB) of Russia will keep tabs on social media users under a new law that allows the secret service agency to access users’ personal information, media reports said Saturday.

Snowden applies for asylum extension in Russia

Former employee of the US National Security Agency (NSA) Edward Snowden has asked for extension of his refugee status in Russia, his lawyer Anatoly Kucherena said Wednesday.

Irish judge rejects demand for probe into Facebook cooperation with NSA

An Irish judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt by campaigners to force an investigation into Facebook`s alleged sharing of data from EU users with the US National Security Agency. 

Germany to launch probe into US spying on Merkel

Germany`s Federal Prosecutor General Harald Range has decided to launch a criminal investigation into alleged hacking of Chancellor Angela Merkel`s phone by the US National Security Agency, a German daily reported.