An Algerian man accused of helping to develop and distribute the SpyEye computer virus has been extradited from Thailand to the US to face criminal charges, the US Department of Justice announced.
A Chinese man who was suspected of spying on NASA was pulled off a plane with a stolen laptop. But instead of the expected state secrets, the laptop was packed full of porn.
Bo Jiang was headed for China with a NASA laptop which counterintelligence spooks expected to contain spectacular details on "huge thrusters," "rings around Uranus" and the "conquest of the outer rim".
A major US military contractor may have spent years at the total mercy of hackers connected with the Chinese military.
The claims, made in a Bloomberg report on 1 May, suggest that the hackers had unrestricted access to high-level, sensitive military technology and classified documents.
Even as the United States Senate's "Gang of 8" immigration bill seeks to dramatically tighten its employment-based immigration policy by discouraging and in some cases prohibiting the use of H-1B visas, there is a study that says this could be a serious mistake that would shift more work and resources outside the United States and harm the competitiveness of U.S.
DHS use of deep packet inspection technology in new net security system raises serious privacy questions
To protect the federal civilian agencies against cyberthreats, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is preparing to deploy a more powerful version of its EINSTEIN intrusion-detection system thats supposed to detect attacks and malware, especially associated with e-mail. But since this version of EINSTEIN is acknowledged by DHS to be able to read electronic content, its raising privacy concerns.