Jun 30, 2015

WikiLeaks: NSA spied on top French finance officers

WikiLeaks released documents Monday night that it says show the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on France’s top finance officials and high-stakes French export bids for over a decade, in what the group called targeted economic espionage. France and the U.S. didn’t immediately respond ...

Jun 20, 2015

U.S. employee data breach tied to Chinese intelligence: sources

The Chinese hacking group that is suspected of stealing sensitive information about millions of current and former U.S. government employees has a different mission and organizational structure than the military hackers who have been accused of other U.S. data breaches, according to people familiar ...

Jun 17, 2015

U.S. government agency thwarts hackers 10 million times per month

Attacks such as the one that exposed the personal data of millions of U.S. federal workers will continue and are likely to increase, said the head of one agency that thwarts 10 million attempted hacks every month. Katherine Archuleta, who leads the U.S. Office ...

| Jun 16, 2015

Cybertheft of U.S. personnel info rips hole in espionage defenses

By exposing the names and addresses of foreign relatives, the cybertheft of private information on U.S. security clearance holders by hackers linked to China will complicate the deployment and promotion of American intelligence professionals with special language skills and diverse backgrounds, current and former ...

Jun 14, 2015

Britain pulls out spies as Russia, China crack Snowden files: report

Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in “hostile countries” after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported. Security service MI6, which operates overseas and is tasked ...

Second hack by Chinese exposed U.S. military and intelligence data: officials

Jun 13, 2015

Second hack by Chinese exposed U.S. military and intelligence data: officials

Hackers linked to China appear to have gained access to the sensitive background information submitted by intelligence and military personnel for security clearances, several U.S. officials said Friday, describing a second breach of federal records that could dramatically compound the potential damage. The forms ...

Jun 13, 2015

Documents show bitter CIA dispute over pre-9/11 performance

Top CIA officials fought bitterly in the years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks over whether U.S. intelligence agencies could have done more to stop the deadliest terrorist strikes in American history, documents released on Friday show. The once-secret documents include a more complete ...