CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix: WikiLeaks

/ Mar 24, 2017

CIA hacked Apple devices in ways users can't fix: WikiLeaks

New documents from WikiLeaks point to an apparent CIA program to hack Apple's iPhones and Mac computers using techniques that users couldn't disable by resetting their devices. Security experts say the exploits are plausible, but suggest they pose little threat to typical users. They say ...

Mar 14, 2017

Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes, report says

U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama's administration of limiting ...

Mar 9, 2017

Contractors likely behind CIA leak: U.S. officials

Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency's use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Two officials said intelligence agencies have been aware since the end of last year of the ...

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

Feb 22, 2017

CIA-backed aid for Syrian rebels frozen after Islamist attack: sources

CIA-coordinated military aid for rebels in northwest Syria has been frozen since they came under major Islamist attack last month, rebel sources said, raising doubts about foreign support key to their war against President Bashar Assad. Rebel officials said that no official explanation had been ...

Feb 9, 2017

Cyberexpert's arrest silences Russian contacts of some Western crime fighters

Russian cybersecurity experts have scaled back cooperation with Western contacts after one of their number was arrested in Moscow on treason charges, making it harder to fight global online crime, U.S. law-enforcement and industry sources say. Despite acrimonious relations between Russia and the United States ...