#AceNewsReport – LONDON:June.22:A top-secret document, disclosing how a spy unit in the UK Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) operates within cyberspace, has for the first time been revealed by The Intercept.
A report, titled ‘Behavioural Science Support for JTRIGs Efforts and Online HUMINT [human intelligence] Operations’, written in 2011 by a psychologist, Mandeep K. Dhami, details the activities of the Joint Threat Research Intelligence Group [JTRIG].
British and US spy agencies use reverse engineered software products under questionable legal authority to infiltrate networks and track users, media reported on Monday.
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — The US National Security Agency and the UK Government Communications Headquarters have worked to undermine computer security software, including Kaspersky Lab’s anti-virus programs, to infiltrate networks and track users.
“The spy agencies have reverse engineered software products, sometimes under questionable legal authority, and monitored web and email traffic in order to discreetly thwart anti-virus software and obtain intelligence from companies about security software and users of such software,” a report from The Intercept read.
The NSA and GCHQ in particular looked into breaching software produced by the Moscow-based cybersecurity company Kaspersky Lab that protects more than 400 million people, according to the report.
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#AceSecurityNews – KASPERSKY – March 27 – The Internet has a service clearly demonstrates the ongoing real-time computer incidents worldwide.
According to the press service of Kaspersky Lab launched the project, an interactive map shows E-mail antivirus detected vulnerability and cyber-attacks.
“Our new map allows to see a scale of cyber-attacks actions in real time,” he said.
“Users can turn the globe and zoom to get an idea about the local situation in any part of the world. The different types identified threats on the globe pointed by different colours in real-time,” the company explained.
The user can display a description of each threat and if he want to turn off the display uninteresting types of threats.
The link for checking a computer for malicious software is also available on the company’s Web site – http://free.kaspersky.com/
According to the head of corporate communications Kaspersky Lab Denis Zenkina experts handle more than 300,000 malware every day.
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The Federal Customs Service starts implementing tough new rules relating to parcel deliveries – much to the dismay of on-line shoppers; IT experts raise the alarm over a new virus that’s apparently on a mission from God – beginning its cyber attack by demanding money in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
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and there post MOSCOW has added a spiritual dimension to the world of hacking, a new Trojan virus has emerged in Russia that locks computers and demands money for church repairs.
Victims may feel the urge to pray if their computers are hit by the malware, which claims to be acting “in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.” More specifically, the Trojan-Dropper.Win32.Dapato.dggc virus claims to be moved by the last of the three aspects of the Trinity to lock up user’s files.
Recovery is promised in return for a donation, which is allegedly to be spent on church restoration, the Kaspersky Lab antivirus company reported on its corporate blog.
A similar trick is often employed in the non-virtual world by Russian beggars, who dress up as priests and pretend to collect money for church needs.
The Russian-language Trojan is distributed as a .zip archive containing unspecified court documents allegedly intended for the user, Kaspersky Lab said on the blog on Monday.
The hackers behind the spiritual computer sabotage have not been identified. The Russian Orthodox Church has not commented on the allegedly pious malware at the time of publication.
Russia is undergoing an alleged religious revival, with numbers of believers – though not churchgoers – skyrocketing in recent years, according to polls.
Separately, Russia outranked the United States, Germany, China and Poland for the number of cyber-attacks on computers in 2013, Kaspersky Lab reported in December.