US and British Spies Targeted Antivirus Companies

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  1. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    http://www.wired.com/2015/06/us-british-spies-targeted-antivirus-companies/

    they were also hard at work hacking vBulletin, cPanel, cicso, postfix, and many more.
    thats 'national security' for you.
     
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  2. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    It just keeps getting worse and worse.
     
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  3. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency-russian.html?rref=world/europe&_r=0

    Агентство
    В неприметном офисном здании в Санкт-Петербурге в России работает целая армия «троллей» на хорошей зарплате, которые наводят хаос по всему интернету — и в настоящих американских городах.

    Translation:
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    Дом 55 по улице Савушкина, в котором в момент публикации этой статьи располагалось "Агентство интернет-расследований"CreditФото: Джеймс Хилл для The New York Times
    Translation: 55 Savushkina Street, last known home of the Internet Research Agency.CreditJames Hill for The New York Times
     
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  4. Mulch

    Mulch Why does the drum come hither?
    Psychedelic

    prok?
     
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  5. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    the americans and the russians love to talk themselves up, but i think the kings of cyber-espionage are undoubtedly the chinese.
     
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  6. Lain

    Lain End of line. #resist
    Sneaky

    American hackers are running a different agenda than the Chinese.

    Comparing an episode of Jackass to the Beijing Opera.
     
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  7. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    i think the chinese have a huge advantage. their government can easily train and facilitate their best and brightest without worrying so much about the silicon valley private industry luring them away.
    stateside i suspect its pretty much the inverse, with the cream of the crop heading west and those with no prospects languishing in the washington cubicle.
     
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  8. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    I can't post quotes or links, apparently.

    Big sigh.
     
  9. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    Kaspersky gets back at its competition? Maybe. But this previous act is a fact:

    Quote: However, the company's actions back in 2010 would suggest that Kaspersky isn't completely above such acts. In 2010, to protest what it saw as rival companies lifting its valuable virus databases wholesale from third party aggregators like Google's VirusTotal, Kaspersky flagged 10 innocuous files as malicious. Within 10 days, more than a dozen rival security programs were quarantining those same files, sight unseen. Endquote.​

    Link on engadget.com: httpX://www.engadget.com/2015/08/14/report-kaspersky-developed-malware-to-trip-up-competition/#continued <delete the X in httpX to use the link>
     
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  10. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    what???
     
  11. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    In the post just above yours of today, I tried to use the link and quote functions in the WYSIWYG editor. When either function was normally present, I would "Post Reply" and nothing would happen. So, I had to finagle both functions as you see in my post. Curiously, when I straight copied my link and added the X to http:, it cut off the altered part of the link -- httpX:// -- and made the rest work properly. Others have the same problem, apparently: not being able to link or quote normally. I'm using Google Chrome under Windows 7.
     
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  12. nina

    nina still prettier than you
    Nerdy

    that makes me wonder if it was due to some issue when fetching the jquery libraries, which are hosted remotely.
    it makes sense because those functions are part of jquery, and nothing has changed on this site for months.
     
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  13. Govi

    Govi Ça va chier.
    Bitchy

    As you've probably seen already, it's fixed, now. So, they changed things at the remotely hosted jquery site, since nothing changed here? It was messed up for several days. Were they having trouble fixing it, I wonder? Or maybe they didn't even know?
     
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