Ukraine Claims Capture of Alleged Russian Agent Planning Attacks on Odessa

The Ukrainian Security Service (SSU) reported that they have detained an alleged Russian agent who planned a series of terrorist attacks in Odessa. “The offender was tasked to destabilize the social and political situation in Odesa region through subversive and …

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Lithuania Compensates Guantanamo “Forever Prisoner” More Than $110,000

Lithuania has compensated more than $110,000 to Abu Zubaydah, the Guantánamo detainee known as the “forever prisoner” for allowing the CIA to detain and torture him at a local black site. Zubaydah, a Saudi Arabia-born Palestinian, was accused of being …

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Danish Intelligence Chief Detained over Alleged Data Leaks

Danish Defence Intelligence Service (DSIS/PET) chief Lars Findsen was detained for allegedly leaking classified material. Findsen has been suspended since August 2020 after an oversight board criticized the intelligence agency’s alleged collection of citizen’s data which was supposedly shared with …

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Japanese Intelligence Agency Warns of Economic Threats from China

The Japanese Public Security Intelligence Agency warned of economic security threats from China. “There is a concern that China will continue to work on acquiring (Japanese) companies and inviting human resources with advanced expertise,” said the agency. According to the …

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Meta Bans Seven ‘Cyber Mercenary’ Companies That Allegedly Spied on Thousands of Its Users

Facebook owner Meta announced on Dec. 16 that it has banned seven “surveillance-for-hire” companies for targeting tens of thousands of users on its platforms. Meta said that its months-long investigation revealed new details about how “cyber mercenary” companies enable their …

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Facebook Whistleblower Frances Haugen Secures Book Deal

Frances Haugen, the Facebook Whistleblower who leaked tens of thousands of pages of company documents to the U.S. authorities and the press has secured a book deal. Little, Brown & Company bought on Thursday Frances Haugen’s planned memoir, “Offering a …

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Mitto AG Co-Founder Removed after Spying Allegations

Mitto AG co-founder and Chief Operating Officer Ilja Gorelik has reportedly been removed from the company after news broke out that he operated a secret surveillance service for government entities. “The employee (Gorelik) is said to have misused the access …

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US: Alleged Iranian Hackers Targeted US Sectors

American, British, and Australian officials disclosed that alleged Iranian-backed hackers are behind cyberattacks on targets in the United States and Australia. “The Iranian government-sponsored APT actors are actively targeting a broad range of victims across multiple U.S. critical infrastructure sectors, …

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Alleged Belarussian Hacking Campaign Targets Lithuania

Alleged Belarusian government-backed hacking group UNC1151 was alleged to be involved in the Ghostwriter hacking campaign that targeted Lithuania, According to cybersecurity firm Mandiant, UNC1151 provides technical support to the Ghostwriter campaign which aimed to sow disinformation in Poland, Ukraine, …

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Alleged Government Hackers Exploit Mac Users Who Visited HK Pro-Democracy Sites

Alleged government-sponsored hackers have reportedly used flaws in macOS and iOS to install malware on Apple devices that visited Hong Kong-based media and pro-democracy websites. According to Google’s Threat Analysis Group (TAG), the hackers used watering hole attacks against visitors …

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