Photo: U.S. Dept of Energy A coalition of leading tech companies on Tuesday made public a vow never to aid any government in offensive cyberwarfare, while also promising to increase information sharing about malicious code to stem the tide of cybercrime. Microsoft, Cloudflare, Facebook, Github and Cisco are among the 34 major global technology and […]

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Edward J. Snowden, the former N.S.A. contractor who leaked documents about surveillance programs, revealed pictures suggesting that American officials intercepted some hardware that came out of Cisco Systems, a major manufacturer of the routers and switches that make up the spine of the internet, apparently so the equipment directed traffic back to American intelligence agencies. […]

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Ciaran Martin, chief executive of Britain’s National Cyber Security Center, said Russia had targeted “millions” of devices in both countries, often seeking to hack into individual homes or small businesses or to control their routers. “Once you own the router, you own all the traffic, to include the chance to harvest credentials and passwords,” said […]

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Some of the biggest tech companies pledged to stand up to governments that launch cyberattacks. On Tuesday, Microsoft, Facebook and 32 other companies signed on to the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, a pact to work together on cybersecurity issues. In addition to stymieing governmental cyberattacks, the companies also agreed to collaborate on stronger defense systems and […]

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The United States and Britain have accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers,firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe.             Washington and London issued a joint alert saying the campaign by Russian government-backed hackers was intended to advance […]

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By Jim Finkle and Doina Chiacu (Reuters) – The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe. Washington and London issued a joint alert saying the campaign by Russian government-backed hackers […]

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