Cyber Espionage

Police have arrested a brother-and-sister team suspected of conducting an ambitious, years-long campaign of hacking that targeted thousands of accounts belonging to some of the leading political and business figures in Italy. The motive of the sprawling campaign, which carried Masonic overtones, remains a mystery. But those in the crosshairs included Matteo Renzi when he […]

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The Tuesday arrest of Giulio Occhionero and his sister, Francesca Maria, has brought to light what appears to be the biggest, and highest-profile, hacking of institutional and corporate accounts ever reported in Italy. The siblings have been planting the Pyramid Eye remote access Trojan on computers using a spear-phishing technique over the course of years, […]

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Sen. Patrick Leahy says a comprehensive review of publicly released reports and more detailed information provided to members of Congress leads to an inescapable conclusion: The Russian government used cyber espionage to influence the presidential election by trying to undermine the credibility of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “Nobody should doubt the intelligence services on this, […]

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The joint counter-espionage IDF Military Intelligence and Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) operation against Hamas that was cleared for publication on Wednesday has revealed that the Gazan terror organization is now equipped with a cyber unit, which possesses considerable abilities. This Hamas cyber unit has been aided by foreign experts in the field. Hamas’s efforts […]

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Sen. Patrick Leahy says a comprehensive review of publicly released reports and more detailed information provided to members of Congress leads to an inescapable conclusion: The Russian government used cyber espionage to influence the presidential election by trying to undermine the credibility of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. “Nobody should doubt the intelligence services on this, […]

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DW News German parliamentary elections are set for the fall, and attention is increasingly being paid to Russian activity aimed at disrupting German politics. With everything from fake news to the hacking of political parties, can stability be sustained? … read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/russian-cyber-espionage-comes-to-germany/av-37074573

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The siblings were accused of hacking into at least 18,000 email accounts belonging to bankers, business leaders and politicians, including Matteo Renzi, who was prime minister until he had to resign last month after losing a referendum on constitutional reform, and Mario Monti, a technocrat who was appointed prime minister after the fall of Silvio […]

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ROME (Sputnik) — The arrested in the operation “Eye Pyramid” are 45-year-old nuclear engineer Giulio Occhionero and his sister Francesca Maria, La Repubblica newspaper reported. According to the investigators, Occhionero and Maria created a cyberespionage center to spy on state and governmental institutions, businesspeople and companies. The center collected sensitive data about former Italian prime ministers, European Central Bank (ECB) President […]

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