Feds fight journalist’s release pending appeal in hacking case

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Federal prosecutors are opposing a tech-savvy journalist’s bid to stay out of prison while he appeals his convictions on computer hacking charges. Without relief from a federal judge or a higher court, former Reuters social media editor Matthew Keys could have…

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Chinese Hackers Used Dropbox To Monitor Hong Kong Activists, Journalists: FireEye

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Chinese hackers used malicious software to monitor journalists and activist groups involved in the Hong Kong protests this year, according to new research from the cybersecurity company FireEye. Attackers used Dropbox and other cloud storage providers to communicate malware after targeting users…

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Vodafone Australia admits hacking Fairfax journalist’s phone

Source: National Cyber Security – Produced By Gregory Evans Vodafone Australia has admitted an employee hacked a journalist’s phone records in an attempt to uncover her sources for stories, but the telecommunications company denies any “improper behaviour”, despite internal emails suggesting it deliberately misled authorities about systemic privacy breaches. In…

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Journalist’s father dies following harassment by Franco-Israeli hacker

A Franco-Israeli hacker has threatened to sue a website over articles linking him to the death of the father of one of its journalists. Grégory Chelli, alias Ulcan, phoned Rue89 reporter Benoît Le Corre to mock him after hearing the […] For more information go to http://www.NationalCyberSecurity.com, http://www. GregoryDEvans.com, http://www.LocatePC.net…

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Google denies accessing journalist’s email to spy on leakers

  Google was accused of spying by TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington, a journalist, who accused the technology giant of breaking into his email account to know who was sending Arrington the emails of Google’s internal affairs. However Google denies the charge calling it “serious and unimaginable”. In a statement to Recode…

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