The “Yemen Cyber Army” seemed to appear out of thin air to carry out one of the most audacious attacks of the year. BuzzFeed News’ Sheera Frenkel investigates who they are.
Passport information for Hillary Clinton, Victoria Nuland, and other U.S. diplomats was found in Saudi diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks Friday.
The letter from the diplomat was made public as part of the Wikileaks dump of over 500,000 diplomatic cables from the Saudi Foreign Ministry.
A new documentary features interviews with several of the world’s most-wanted hackers, many of whom come from a small, central Romanian town.
“We must deter future attacks,” one senator told BuzzFeed News.
With little information provided to them, staffers are left in the dark about the breach that affected as many as 14 million current and former employees.
An IDF spokesman said Israel had closed its investigation into the deaths of the four children, who were killed when Israel’s air force shelled a beach in Gaza.
None of the hotels BuzzFeed News reached seemed aware of a new report claiming that a virus was used to infiltrate computers at hotels that were hosting talks over Iran’s nuclear program. Israel has denied the report.
Cybersecurity experts now believe that the attack on France’s TV5Monde — which shut all television broadcasts for 18 hours — was likely carried out by Russian hackers.
According to hackers, anyways.
Government officials said Friday that the hack could be much bigger than originally suspected, involving highly sensitive information.
The Saudi foreign ministry confirmed to BuzzFeed News that it had been hacked. The breach includes the passport information of U.S. nationals who visited Saudi Arabia, as well as internal government communications.
Hackers got tax information for over 100,000 people from the IRS.
The attack comes after a spate of similar cyber security breaches at large companies in the United States.
The U.S. Department of Justice has named six Chinese nationals — including three former University of Southern California students — as part of a conspiracy to steal U.S. cell phone technology.
New types of attacks led by groups based out of China have been highlighted in reports by Kaspersky and FireEye.
Did you know the Hebrew words for “Strength” and “Matzoh” look totally alike? Neither did this guy.
The so-called “Cyber Caliphate” released a video Monday claiming that they are about to launch a series of attacks. But the internet was kind of ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.
One U.S. State Department official told BuzzFeed News that relations between Jerusalem and Washington were not expected to “warm up anytime soon” given Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute coalition.
Egyptian journalist Lamia Hamdin says she is “shocked” by the reaction to the photo of her.