Hackers hack their own investigators

February 8th, 2012|

Private conversations between Scotland Yard and the FBI about hackers have themselves been hacked and released onto the web by the very people who were under investigation.

It was confirmed by the FBI on Friday 3rd February 2012 that a YouTube recording of a phone call between policing agencies regarding members of the “Anonymous” hacking collective was genuine.

Hackers from the Anonymous collective itself claimed that they were behind the interception.

Although the FBI and the e-Crime unit …read more

EDF guilty of spying on Greenpeace

November 10th, 2011|

In Paris yesterday a court sentenced energy giant EDF’s former security chief to three years in prison for spying.

Pascal Durieux, EDF’s former head of nuclear production security was given a three-year sentence for commissioning spying against the energy watchdog charity.

He was found guilty of ordering others to commit illegal actions which included hacking into a computer belonging to Greenpeace’s former campaigns head Yannick Jadot. EDF was fined a total of 1.5million Euros by the court.

EDF …read more

Do microchips contain pre-designed ‘backdoor access’ routes?

August 10th, 2011|

This is a question causing concern in America these days. The growth of the Chinese microchip industry has led senior politicians in the USA to question the wisdom of using Chinese built chips in sensitive military applications.

In particular, concerns have been raised over Chinese microchips being used by the The National Center for Computational Engineering (NCCE).

The NCCE, based at the University of Tennessee in Chattanooga has some very powerful technology. Their supercomputers are used by …read more