Some code in an earlier version of the WannaCry software had also appeared in programmes used by the Lazarus Group, which researchers from many companies have identified as a North Korea-run hacking operation.
A global cyber attack using NSA’s hacking tools has hit international shipper FedEx, Britain’s health system and infected computers in nearly 100 countries.
The halt is among the most substantial changes to US surveillance policy in years and comes as digital privacy remains a contentious issue across the globe.
In the race between cryptography and code-breaking if society does not give ‘human ingenuity’ room to flourish we will all be poorer for it.
Harold Thomas Martin allegedly spent 20 years stealing highly sensitive government material from the US intelligence agency relating to national defence.
The National Security Agency and other intelligence agencies sometimes delay informing targets of foreign intelligence activities under similar circumstances, officials have said.
In an interview with The Wire, the Rajya Sabha MP talks on issues of data sovereignty and digital patriotism, and says that the government is receptive to feedback.
Under the terms of a new deal, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary will hold Microsoft customer data in “trust” in Germany, thus putting it out of reach of US government subpoenas
One of the documents even goes as far as to “highlight [AT&T’s] extreme willingness to help with NSA’s SIGINT and Cyber missions”.