According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, highly classified material from the NSA was stolen by hackers working for the Russian government in 2015. It's being called "one of the most significant security breaches in recent years", and multiple sources reportedly said that it was made possible because Kaspersky Lab's anti-virus software identified the files.
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In 2014, FBI Director James Comey half-jokingly remarked that the FBI was having trouble recruiting tech talent for its cyber crime division because the best of the best smoke weed. Three years and numerous hacking scandals later, he's actually floating some ideas on how to fix that problem.
On Friday, Mark Zuckerberg published an updated founder's letter for Facebook, his first since the company went public in 2012. Largely summarising the CEO's previous comments, the sweeping manifesto was newsworthy while containing little news. In at least one version of the text, however, Zuckerberg wrote about using artificial intelligence for online surveillance -- a line stricken from the final draft.
Speaking from the White House on Tuesday, Donald Trump bragged to The New York Times that he was on "the world's most secure" telephone system, joking, "The words just explode in the air." According to that same report, however, the President is also using what might be the world's least secure system: the ancient, unsecured Android phone he had before taking office.