WannaCry: China descobre nova mutação do vírus responsável por ciberataque mundial


Tela da Agência de Segurança e Internet da Coreia mostra expansão do vírus. YONHAP (EFE)


As autoridades chinesas anunciaram a descoberta de uma nova mutação do vírus WannaCry, responsável pelo ciberataque mundial que afetou mais de 150 países e 200.000 computadores desde sexta-feira, informa o jornal oficial Global Times.

Em nota emitida no domingo, a Agência do Ciberespaço, o Departamento de Segurança Pública e a Comissão Municipal de Economia e Tecnologia da Informação de Pequim afirmam que a nova versão do vírus, o WannaCry 2.0, driblou as medidas de segurança implantadas após o primeiro ataque.

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Qual é a escala do ciberataque que ‘sequestrou’ computadores pelo mundo?



Especialistas em segurança digital se reuniram neste sábado (13) para discutir o impacto global do ataque cibernético contra dezenas de países, governos e empresas ocorrido nesta semana.

A expectativa é de conseguir identificar os responsáveis pelo ataque do tipo ransomware — uma espécie de vírus que bloqueia o computador da vítima e pede um resgate. Os usuários atingidos recebiam um pedido de dinheiro que aumentava conforme o passar do tempo sob a ameaça de que os seus arquivos seriam destruídos se o pagamento não fosse feito. Os relatos são de que o valor começava em 300 dólares.

“O ataque recente está em um nível sem precedentes e exigirá uma investigação internacional complexa para identificar os culpados”, disse a Europol, agência policial da Europa.

Mikko Hypponen, chefe de pesquisa da F-Secure, disse à agência AFP que a investida hacker foi “o maior ataque do gênero na história”, afirmando que 130 mil sistemas em mais de 100 países foram afetados.
Ele disse que a Rússia e a Índia foram particularmente atingidas já que o Windows XP ainda é altamente utilizado nestes países. A Microsoft, fabricante do software, disse que a situação era “dolorosa” e que estava tomando “todas as ações possíveis para proteger nossos clientes”.

Já a empresa Symantec, uma das líderes do mercado de segurança digital, afirmou que a maioria das organizações afetadas está na Europa e que o ataque não teve alvos específicos

É possível que o ataque tenha usado uma ferramenta da própria Agência Nacional de Segurança dos Estados Unidos (NSA, na sigla em inglês) que vazou.

Nos Estados Unidos, a companhia de logística FedEx reconheceu ter sido atingida pelo malware e disse que estava “implementando reparos o mais rápido possível”. A montadora francesa Renault foi forçada a parar a produção nas fábricas na França, Eslovênia e Romênia, afirmando que a medida visava impedir que o vírus se espalhasse.

O Ministério do Interior russo disse que alguns de seus computadores foram atingidos por um “ataque de vírus” e que os esforços estavam em andamento para destruí-lo.

Fonte: Sputnik

Edward J. Snowden Interview: ‘They Wanted to Murder Me’


In an interview with German television, Edward J. Snowden said that despite feeling threatened, he does not lose sleep because he still believes that what he did was “the right thing to do.” Read the story here: http://nyti.ms/1exEPJR Subscribe on YouTube: http://bit.ly/U8Ys7n Watch more videos at:

Keiser Report: NSA manipulates bank accounts? (E541)


In this episode of the Keiser Report, Max Keiser and Stacy Herbert discuss the suggestion that the NSA may be manipulating bank account balances and financial markets. They also discuss ‘accidental’ tax breaks for billionaires in America; while, in the UK, the tax office ‘loses nerve’ about pursuing multinationals and instead targets small and medium sized enterprises. In the second half, Max interviews precious metals analyst and presenter, Jan Skoyles, about silver, gold, handbags, crowdfuncing and Chateau du Pepe.

Glenn Greenwald: The NSA Can “Literally Watch Every Keystroke You Make”


Publicado em 30/12/2013
http://www.democracynow.org – The German publication Der Spiegel has revealed new details about a secretive hacking unit inside the National Security Agency called the Office of Tailored Access Operations, or TAO. The unit was created in 1997 to hack into global communications traffic. Hackers inside the TAO have developed a way to break into computers running Microsoft Windows by gaining passive access to machines when users report program crashes to Microsoft. In addition, with help from the CIA and FBI, the NSA has the ability to intercept computers and other electronic accessories purchased online in order to secretly insert spyware and components that can provide backdoor access for the intelligence agencies. American Civil Liberties Union Deputy Legal Director Jameel Jaffer and journalist Glenn Greenwald join us to discuss the latest revelations, along with the future of Edward Snowden, who has recently offered to assist U.S. targets Germany and Brazil with their respective probes into NSA spying.

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WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange Calls on Computer Hackers to Unite Against NSA Surveillance


Publicado em 31/12/2013
http://www.democracynow.org – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange addressed a major gathering of computer experts Monday at the Chaos Communication Congress in Hamburg, Germany, calling on them to join forces in resisting government intrusions on internet freedom and privacy. We play highlights from Assange’s speech, as well as the one given by Sarah Harrison, the WikiLeaks member who accompanied Edward Snowden to Russia. We also hear from independent journalist and security expert Jacob Appelbaum, who reveals a spying tool used by the National Security Agency known as a “portable continuous wave generator.” The remote-controlled device works in tandem with tiny electronic implants to bounce invisible waves of energy off keyboards and monitors to see what is being typed. It works even if the target computer is not connected to the Internet.

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Julian Assange On Snowden,The Fifth Estate, Wikileaks, NSA Scandal & Espionage Act


Publicado em 11/10/2013
Julian Assange On Snowden,The Fifth Estate, Wikileaks, NSA Scandal & Espionage Act

Edward Snowden is safe in Russia, but the fates of journalists who helped him and published his leaks are now of more concern for WikiLeaks, Julian Assange said in an exclusive interview with RT Spanish ‘Behind the News’ host Eva Golinger.

Assange also shared his views on the NSA scandal in Latin America and the future of freedom of information.

He criticized the US and the White House for abusing its power more than any other administration in history, stressing that President Obama has prosecuted twice as many journalists under the espionage act as all previous US presidents combined since 1917.

Snowden is safe, I am more worried about Sarah Harrison, Guardian journalists

JA: Edward Snowden: he’s now safe in Russia. He has asylum for a one-year period formally. But assuming he doesn’t run anyone over in a car, I imagine that the Russians will be happy to extent that indefinitely. I’m more concerned in terms of present people at risk, with our journalist Sarah Harrison, who was involved in getting Edward Snowden out of Hong Kong, spent 39 days with him in the Moscow airport, protecting him filing asylum applications and is still in Russia. Now, she’s from the UK, as we know. The Guardian newspaper was raided, Glenn Greenwald’s partner detained for nine hours on account of terrorism charges here without charge. A formal investigation, a formal terrorism investigation has started up in relation to all those people.

EG: The film?

JA: OK, so the film, Fifth Estate …or actually introduced already…

EG: Do you think it’s an attempt to discredit you and your organization?

JA: I don’t sort of look at the things that way. This film comes from Hollywood. I know the book that it was based on. The books were definitely an attempt to do precisely that. DreamWorks has picked the two most discredited libellous books out of dozens of books available for it to pick. But it’s coming out of a particular milieu about.. within Hollywood and that constraints, it seems, what scripts can be written and what things would get distribution. I don’t know if that was the intent of the filmmakers. It’s certainly the result, but it’s been doing quite poorly in the reviews.

I think the information we have published about it was pretty successful in knocking out any view that is inaccurate history. It’s interesting to see that in the America’s Disney, who’s responsible for the distribution there, has been putting up posters of me with the word ‘traitor’ emblazoned across my face. You know, a laughable concept ‘cos because I’m an Australian, I couldn’t even be a traitor, in theory, to the United States. I mean it’s a type of libel.

I think ultimately people are starting to become immune to those sorts of attacks. There’s been so many as time is going by. And people who’ve been watching the WikiLeaks saga have seen many of these attacks, having seen that they’ve turned out not to be true. So I think our base is not going to be affected by the film.

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