Sean Gallagher

How they did it (and will likely try again): GRU hackers vs. US elections

In a recent press briefing, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced that the grand jury assembled by Special Counsel Robert Mueller had returned an indictment against 12 officers of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate of the Russian Ge

Facebook scraped call, text message data for years from Android phones

Recently, a New Zealand man was looking through the data Facebook had collected from him in an archive he had pulled down from the social networking site.

Millions of comments sent to FCC through bulk system used fake email addresses

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai actually allowed the weight of public comments on the FCC's proposed changes to network neutrality regulations to sway (or confirm) his position, he seems to have given more credence to the "opin

More, cheaper, bigger, faster: The defense and cyber strategy of Donald Trump

Since Election Day, President-elect Donald Trump has taken an inordinate interest in some of the minutia of defense policy.

WikiLeaks founder Assange’s Internet “intentionally severed by state party”

WikiLeaks announced via its Twitter account that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's Internet connection had been cut off, blaming a "state party" for the outage.

Former Justice official: US' own electoral meddling leaves little room for complaint

Even if the Russian government was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and various other political organizations and figures, the US government's options under international law are extremely limited, according to Jack Golds

FBI report: Clinton had limited knowledge of classified data procedures

On Sept 2, the Federal Bureau of Investigations published a 58-page redacted memorandum on the investigation of the mishandling of classified information by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Rep Ted Lieu (D-CA) to FCC: Fix phone network flaw that allows eavesdropping

A documented weakness in Signaling System 7 has been shown to allow widespread interception of phone calls and text messages (SS7 is the public switched telephone network signaling protocol used to set up and route phone calls; it also allows for

How DNC, Clinton campaign attacks fit into Russia’s cyber-war strategy

The well-timed leak of e-mails from the Democratic National Committee, following a long-running breach of the DNC's network, is a masterful piece of information warfare.

Facebook tests full-scale solar-powered Internet drone

Facebook's Connectivity Lab announced that the company has for the first time test-flown a full-scale version of Aquila, the solar-powered high-altitude drone that Facebook hopes to use to deliver Internet connectivity to the remotest populated co