GCHQ

cyberwarfare

How US Military Hackers Prepared to Hack the Islamic State

Documents obtained by Motherboard give insight into how hackers at CYBERCOM prepare before launching offensive cyber operations, including figuring out how likely an attack will be attributed back to them.
Joseph Cox
8.1.18
BEDFELLOWS

UK Government Is Cozy with Companies Selling Spytech

It’s well documented that UK companies export surveillance technology to democracies and authoritarian regimes. But the UK government is much closer to these companies than the public may realize.
Joseph Cox
4.17.18
Infrastructure Hacking

GCHQ Says Hackers Have Likely Compromised UK Energy Sector Targets

The news comes after the FBI and Homeland Security warned hackers had targeted US energy firms too.
Joseph Cox
7.17.17
uk

The UK Just Legalized Mass Surveillance

On Tuesday, the UK passed its controversial new surveillance law, the Investigatory Powers Act, according to the Home Office.
Joseph Cox
11.29.16
machines

US Drone Pilots May Be ‘Illegally’ Acquiring Targets From UK Bases

Are kill commands coming from British soil?
Ben Sullivan
11.1.16
uk

​Court Finds UK Spies Unlawfully Collected Bulk Data for Over a Decade

The Investigatory Powers Tribunal highlighted the intense secrecy and lack of oversight around the UK’s use of bulk powers in a court judgement.
Joseph Cox
10.17.16
uk

GCHQ Details Cases of When It Would Use Bulk Hacking

A new review of the UK's mass surveillance powers includes case studies from intelligence agencies.
Joseph Cox
8.19.16
uk

Challenge Over UK Bulk Hacking Powers Taken to European Court of Human Rights

Privacy International and five internet and communications providers want to challenge GCHQ's bulk hacking practices again.
Joseph Cox
8.5.16
Drugs

7 Ways the Cops Will Bust You on the Dark Web

The dark web isn’t as dark as some criminals would like.
Joseph Cox
6.26.16
uk

The Troubling Metadata Sharing Program That Was Just Revealed in the UK

Through MILKWHITE, low level agencies such as the Metropolitan Police can access metadata collected by GCHQ.
Joseph Cox
6.7.16
uk

​The UK Is Using Bulk Interception to Catch Criminals—And Not Telling Them

"Suspects are being left in the dark."
Joseph Cox
6.1.16
uk

​Using an Out of Date Browser? Your Bank May Soon Cut You Off

Banks argue they should have to foot the bill for customers who get hacked because of out of date browsers.
Joseph Cox
5.25.16
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