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Osama Bin Laden didn't encrypt his computer files - not such a mastermind then..

Osama Bin Laden didn't encrypt his computer files - not such a mastermind then..

Ooops. If you're running a terrorist organisation, it might make sense to encrypt your files.

Clearly Osama Bin Laden didn't realise that - as some of the documents seized during the raid on his hideout in Pakistan have been made public for the first time.

Malware compromises USAF Predator drone computer systems

Malware compromises USAF Predator drone computer systems

Malware has infected the control systems used by the United States Air Force to fly Predator and Reaper drones, logging keypresses as the unmanned aircraft are flown remotely in Afghanistan, Libya, Pakistan and other conflict zones.

Were mobile phones hacked to spread rumour of Taliban leader's death?

Were websites and phones hacked to spread rumour of Taliban leader's death?

SMS messages spread claiming that the reclusive Taliban leader Mullah Omar is dead.

Did the United States hack into mobile phones to send the messages, as the Taliban claim?

Who needs spammers when you have the CIA pushing Viagra?

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We've grown to think of spammers and other internet bad guys as finely-honed organised criminals, quick to use new avenues to make a quick buck, and rapid in their exploitation of breaking news stories and emerging trends. It's therefore surprising Read more…

German spooks deploy spyware against Afghan ministry?

German spooks deploy spyware against Afghan ministry?

An interesting news story broke this weekend in Germany.  According to reports in Der Spiegel, the BND - Germany's foreign intelligence service - used spyware to monitor the Ministry of Commerce and Industry in Afghanistan. Confidential documents, passwords and email Read more…