The Listening Post

#VazaJato: The dirty dealings of Brazil's Operation Car Wash

A news website feels the heat after alleging foul play in Brazil's anti-corruption probe. Plus, incognito with VPNs.

#VazaJato: The dirty dealings of Brazil's Operation Car Wash

AJ Impact

Equifax near $700m settlement of data breach probes: WSJ

The US credit reporting firm will have to boost consumer data protection as part of deal, Wall Street Journal says.

Equifax near $700m settlement of data breach probes: WSJ

Bulgaria

'Wizard' arrested over huge Bulgarian tax agency hack

Nearly every adult in Bulgaria had their personal details compromised, exposing the tax agency's weak cybersecurity.

'Wizard' arrested after hack of most Bulgarian taxpayers' details

AJ Impact

'Russia's Google' hacked by Western intelligence agencies

Yandex is Russia's biggest internet search engine. It says its security team stopped a cyber attack at an early stage.

'Russia's Google' hacked by Western intelligence agencies

AJ IMPACT

Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

Social media giant says currency will "empower billions of people" but critics warn it could threaten privacy.

Can we trust Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency?

The Big Picture

The World According to AI

How will Artificial Intelligence be used in the future? Who will it be used by and who will it be used against?

Privacy & Surveillance

Tech giants rebuff UK's WhatsApp spying proposal

Apple, Google and others say spy agency's 'ghost' proposal to eavesdrop on encrypted services is a threat to security.

Tech giants rebuff UK's WhatsApp spying proposal

United States

Russians accessed two Florida voter databases in 2016: DeSantis

Florida governor says Russian hackers gained access to voter databases in two counties ahead of 2016 elections.

Russians accessed two Florida voter databases in 2016: DeSantis

Privacy & Surveillance

Spyware discovered targeting phones through WhatsApp calls

The malware was able to penetrate phones through missed calls via the application's voice calling function.

Europe

The Dark Side of the Kremlin: Hacked Russian documents explained

'Hacktivists' have targeted Russia, leaking tens of thousands of emails and documents. Here's what you need to know.

The Dark Side of the Kremlin: Hacked Russian documents explained

Asia Pacific

Australian parliament's computer network breached

Authorities investigating unspecified 'security incident' in the federal parliament's computer network.

Australia says parliament's computer network breached

Qatar

UAE 'used spying tool' to target Qatar's emir, others

Sheikh Tamim, senior Turkish official and activists among hundreds whose iPhones were hacked, Reuters reports.

Europe

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel

Suspect says he leaked private data on politicians and others because he was 'annoyed' by some of their statements.

German student admits to data hack that hit Angela Merkel

Europe

Massive data breach targets German politicians 'at all levels'

Personal information of hundreds of MPs, including Chancellor Angela Merkel, have been published online.

Massive data breach targets German politicians 'at all levels'

US & Canada

Cyber attack disrupts newspaper distribution across US

Hacking attack appeared to originate outside the US, experts said, but it was unclear if a state actor was involved.

Cyber attack disrupts newspaper distribution across US