“Every day, hundreds of millions of messages from the entire Latin American continent are devoured by US spy agencies, and stored forever in warehouses the size of small cities,” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange writes in The Guardian on Tuesday. “The geographical facts about the infrastructure of the internet therefore have consequences for the independence and sovereignty of Latin America.”
Retired Gen. James E. Cartwright, the former second-ranking officer in the U.S. military and influential adviser to President Obama on security matters, is the focus of an investigation into a leak of classified information about American cyberattacks on Iran’s nuclear program.
Digital security experts have discovered a new cyber-surveillance virus in the Middle East that can steal login and password information and spy on banking transactions, system configurations and other data.
The same devices that enabled hackers to sabotage centrifuges at an Iranian nuclear plant last year are being used to control access to jail cells in some of the United States’ most important high-security prisons. (more)