Posts Tagged ‘Center for Strategic and International Studies’

Philippines unrest: Who are the Abu Sayyaf group?

(Media Release) Abu Sayyaf is one of the smallest and most violent jihadist groups in the southern Philippines. Its name means “bearer of the sword” and it is notorious for kidnapping for ransom, and for attacks on civilians and the army. In 2004 it bombed a ferry in Manila Bay, killing 116 people. It is […]

Twitter warns of government ‘hacking’

(Media Release) Twitter has sent warnings to a number of users that their accounts may have been hacked by “state-sponsored actors”. It is the first time that the social media company has issued such a warning. Twitter emailed users to say that the hackers may have sought their email or IP addresses, or phone numbers, […]

N.S.A. Devises Radio Pathway Into Computers

WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency has implanted software in nearly 100,000 computers around the world that allows the United States to conduct surveillance on those machines and can also create a digital highway for launching cyberattacks. While most of the software is inserted by gaining access to computer networks, the N.S.A. has increasingly made […]

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