Afghanistan

Malware uses Mars Rover code to spy on Indian-Afghani relations

A strain of malware has incorporated code used by the Mars Rover exploration robot in an attempt to spy on relations between India and Afghanistan.

David Bisson reports.


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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.


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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.


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Were mobile 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?


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Who needs spammers when you have the CIA pushing Viagra?

Read more in my article at Naked Security.


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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 communications are said to have been compromised by German spies, and sent to the BND’s headquarters in Pullach, Germany.


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