Analecta Cyber Company Blog: January 2016

2016-01-29

Newly discovered hack has U.S. fearing foreign infiltration

Before the year 2015 ended, the computer network company Juniper Networks suffered a major breach. It’s made U.S. officials concerned that for the past three years hackers linked to a foreign government may have been able to spy on encrypted communications with private companies.

Officials disclosed that the FBI is already investigating the breach, in which hackers were able to install a backdoor on the government’s computer equipment.

2016-01-26

Man accused of hacking celebrity email accounts

U.S. authorities announced, just days before Christmas, that a young Bahamian national was arrested in Manhattan and charged with hacking. This was a particularly noteworthy hacking case because the man’s victims were all celebrities.
The hacker managed to infiltrate celebrities’ personal email accounts and gather various sensitive information, including scripts for unreleased movies and TV shows and even sexually explicit personal photos, authorities said.