Former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden appears in New York City via video link from Moscow to promote a new global treaty against mass surveillance.
On state visit to the United States, Chinese President Xi Jinping visits headquarters of tech giant Microsoft, meets with tech sector leaders and calls for building of “open” and “secure” cyberspace
(CBC) – At least two suicides may be connected to the hacking of the Ashley Madison cheating website that exposed the information of clients, and its parent company is offering a C$500,000 ($379,132) reward to catch the hackers, Toronto police said on Monday.
A South Korean intelligence agent found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying his team had used spyware to tap the mobile phones and computers of private citizens in the latest scandal involving the spy agency.
Katherine Archuleta, the director of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, resigns after a massive data breach compromised the personal information of more than 22-million people, including two U.S. Senators. A White House spokesman says it was “quite clear” new leadership was needed at the agency.
(R Reports) – The United States and China on Wednesday (June 24) said they would develop a code of conduct for state behavior in cyberspace.
U.S. (Next Media) – Hackers with suspected links to the Chinese government appear to have accessed personal information on US intelligence and military personnel, US officials said.
Iran (Next Media) – Kaspersky Lab say they have uncovered a sophisticated malware infection in venues that hosted high-level discussions surrounding Iran’s nuclear programme.
USA (Next Media) – Hackers gained access to more than 100,000 IRS accounts after compromising an online service on the Internal Revenue Service website.
China’s foreign ministry says it “disapproves” of a U.S. sanctions program targeting overseas cyber attackers.