A Department of Defense database containing 1.8 billion scraped internet posts over a span of eight years was left publicly exposed, according to researchers from the cybersecurity firm UpGuard. Researcher Chris Vickery discovered the trove, first reported by CNN.
The U.S. government debuted its reworked vulnerabilities equities process on Tuesday after a drawn out fight about transparency and security. But almost nothing is known about the same process for China, the world’s second biggest economy and long time adversary to the U.S. in the digital domain.
As Kaspersky Lab faces accusations that its software allowed spying on classified U.S. documents, the Russian cybersecurity firm published the results of an internal investigation Thursday claiming an NSA worker who took classified documents home had a personal computer overwhelmed with malware. Other than a trove of NSA hacking tools, the unidentified NSA worker’s computer had 121 malicious files, including at least one backdoor created by a Russian criminal hacker, the firm concluded.
Manhattan DA Cy Vance says his office has spent "hundreds of thousands of dollars" on unlocking phones -- "we really are engaging in a very expensive and, I think, destructive cat-and-mouse game" https://t.co/4O5z28nncW
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".