The Newest Cybersecurity Threat May Be From Government Hackers

Some governments are using commercial surveillance software in ways that pose a serious counterintelligence and security risk to individuals and systems, and also to target journalists, human rights activists, or others perceived as critics of regimes around the world.

Authoritarian governments are also increasingly using surveillance tools to target dissidents across international borders by committing acts of transnational repression to censor opposition and silence dissent.

Today, the United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the State Department issued a bulletin offering common cybersecurity practices that may mitigate risks associated with commercial surveillance tools.

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