Cybercrime Tracking Bill Signed Into Law
Cybercrime Tracking Bill Signed Into Law
2022-05-06 18:21:59
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice can now get a handle on the number of cybercrimes happening in the U.S. after President Joe Biden signed a bill into law Thursday granting the department the ability to track crimes that have... Read More

Warning of Cyberattacks on Backup Power Devices
2022-04-07 22:21:23
by Madeline Hughes

WASHINGTON — There’s a new warning about cyberattacks on uninterruptible power supplies — essentially the backup batteries that allow near-continuous operation when there is a power failure. The Federal Communications Commission issued this warning Thursday to communications companies that often... Read More

Think Tanks
US Cyber Attack Defenses Assessed at Forum
2021-11-13 16:49:24
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON — The U.S. is at risk of creating a two-silo cybersecurity strategy impeding its ability to adequately address ever-evolving cyber threats from bad actors overseas, a former assistant secretary of defense said Friday. Speaking at an American Enterprise Institute... Read More

Identity Authentication Key Piece of Cybersecurity Puzzle
2021-09-22 20:42:18
by Victoria Turner

WASHINGTON -- Identity authentication is taking a front-and-center role in the administration's approach to ensuring robust cybersecurity across the U.S. government, according to Carole House, director of cybersecurity and secure digital Innovation at the White House National Security Council.  It... Read More

Government Tries to Play Catch-Up Against Fast-Moving Cyberattacks
2021-07-29 20:21:54
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Congress took a stab Thursday at improving the nation’s cybersecurity as the federal government mobilizes more resources against ransomware and hackers. Both President Joe Biden and members of a House Homeland Security subcommittee described threats to U.S. computer... Read More

Granholm Calls for Public-Private Partnership to Thwart Cyberattacks
2021-06-10 13:00:22
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm would like to see more public-private cooperation on cyber defenses and said U.S. adversaries already are capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down the U.S. power grid. "I think that there are very... Read More

Cyberattacks Anger Lawmakers As They Prepare a US Response
2021-05-20 13:00:48
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers who listened to Defense Department officials explain recent cyberthreats Friday gave unmistakable hints that some kind of large-scale U.S. response is coming soon. The hearing of the House Armed Services subcommittee on cyber, innovative technologies and information... Read More

Defense Department Officials Bemoan Increasingly Sophisticated Cyberattacks
2021-05-19 14:21:38
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Defense Department officials described a bleak outlook for cybersecurity to a Senate panel Tuesday as a report of another huge Internet scam emerged from a new government report. However, they also said they are becoming increasingly sophisticated in... Read More

FBI Accessing Private Servers to Subvert Cyberattacks
2021-04-30 18:50:05
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — In a covert operation to undercut hacking groups’ attempts to exploit vulnerabilities in Microsoft’s Exchange email program, the FBI has begun accessing hundreds of vulnerable computers in the United States to remove malicious web shells.  Web shells, interfaces... Read More

FBI Director Warns Congress of Evolving Terrorism Threats
2020-09-17 20:24:39
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- The FBI’s director acknowledged Thursday that the risks of terrorism and other attacks against the United States are evolving so fast that his agency has difficulty managing them. Cyberattackers threaten the next presidential election, COVID-19 vaccine development and... Read More

State News
Ohio Election Day Cyberattack Attempt Traced to Panama

COLUMBUS, Ohio — The Ohio Secretary of State’s office was the subject of a thwarted foreign cyberattack on Election Day. Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said Tuesday that the so-called “SQL injection” attack was detected by the state’s internal... Read More

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