Cybersecurity

Political Leaders Seek NSA Briefings After Report That Agency’s Tool Was Used in Baltimore Ransomware Attack Cybersecurity
Political Leaders Seek NSA Briefings After Report That Agency’s Tool Was Used in Baltimore Ransomware Attack

BALTIMORE — Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger are seeking briefings from the National Security Agency after a report that a spying tool developed by the agency and then leaked online was used to spread the ransomware... Read More

US Census Vulnerable to Russian Meddling, Top Official Warns Cybersecurity
US Census Vulnerable to Russian Meddling, Top Official Warns

ATLANTA — The U.S. Census Bureau is concerned the Russian government could hack into data collected in the 2020 Census, in a similar way to how it interfered in the 2016 presidential election, a top bureau official said. “Most of... Read More

Analysis of Ransomware Used in Baltimore Attack Indicates Hackers Needed ‘Unfettered Access’ to City Computers Cybersecurity
Analysis of Ransomware Used in Baltimore Attack Indicates Hackers Needed ‘Unfettered Access’ to City Computers

BALTIMORE — Officials in the eastern North Carolina city of Greenville arrived to work one morning in early April to find the files on some 800 of their computers locked up. More than five weeks later, they’re still recovering from... Read More

Here Are the Florida Counties That Were Sent a Russian Phishing Attack. Two of Them Were Hacked Cybersecurity
Here Are the Florida Counties That Were Sent a Russian Phishing Attack. Two of Them Were Hacked

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The search is on to determine which two Florida counties’ voter data was accessed by Russian hackers. A South Florida Sun Sentinel investigation found that at least 13, and as many as 20, elections offices in... Read More

Expert in Trump Dossier Trial Says Tech Firm’s Services Were Used in Hack of Democrats Cybersecurity
Expert in Trump Dossier Trial Says Tech Firm’s Services Were Used in Hack of Democrats

Documents unsealed Thursday in a South Florida court case provide the most convincing evidence yet that Russian spies piggybacked on a Russian-tied foreign tech company with offices in Florida and Texas to hack the Democratic National Committee and party leaders.... Read More

US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats Cybersecurity
US Military Warns Senate About Foreign Cyber Threats
2019-02-16 03:06:31
by Tom Ramstack

WASHINGTON -- Senators at a congressional hearing Thursday thanked the Defense Department’s cyber security force for protecting the 2018 midterm elections but warned that foreign hacking threats are likely to only get worse. Americans sometimes unrealistically convince themselves they have... Read More

President Trump Promotes Offensive Cybersecurity Tactics Cybersecurity
President Trump Promotes Offensive Cybersecurity Tactics
2019-02-13 00:16:00
by Michael Cheng

Government agencies concerned about limited options available to them in the event of security breaches and data hacks may now explore offensive cybersecurity strategies. This is the message firmly conveyed by President Trump and National Security Adviser John Bolton earlier... Read More

Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill National Security
Senators Mark Warner and Marco Rubio Introduce Bipartisan Bill
2019-01-04 20:42:02
by TWN Staff

On Friday, bipartisan legislation was introduced by Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Committee member Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) to combat tech-specific threats to national security posed by foreign actors like ... Read More

Cyberattack From Outside the US Hits Newspapers Across the Country Cybersecurity
Cyberattack From Outside the US Hits Newspapers Across the Country

A cyberattack that appears to have originated from outside the United States caused major printing and delivery disruptions at several newspapers across the country on Saturday including the Los Angeles Times, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Read More

Nationwide Email Bomb Threat Prompts Wide-Reaching Evacuations and Police Responses Cybersecurity
Nationwide Email Bomb Threat Prompts Wide-Reaching Evacuations and Police Responses

A bomb threat email sent far and wide, threatening massive destruction unless the sender was paid in bitcoin, has prompted building evacuations across the country even as several authorities declared it is likely a hoax. Read More

A Voter’s Guide to Election Security National Security
A Voter’s Guide to Election Security

Americans are now voting in the first major election since Russians launched a broad assault on the 2016 presidential campaign. And while election officials and security experts remain vigilant through Election Day, voters have... Read More

17 Years Later: Applying Post-9/11 Lessons to Potential Cyber Attacks National Security
17 Years Later: Applying Post-9/11 Lessons to Potential Cyber Attacks

Seventeen years ago today, Americans learned all too tragically that, as the 9/11 Commission later put it, “the system was blinking red” for a reason. Read More

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