Chris Bing

Chris Bing

Cybersecurity Reporter

Christopher J. Bing is a cybersecurity reporter for Scoop News Group. In the past, he has written about security, technology and policy for the American City Business Journals, DC Inno, International Policy Digest and The Daily Caller. Chris became interested in journalism as a result of growing up in Venezuela and watching the country shift from a democracy to a dictatorship between 1991 and 2007. He is an alumnus of St. Marys College of Maryland, a small liberal arts school based in Southern Maryland. You can follow him on Twitter at @Bing_Chris. To contact Chris you can reach him via email -- Chris.Bing@fedscoop.com -- or through a secure communications channel: https://medium.com/@Bing_Chris/how-to-contact-me-d2fd4bd3ed7b#.1es75sxhm
Government

How the Democrats plan to stop hackers from breaching 2018 campaigns

by Chris Bing • 15 hours ago

Fresh off the wounds of the 2016 campaign, Democratic political reorganizations are compelling political campaigns to improve their cybersecurity.

Technology

Hackers put malware in popular PC utility CCleaner

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

CCleaner has been downloaded more than 2 billion times since it was originally released in 2003.

Government

Wyden demands answers from telecom giants, NSA over SS7 vulnerabilities

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is demanding to know how America's largest telecommunications companies plan to stop hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated mobile-data transfer framework that remains fundamental to how cellphones function.

Government

In wake of Equifax breach, government shines light on entire industry

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

While law enforcement agents were sent to immediately investigate how and why hackers broke into Equifax, other federal agencies, like the Homeland Security Department, were focusing on understanding the threat posed to the larger industry, a senior U.S. official said.

Government

Eugene Kaspersky speaks out, defends company over espionage allegations

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

The company's founder made remarks Tuesday in Sao Paulo, Brazil when a U.S. security researcher asked him about recent press reports.

Financial

U.S. officials looking at Apache vulnerability as cause for Equifax breach

by Chris Bing • 7 days ago

The official's comments to CyberScoop are the first from a government source regarding the cause behind one of the largest data breaches in history, which was publicly announced last week.

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