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
Technology

Three's a crowd: Popular bug bounty companies are growing at an insane rate

by Chris Bing • 5 hours ago

Although each firm follows a slightly different model, it's becoming what's working for bug bounty companies.

Technology

Hidden Mac malware designed to spy on 'everyday people'

by Chris Bing • 4 days ago

The unique malware, which allows for a hacker to remotely spy on a targeted computer and install additional malicious software, looks to be run by a single attacker.

Government

A vulnerability in IoT software has opened a door into thousands of internet-connected devices

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Coding flaws evident in a popular open source software library known as gSOAP could allow a hacker to remotely control and infect internet-connected hardware like security cameras with malware, according to research published Tuesday by IoT-focused cybersecurity firm Senrio.

Government

Iranian hackers heisted U.S. defense software for clients blocked by sanctions, indictment says

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A group of Iranian hackers broke into multiple U.S. defense contractors in order to steal intellectual property and other businesses information that they then sold to foreign enterprises and governments, including the Iranian government, according to a newly unsealed U.S. indictment.

Government

Energy sector hacking campaign targeted more than 15 U.S. firms

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Sources told CyberScoop that 18 companies have received the phishing emails, with another five investigating incidents that may be tied to the same attackers.

Government

Here are the cybersecurity amendments added to the House's defense bill

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

House members attached several cybersecurity-focused amendments to the fiscal 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.

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