Patrick Howell O'Neill

Patrick Howell O'Neill

Reporter

Patrick Howell O’Neill is a cybersecurity reporter for CyberScoop based in San Francisco.
Government

Pentagon left AWS databases publicly exposed

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 days ago

A database containing 1.8 billion scraped internet posts over a span of eight years was left publicly exposed, according to researchers from the cybersecurity firm UpGuard.

Technology

Kaspersky: NSA worker's computer was packed with malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 days ago

"It is possible that the [NSA] user could have leaked information to many hands," Kaspersky's investigation concluded.

Government

China hides homegrown hacks from its vulnerability disclosure process

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 days ago

New research shows that Chinese vulnerability disclosure process is stalled if the flaws are linked to hacking groups with Chinese ties.

Technology

Forever 21 announces payment card data breach

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 days ago

The retailer says an unauthorized party accessed payment card data from some of its stores.

Government

U.S. CERT issues report on remote hacking tool used by North Korea

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 days ago

"North Korea keeps trying to find ways to come in under threshold deterrence, response, retaliation," one expert said.

Government

DHS prepares for possible legal action over Kaspersky directive

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 days ago

Representatives from the Department of Homeland Security are preparing for legal action over their directive to remove the anti-virus software from government systems.

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