Ryan Johnston

Ryan Johnston is a staff reporter for StateScoop, covering the intersection of local government and emerging technologies like blockchain, artificial intelligence and 5G.

Government

FBI arrests researcher that stopped ‘WannaCry’ for allegedly creating Kronos banking trojan

by Ryan Johnston

Marcus Hutchins, 23, was arrested for his alleged role in creating the Kronos banking trojan.

Healthcare

CareFirst customers granted right to sue over 2014 cyberattack

by Ryan Johnston

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a district court's decision to dismiss a class action suit on Tuesday.

Technology

Hacker claims to have stolen unreleased 'Game of Thrones' episodes, report says

by Ryan Johnston

Hackers claim to have 1.5 terabytes of data from the network that produces 'Game of Thrones'.

Government

FinCEN fines BTC-e $110 million for violating anti-money laundering laws

by Ryan Johnston

The fine comes in the form of a civil money penalty, the first of its kind for foreign-based virtual currency exchangers.

Geopolitics

U.K. to establish new innovation center for cybersecurity technology development

by Ryan Johnston

The new center in London will provide opportunities for collaboration between large firms and startups, as well as other services.

Government

Justice Department announces shutdown of AlphaBay, Hansa dark markets

by Ryan Johnston

U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the shutdown of AlphaBay and Hansa in a Thursday press conference.

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