Sean Lyngaas

Sean Lyngaas

Sean Lyngaas is CyberScoop’s Senior Reporter covering the Department of Homeland Security and Congress.

He was previously a freelance journalist in West Africa, where he covered everything from a presidential election in Ghana to military mutinies in Ivory Coast for The New York Times. Lyngaas’ reporting also has appeared in The Washington Post, The Economist and the BBC, among other outlets. His investigation of cybersecurity issues in the nuclear sector, backed by a grant from the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, won plaudits from industrial security experts. He was previously a reporter with Federal Computer Week and, before that, with Smart Grid Today.

Sean earned a B.A. in public policy from Duke University and an M.A. in International Relations from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Technology

Cyberattack disrupts services at crane manufacturer Palfinger

by Sean Lyngaas • 15 hours ago

The $2 billion Austrian firm said on its website that an "ongoing" incident was affecting its ability to process orders.

Government

No decisions yet on any changes to TikTok or Huawei cases, White House says

by Sean Lyngaas • 17 hours ago

The Trump administration's actions against the two companies should be reviewed as part of a more "comprehensive strategy" on Chinese use of U.S. data and intellectual property, the White House said.

Technology

Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation suit against Giuliani over election security claims

by Sean Lyngaas • 20 hours ago

The lawsuit accuses Giuliani of defamation and cashing in on conspiracy theories with cigars and gold coins.

Government

White House plans to select Rob Silvers, a Mayorkas ally, to lead DHS's cyber outfit

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

It's the role formerly held by Chris Krebs, whom Donald Trump fired via tweet.

Government

Biden orders US intelligence review of SolarWinds hack

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Biden has also tasked intelligence agencies with reviewing the extent of Russian interference in the 2020 election.

Technology

Microsoft details how SolarWinds hackers hid their espionage

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The attackers “apparently deem[ed] the powerful SolarWinds backdoor too valuable to lose in case of discovery,” Microsoft said.

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