Sean Lyngaas

Sean Lyngaas

Sean Lyngaas is CyberScoop’s Senior Reporter covering DHS 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’s reporting has also 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.


Researchers paint different portraits of hackers behind Ryuk ransomware

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 hours ago

Analysts poring over Ryuk are coming to different conclusions, highlighting the subjective side of cyberthreat studies.


As Europe prepares to vote, Microsoft warns of Fancy Bear attacks on democratic think tanks

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 hours ago

Europeans go to the polls in May, and Microsoft is warning that not enough democratic organizations are protected from hackers.


Password manager report gets researcher booted from Bugcrowd

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

"We are always happy to discuss feedback and suggestions with the researcher as well as to discuss reinstatement," Bugcrowd said.


Australian parliament hacked by 'sophisticated state actor,' prime minister says

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

China has rejected media speculation that it was involved.


NSO Group founders buy back their spyware company

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

NSO Group says its spyware is for hunting terrorists, but the surveillance software has also been used to target journalists and dissidents.


Democrats ask Trump administration to publish 2018 election security report

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

2018 midterm security efforts have been hailed as a success, but some lawmakers are calling for a public report on that work in the interest of transparency.

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