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.

Government

Online testing firm agrees to security audit after inquiry from senator

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

It’s another case of privacy and security risks emerging in technology that is key to adapting to the coronavirus pandemic.

Technology

Ransomware disrupted production at two manufacturing sites in Italy, investigators say

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The hackers encrypted the computer servers that would cause the organization the greatest damage.

Government

EU investigating ‘IT security incident’ involving multiple agencies

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The scope and nature of the incident were not immediately clear.

Financial

Crooks are getting smarter about exploiting SAP software, study finds

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

A critical bug in SAP software could be a ticket for a criminal to steal a paycheck or employees’ personally identifiable information.

Government

Suspected Chinese spies cover tracks in efforts to breach Vietnamese government

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The research shows how alleged Chinese hackers may collaborate in their efforts to infiltrate Southeast Asian governments.

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