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

North American utilities drill 'GridEx' brings record turnout — except from supply chain vendors

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

GridEx used mock malware modeled after the 2016 cyberattack in Ukraine.

Technology

Marriott discloses data breach affecting 5.2 million guests

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

It's the second significant security incident to hit the hospitality giant in the last 16 months.

Technology

Zoom hit with class-action lawsuit for sharing user data with Facebook

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

With its popularity surging during a health crisis, the video conferencing service hasn't done enough to protect privacy, the suit alleges.

Technology

HackerOne cuts ties with mobile voting firm Voatz after it clashed with researchers

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

It's the first program that has ever been kicked off the HackerOne platform, according to a HackerOne spokesperson.

Financial

Malware from notorious FIN7 group is being delivered by snail mail

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

Not all suspicious USB sticks are a test.

Technology

Hackers target mobile users in Italy and Spain, taking advantage of coronavirus hot spots

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

It's a reminder of the cruel opportunism with which many cybercriminals approach the crisis.

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