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

Citrix releases fix for software bug that hackers ‘will move quickly to exploit’

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 hours ago

The bugs are in Citrix software that allows clients to remotely connect to corporate networks with their mobile phones.

Financial

Hackers exploited Tor exit relays to generate bitcoin: research

by Sean Lyngaas • 10 hours ago

The attackers regained control of relays after Tor's oversees kicked them off, according to the research.

Government

Ohio becomes first state to release vulnerability policy for election-related websites

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The policy covers voter registration websites for Ohio residents and overseas and military voters, and provides researchers with liability protections.

Government

China doesn’t want Trump re-elected; Russia is denigrating Biden, US intel official says

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

It's the most direct statement from the intelligence community yet on foreign adversaries' preferences.

Technology

Old vulnerabilities die hard: researchers uncover 20-year-old code in Windows Print Spooler

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

It's an example of the old code that is bequeathed to popular software programs we take for granted.

Technology

Hacking group has hit Taiwan's prized semiconductor industry, Taiwanese firm says

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The persistent espionage makes all the sense in the world.

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