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

How GitHub untangled itself from the ‘Octopus’ malware that infected 26 software projects

by Sean Lyngaas • 8 hours ago

It's an example of the potentially insidious nature of open-source supply chain compromises.

Technology

Japanese IT services firm reveals hack affecting up to 621 corporate customers

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

Between cloud computing and other IT services, NTT Communications has a wealth of data for hackers to aim at.

Government

Israeli official confirms attempted cyberattack on water systems

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

Was Israel behind a hack on an Iranian port? “Maybe and maybe not,” says Yigal Unna.

Financial

'Valak' gives crooks flexibility in multi-stage malware attacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

More than just a “loader” that delivers malicious code, Valak can also be used to siphon off data from enterprise networks.

Government

Canadian judge OKs extradition proceedings for Huawei CFO

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

It's a blow to Huawei’s efforts to shield Meng Wanzhou from the U.S. justice system.

Government

German intelligence agencies warn of Russian hacking threats to critical infrastructure

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Investigators earlier this year uncovered evidence of the hackers’ “longstanding compromises” at unnamed companies, according to a confidential memo.

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