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.

Technology

How companies – and the hackers themselves – could respond to the OilRig leak

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

An unknown person or group started doxing the people behind OilRig sometime last month.

Financial

Scammers are selling 3.2 million payment records stolen from Indian cardholders

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Researchers analyzed roughly 60 underground markets for payment-card data. All of them sold Indian card data.

Government

PPD-20 successor has yielded ‘operational success,’ Federal CISO says

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The new structure “gives more authority to the people who need to actually make those decisions," Grant Schneider said.

Financial

Brazilian 'pirates' sail around two-factor authentication to vex banking sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Brazil's underground digital bazaar is host to opportunistic "pirates," some who are quite skilled, Recorded Future says.

Government

How an annual ‘Cyber Shield’ drill helps the National Guard secure elections

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The drill has grown way beyond its humble beginnings to include over 800 people from the Guard, private sector, and law enforcement.

Technology

DHS alerts industry to insecure enterprise VPN apps

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The bug affects at least 4 enterprise VPN vendors.

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