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

Feds charge California man for 2018 DDoS attacks on congressional campaign

by Sean Lyngaas • 15 hours ago

Arthur Dam is accused of temporarily disrupting a 2018 primary won by Katie Hill.

Healthcare

Big health care analytics firm infected with ransomware

by Sean Lyngaas • 16 hours ago

NRC Health's CIO told CyberScoop the company had “considered all options" to get its systems back online.

Government

Russia is planning to interfere in 2020 presidential election

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The intelligence community's warning on Capitol Hill confirms what many intelligence officials have long feared: Russia was going to come back for 2020.

Government

Pentagon's tech agency reveals potential breach involving personal data

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

There have been multiple publicly reported breaches of Pentagon contractors in the last year.

Technology

Hackable firmware lurks inside Dell, HP and Lenovo computers amid supply chain security efforts

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

"Unsigned" firmware continues to haunt the hardware industry.

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