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

Veteran Justice official who oversaw cybercrime cases to step down

by Sean Lyngaas • 23 hours ago

Demers' position is one of the most powerful cyber-related perches in the U.S. government.

Financial

McDonald’s discloses hack of customer data in South Korea and Taiwan

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 days ago

The burger chain, which reported $19.2 billion revenue last year, becomes the latest fast food vendor to have customer data stolen by hackers.

Government

Biden cyber nominees Easterly, Inglis describe ransomware as urgent national security threat

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Americans got their closest look yet of how Chris Inglis and Jen Easterly would approach major cybersecurity issues.

Government

Meat supplier JBS says it paid $11 million ransom to keep attackers from stealing data

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

JBS joins a growing list of corporations that have made multimillion-dollar payments to digital extortionists.

Government

Biden revokes TikTok ban, issues new guidance for evaluating foreign apps

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The order is a reprieve for TikTok, which had challenged a Trump-era directive in the courts.

Government

Chinese hackers implicated in breach of Russian government agencies

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

An unusual report from Russia's Federal Security Service has caused a stir.

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