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.

Financial

Gift-card scheme went well beyond Wipro hack, RiskIQ reports

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

RiskIQ has found at least five different attack campaigns tied to the perpetrators of the apparent Wipro breach.

Government

Senate investigation finds agencies 'unprepared' to protect Americans' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.

Technology

Chinese spies have been sucking up call records at multinational telecoms, researchers say

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

The hacking campaign has breached about 10 cellular providers in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and Asia, according to Cybereason.

Government

What happens when one APT hijacks another’s infrastructure

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Servers, domains and other infrastructure are a contested resource like any other on the internet.

Technology

Android-based espionage campaign in the Middle East targets military data

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Malware analyzed by Trend Micro sucks up a target phone’s call logs and records.

Technology

A bug in Wi-Fi ‘extenders’ could give a hacker full control over the devices

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The vulnerability in a piece of TP-Link gear is just the latest bug to be found in popular home networking equipment.

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