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.

Government

Middle East group goes on hacking spree against telecoms, embassies and more

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Researchers found the suspected Iranian group on the same embassy network as Fancy Bear.

Technology

House panel: Equifax breach was ‘entirely preventable’

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Proactive security measures and better IT leadership would have done the job, congressional investigators say.

Government

Sen. Warner calls for a ‘whole-of-society’ U.S. cyber doctrine

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat urged the U.S. to heed the lessons of Russia's intervention in the 2016 election.

Technology

Suspected North Korean hackers target universities using Chrome extension

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

Pyongyang's hackers have expanded their targeted base, according to ASERT, the threat intelligence group of Netscout’s Arbor Networks.

Government

Hoarding threat information 'not a competitive advantage,' DHS official tells corporate leaders

by Sean Lyngaas • 7 days ago

Bradford Willke cited the December 2015 blackout in Ukraine, caused by hackers linked with Russia, as a cautionary tale in information-hoarding.

Government

House Republican campaign arm hacked during 2018 election

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The breach exposed thousands of NRCC emails to the attacker and appears to be the work of a sophisticated actor, a source familiar with the matter told CyberScoop.

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