Nations investing in cyber, 'democratization' of malware are factors accelerating dangers online, CISA official says

Brandon Wales said at CyberWeek that the twin phenomena have increased the "prevalence and impact" of attacks.

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US, allies pledge to combat money laundering as part of efforts to slow ransomware

by Tim Starks • 4 days ago

Two days of meetings produced the joint statement.

State-sponsored Iranian hackers uploaded fake VPN app to Google's Play store, posed as university officials

by Jeff Stone • 4 days ago

The group is best known for targeting emails associated with former President Trump's re-election effort.

White House kicks off international ransomware meeting amid global barrage

by Tim Starks • 5 days ago

The U.S. is pushing the message that the world should address ransomware collectively.

White House set to lead 30 nations in ransomware discussions, sans Russia

by Tim Starks • 5 days ago

The talks leave out the nation President Biden most often criticizes, but invitees will meet for two days on countering ransomware.

Peanut butter and ProtonMail: US charges underscore evolution of espionage in digital age

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Like Russia's use of social media to influence American voters and Chinese recruiting strategies, espionage has gone fully digital.

Iran-linked hackers targeted maritime and defense contractors, compromised Office 365 accounts

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Less than 20 victims were successfully compromised.

Spies used Android malware to try collecting intelligence from a Togolese activist, Amnesty says

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The group behind the attack may have ties to an Indian surveillance firm.

Suspected Chinese hackers masqueraded as Indian government to send COVID-19 phishing emails

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

The group had a prolific 2020, and has stayed busy in 2021.

Police raid in Ukraine results in arrests of 2 alleged ransomware hackers

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Outsiders suggested REvil was the target of the police said, which involved the FBI.

'Almost every nation' now has cyber vulnerability exploitation program, NSA official says

by Tim Starks • 3 weeks ago

Rob Joyce also shared his agenda as director of cybersecurity.

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