Russia’s SVR spy agency scanned for Microsoft Exchange Server bug, UK and US say

It’s the third time in a month that U.S. officials have published information on hacking techniques allegedly used by the SVR.

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US spy agencies review software suppliers' ties to Russia following SolarWinds hack

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

The Biden administration is still studying how future spying operations might emulate what the SVR allegedly did.

DHS to hire 200 more cyber pros as Biden administration grapples with hacking threats

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

It's part of “the most significant hiring initiative” the department has ever undertaken, according to Alejandro Mayorkas.

Intrusion Truth details work of suspected Chinese hackers who are under indictment in US

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

After a period of inactivity and then a Twitter restriction, the doxxing site is back.

DOD expands vulnerability disclosure program, giving hackers more approved targets

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

The expansion comes as the DOD eyes broader changes for its Vulnerability Disclosure Program.

UN cybercrime proposal could help autocrats stifle free speech, rights group says

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

Many cybercrime laws aren't really about cybercrime.

CISA used new subpoena power to contact US companies vulnerable to hacking

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

It’s an authority the agency has long sought as CISA officials struggled to communicate with some vendors .

Florida homecoming queen faces up to 16 years after alleged scheme to hack high school contest

by Tim Starks • 4 days ago

She and her mother could spend a maximum of 16 years in prison each.

Justice Department launches review of cyber policies after ransomware, supply chain scourges

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

It's an acknowledgement that, despite indictments and arrests, cyberthreats to U.S. organizations are unrelenting.

NSA warns defense contractors to double check connections in light of Russian hacking

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The SolarWinds hacking is looming large.

Suspected Chinese hackers are breaking into nearby military targets

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

The suspected PLA hackers are back in action.