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

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

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Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors

by Jeff Stone • 3 days ago

Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

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

House Republican campaign arm hacked during 2018 election

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days 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.

New bipartisan bill proposes international election security cooperation

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 week ago

The bill aims to have U.S. election officials collaborate on election security with their foreign counterparts.

Rosenstein warns encryption can be 'significant detriment' to public safety

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The "Going Dark" debate continued in a speech at a Georgetown University law conference.

How cyberwarfare is playing into Yemen's civil war

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

As the Yemeni conflict gains greater attention in Washington, new research highlights how cyber operations have become intrinsic to kinetic wars.

U.S. indicts two over SamSam ransomware attacks that hit Atlanta, other cities

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

The indictment includes notable cases like the attacks on the city of Atlanta, the city of Newark and the Port of San Diego.

U.S. charges eight in complex ad-fraud scheme

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

U.S. prosecutors in New York unveiled a 13-count indictment charging suspected cybercriminals of orchestrating a scheme to defraud internet advertisers out of tens of millions of dollars.

Ex-NSA chief welcomes more U.S. offensive operations in cyberspace

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The U.S. says the gloves are off, and former NSA director Rogers is pleased.

NSO Group spyware used against two Mexican journalists following assassination

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Pegasus is sold by NSO Group, an Israeli digital arms dealer that provides governments with tools meant only to help combat terrorism and criminal activity. But a growing body of research provides evidence that Pegasus increasingly is used by repressive governments to stifle investigative journalism, anti-corruption watchdogs and forms of political dissent.

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