FBI, CISA: Foreign actors likely to spread disinformation on election results

The agencies warn of false reports about voter suppression and fraud.

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Trump officials hint at update for US maritime cybersecurity

by Shannon Vavra • 5 hours ago

The White House wants to take a closer look at maritime cybersecurity, two senior administration officials say.

Snowden agrees to forfeit $5 million from 'Permanent Record' and speeches

by Joe Warminsky • 12 hours ago

The forfeited money would be put into “a constructive trust for the benefit of the United States,” according to court documents.

'DisrupTor' dark-web crackdown leads to 179 arrests by international law enforcement

by Sean Lyngaas • 12 hours ago

It’s only the latest in a series of international sting operations against illicit underground commerce.

‘Dark Overlord’ hacker pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 years for extortion threats

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

"I don't want to see another computer for the rest of my life," Nathan Wyatt, a U.K. man, said during a court hearing.

CISA orders agencies to quickly patch critical Netlogon bug

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

CISA has increasingly used its emergency-directive authority to try to keep foreign spies or criminals from burrowing into federal networks

TikTok, WeChat survive in US app stores — one with a deal, the other with a judge's help

by Joe Warminsky • 2 days ago

The updates come amid ongoing questions about the White House's alleged national security concerns.

FBI hopes a more aggressive cyber strategy will disrupt foreign hackers

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

“Whatever it is that’s going to cause maximum impact on the adversary, that’s what the goal is,” the FBI's Tonya Ugoretz told CyberScoop.

Lame-duck versions of TikTok and WeChat are definitely a problem, security experts say

by Shannon Vavra • 4 days ago

The Trump administration's restrictions on Americans' abilities to update Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat could degrade user security further, experts say.

Co-founder of cyber fraud prevention startup arrested for alleged fraud

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

The feds say Adam Rogas, the co-founder of software-as-a-service company NS8, alleged tricked investors with falsified financial statements.

US charges alleged Iranian hackers with scheme to steal aerospace, satellite data

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The aggressive crackdown on Iranian hacking this week has been a coordinated effort across multiple U.S. government agencies.

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