As Europe prepares to vote, Microsoft warns of Fancy Bear attacks on democratic think tanks

Europeans go to the polls in May, and Microsoft is warning that not enough democratic organizations are protected from hackers.

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Hacking tools used by North Korea's Lazarus Group aimed at Russian targets

by Jeff Stone • 1 day ago

Check Point cautions that while it’s “problematic” to definitively pinpoint who’s responsible for such an attack, its “analysis reveals intrinsic connections to the tactics, techniques and tools used by the North Korean APT group[.]”

Australian parliament hacked by 'sophisticated state actor,' prime minister says

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 day ago

China has rejected media speculation that it was involved.

Democrats ask Trump administration to publish 2018 election security report

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

2018 midterm security efforts have been hailed as a success, but some lawmakers are calling for a public report on that work in the interest of transparency.

Former Air Force intelligence officer charged with espionage

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

Monica Witt is accused of spying in a forthcoming indictment that will be unsealed Wednesday, the Department of Justice said.

Hard drives in accused CIA leaker's case were 'misplaced' after jailhouse search, prosecutors say

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The government, as a result, said it plans to provide Schulte with another copy of the discovery materials in a reproduction.

Atlantic Council holding worldwide events to combat the rise of disinformation

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

The Atlantic Council is organizing a series of events and listening sessions next month where security experts can advise lawmakers on how to stifle influence efforts.

Two hackers charged for DDoS attacks, threats to LAX

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

One of the accused is already serving time, while the other was arrested Tuesday morning.

Foreign VPN apps need a close look from DHS, senators say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

If the U.S. intelligence community worries about Huawei and Kaspersky, DHS should worry about federal government use of certain foreign VPN apps, says Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden.

DHS briefs industry on shift in Chinese hacking that 'increases the risk for all of us'

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

In a webinar for the private sector, DHS detailed how APT10 and other groups have evolved. The U.S. officials urged companies to better secure IT services that can be an avenue for stealing proprietary data.

Hack of billion-dollar Norwegian firm is tied to Chinese espionage group APT10

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The research underscores APT10's global reach and interest in the supply chain.

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