FBI warns Zoom, teleconference meetings vulnerable to hijacking

Zoom has offered the promise of secure teleconferencing, though privacy and security concerns are growing.

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FBI turns to insurers to grasp the full reach of ransomware

by Jeff Stone • 2 days ago

If victims don't report ransomware attacks to the FBI, insurers might be the next best source of information.

Security pros help HHS fix a website flaw that exposed visitors to malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The issue risked exposing people to malware used to steal credit card information and email credentials.

China borrowing Russian tactics to spread coronavirus disinformation

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

China has abandoned rigid information control and pulled a page out of Russia's playbook: spreading chaos.

Election commission hires cyber-savvy adviser to support 2020 efforts

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Maurice Turner is set to join the federal commission at the end of the month as a senior adviser to the EAC's executive director.

Attorney General Barr urges DOJ to prioritize prosecuting coronavirus scammers

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

Attorney General William Barr is going after cybercriminals seeking to exploit fears about the coronavirus.

U.S. drops charges against accused IRA sponsor over concerns Russia would weaponize evidence

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

Prosecutors reportedly weighed exposing intelligence vs. the likelihood of punishing IRA backers in the United States.

How network modeling and cyber hygiene improve security odds for federal agencies

by CyberScoop Staff • 2 weeks ago

Modern network modeling platforms will help equip agencies to find and automatically update outdated configuration rules lurking on aging infrastructure.

HHS saw increase in network scanning in midst of COVID-19 outreach

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

HHS saw an uptick in scanning, and U.S. officials are investigating.

FSB asset introduced LinkedIn hacker, future Group-IB executive in 2012, U.S. alleges

by Jeff Stone • 3 weeks ago

Jurors could sooon be asking themselves the same questions that researchers and government officials have pondered for years: Is this the Russian government, or just some scammers?

Election commission hires cybersecurity expert to help states with 2020 infrastructure

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

Joshua Franklin has been working as an election security advocate for years, drawing attention to the issue at hacking conferences.

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