CMS portal breach exposes 75,000 individuals' records

CMS says it's working to restore the breached portal and that the incident doesn't affect the operation of HealthCare.gov or open enrollment.

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Coats: ODNI has seen 'no evidence' of supply chain hack detailed in Bloomberg story

by Greg Otto • 4 days ago

“We’ve seen no evidence of that, but we’re not taking anything for granted,” Coats told CyberScoop.

The key to protecting the midterms is resilience for election systems, experts say

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 days ago

DHS's top cybersecurity official, Chris Krebs, says he's "a little nervous" about the midterms, but he and his peers argue that the country is more prepared to deal with the threat of interference.

Ex-DHS official on PPD-20 repeal: Consider potential blowback to private sector

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Suzanne Spaulding says the U.S. government should carefully consider the potential private-sector repercussions of conducting offensive cyber operations.

New research highlights Vietnamese group's custom hacking tools

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Researchers at Cylance have uncovered remote access tools linked to the infamous Vietnamese hacking group APT32.

Meet GreyEnergy, the newest hacking group hitting Ukraine’s power grid

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

Cybersecurity researchers at ESET have identified a spinoff to the infamous Russian hacking group.

Report: People are crowdfunding to buy voter data off hacker forums

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 week ago

While data is being illicitly sold, it was not necessarily illicitly obtained, as voter records are in many cases public records.

Breach of Pentagon travel records exposes defense personnel PII

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The Pentagon identified the breach on Oct. 4 and is still investigating.

FDA warns users of cyber vulnerability in pacemaker programmers

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The FDA has issued a cybersecurity advisory for two models of programmers used on cardiac devices like pacemakers and defibrillators.

Two bills seek transparency in ownership of election vendors

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

The bills' backers aren't too happy about July reports that a Russian oligarch purchased an election vendor operating in Maryland.

Slow disclosure of Google+ flaw draws attention of senators

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Republican senators have written to Google CEO Sundar Pichai demanding to know why the company was reportedly slow to disclose a software flaw in its Google+ social network.

Researchers link tools used in NotPetya and Ukraine grid hacks

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

New research provides evidence that a group with Russian military ties was involved with the NotPetya and BlackEnergy incidents in Ukraine.

Chinese spy extradited to U.S. on economic espionage charges

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

A Chinese intelligence official has been extradited to the U.S. to face charges of economic espionage, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Wednesday.

U.S. officials say supply-chain threat is 'very real' regardless of Bloomberg story accuracy

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

Senators sought answers from the DHS and FBI head about a reported widespread supply chain attack, as well as foreign election interference.

NSA official: Bloomberg story created a frenzied, fruitless search for supporting evidence

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

A news report claiming a compromise of U.S. companies’ supply chains by Chinese spies has triggered an extensive search for evidence that has so far turned up nothing.

GAO report shows how easy it is to hack DOD weapon systems

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

In cybersecurity probes of Pentagon weapon systems in recent years, pen-testers were able to wrest control of systems with relative ease, according to GAO.

DHS, Apple push back on Bloomberg supply chain story

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

U.S. and British security agencies have backed statements by Apple and Amazon Web Services disputing an explosive news report claiming that the Chinese compromised hardware used by the tech giants.

Justice Department charges 7 Russian intelligence officers

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The Department of Justice on Thursday announced criminal charges against seven Russian military officers, the latest move in an ongoing U.S. law enforcement effort to crackdown on Kremlin hacking.

FireEye unmasks a new North Korean threat group

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

APT38 is bent on financing the North Korean regime, responsible for millions of dollars in bank heists, according to FireEye.

Case involving 'AlfabetoVirtual' website defacements ends in guilty plea

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 weeks ago

Billy Anderson allegedly hacked into and defaced thousands of websites, including ones run by the NYC Comptroller and West Point.

Nielsen: DHS to quicken bad-actor alerts in run-up to Election Day

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

DHS will be much faster to alert state officials if their computer networks are being probed by hackers this election season compared to 2016, according to Kirstjen Nielsen.

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