FTC's right-to-repair ruling is a small step for security researchers, giant leap for DIY hackers

The ruling helps some hackers, but not all.

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Evidence suggests Russia's SVR is still using 'WellMess' malware, despite US warnings

by Tim Starks • 2 days ago

It's less clear what APT29 might be doing with the hacking tool, after allegedly using it last summer to try to steal Covid-19 research.

Wyden bill would require digital signatures for sensitive court orders

by Tim Starks • 3 days ago

Sen. Ron Wyden's bipartisan legislation would apply to federal, state and tribal courts.

Why grassroots efforts like #ShareTheMicInCyber play a vital role in a whole-of-society approach to cyber

by Camille Stewart, Lauren Zabierek • 4 days ago

The lack of trust between the public and private sectors can be overcome by creating strong communities and humanizing practitioners, two leading minds argue.

Biden says 'shooting war' could break out with foreign heavyweights over cyberattacks

by Tim Starks • 4 days ago

The saber-rattling comes amid ongoing fallout from hacks that originated in Russia.

Biden issues memo to push critical infrastructure cybersecurity upgrades

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

"Our current posture is woefully insufficient given the threat we see today," a senior administration official told reporters.

Justice Department officials urge Congress to pass ransomware notification law

by Tonya Riley • 5 days ago

But they say Congress should hold the brakes on banning ransomware payments.

Accused CIA leaker Joshua Schulte allowed to represent himself at next Vault 7 trial

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

The ruling is the latest decision in a legal case that dates back to 2017.

Chinese spies are exploiting routers to try hacking French targets, cyber agency says

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

It's part of a blitz of foreign governments calling out Beijing-sponsored hackers.

New legislation would boost the FTC's role in fighting ransomware

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Congress is looking for ways to help agencies take on the growing threat.

Chinese government-backed hackers infiltrated US pipeline companies, FBI says

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The campaign compromised at least 13 companies.