Spies targeting Saudi Arabia switched tactics after Symantec exposed them, report says

APT33, also known as Elfin and Refined Kitten, "appears undeterred following previous exposés of their activity," Recorded Future said.

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Elizabeth Warren wants to overhaul U.S. election security

by Shannon Vavra • 1 day ago

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is running for president in 2020, wants to replace outdated voting systems with voter-verified paper ballot machines, mandate voting equipment be paid for by the federal government, and require risk-limiting audits before elections take place.

Senate investigation finds agencies 'unprepared' to protect Americans' data

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

Lessons from the 2015 OPM hack still haven’t been heeded, according to a Senate subcommittee.

NSA technical director: Iran-linked operations are about espionage, not destruction

by Shannon Vavra • 5 days ago

The country is getting better at attacks, but not yet to the point where it can cause physical damage.

The NSA is experimenting with machine learning concepts its workforce will trust

by Shannon Vavra • 6 days ago

NSA brass wants to increase the agency's use of AI in defensive and offensive operations.

What happens when one APT hijacks another’s infrastructure

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Servers, domains and other infrastructure are a contested resource like any other on the internet.

Commercial drones can give China critical intelligence on the U.S., witnesses tell Senate

by cyber_admin • 1 week ago

Commercial drones are giving Chinese intelligence services another avenue to information gathering, experts told a senate subcommittee on Tuesday.

How secure is that .zip file? One senator is urging NIST to weigh in

by Shannon Vavra • 1 week ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” Sen. Ron Wyden writes in a letter to the federal agency.

After remote-code test, DHS sounds the alarm on BlueKeep

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

Microsoft and the NSA already have sounded the alarm. DHS said it was able to use BlueKeep to execute remote code on a computer running Microsoft Windows 2000.

Will Hurd’s Black Hat keynote nixed amid criticism of voting record

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The conference has canceled the Republican congressman's keynote after criticism of his voting record on women’s rights issues.

Congress to take another stab at 'hack back' legislation

by Shannon Vavra • 2 weeks ago

The concept of "hacking back," is, um, back.

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