Marcus Hutchins pleads guilty to two counts related to Kronos banking malware

Also known as MalwareTech, Hutchins was responsible for stopping the WannaCry ransomware outbreak.

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Mueller report confirms Trump lobbied top intel officials to refute Russia stories

by Shannon Vavra • 3 days ago

Trump phoned former NSA Director Adm. Mike Rogers to complain the investigation was "messing up" his ability to get things done with Russia.

PPD-20 successor has yielded ‘operational success,’ Federal CISO says

by Sean Lyngaas • 5 days ago

The new structure “gives more authority to the people who need to actually make those decisions," Grant Schneider said.

Fortinet settles charges of selling intentionally mislabeled Chinese-made tech to U.S. military

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

Fortinet acknowledged that an employee altered labels on products to make them appear compliant a law prohibiting federal agencies from acquiring products in specific countries.

How an annual ‘Cyber Shield’ drill helps the National Guard secure elections

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

The drill has grown way beyond its humble beginnings to include over 800 people from the Guard, private sector, and law enforcement.

U.S. jury finds two Romanians guilty of stealing credit card info, infecting 400,000 computers

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

The two men also allegedly stole millions of dollars through online auction fraud.

An attempted password crack was enough for a U.S. indictment against Julian Assange

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

Assange is charged with violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act because he participated in the theft of documents, the Department of Justice says.

U.S. government issues new warning about North Korea-linked malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The mitigations DHS recommends have added urgency because of the way the North Korean hackers are seizing on weak security practices.

Craigslist founder's organization gifts $1 million for election security

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The gift will be given to the Global Cyber Alliance, who will use it for media and election security

Kirstjen Nielsen, a cyber-minded DHS chief, resigns

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

In her resignation letter, Nielsen said she was proud that “we have replaced complacency with consequences in cyberspace.”

DHS official sounds alarm on authoritarian states ‘operationalizing their tech sectors’

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

The problem lies with foreign tech companies that are subject to government demands in opaque legal environments, he said.

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