Biden will issue memo to push critical infrastructure cybersecurity upgrades

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

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Justice Department officials urge Congress to pass ransomware notification law

by Tonya Riley • 19 hours 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 • 2 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 • 7 days 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 • 7 days 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 • 1 week ago

The campaign compromised at least 13 companies.

TSA pushes more cybersecurity mandates on critical pipeline owners, emphasizing ransomware

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

It's the second set of requirements TSA has issued since the momentous Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack.

US blames China for Microsoft hacking, ransomware attacks as part of global condemnation

by Tim Starks • 1 week ago

The coordinated effort included indictments, a technical report and blame for the Microsoft Exchange Server hack.

Amnesty sues NYPD, seeking details about facial recognition technology and arrest data

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The records could shed light on how NYPD surveilled protestors during the Black Lives Matter protests last summer.

US agencies circulate warning about 'aggressive' Chinese hacking effort to steal secrets from a range of targets

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Despite all the attention on ransomware gangs based in Russia, Chinese state-backed hacking remains a formidable threat to U.S. interests.

Iranian spies tried hacking US military personnel by posing as job recruiters on Facebook

by Tim Starks • 2 weeks ago

Facebook said it took down the campaign from the hackers known as Tortoiseshell.