Nord Stream pipeline disinformation fits pattern of Russian information warfare

Experts say the way Russia is using disinformation around Nord Stream fits a pattern of how it historically approaches information warfare.

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Ex-NSA employee charged with violating Espionage Act, selling U.S. cyber secrets

by Suzanne Smalley

The former employee allegedly told an undercover FBI agent he was willing to sell classified documents for a $85,000 due to significant debt.

House Republicans want DOJ briefing on conservative group hacks

by AJ Vicens

The request follows a spate of hack-and-leak operations that targeted pro-life conservative groups dating to 2021.

Privacy advocates want the FTC to take on invasive daycare apps

by Tonya Riley

Researchers have found some daycare apps share information such as the number of diaper changes with third-parties without disclosing it.

What's with the UFO on a U.S. intelligence agency seal?

by Suzanne Smalley

The image of a UFO and Russian fighter jet on the seal led some to wonder if the intelligence agency had been hacked.

How 'China coup' tweets went viral, and what it says about the rapid spread of disinformation

by Suzanne Smalley

China coup tweets originated with Chinese dissident networks, but spread quickly and ultimately lead to news coverage in India.

Senate reports details inefficiencies, confusion at key U.S. counterintelligence center

by Suzanne Smalley

Sen. Mark Warner said "new threats and new technology mean that we have to make substantial adjustments to our counterintelligence posture."

Senator slams U.S. courts agency for 'stonewalling' inquiry into cyberattack

by AJ Vicens

Sen. Ron Wyden said the courts administrators' lack of answers about the breach "is a major red flag about the state of the courts’ systems."

Cyberspace Solarium Commission members push to advance remaining recommendations

by Suzanne Smalley

The group is hoping to advance ideas such as a National Cybersecurity Certification and Labeling Authority and a Bureau of Cyber Statistics.

Alternative payment apps such as AliPay a boon for cybercriminals, experts tell Congress

by Tonya Riley

They pointed to the use of apps such as China-based Alipay and Russia-based Qiwi as a growing problem and a national security threat.

Commerce lacks intelligence resources to keep U.S. tech from fueling Chinese cyberthreat, experts warn

by Suzanne Smalley

The Bureau of Industry and Security has come under fire for approving the vast majority of technology export licenses to China.

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