Schneider Electric: Trisis leveraged zero-day flaw, used a RAT
Schneider Electric had remained largely silent about an August incident where Trisis shut down operations at a Saudi energy plant.
Kaspersky Lab files for injunction in U.S. court, seeking to counter Trump administration ban
The Moscow-based company has filed a motion for a preliminary injunction in U.S. federal court in hopes of halting the ongoing efforts to completely remove Kaspersky Lab software from use in federal agencies.
Cyber diplomacy office at State Department would return under House-passed bill
Congress took the first step in reestablishing a State Department office that was dedicated to developing global norms for digital espionage and more.
Lawmaker calls on microchip makers for briefing after Spectre, Meltdown disclosures
Rep. Jerry McNerney has reached out to the CEOs of Intel, Arm Holdings, and Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD).
Trisis has mistakenly been released on the open internet
An elite cyberweapon has been publicly sitting online due to a mistaken upload to VirusTotal, three sources familiar with the matter told CyberScoop.
Russian hacking group Fancy Bear prepares to attack Winter Olympics, U.S. Senate
A hacking group heavily linked to the Russian government is attempting to steal Senate email login details and also appears to be preparing to disrupt the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea, based on new research by cybersecurity firms TrendMicro and ThreatConnect.
Fourth man pleads guilty in 'Celebgate' photo leak
George Garofano, 26, faces a maximum sentence of five years in prison for his role in leaking nude photos of celebrities to the public.
New hacking campaign targets North Korean defectors in South Korea
"The actors are familiar with South Korea and appear to want to spy on North Korean defectors, and on groups and individuals who help defectors," according to a researcher.
Senators introduce bill to counter bad cybersecurity practices in credit reporting industry
Two Democrats want to provide new regulatory powers for the Federal Trade Commission so that it can punish companies like Equifax and others in the credit reporting industry for poor cybersecurity practices.
'Anglo-Saxon Illuminati' responsible for Olympic doping controversy, according to Fancy Bear
One of the most infamous hacking groups in the world re-emerged Wednesday, with Illuminati-themed, heavily doctored pictures of Olympic officials.
These are the favorites to become the next NSA director
U.S. Army Cyber Command General Paul Nakasone is among "the names on the top of the list," according to sources.
How Congress could handle cybersecurity-focused bills in 2018
CyberScoop polled a half dozen people who work on cybersecurity policy issues to come up with a verdict on each piece of possible legislation.
Winter Olympics targeted by nation-state level hacking campaign
One month out from the 2018 Winter Olympics, hackers are targeting the games with a campaign that looks like it came from a nation-state.
DHS confirms data breach affecting more than 240,000 current and former employees
The breach was uncovered during criminal investigation into the actions of a former Office of Inspector General staff member.
NSA contractor pleads guilty to charge of hoarding troves of classified docs
A former U.S. defense contractor who spent nearly two decades mishandling classified information at the NSA and other intelligence agencies has agreed to plead guilty to a felony charge of illegal retention of national security information.
China's new law calls on private industry to hand over valuable cyberthreat data
The new year marked the beginning of yet another Chinese cybersecurity regulation that may affect U.S. technology companies operating overseas.
Gov email report is a mixed bag ahead of DMARC deadline
Less than two weeks away from a DHS deadline, more than half of all agencies still don’t use Domain-based Message Authentication, Reporting and Conformance.
Romanian hackers allegedly carried out January D.C. police camera hack
The affidavit, filed by a U.S. Secret Service explains that hackers compromised computers attached to 123 percent of the city's 187 cameras with a broader plot to use those computers for a phishing campaign.
Lithuania bans Kaspersky software, citing potential national security threats
It's another setback for the embattled Russian cybersecurity company.
The Kaspersky Lab-U.S. government fight removed a miniscule amount of business
Kaspersky's business with the U.S. government wildly pales in comparison to its competitors.