Hacking campaign on nuclear, defense sectors shares Lazarus Group tools, report says
“Operation Sharpshooter” has numerous technical links to the group of suspected North Korean government hackers blamed for the 2014 breach at Sony Pictures and other well-publicized attacks, according to McAfee researchers.
China's cyber-espionage against U.S. is 'more audacious,' NSA official says amid Huawei flap
“We do have concerns,” Rob Joyce says. “Those are based on real, grounded examples. They’re not things we’re going to carry out into the public because we need to be able to track those in the national security space.”
U.S. must prep for a cyberattack that coincides with a natural disaster, industry council says
A presidential advisory council has warned that a catastrophic months-long power outage on top of a cyberattack represents a “profound threat [that] requires a new national focus.”
Middle East group goes on hacking spree against telecoms, embassies and more
Researchers found the suspected Iranian group on the same embassy network as Fancy Bear.
Sen. Warner calls for a ‘whole-of-society’ U.S. cyber doctrine
The Senate Intelligence Committee's top Democrat urged the U.S. to heed the lessons of Russia's intervention in the 2016 election.
Australia passes world's first law authorizing encryption backdoors
Privacy advocates, technologists and businesses including Apple have criticized the Australian bill and similar proposals elsewhere, saying such a plan would introduce portals for government abuse and malicious hackers alike.
Hoarding threat information 'not a competitive advantage,' DHS official tells corporate leaders
Bradford Willke cited the December 2015 blackout in Ukraine, caused by hackers linked with Russia, as a cautionary tale in information-hoarding.
House Republican campaign arm hacked during 2018 election
The breach exposed thousands of NRCC emails to the attacker and appears to be the work of a sophisticated actor, a source familiar with the matter told CyberScoop.
New bipartisan bill proposes international election security cooperation
The bill aims to have U.S. election officials collaborate on election security with their foreign counterparts.
Rosenstein warns encryption can be 'significant detriment' to public safety
The "Going Dark" debate continued in a speech at a Georgetown University law conference.