As China tensions mount, U.S. officials outline efforts to combat economic espionage

"The [Chinese] playbook is simple: rob, replicate, and replace,” a top Justice Department official alleged.

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Hacking campaign on nuclear, defense sectors shares Lazarus Group tools, report says

by Jeff Stone • 5 days ago

“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

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

“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

by Jeff Stone • 6 days ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 6 days ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 1 week ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

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

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

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

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 weeks ago

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

by Jeff Stone • 2 weeks ago

The "Going Dark" debate continued in a speech at a Georgetown University law conference.

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