A year after report, task force urges U.S. to keep ransomware on front burner

The Ransomware Task Force said that a year after its initial report, the U.S. has made progress on some of its recommendations.

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DOJ revises computer fraud prosecution standards to ease off 'good-faith' research

by AJ Vicens • 3 days ago

The policy revision instructs prosecutors not to target good-faith security research under the historically fraught law.

FinCEN associate director says his agency has its eyes on DeFi projects

by Tonya Riley • 3 days ago

The Ronin Bridge attack has drawn attention to how DeFi projects can be weaponized in national security threats.

DHS halts Disinformation Governance Board amid strong backlash

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 days ago

Former government officials will lead a review of DHS's disinformation work and help Secretary Mayorkas determine how to continue.

Senators ask FTC to investigate ID.me for deceptive business practices

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 days ago

They're urging the agency to investigate the company's statements on its facial recognition technology.

U.S. recovers millions from infamous '3ve' advertising scam group

by Tonya Riley • 4 days ago

It's the Eastern District of New York's biggest recovery from a cybercrime to date.

White House cyber official: U.S. beating China in race to quantum supremacy

by Suzanne Smalley • 6 days ago

A White House official overseeing cyber said Monday that the U.S. is beating China in a race for quantum supremacy but at least one expert called that premise debatable.

Russians allegedly storm Ukrainian ISP, blackmail it to switch to Russian networks

by Suzanne Smalley • 6 days ago

Russia has hit Ukrainian satellite broadband services and Internet providers since the beginning of the war and recently began physically attacking Ukrainian Internet companies, according to the state information agency.

Texas man gets 5 years for stealing 38,000 PayPal account credentials

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 week ago

DOJ said Marcos Ponce will spend five years in prison and pay back $1.4 million in stolen money.

Legislator slams Biden administration for dialing back DOD cyber operation authorities

by Suzanne Smalley • 2 weeks ago

Cyberspace Solarium Commission Co-Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher asserts that the Biden administration's decision poses a national security threat.

ICE surveillance dragnet scoops up data on 3 out of 4 Americans, report finds

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The report demonstrates how over the past decade ICE has shifted to using data collected beyond a law enforcement context.