Pentagon put microgrid technology to the test at DEF CON, drawing on hackers' ingenuity

The collaboration unfolded at the cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas where more than 1,700 attendees attempted to outsmart DOD technology.

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Why robotexts are scammers' favorite new tool

by Tonya Riley • 1 week ago

Technology meant to limit robocalls has pushed scammers toward SMS-based attacks, which experts say can be even more dangerous.

What to watch for as 'Hacker Summer Camp' gets underway in Las Vegas

by Suzanne Smalley, AJ Vicens • 1 week ago

Black Hat, DEF CON and BSidesLV take place this year amid a backdrop of COVID, cyberwarfare in Ukraine and digital attacks on Taiwan.

Collective of anti-disinformation 'Elves' offer a bulwark against Russian propaganda

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 week ago

A group known as the Elves formed after three Lithuanian friends decided to work together to take on Russian trolls.

Treasury Department sanctions cryptocurrency 'mixer' Tornado Cash

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

Treasury accused the mixer of failing to stop laundering from malicious cyber actors including North Korea's Lazarus Group.

Twilio, a texting platform popular with political campaigns, reports breach

by Tonya Riley • 2 weeks ago

The company says it became aware of the hack on Aug. 4 but it declined to say how many customers were affected by the incident.

CyberScoop 50 nominations now open

by CyberScoop Staff • 4 weeks ago

Nominate and recognize trailblazing cybersecurity leaders as well as the most significant innovations in both the public and private sectors.

The growth in targeted, sophisticated cyberattacks troubles top FBI cyber official

by Suzanne Smalley • 4 weeks ago

Assistant Director for Cyber Bryan Vorndran worries about future threats posed by deep fakes and artificial intelligence.

Attackers can surveil, disrupt vehicles outfitted with popular GPS tracker, CISA warns

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 month ago

Experts say the vulnerabilities found in the MiCODUS GPS tracker reflect a larger security problem in the Internet of Things ecosystem.

Biden's cyber strategy expected to boost federal role in protecting critical systems from hackers

by Tim Starks • 1 month ago

The national cyber director's office is leading the drafting of the document.

Sen. Warner maneuvers to secure intelligence community backing of tech antitrust bill, sources say

by Suzanne Smalley • 1 month ago

Sen. Mark Warner is leading a series of conversations with the nation's spymaster to allay concerns about cybersecurity elements of pending tech antitrust legislation, sources told CyberScoop.

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