Senate to review fusion center plan to deter Russian cyberattacks

Members of the Senate Intelligence Committee said they would consider plans offered by a Obama administration official to fight back against Russian aggression in cyberspace.

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Lawmakers urge Google to end partnership with China's Huawei

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 day ago

A bipartisan group urged Google to reconsider their partnership with Huawei due to national security concerns.

Bithumb, South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchange, loses $30 million to hackers

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 day ago

The theft totals over 35 billion South Korean won.

Chinese hacking group resurfaces, targets U.S. satellite companies and systems

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

The attackers, dubbed "Thrip" by analysts, have reemerged after they seemingly went underground for more than two years.

With $10 million Series A, Uptycs launches security platform using open source tools

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 days ago

Uptycs's founders say the company was born out of frustration that existing endpoint security analytics solutions were not transparent or compatible enough.

VirusTotal launches Monitor tool to fight false positives

by Mark Satter • 2 days ago

VirusTotal says Monitor is a win for both antivirus vendors and software developers alike.

Senate bill hopes to sort out supply-chain cybersecurity risks, prevent next Kaspersky drama

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

A new bipartisan Senate bill tries to get to the bottom of supply chain risk by setting up a federal acquisition council to get national-security and civilian agencies on the same page.

Russian-linked group tied to Winter Olympics attack is now targeting biochemical researchers

by Chris Bing • 2 days ago

The group that hacked into the IT behind the Winter Olympics has resurfaced.

CrowdStrike valued at $3 billion with new $200 million infusion

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 2 days ago

CEO George Kurtz said in a statement that the new funding will support CrowdStrike’s growth of operations, technological development and geographic expansion.

New Android malware hijacks Telegram for surveillance

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 days ago

A new family of malware capable of comprehensive surveillance is targeting Android devices through Telegram, ESET researchers say.

ZTE ban, tucked inside the NDAA, passes the Senate

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 days ago

The House of Representatives' version, which omits the ZTE ban, has to be reconciled with the Senate bill.

How crisis communications factor into a cyberattack

by cyber_admin • 3 days ago

Op-ed: Wire CEO Morten Brøgger wonders why CIOs and CISOs wait until its too late to stand up secure communications inside their enterprise.

This Chinese hacking group pwned a bunch of Mongolian government sites

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

A Chinese hacking group broke into a national data center in Mongolia late last year, quietly planting malware into local government websites.

Diplomacy won’t stop North Korean hacking, South Korean officials say

by Ryan Duffy • 7 days ago

Two top South Korean cybersecurity experts cautioned Thursday that their country is not prepared to stem the tide of North Korean hacking, regardless of two recent summits with Pyongyang that have taken place.

Hackers mined $90,000 worth of Monero with a simple Docker Hub trick

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 7 days ago

The malicious images were stored on Docker Hub for about a year before they were taken down.

Forcepoint execs: CrowdStrike's warranty is nothing more than marketing

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

Forcepoint CEO Matt Moynahan: "It probably puts you on the defensive more so than not."

Forcepoint CEO: Stop focusing on tech and start focusing on people

by Greg Otto • 1 week ago

"We have to start thinking about people and data, and not necessarily infrastructure,” Matt Moynahan said at the Cybersecurity Leadership Forum.

National labs will probe election tech for vulnerabilities under planned DHS program

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

The government is currently planning a cybersecurity program that would allow federally funded national scientific laboratories to privately probe and then document security flaws existing in U.S. election technology, most of which is developed and sold by private companies, according to a senior U.S. official.

DHS cyber specialist: look for behavior patterns with APTs

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

To better track advanced hacking groups, U.S.-based companies should watch for signals in human behavior instead of changing tactics.

Claroty raises $60 million to protect industrial networks from 'perfect storm' of cyberthreats

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 1 week ago

Claroty looks to protect operational technology networks from cyberthreats as industrial control systems become increasingly connected and targeted.

Flash zero-day shows up in Qatar amid geopolitical struggles

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

The findings come as Qatar faces significant geopolitical struggles, including a trade blockade established by its neighbors.

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