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03/29/2021
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Legislative bodies in Australia and Germany prove popular hacking targets. Lawmakers want more from social media companies on COVID-19 misinformation. And a former defense secretary floats a different kind of NSA "dual hat." This is CyberScoop for March 29, 2021.

Australia’s new spate of cyberattacks

An apparent cyber incident knocked the Australian Parliament House’s email system offline just as Australia’s Channel Nine broadcasting was interrupted by hackers over the weekend. The attack on Parliament has reportedly left MPs and senators without email access. The incident affecting Channel Nine has primarily interrupted the broadcasting and corporate business departments, leaving the network unable to air its Weekend Today show on Sunday, the network said. It was not clear if the incidents are linked, but Australian cyber authorities are investigating both. Shannon Vavra has more.


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Lawmakers pressure social media giants over COVID-19, vaccine misinfo

Government officials are pressuring social media companies to tamp down on COVID-19 and vaccine misinformation. Senate Intelligence Chairman Mark Warner, D-Va., wrote Facebook with particular concern about an Instagram algorithm that had promoted anti-vaccine accounts. Warner's letter came after a House hearing with the heads of Facebook, Google and Twitter in which Pennsylvania Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle, chairman of the Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee, threatened legislation unless companies get control of the problem. Tim Starks has the story.


What’s ‘déja vu’ in German?

Hackers tried to breach the private email accounts of multiple German lawmakers, creating a familiar feeling for a country used to foreign interference. It was not immediately clear who was responsible. German media blamed an outfit known as Ghostwriter, which has a history of operations that support Russian interests. Germany’s national elections are slated for September. Sean Lyngaas reports.


Ex-DefSec proposes joint DHS, NSA official for cyber

Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates argued in a Washington Post op-ed that the federal government should appoint a "dual hat" DHS officer to serve as a deputy NSA director for the purposes of fending off cyberattacks with domestic origins. It's a revival of a proposal from 2010 that he said got sidelined by "bureaucratic foot-dragging and resistance." It comes as some in Congress have voiced concerns about limitations on NSA surveillance of domestic networks, after the SolarWinds hackers exploited U.S. infrastructure. Gates' idea receoved significant negative feedback on Twitter, with the Council on Foreign Relations' Rob Knake calling it "utter nonsense." Read the full op-ed.


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