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Microsoft: U.S. presidential campaign, government officials targeted by recent hacking effort

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

Phosphorus, also known as APT35, has targeted email accounts associated with an unnamed U.S. presidential campaign along with current and former U.S. government officials.

Scraping public website data does not violate CFAA, judge rules

by Jeff Stone • 1 month ago

The decision is a rare limitation on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.

LinkedIn stopped more than 21 million fake accounts this year, but legitimate users are the real challenge

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

Chinese recruiters have exploited the Microsoft-owned site for their own gain.

The FBI is diving deeper into the Methbot ad fraud case

by Jeff Stone • 2 months ago

And now we know the group called itself "Metan," the Russian word for methane.

Capital One announces massive data breach; lone suspect arrested in Seattle

by Greg Otto • 3 months ago

The breach affected approximately 100 million individuals in the United States and approximately 6 million in Canada.

Pentagon cyber contractor charged for allegedly threatening to kill member of Congress

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The contractor allegedly was motivated by a bill that would require public school vaccinations.

Engineer took U.S. locomotive manufacturer’s source code to China, prosecutors say

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

The indictment is only the latest accusation U.S. officials have made involving Chinese access to American secrets.

After ‘significant’ malware attack, U.S. Coast Guard issues maritime security advisory

by Jeff Stone • 3 months ago

The alert comes after the FBI warned private industry about growing cybersecurity risks for vessels, amid ongoing international tensions.

Is offense really your best defense?

by cyber_admin • 4 months ago

In this op-ed, a cybersecurity executive says the ACDC is well-intentioned legislation, but policy often underestimates the complexities of international cyber operations.

Outgoing FBI cyber official joins Accenture’s incident response team

by Sean Lyngaas • 4 months ago

Eric Welling is the latest cybersecurity official to leave the bureau for a private sector job.

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