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Wyden demands answers from telecom giants, NSA over SS7 vulnerabilities

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

Oregon Senator Ron Wyden is demanding to know how America's largest telecommunications companies plan to stop hackers from exploiting vulnerabilities in an outdated mobile-data transfer framework that remains fundamental to how cellphones function.

In wake of Equifax breach, government shines light on entire industry

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

While law enforcement agents were sent to immediately investigate how and why hackers broke into Equifax, other federal agencies, like the Homeland Security Department, were focusing on understanding the threat posed to the larger industry, a senior U.S. official said.

Eugene Kaspersky speaks out, defends company over espionage allegations

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

The company's founder made remarks Tuesday in Sao Paulo, Brazil when a U.S. security researcher asked him about recent press reports.

U.S. officials looking at Apache vulnerability as cause for Equifax breach

by Chris Bing • 7 days ago

The official's comments to CyberScoop are the first from a government source regarding the cause behind one of the largest data breaches in history, which was publicly announced last week.

U.S. official: American companies avoided government help when WannaCry, NotPetya hit

by Chris Bing • 7 days ago

A top Homeland Security official says the U.S. government was unable to fully measure the scale and impact of two recent ransomware outbreaks, dubbed WannaCry and NotPetya, in America due to a lack of private sector engagement.

New Microsoft Word zero day used to spread 'lawful intercept' malware, analysts say

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A well-funded spy group appears to have recently acquired a highly-sophisticated zero day vulnerability to deploy a remote access trojan, developed by infamous surveillance technology firm FinFisher, against a Russian-speaking "entity."

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