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States want more from DHS after confusing update on 2016 election hacking activity

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

U.S. states targeted by Russian hackers last year are pushing back after DHS provided what they say is inaccurate information about attempts to breach their election systems prior to Election Day.

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

by Chris Bing • 1 month 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 • 1 month 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 • 1 month 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.

Former officials buck White House adviser's comments about government hacking

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

A top White House official says the U.S. government cannot rely on offensive cyber operations to deter foreign hackers from attacking American computer networks.

Report: New ransomware found in targeted attacks against health care industry

by Chris Bing • 2 months ago

A unique variant of ransomware that appears to have been designed for and used against healthcare companies was recently uncovered by security researcher with cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.

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