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Massive supply chain cyberattack on the horizon in Ukraine, according to police

by Chris Bing • 4 days ago

The attack may come through another booby-trapped software update, according to a cryptic press release published Thursday by the Secret Service of Ukraine.

Former U.S. spies say anti-virus software makes for a perfect espionage platform

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

Popular anti-virus software companies are a prime target for intelligence agencies because most store large quantities of intuitive data on external servers and have direct, continuous access into their clients' networks, former U.S. intelligence officials and cybersecurity experts say.

Clapper: U.S. shelved 'hack backs' due to counterattack fears

by Shaun Waterman • 2 weeks ago

Former Director of National Intelligence says there were numerous times the U.S. government wanted to go on the offensive after a cyberattack, only to decide against it at the last minute.

Amid data breach crisis, SEC head tells Congress he doesn't know much

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 3 weeks ago

Sitting before the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee, Clayton fielded questions about the SEC breach as well as the Equifax breach last month.

FedEx attributes $300 million loss to NotPetya ransomware attack

by Zaid Shoorbajee • 4 weeks ago

FedEx reported an estimated $300 million loss in its first quarter earnings report Tuesday, attributing the loss mostly to a computer virus that impacted the company’s operations across Europe in July.

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.

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