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Russians can hijack satellites in order to launch cyberattacks, documents show

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

Russian intelligence services have been capable of hijacking satellite signals to launch stealthy cyberattacks since at least 2013.

Former NSA hackers: Yahoo indictments won't slow down Russian cyberattacks

by Chris Bing • 9 months ago

Newly unveiled indictments against a group of hackers working for Russian intelligence, who were involved in breaching Yahoo and Google, will do little to deter future cyberattacks against the U.S., former NSA analysts and government lawyers tell CyberScoop. The Justice Department revealed charges on Wednesday against four alleged hackers responsible for compromising upwards of 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014. The indictment states that the accused used their access to Yahoo and Google email accounts to enrich themselves and to spy on diplomats, journalists and business executives.

White House releases 2016 agency cyberattack stats, claiming progress

by Shaun Waterman • 9 months ago

The reporting rules have changed, so the numbers of incidents aren't directly comparable with last year, but officials say the picture shows progress.

U.S. oil and gas companies are 'still trying to catch up' on cybersecurity, experts say

by Chris Bing • 9 months ago

Digital systems and internet networks belonging to U.S. oil and gas companies have increasingly come under attack from hackers in recent years, experts tell CyberScoop.

Shamoon 2.0 and StoneDrill are separate campaigns, but target the same country

by Chris Bing • 9 months ago

The complex, destructive cyberattacks launched against Saudi Arabian businesses and government organizations are likely coming from at least two separate groups with aligned interests.

Worried lawmakers ask experts how to stop cyber-enabled information warfare

by Chris Bing • 10 months ago

The complexities associated with nearly any solution — underlined by protections afforded through the First Amendment and the rise of privately owned social media networks — have so far led to a surplus of questions.

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