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Watchdog questions DoD about Cyber Command's work with private sector, civilian agencies

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

The role the military, intelligence community or DHS plays in stopping digital attacks aimed at the U.S. economy can appear blurred at times.

Trump adviser proposes broader cybersecurity oversight for private-sector critical infrastructure

by Chris Bing • 3 months ago

The U.S. government may have a more extensive role to play in defending computer networks belonging specifically to American critical infrastructure companies, according to White House Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert, although most are owned and operated by the private sector.

As Trump promises 'fire and fury,' North Korean hackers target U.S. defense contractors

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

Hackers linked to a North Korean cyber espionage group — best known for a global ransomware attack dubbed "WannaCry" — are now actively targeting U.S. defense contractors.

Interpol identifies 9,000 computers in Asia owned by hackers, used to launch ransomware

by Chris Bing • 8 months ago

Nearly 9,000 computer servers based in southeast Asia are infected with or currently dispensing malware, according to a newly unveiled Interpol-led operation heavily supported by multiple private sector cybersecurity firms and domestic law enforcement agencies. Hundreds of compromised websites popularly used in Southeast Asia, including regional government portals, were also identified as under the control of hackers, Interpol announced Monday.

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