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EU countries agree to collectively punish attacker when a member is hacked

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The European Union’s 28-nation bloc is in agreement concerning how to punish hackers. On Monday, the European Council announced a joint framework, dubbed the “cyber diplomacy toolbox,” to guide how member countries should uniformly respond to malicious cyber activity, which includes steps to cooperatively impose economic sanctions, travel bans, asset freezes and blanket bans against responsible parties.

Russia is 'ready to discuss' election hacking and cybercrime with U.S.

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 years ago

Nothing is off the table, according to a high-level Russian official.

WikiLeaks releases supposed CIA documents detailing U.S. hacking operations

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

WikiLeaks has published files it claims provide insight into the Central Intelligence Agency’s extensive computer hacking operations, in what is apparently the first in series of upcoming releases dubbed “Vault 7."

Energy grid cybersecurity: U.S. and Canada look to bolster connections

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

Politicians in the U.S. and Canada have invested resources in the development of cross border energy programs and infrastructure for decades. Today, U.S. officials fear that some of these same collaborative engineering platforms are providing hackers with a system that is more vulnerable to cyberattacks of “significant consequence.”

FBI will increasingly rely on foreign help to stop hackers, assistant AG says

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

The emergence of cybercrime as a global phenomenon is causing the FBI and Justice Department to increasingly rely on international law enforcement collaboration, legal treaties and informal agreements in addition to cooperation from the private sector, Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal Division Leslie Caldwell described, Thursday.

Taking a cue from U.S., Putin is worried about hackers and misinformation

by Chris Bing • 3 years ago

Russian President Vladimir Putin — a leader whose intelligence services are accused of hacking into U.S. political organizations and spreading fake news online — signed into law Tuesday a new information security doctrine that seeks to help his government counter foreign cyberattacks and misinformation campaigns aimed at the Russian population.

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