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U.S. cyberwarriors are getting better at fighting ISIS online, says top general

by Chris Bing • 19 hours ago

U.S. Army cyber warriors have gotten better at countering ISIS’ digital operations over the last six months, according to Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, commanding general of Army Cyber Command.

Mounting evidence points to North Korean group for global ransomware attack

by Chris Bing • 1 day ago

Symantec said it has discovered "strong links" between WannaCry ransomware and the so-called Lazarus Group.

Ukrainian hacker who stole data for insider trading ring sentenced

by Shaun Waterman • 2 days ago

A Ukrainian member of a hacker gang that stole advance copies of electronic press releases from newswire companies got two-and-a-half years in prison for his role in the insider trading scam, which prosecutors say netted about $30 million.

Ransomware aimed at South Korea in early 2017 may be work of North Korea, firm says

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

Private sector intelligence firm Intel 471 has discovered some evidence that adds to the probability that North Korea-based hackers were involved in WannaCry.

Lawmakers introduce bill to shine spotlight on government hacking stockpile

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

A new bipartisan bill aims to add transparency to the Vulnerabilities Equities Process.

U.S. universities race to contain WannaCry ransomware, officials say

by Cassandra Stephenson • 1 week ago

At least five American universities have been impacted by the global ransomware virus known as “WannaCry,” CyberScoop learned today. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Trinity College, University of Washington and North Dakota State University confirmed Tuesday that computers connected to university networks were infected by the virus, while University of Maine denied widespread infection on the Orono campus.

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