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Justice Department charges 12 Russian intel officers in hack of DNC

by Chris Bing • 5 days ago

The 12 named intelligence officers are all employees of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate.

Lawmakers, tech vendors fight over election cybersecurity efforts

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

Lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on election technology vendors to be more responsive to federal officials. The companies said they're being as transparent as possible.

Stolen U.S. drone documents found for sale on dark web

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Analysts with Recorded Future say the stolen drone documents appear to be legitimate, having come from an enlisted captain that's currently stationed at a Nevada-based U.S. Air Force facility.

Two Democratic campaigns hit with DDoS attacks in recent months

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Hackers launched targeted distributed-denial-of-service attacks (DDoS) against at least two different municipal-level democratic political campaigns involved in recent primary races.

Chinese-linked hackers breached top Australian defense university, report says

by Ryan Duffy • 1 week ago

The IT systems of a leading Australian university were hit by hackers suspected to be Chinese, officials from the university and government confirmed last week. The attacks on Australian National University’s computer networks began last year and have not been fully contained.

Trump taps DOE veteran to head Homeland Security research arm

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

President Trump plans to nominate William Bryan, an experienced critical infrastructure specialist, to lead the Department of Homeland Security's R&D arm.

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