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NSA's Rogers asks for big budget bump to separate U.S. Cyber Command

by Shaun Waterman • 2 hours ago

The nation's top cyberwarrior bluntly told a House panel Tuesday that it would take a 16 percent increase in U.S. Cyber Command's budget to separate it from the NSA and become a full-fledged combatant command, as lawmakers want.

Super-stealthy attackers used NSA exploit weeks before WannaCry

by Shaun Waterman • 5 days ago

A more sophisticated, stealthier attacker used the same NSA-engineered cyberweapon to infiltrate the IT networks of companies across the world, including at least one publicly traded in the U.S., according to new research.

Should the government stockpile zero day software vulnerabilities?

by Shaun Waterman • 5 days ago

Storm clouds are rising over the U.S. government's policy on software flaw disclosure after the massive WannaCry infection spread using a cyberweapon developed by the NSA, and even former agency leaders say it might be time to take a fresh look at the Vulnerability Equities Process.

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.

Shadow Brokers return to taunt U.S. government after ransomware spread

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

A mysterious group known for publishing highly classified computer code developed by the National Security Agency returned to the limelight Tuesday with a cryptic message concerning the future release of other government hacking tools and secretive information, including “network data from Russian, Chinese, Iranian, and North Korean nuclear missile programs.”

Researchers: WannaCry ransomware shares code with North Korean malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 1 week ago

The link is important, but shared code is not the same as attribution, experts warned.

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