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Senator questions DHS's handling of Kaspersky software ban in federal agencies

by Chris Bing • 1 day ago

A senior U.S. official pushed back against Sen. Claire McCaskill's criticism concerning the 90-day timeframe provided by the Department of Homeland Security for federal agencies to uninstall Kaspersky Lab products.

The confrontation that fueled the fallout between Kaspersky and the U.S. government

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

“This was a clear signal from the FSB to the U.S. to get off their intelligence asset,” a senior U.S. official told CyberScoop

Time is running out for state officials to be approved for cybersecurity intel ahead of elections

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

With just about a month left before the polls open in New Jersey and Virginia for gubernatorial elections, the Department of Homeland Security is racing to vet state officials who have applied for the ability to receive classified briefings, people familiar with the matter tell CyberScoop.

Report: Russian hackers stole NSA data with help from Kaspersky products

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 2 weeks ago

A bombshell report from the Wall Street Journal says Russian hackers discovered NSA hacking tools through a contractor's use of Kaspersky products.

Spanish court will extradite Russian cybercriminal suspect to U.S.

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 weeks ago

“The ability of botnets like Kelihos to be weaponized quickly for vast and varied types of harms is a dangerous and deep threat to all Americans," a U.S. official said.

States want more from DHS after confusing update on 2016 election hacking activity

by Chris Bing • 3 weeks ago

U.S. states targeted by Russian hackers last year are pushing back after DHS provided what they say is inaccurate information about attempts to breach their election systems prior to Election Day.

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