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Ukrainian officials: Hacked auto-updates spread ransomware infection across country

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 7 hours ago

Malware disguised as accounting software company may be to blame for Tuesday's global ransomware outbreak.

Worldwide effort underway to stop massive ransomware outbreak

by Chris Bing • 13 hours ago

An apparent outbreak of Petya ransomware appears to be affecting a large number of banks, energy firms and other companies based in Russia, Ukraine, Spain, Britain and France.

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

by Chris Bing • 1 week 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.

U.S. election software companies aren't that worried about phishing emails

by Cassie Stephenson • 1 week ago

Top election software vendors say they are sufficiently protected from phishing emails in the wake of an intelligence report that revealed Russian phishing attacks during the 2016 election may have been more widespread than originally thought.

Russia poses largest cybersecurity risk to U.S., Rep. Ruppersberger says

by Cassie Stephenson • 2 weeks ago

Although all of America's adversaries present serious cyberthreats, Russia's hackers are the most dangerous right now, says the Maryland congressman whose district houses the National Security Agency.

Researchers find cyberweapon capable of knocking out electric grids

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

A newly discovered malware framework known as “CrashOverride” or "Industroyer" can be used by hackers to disrupt industrial control systems and cause mass power outages, according to research conducted by cybersecurity firms.

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