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In this election security drill, Massachusetts cops battle hackers to protect the vote

by Sean Lyngaas • 9 months ago

Police in Massachusetts gathered in mid-September to practice responding to cyberattacks from an adversary bent on disrupting the democratic process.

House committee dings DHS's cyber intelligence for fusion centers

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Fusion centers aren't getting information from NPPD, are caught dealing with over-classified info, and struggle to find people with clearances who can access the information they do get.

Cybercriminals hijacked a government server to send sophisticated malware to U.S. companies

by Chris Bing • 2 years ago

The technical findings connect a known advanced persistent threat group, codenamed FIN7 by U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye, to a sophisticated intrusion technique that was detected in a recent wave of spoofed emails that mimicked the SEC's domain.

Election officials criticize Harvard study of voter registration vulnerabilities

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Election officials are pushing back against a new Harvard study saying hackers could disenfranchise Americans by exploiting vulnerabilities in online voter registration systems.

Pro-ISIS script kiddies hit Ohio state websites

by Shaun Waterman • 2 years ago

Several state government websites were defaced over the weekend in a rash of hacking activity claimed by Algeria-based pro-ISIS hacktivists.

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