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NSO Group founders buy back their spyware company

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 week ago

NSO Group says its spyware is for hunting terrorists, but the surveillance software has also been used to target journalists and dissidents.

Foreign VPN apps need a close look from DHS, senators say

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

If the U.S. intelligence community worries about Huawei and Kaspersky, DHS should worry about federal government use of certain foreign VPN apps, says Sens. Marco Rubio and Ron Wyden.

D.C. Metro system beefs up supply-chain cybersecurity provisions for new railcars

by Sean Lyngaas • 2 weeks ago

U.S. senators have raised security concerns about a new Metro railcar project. The NIST cybersecurity framework will be part of the process now, the transit authority says.

How hackers used a PowerPoint file to spy on Tibet’s government-in-exile

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 weeks ago

The Tibetan diaspora has been targeted in a series of malware campaigns since 2016.

Senators worry that new D.C. Metro railcars could carry cyber risk

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The lawmakers exhorted the subway system's leadership to “take the necessary steps to mitigate growing cyber risks" to new railcars that could be produced by a Chinese company.

How cyberwarfare is playing into Yemen's civil war

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 months ago

As the Yemeni conflict gains greater attention in Washington, new research highlights how cyber operations have become intrinsic to kinetic wars.

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