Former NSA hackers: Yahoo indictments won’t slow down Russian cyberattacks
Newly unveiled indictments against a group of hackers working for Russian intelligence, who were involved in breaching Yahoo and Google, will do little to deter future cyberattacks against the U.S., former NSA analysts and government lawyers tell CyberScoop. The Justice Department revealed charges on Wednesday against four alleged hackers responsible for compromising upwards of 500 million Yahoo accounts in 2014. The indictment states that the accused used their access to Yahoo and Google email accounts to enrich themselves and to spy on diplomats, journalists and business executives.
Trump budget: FBI would get an extra $61M to fight cybercrime and break encryption
President Donald Trump’s budget blueprint for the federal government includes a proposed $1.5 billion for the Homeland Security Department to protect federal networks and critical infrastructure from hackers and another $61 million for the FBI and Justice Department to track terrorist communications and combat cybercriminals.
China looks to unseat U.S. as leader on global internet policy
Chinese cyberspace affairs and foreign ministry officials drew a red line in the sand around China’s internet during a speech from Beijing Thursday.
OPM hearing devolves into shouting match about cybersecurity
Thursday's hearing on the Office of Personnel Management’s cyber defenses put Capitol Hill's lack of cybersecurity knowledge on full display.
Obama advisers back Trump’s cybersecurity executive order
Experts told CyberScoop “It does show that the Trump administration is taking cybersecurity seriously."
Trump executive order threatens major EU-U.S. data privacy agreement, activists say
An executive order signed by President Donald Trump, Wednesday, curtails data privacy protections that were extended to foreigners during the Obama administration. Former U.S. President Barack Obama signed the Judicial Redress Act into law last year, effectively expanding the scope of the Privacy Act of 1974 — which governs the use, collection, maintenance and dissemination of personally identifiable information stored by the federal agencies.