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White House defends NSA, thanks Microsoft, Facebook for countering North Korean hackers

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

White House Homeland Security Adviser Thomas Bossert personally thanked Microsoft and Facebook for helping counter North Korean hackers during a high profile press conference Tuesday morning.

White House blames North Korea for WannaCry ransomware outbreak

by Chris Bing • 1 month ago

The Trump administration officially blamed North Korea Monday night for launching the global ransomware attack in May known as "WannaCry."

New bill would transform cybersecurity at Dept. of Health and Human Services

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 3 months ago

The HHS Cybersecurity Modernization Act comes in response to congressional hearings on the state of cybersecurity in the health care sector.

Europol: Ransomware is far and away criminals' favorite attack method

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 4 months ago

Highlighting incidents like the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware outbreaks, officials point to the ease with which ransomware is monetized.

U.S. official: American companies avoided government help when WannaCry, NotPetya hit

by Chris Bing • 4 months ago

A top Homeland Security official says the U.S. government was unable to fully measure the scale and impact of two recent ransomware outbreaks, dubbed WannaCry and NotPetya, in America due to a lack of private sector engagement.

Marcus Hutchins pleads not guilty to creating Kronos banking malware

by Patrick Howell O'Neill • 5 months ago

"He is going to vigorously defend himself against these charges," one lawyer said.

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