Building List of Cyber Countermeasures Said to be Among Top Priorities of Incoming NSA Director

The incoming director of the National Security Agency will be facing nearly unprecedented threats in the cyber realm from nations such as Russia and China, as well as non-state terror actors like ISIS. Those threats will include not just cyber-espionage and cyber-hacking, but increasingly attacks against election systems and critical infrastructure like electrical grids and […]

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Russian Hackers Attacked the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, Sought to Blame North Korea

Russian military hackers launched a cyberattack against hundreds of South Korean computers in an effort to disrupt the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics being held in PyeongChang.  The attacks resulted in interruptions to internet and broadcast services, as well as the Olympics website.  Many attendees of the opening ceremonies on February 9 were unable […]

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NBC News Publishes Database of 200,000 Tweets Connected to Russian Fake Accounts

NBC News has published a list of more than 200,000 tweets that Twitter has said emanated from Russian-linked accounts trying to spread disinformation during the 2016 U.S. presidential election.  The tweets contain inflammatory messaging and focus on divisive, partisan issues in an effort to sow disunity and discord in U.S. society. Twitter submitted a list […]

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Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats: U.S. Under Attack from Cyber Sources

The Director of National Intelligence, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee today, said that the U.S. remains under Cyber attack and that the attacks are continuous.  “Frankly, the United States is under attack.  Under attack by entities that are using cyber to penetrate virtually every major action that takes place in the United States,” Dan […]

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The Top Priority for Security Officials at the Winter Games May Be Cyber

The Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea, are drawing an element from all over the world besides athletes: Cyber attackers.  Experts believe the biggest security threat to the Games may be virtual. Cyber criminals have long targeted Olympic Games.  At the Beijing, London and Brazil events, officials recorked millions of attempted attacks a day – […]

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US Still Not Ready to Deal with Election Cyber Attacks, New Report Finds

The US is still unprepared to deal with foreign election meddling, a full year after the US intelligence community found with high confidence that Russia attempted to interfere in US elections in 2016.  A new report, put together by Democrats on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, found the US still lacks, “a coherent, comprehensive and […]

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