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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President Looks into Paying for Border Wall Through Money from the Pentagon

President Donald Trump is reportedly inquiring with the Department of Defense about paying to begin construction of a wall along the southern border of the U.S. The President had initially requested $25 billion in border wall funding to be included in the massive spending bill that keeps the government funded for the remainder of the […]

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Ann Coulter Pillories Trump Over Budget: We Thought We Were Getting a Negotiator

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter harshly criticized President Trump for signing a $1.3 trillion spending bill last week that didn’t include funding for a wall along the southern border if the United States. “I can’t see any way to sugarcoat what a disaster this is. I mean there are twenty-four Republicans in the Senate who voted […]

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Congressional Leaders Unveil $1.3 Trillion Spending Bill 48 Hours Before Government Set to Shut Down

Congressional leaders unveiled a massive $1.3 trillion budget that will keep the government funded through the end of September. Negotiations had been going on for weeks and leadership from both parties announced they reached a deal last night. The catch is Congress will have only forty-eight hours to pass the spending bill and keep the […]

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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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North Korean Government on Verge of Expanding Cyber-Espionage Operations, Security Firm Says

A cybersecurity firm in California, FireEye, has concluded with high confidence that a North Korean cyber-espionage group known as APT37 has expanded its operations in both scope and sophistication, and that it’s working on behalf of the North Korean government, according to a report released by the firm today. FireEye says that APT37’s primary mission […]

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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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