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 •  October 25

Oct. 25 (UPI) -- U.S. cybersecurity analysts have issued a warning about a new malware attack called Bad Rabbit, which they said originated in Russia and is spreading globally. The U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, said it's "received multiple reports" of ransomware infections called Bad...

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 •  October 23

Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said Monday it will allow for an outside review of its software in an attempt to restore its reputation -- weeks after U.S. government agencies barred the use of its products. The company is ranked fourth in the world in computer anti-virus software sales, with $644 million in revenue last...

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 •  October 13

Oct. 13 (UPI) -- A bipartisan bill introduced in the House Friday would allow targets of computer hacks to "hack back" and destroy what information of theirs was stolen. Reps. Tom Graves, R-Ga., and Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., co-sponsored the Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act, known as the hack back bill. It would decriminalize retaliatory hacking...

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 •  September 28

Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Whole Foods announced Thursday that hackers were able to gain access to credit cards used at certain locations of the grocery retailer recently purchased by Amazon. The company said payment information at certain venues, including taprooms and full table-service restaurants inside some of its stores, was accessed. "These venues...

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 •  August 18

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- A full-time Army National Guard unit of more than 100 cyber specialists was mobilized this week, the largest mobilization of cyber forces from reserve units to support the U.S. Cyber Command. The specialists of Task Force Echo, which will support the U.S. Cyber Command consists of 138 soldiers from California, Georgia, Michigan,...

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 •  August 18

Aug. 18 (UPI) -- President Donald Trump on Friday announced the elevation of U.S. Cyber Command to full combatant command -- and said he's considering removing the unit from the National Security Agency. "This new Unified Combatant Command will strengthen our cyberspace operations and create more opportunities to improve our nation's defense,"...

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 •  August 5

| License Photo Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army banned use of a Chinese-made DJI drones and other equipment after identifying "operational risks." A U.S. Army memo, obtained by sUAS News and published online, ordered Army personnel to cease all use of Dajiang Innovation products, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media from...

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 •  August 4

Aug. 4 (UPI) -- Baltimore Cyber Range LLC and Elbit subsidiary Cyberbit Ltd., have opened a cyber-security training and simulation center in Maryland. The center is powered by the Cyberbit Range Platform and provides simulation training in protecting national assets and infrastructure. "I am very pleased to celebrate the opening of Baltimore Cyber...

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 •  August 2

Aug. 2 (UPI) -- Technology services provider ICF has received a $93 million contract to support the cyber-operations and cyber-security research of the U.S. Army. The award was given by the Army Research Laboratory, or ARL, for its programs and includes a base period of performance and option periods. "ARL is the tip of the spear when it comes to...

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 •  July 21

July 21 (UPI) -- A new laboratory that provides access to sensitive, live cybersecurity data has been opened by the U.S. Army Research Laboratory, the Army announced on Friday. Access to the Army Cyber-research Analytics Laboratory, or ACAL , and it's data will be the Department of Defense's industrial and federally funded partners, including...