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 •  August 18

President Trump announced plans Friday to elevate the Pentagon's Cyber Command to the status of a unified combatant command next year, part of a strategic shift to emphasize cyber offense for future combat and counterterrorism operations. The move will place cyber operations on the same level as the Pentagon’s nine other combatant commands, which...

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 •  August 15

Los Angeles officials plan to launch an unprecedented initiative Tuesday to share information about cybersecurity threats with businesses in the city. Federal agencies and industry organizations have developed several threat-sharing partnerships in recent years, but city leaders say they haven’t seen one emerge that addressed an entire region or...

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 •  August 3

A widely celebrated cybersecurity researcher was indicted on charges of developing software that has stolen banking credentials from an untold number of people, prosecutors said Thursday. Marcus Hutchins, 22, who works for the Los Angeles security firm Kryptos Logic, received praise in May for his role in slowing the spread of a ransomware attack...

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 •  July 31

“Game of Thrones” network HBO has been hit with a cyberattack, making it the latest entertainment company to become compromised by hackers. HBO confirmed in a statement Monday that it experienced a cyber incident that compromised proprietary information. The company said it immediately began to investigate the incident and is working with law...

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 •  July 9

’s touting of a proposed partnership with Russia on cyber-security drew withering reviews Sunday from lawmakers, including several from his own party, while the president’s aides were left struggling to answer questions about just how hard Trump pressed Russian President Vladimir Putin on Moscow’s meddling in last year’s U.S. presidential...