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 •  November 16

Cyber attacks by foreign nations and criminals against both government and private sector networks are increasing in both sophistication and scale, a senior National Security Agency official said Wednesday. Jonathan L. Darby, deputy chief of NSA's cybersecurity operations group, said in a speech that recent cyber attacks against Ukraine's power...

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 •  November 16

China is engaged in an unprecedented campaign of cyber attacks and information operations aimed at discrediting Beijing critic Guo Wengui, according to a congressional report. The campaign was outlined in the annual report of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review commission, made public on Wednesday. Guo, a billionaire real estate magnate who...

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 •  November 15

White House Cybersecurity Coordinator Rob Joyce said Wednesday the administration will have to compromise with Congress on legislation reauthorizing U.S. intelligence agencies to conduct surveillance on foreigners abroad without a warrant. The Trump administration has pushed against changes to the sweeping surveillance program, referred to as...

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 •  October 24

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI issued rare public alert warning owners of U.S. critical infrastructure to battle an ongoing campaign of cyber attacks against their information and control networks. Energy and industrial firms were notified Friday and again Saturday that sophisticated hackers are attempting to penetrate industrial...

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 •  October 5

Russian hackers stole data belonging to the National Security Agency (NSA) about America's cyber defense from the home computer of a U.S. government contractor, according to people familiar with the matter. The material was highly classified and was identified by the hackers since the contractor was using Russian Kaspersky Lab antivirus software,...

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 •  September 29

Former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson told lawmakers on Thursday that he has seen no evidence to indicate that any ballots were altered or any votes were suppressed through a cyber attack during the 2016 presidential election. Johnson, who headed the Department of Homeland Security during the Obama administration, testified before an...

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 •  September 24

"Medical care is the next cyber warfare," technologist Janine Medina explained Thursday at a panel on the cybersecurity problems posed by the emerging prevalence of internet-connected medical and body-embedded devices. Medina appeared alongside several other panelists at the Atlantic Council to discuss how "Internet of Bodies" (IoB) devices could...

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 •  September 14

The U.S. Navy has deployed a team of cyber security experts to join the military's ongoing investigation into the fatal collision of the USS John McCain off the coast of Singapore last month, according to the deputy chief of naval operations for information warfare. Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, who serves as the director of naval intelligence, said...

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 •  August 24

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI issued a new warning on Wednesday that North Korean government hackers are continuing to target critical U.S. infrastructure for cyber attacks. A technical report by DHS' National Cyber Awareness System reveals details of the tools and cyber methods being used by North Korean government hackers. The alert...

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 •  August 18

President Donald Trump has elevated the Department of Defense's Cyber Command to a Unified Combatant Command status, a status most often reserved for geographical commands. In Friday's memo from the president to Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Trump directed Mattis to find a nominee to fill the top spot at the new command. "Pursuant to my...