Stories tagged: cybersecurity
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
SEC under fire for being hacked despite warnings on security
The Securities and Exchange Commission said late Wednesday that it discovered a breach to its corporate filing system last year but only became aware last month that information obtained by …
Tue., Aug. 29, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Cybersecurity experts were blocked in their push to patch voting systems in 2016
They knew Russian operatives might try to tamper with the nation’s electronic voting systems. Many people inside the U.S. government and the Obama White House also knew.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 8:20 p.m.
Critics say vote fraud panel could create target for hackers
Officials from both major political parties had a consistent answer last year when asked about the security of voting systems: U.S. elections are so decentralized that it would be impossible …
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 5:53 a.m.
U.S. elections are an easier target for Russian hackers than once thought
When Chris Grayson pointed his Web browser in the direction of Georgia’s elections system earlier this year, what he found there shocked him.
Sun., July 16, 2017, 3:56 p.m.
Facebook fighting court order over secret government access
Technology companies and civil liberties groups have joined Facebook in a fight over government access to social media accounts.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Threat to U.S. nuclear reactors ‘real,’ ongoing, energy chief says
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that “state-sponsored” or criminal hackers are targeting U.S. nuclear power plants and other energy providers, but said the government has resources to safeguard the …
UPDATED: Mon., July 10, 2017, 9:01 p.m.
Congress unnerved by energy grid cyberattacks
For months, Sen. Maria Cantwell has been warning in letters to the Trump administration and colleagues that Congress needs to do more to keep the nation’s energy supply safe from …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 7:09 a.m.
NATO: We’re supplying new cybersecurity equipment to Ukraine
NATO’s secretary-general says the 29-member alliance is supplying hardware to the Ukrainian government to help protect its government networks from cyberattacks.
UPDATED: Fri., July 7, 2017, 3:45 p.m.
Trump confronts Putin on election hacking in first meeting
At long last face to face, President Donald Trump confronted Russian President Vladimir Putin directly Friday over Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign, as the two leaders sought to …
UPDATED: Wed., June 28, 2017, 10:05 p.m.
Another hack of Idaho state websites, but no data taken
Last weekend’s hacking of Idaho state treasurer websites was part of a much broader – and apparently continuing – “mischief” attack that probed websites for security holes to deface pages. …
Mon., June 26, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Idaho website hacked with pro-Islamic State message
Idaho officials are currently working to restore a government website that was hacked with a message that claims to support the Islamic State terrorist group.
UPDATED: Thu., June 22, 2017, 10:13 p.m.
Watchdog recommends security measures after names, Social Security numbers stolen from WSU
A consumer watchdog group has recommended security measures for anyone who may be affected by the recent theft of sensitive data from a Washington State University research center.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 2:56 p.m.
U.S. cybersecurity in need of rapid repair, senators told
Cybersecurity in the United States is in a severe state of disrepair, leaving the country vulnerable to attack from hacking groups backed by its opponents, two witnesses testified in a …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 12:32 p.m.
Alleged Russian hack reveals a deeply flawed election system
Election officials have long contended that the highly decentralized, often ramshackle U.S. voting system is its own best defense against vote-rigging and sabotage. New evidence from a leaked intelligence report …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 6:32 p.m.
France warns of risk of war in cyberspace
Cyberspace faces an approaching risk of “permanent war” between states and criminal or extremist organizations because of increasingly destructive hacking attacks, the head of the French government’s cybersecurity agency warned …
Mon., May 15, 2017, 10:22 a.m.
Few cyberattack victims are paying hackers because using bitcoin is hard
An unprecedented cyberattack swept across the globe over the weekend, but so far the majority of victims haven’t paid hackers a ransom.
Tue., May 9, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
U.S. watched Russia hack French systems during election
The United States watched Russians hack France’s computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a U.S. cyber official told the Senate on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Sat., May 6, 2017, 7:26 p.m.
French cybersecurity agency to probe Macron hacking attack
France’s election campaign commission said Saturday “a significant amount of data” – and some fake information – has been leaked on social networks following a hacking attack on centrist Emmanuel …
Thu., April 6, 2017, 6:04 a.m.
Can hack but can’t shoot? FBI may ease entry for cyber agents
Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can’t shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming.
UPDATED: Wed., March 29, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Officials approve funding for $90M cybersecurity center
Idaho state officials approve the use of $90 million worth of bonds for the construction of two new buildings at a federal research facility
Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 8 p.m.
Trump pledges strengthened cybersecurity but doesn’t sign order
President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to strengthen the government’s ability to protect its computer networks, but then canceled plans to sign an executive order on cybersecurity without explanation.
Mon., Jan. 16, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
Idaho Gov. Otter orders cybersecurity improvements for Idaho
Idaho Gov. Butch Otter has signed an executive order aimed at protecting the state’s computer networks from hackers. The order signed Monday creates a director of Information Security position, with …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 6:10 a.m.
How bad is cybersecurity czar Giuliani at cybersecurity? His company website is a mess
President-elect Donald Trump tapped Rudy Giuliani as his “go to” guy this week on cybersecurity, but it turns out that Giuliani’s New York firm could use a little better security …
Wed., Jan. 11, 2017, 1:50 p.m.
Wary of Russian cyber threat, France plans to bolster its army of ‘digital soldiers’
Bracing for the new cyber front in warfare, French Defense Ministry Jean Yves Le Drian said France is ramping up its defenses and doubling its ranks of “digital soldiers.” In …
Sun., Jan. 8, 2017, 5:42 a.m.
Consumer Confidential: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017
The new year begins with two big unanswered questions on the cybercrime front: Did the Russians influence the U.S. presidential election, and how did hackers gain access to 1.5 billion …
Sat., Jan. 7, 2017, 6:54 a.m.
U.S. electricity grid faces a changing threat environment, report warns
At a time of heightened focus on U.S. cybersecurity risks, the Energy Department released a comprehensive report on the nation’s rapidly changing electrical grid Friday that calls for new action …
Sat., Dec. 31, 2016, 3:45 p.m.
U.S. states, leery of Russia malware, re-examine cybersecurity
Several states around the country on Saturday asked cybersecurity experts to re-examine state and utility networks after a Vermont utility’s laptop was found to contain malware that U.S. officials say …
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016, 9:18 a.m.
China vows to protect information security ‘using all means’
China will use all means necessary to protect its information security, including the use of its military, striking a hard line in the country’s first strategic report on cybersecurity.
Tue., Dec. 27, 2016
Robert J. Samuelson: Cyberwar threat isn’t limited to Russia
Congress intends to investigate the Russian hacking. Fine. But if the investigation focuses only on Russia, it will fail before it starts. The problem is not just Russia’s bad behavior. …
Wed., Oct. 19, 2016, 4:25 p.m.
Financial regulators outline new cybersecurity rules for banks
Banking regulators outlined a new set of rules Wednesday aimed at tightening cybersecurity requirements to protect financial markets and customers from online attacks.