Stories tagged: cybersecurity
Sun., Oct. 28, 2018, 10:56 p.m.
A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 3 p.m.
A U.S. lawmaker says foreign government hackers continue to target the personal accounts of U.S. senators and their aides – and that the Senate’s security office won’t help defend them.
Tue., Sept. 11, 2018, 5:05 p.m.
After a series of computer security problems in medical devices, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to make sure companies do as much as possible to defend against …
Sun., July 8, 2018, 9:04 a.m.
Washington is widely considered to have one of the more secure elections systems, in part because the state’s mail-in balloting means the state has a paper record for almost every …
UPDATED: Fri., June 1, 2018, 6:59 p.m.
Cybersecurity companies, including the team at GuardKnox, are working with the Detroit Three and automakers globally to create protections that deter hackers who covet new cars and the data stored …
Fri., Feb. 23, 2018
Washington State University is facing a class-action lawsuit in King County Superior Court that alleges negligence and violations of Washington’s Consumer Protection Act. The 33-page complaint, filed in December, also …
Sun., Feb. 11, 2018
When used correctly, social media can be a powerful tool. But, unfortunately, we’ve also seen the negative impact it can have when used by those with bad intentions
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018, 11:17 a.m.
Telecommunications regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering.
Sun., Oct. 22, 2017
As our world becomes more technically connected, we need to be aware of the vulnerability that comes with it. This is what is known as the “Internet of Things.”
Sun., Oct. 15, 2017
This information is a fast-track to steal your identity or attempt to gain your trust through personal details.
Sun., Oct. 8, 2017
Cybersecurity has to be everyone’s job. Owner, manager or staff, you are a crucial part of protecting information.
Sun., Oct. 1, 2017
With recent data breaches at rivate businesses and government entities, it’s more important than ever to take proper steps to secure personal data.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 8:14 p.m.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.