Stories tagged: cyberattacks
Sat., June 22, 2019
Cybersecurity firms say Iran has increased its offensive cyberattacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 24, 2018
Questions about exactly what goes on at the heart of one of the United States’ primary cybersecurity facilities at the Idaho National Laboratory aren’t always answered, and photos by outsiders …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2018
The West unleashed an onslaught of new evidence and indictments Thursday accusing Russian military spies of hacking so widespread that it seemed to target anyone, anywhere who investigates Moscow’s involvement …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018
A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018
Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries working to undermine U.S. democracy? Some of the nation’s governors aren’t so sure.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017
Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.
Tue., July 11, 2017
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 …
Fri., June 30, 2017
Congressional campaigns rocked by Russian interference in the 2016 elections are trying to make sure that it never happens again.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017
The cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world while demanding a ransom may not be an extortion attempt after all, but an effort to create havoc in Ukraine, …
Thu., April 27, 2017
Cyberattacks involving ransomware – in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users’ data and then extort money to unencrypt it – increased 50 percent in 2016, according to …
Tue., April 12, 2016
University of Washington and the U.S. Department of Defense are teaming up to stop complex cyberattacks using a new type of game theory.
Sat., June 6, 2015
WASHINGTON – The investigation into the cyberattack on computers at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is proceeding on the theory that the hack was directed by the Chinese government …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2011
A computer security firm says cybercriminals have spent at least the past five years targeting more than 70 government entities, nonprofit groups and corporations around the world to steal troves …