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US says Chinese hackers might be targeting virus researchers

Organizations conducting research into COVID-19 may be targeted by computer hackers linked to the Chinese government, according to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security.

Security firm says Chinese hackers intercepted text messages

Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted campaign that planted eavesdropping software on a telecommunications provider’s servers, …

Cyber officials call for coordinated 5G security approach

Cybersecurity officials from dozens of countries drew up a blueprint on Friday to counter threats and ensure the safety of next generation mobile networks that their nations are set to …

UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 8, 2019

College, high school students to compete in cybersecurity contest at Gonzaga

Area college and high school students will take on cybersecurity challenges Saturday during a compeition organized by Gonzaga University senior and computer science major, Max Dulin.

Fewer affected in Marriott hack, but passports a red flag

Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport …

German politicians’ data posted online, government probes source

Personal data and documents on hundreds of German politicians and others have been posted online, and German cyber-defense experts were trying to figure out Friday how the information was obtained.

Russian held as agent studied U.S. groups’ cyberdefenses

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 …

Lawmaker: U.S. Senate staff targeted by state-backed hackers

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.

FDA to bolster cybersecurity of medical devices

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 …

With Russian hacking fresh in mind, Washington state beefs up elections cybersecurity

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

Here’s why you should keep your car keys in a metal coffee can

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 …

Lawsuit against WSU claims negligence led to burglary that exposed sensitive data

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 …

BBB Tip of the Week: How to have a more secure social media experience

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

Reported plan for government wireless network gets panned

Telecommunications regulators and industry groups voiced opposition Monday to a government-built wireless network that the Trump administration is reportedly considering.

BBB Tip of the Week: How to be cybersecure in a connected world

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.”

BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity and social media tips

This information is a fast-track to steal your identity or attempt to gain your trust through personal details.

BBB Tip of the Week: Cybersecurity tips for businesses

Cybersecurity has to be everyone’s job. Owner, manager or staff, you are a crucial part of protecting information.

BBB Tip of the Week: How to be personally cybersecure

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

Sonic reports ‘unusual activity’ on some credit cards

Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.

UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017

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 …

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

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 …

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.

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.

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

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 …

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

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

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. …

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.