Over the last year, nation-state hackers, including those with links to the Russian government, have shifted from targeting critical infrastructure to focusing on think tanks, human rights groups and nongovernment organizations in an attempt to influence public policy, according to Microsoft.
The FBI and the U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are warning that malicious actors are spreading disinformation - claiming to have hacked voter databases - in an attempt to manipulate public opinion, discredit the electoral process and undermine confidence in U.S. democratic institutions.
A federal judge Sunday granted TikTok's request for a temporary injunction to block the Trump administration's order that would have banned the Chinese social media app from the U.S. The order came hours before the ban was scheduled to go into effect.
Microsoft removed 18 apps from its Azure cloud platform that were being used by hackers as part of their command-and-control infrastructure. The threat group, called Gadolinium, was abusing the infrastructure to launch phishing email attacks, Microsoft researchers say.
Facebook is again cracking down on fake accounts and pages linked to a Russian IRA troll farm or the country's military intelligence units that were being used for disinformation campaigns. Meanwhile, the FBI issued a fresh warning that threat actors are attempting to target U.S. voting infrastructure.
The U.S. Government Accountability Office is urging Congress to pass legislation to reestablish a White House cybersecurity coordinator role. The position would coordinate the government's response to online attacks and other cybersecurity challenges facing the nation.
With less than 45 days to go before the November election, the FBI and CISA have issued a warning that nation-state hackers and cybercriminals may attempt to spread disinformation regarding the final vote tallies as a way to undermine confidence in the voting process.
Russian criminals operating online who want to stay out of jail need only to follow a few simple rules, the primary one being: Never target Russians. So it's surprising that security researchers have uncovered a new ransomware-wielding gang of Russian speakers that includes Russian victims on its hit list.
What will be the impact of the leak of investigatory documents from FinCEN - the U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network? For starters, experts warn that FinCEN reports may reveal sensitive information tied to banks and law enforcement agencies' investigatory tools and tactics.
Will recent U.S. indictments of several alleged Iranian hackers - as well as government sanctions against an APT group - have a deterrent effect? Security experts share their opinions on the impact of these actions.
TikTok and WeChat both received reprieves over the weekend that helped avert U.S. blocks of their social media apps. President Donald Trump says he has given his "blessing" to a deal that would see Oracle and Walmart take a stake in TikTok's U.S. operations. Separately, a federal judge suspended a WeChat ban.
Foreign and domestic hacking activity targeting NASA continues to grow at a time when many staffers are working at home, space agency officials testified at a Friday Congressional hearing where they were questioned about risk mitigation efforts.
Hackers compromised the network of Saudi Arabia's Virgin Mobile KSA, gained email system access and offered stolen data for sale on the dark web. According to a source with knowledge of the attack, the incident - remediated late last week - is one of a string of attacks against organizations in the Middle East.
The U.S. Commerce Department is banning the downloading and hosting of China-based social media apps TikTok and WeChat effective on Sunday, citing national security concerns. The announcement comes as Oracle continues to negotiate a deal for partnering on TikTok's U.S. operations.
The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions on an Iranian advanced persistent threat group, 45 associated individuals and a front company the Iranian government allegedly used to run a years-long malware campaign that targeted Iranian dissidents, journalists and others.