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America built the world's most sophisticated cyberweapons. Now they're being used against the country, a new book argues.

Jaap Arriens/Getty Images The US has long emphasized cyber offense over defense, Nicole Perlroth argues in a new book. But now the weapons it developed are being used against it, the The New York Times reporter said. Perlroth told Insider the US needs to shore up its biggest vulnerability: critical infrastructure. Visit the Business section of Insider for more stories. In March 2017, WikiLeaks published a trove of leaked CIA hacking tools. The agency's internal report, obtained last year ...
Tags: Florida, Politics, Enterprise, Interview, North Korea, Nsa, Israel, US, America, Trends, Iran, United States, New York Times, Antarctica, The New York Times, Cyber Attack


This Embattled Navajo Nation Hospital Is Still Recovering From a Recent Ransomware Attack

If you want a good example of the kind of havoc a well-placed cyberattack can wreak on an already stressed healthcare system, look no further than the Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services center in Gallup, N.M.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Security Breaches, Computer Virus, Cyberwarfare, Rehoboth, Brett Callow, Health Medical Pharma, Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services


Microsoft says China-backed hackers are exploiting Exchange zero-days

Microsoft is warning customers that a new China state-sponsored threat actor is exploiting four previously undisclosed security flaws in Exchange Server, an enterprise email product built by the software giant. The technology company said Tuesday that it believes the hacking group, which it calls Hafnium, tries to steal information from a broad range of U.S.-based organizations, including law firms and defense contractors, but also infectious disease researchers and policy think tanks. Microsoft...
Tags: Security, Technology, Microsoft, China, Tech, Vulnerability, Cryptography, Fbi, Cybercrime, Software, United States, Cyberattack, Internet Security, Computing, National Security Agency, Defense Contractors


SolarWinds Hackers Also Went After NASA and the FAA

Apparently not content with having penetrated the networks of such piddling federal agencies as the U.S. State Department, the Department of Homeland Security, and that agency that maintains our nuclear stockpile, the hackers of the “SolarWinds” affair also went after NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration,…Read more...
Tags: Politics, Science, Nasa, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, Fireeye, Faa, Cyberwarfare, Crowdstrike, Federal Aviation Administration, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Solarwinds, Cozy Bear, Cross Platform Software


What We Know About the Hackers Behind the Accellion Data Breach

It’s been a mystery as to who is responsible for the disastrous pummeling of Accellion, the global cloud provider that, in December, suffered through a large cyberattack. This week, researchers announced that the responsible party may have ties to two prominent hacker groups. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Fireeye, Crimes, Cyberwarfare, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Lazarus Group, Charming Kitten, Technology Internet


SolarWinds hackers targeted NASA, Federal Aviation Administration networks

Hackers are said to have broken into the networks of U.S. space agency NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration as part of a wider espionage campaign targeting U.S. government agencies and private companies. The two agencies were named by the Washington Post on Tuesday, hours ahead of a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing tasked with investigating the widespread cyberattack, which the previous Trump administration said was “likely Russian in origin.” Spokespeople for the agencies did not i...
Tags: Security, Post, Microsoft, Washington Post, Government, Nsa, White House, Russia, US, Tech, Nasa, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Software, United States, Computing


Chinese Hackers Reportedly Wielded a Stolen NSA Cyber Weapon for Years

New research suggests a hacking tool previously developed by the National Security Agency was stolen years ago by a prolific Chinese cyber group and was subsequently used against a variety of U.S. targets. Read more...
Tags: Science, Advanced Persistent Threat, Cybercrime, Computing, Fireeye, National Security Agency, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Tailored Access Operations, Equation Group, The Shadow Brokers, Security Hacker, Technology Internet, Hacker Groups


Hackers Slipped Mysterious Malware Into Thousands of Macs But Researchers Can't Figure Out Why

A new malware strain has infected Mac devices all over the world—most prominently in the U.S. and parts of Europe—though experts can’t decide where it came from or what it does.Read more...
Tags: Europe, Science, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Computing, Fireball, Cyberwarfare, Computer Programming, Payload, Technology Internet


Law Firm Accused of 'Aiding' Trump's Election Disputes Gets Data Stolen By Hackers

A ransomware gang claims to have stolen over 100 gigabytes of data from Jones Day, a prominent global law firm that recently stirred backlash for its entanglement in the 2020 presidential election.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Ransomware, Data Breach, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Jones Day, United States Federal Government Data Breach


Hackers Steal Data from Law Firm Accused of 'Aiding' Trump's Election Disputes

A ransomware gang claims to have stolen over 100 gigabytes of data from Jones Day, a prominent global law firm that recently stirred backlash for its entanglement in the 2020 presidential election.Read more...
Tags: Security, Science, Ransomware, Data Breach, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Cyberattacks, Computer Security, Jones Day, United States Federal Government Data Breach


France Just Suffered a SolarWinds-Style Cyberattack

As the U.S. continues to chart the damage from the sweeping “SolarWinds” hack that targeted government and industry alike, France has announced that it too has suffered a large supply chain cyberattack. The news comes via a recently released published by the Agence Nationale de la sécurité des…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, France, Malware, Cryptography, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Cyberattack, Computing, Hacker, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Solarwinds, Security Hacker


Hacked Florida Water Plant Reportedly Had No Firewall and Poor Password Security

The water plant in Oldsmar, Fla. targeted by a hacker in a horrifying cyberattack last week is said to have exhibited very weak IT security practices. Recent updates from government authorities claim the facility did not have some basic network protections—including a firewall. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Technology, Cybercrime, Computing, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Solarwinds, Scada, TeamViewer, Remote administration software, Computer Network Security, Information Technology Management, OLDSMAR Fla, Security Hacker, Technology Internet


This Researcher Hacked Into 35 Major Tech Companies, Including Microsoft, Tesla, and Netflix

Alex Birsan, a Romanian threat researcher, recently made over $130,000 by virtuously breaking into IT systems at dozens of major tech companies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Paypal, Malware, Vulnerability, Cybercrime, Netflix, Internet Security, Computing, Software Testing, Cyberwarfare, Operating Systems, Arch Linux, NPM, Computer Architecture, Alex Birsan, Technology Internet


The Dick Jail Is 'Safe' Again, but Use at Your Own Risk

Last October, security researchers warned that the Qiui Cellmate Chastity Cage had a serious security flaw that could allow hackers to turn a chastity device into a dick jail. Now, the device’s European distributors are saying the problem’s been fixed and your dicks are safe.Read more...
Tags: Science, Articles, Vulnerability, Cryptography, Software Testing, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Ring, Information Governance, Information Security, Computer Network Security, Penetration test, Qiui, Technology Internet, Qiui Cellmate Chastity Cage


Washington State Suffers a Data Breach That Potentially Affects 1.6 Million People

The Washington state government has suffered a large data breach involving unemployment claims, potentially exposing data on more than 1.6 million people, officials admitted Monday. Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Washington, Articles, Fraud, Data Breach, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, Computer Security, Entertainment_culture, Washington State Suffers


30% of 'SolarWinds' Hacking Victims Did Not Actually Use SolarWinds Software, Feds Say

The hacker group behind the ongoing SolarWinds scandal found other ways to intrude on U.S. firms and public agencies than just compromising the titular software company. In fact, nearly a third of the victims of the hack—approximately 30%—have no connection to SolarWinds at all, said a senior federal security official…Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Computing, Fireeye, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Network Management, Solarwinds, System Administration, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Cross Platform Software, Entertainment_culture


Talent and capital are shifting cybersecurity investors’ focus away from Silicon Valley

William Kilmer Contributor Share on Twitter William Kilmer is managing partner with C5 Capital, a venture capital fund investing in the secure data ecosystem. He was formerly an operating partner at Mercato Growth Partners and served as CEO and Chairman of PublicEngines (acquired by Motorola), and Avinti (merged with M86 Security) and served as Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Strategy Officer of M86 Security (acquired by Trustwave). ...
Tags: Security, Startups, Motorola, Column, Europe, London, California, Nsa, Tech, Venture Capital, Silicon Valley, West Coast, East Coast, Cyberwarfare, Crowdstrike, Computer Security


'World's Most Dangerous Malware' Botnet Disrupted by Global Police Sting

The criminal operation behind a dangerous, global botnet has been disrupted.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Malware, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Social Issues, Security Breaches, Cyberwarfare, Botnet, Europol, Computer Security, Ryuk, Computer Network Security, Emotet, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture


North Korean Hackers Successfully Phished Cyber Researchers Using a Fake Blog

A recent phishing campaign by North Korean nation-state hackers successfully duped a number of security professionals who were involved in vulnerability research and development, according to a new report from Google’s Threat Analysis Group.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Crime, Linkedin, Malware, Cybercrime, Security Breaches, Social Engineering, Phishing, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Zero Day, Computer Programming, Fancy Bear, Technology_internet, Entertainment_culture


Chris Krebs and Alex Stamos have started a cyber consulting firm

Former U.S. cybersecurity official Chris Krebs and former Facebook chief security officer Alex Stamos have founded a new cybersecurity consultancy firm, which already has its first client: SolarWinds . The two have been hired as consultants to help the Texas-based software maker recover from a devastating breach by suspected Russian hackers, which used the company’s software to set backdoors in thousands of organizations and to infiltrate at least 10 U.S. federal agencies and several Fortune 5...
Tags: Security, Startups, Facebook, Texas, Russia, US, Tech, Cybercrime, United States, President, Homeland Security, Department Of Energy, Financial Times, Cyberwarfare, Data Security, U.s. Government


FBI, NSA say ongoing hacks at US federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin’

The U.S. government says hackers “likely Russian in origin” are responsible for breaching the networks of at least 10 U.S. federal agencies and several major tech companies, including FireEye and Microsoft. In a joint statement published Tuesday, the FBI, the NSA, and Homeland Security’s cybersecurity advisory unit CISA said that the government was “still working to understand the scope” of the breach, but that the breaches is likely an “intelligence gathering effort.” The agencies investigat...
Tags: Security, Microsoft, Government, Nsa, Russia, US, Tech, Fbi, Cybercrime, Information Technology, Software, United States, Cyberattack, Computing, Orion, Homeland Security


After the FireEye and SolarWinds breaches, what’s your failsafe?

David Wolpoff Contributor Share on Twitter A career hacker, David "Moose" Wolpoff is CTO and co-founder of Randori, a company building a continuous red-teaming platform. The security industry is reverberating with news of the FireEye breach and the announcement that the U.S. Treasury Department, DHS and potentially several other government agencies, were hacked due (in part, at least) to a supply chain attack on SolarWinds....
Tags: Security, Column, Opinion, Nsa, Russia, Collaborative Consumption, US, Tech, Cybercrime, Orion, Fireeye, Cyberwarfare, Cto, Data Security, Computer Security, Solarwinds


Decrypted: Google finds a devastating iPhone security flaw, FireEye hack sends alarm bells ringing

In case you missed it: A ransomware attack saw patient data stolen from one of the largest U.S. fertility networks; the Supreme Court began hearing a case that may change how millions of Americans use computers and the internet; and lawmakers in Massachusetts have voted to ban police from using facial recognition across the state. In this week’s Decrypted, we’re deep-diving into two stories beyond the headlines, including why the breach at cybersecurity giant FireEye has the cybersecurity indust...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Security, Supreme Court, Government, Nsa, White House, Massachusetts, Wi-fi, Articles, Tech, Ransomware, Infrastructure, President, Fireeye


Cybersecurity firm FireEye says it was hacked by a nation-state

FireEye, normally the first company that cyberattack victims will call, has now admitted it too has fallen victim to hackers, which the company called a “sophisticated threat actor” that was likely backed by a nation-state. In confirming the breach, the company’s chief executive Kevin Mandia said the nation-backed hackers have “top-tier offensive capabilities,” but did not attribute blame or say which government was behind the attack. Mandia, who founded Mandiant, the incident response f...
Tags: Security, Crime, Microsoft, Government, Tech, Spokesperson, Fbi, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Fireeye, National Security Agency, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Mandiant, Kevin Mandia, Mandia


Cyber insurance startup At-Bay raises $34M Series C, adds M12 as a new investor

Cybersecurity insurance startup At-Bay has raised $34 million in its Series C round, the company announced Tuesday. The round was led by Qumra Capital, a new investor. Microsoft’s venture fund M12, also a new investor, participated in the round alongside Acrew Capital, Khosla Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Munich Re Ventures, and Israeli entrepreneur Shlomo Kramer, who co-founded security firms Check Point and Imperva. It’s a huge move for the company, which only closed its Series ...
Tags: Security, Europe, New York, Microsoft, California, Los Angeles, Tech, Atlanta, Information Technology, Chicago, Internet Security, Computing, Portland, Dallas, Mountain View, Cyberwarfare


Two key UK military non-profits join forces to boost veteran training in cyber and tech

Advancements in the tech and the cyber threat landscape are creating vast job opportunities. The global cyber security market is projected to reach £210 billion by 2026. But in the UK, out of 952,000 working aged (16-64) UK military veterans and 15,000 service leavers a year, only 4% of them are working in tech and cyber. This is 20% lower than the non-veteran population. The cost to the UK economy of underemployed or unemployed veterans has been estimated at £1.5 billion over 5 years. This mean...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Chief executive officer, Tech, Cybercrime, Afghanistan, Military, Cyberattack, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Army, Director, Cyberwarfare, James Murphy, Data Security


Two key UK military nonprofits join forces to boost veteran training in cyber and tech

Advancements in the tech and the cyber threat landscape are creating vast job opportunities. The global cybersecurity market is projected to reach £210 billion by 2026. But in the U.K., out of 952,000 working-age (16-64) U.K. military veterans and 15,000 service leavers a year, only 4% of them are working in tech and cyber. This is 20% lower than the non-veteran population. The cost to the U.K. economy of underemployed or unemployed veterans has been estimated at £1.5 billion over five years. Th...
Tags: TC, Europe, UK, Tech, Cybercrime, Afghanistan, Military, Cyberattack, United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Army, Cyberwarfare, James Murphy, Data Security, Computer Security, Yugoslavia


Ivanti has acquired security firms MobileIron and Pulse Secure

IT security software company Ivanti has acquired two security companies: enterprise mobile security firm MobileIron, and corporate virtual network provider Pulse Secure. In a statement on Tuesday, Ivanti said it bought MobileIron for $872 million in stock, with 91% of the shareholders voting in favor of the deal; and acquired Pulse Secure from its parent company Siris Capital Group, but did not disclose the buying price. The deals have now closed. Ivanti was founded in 2017 after Clearlake Cap...
Tags: Security, Mobile, Enterprise, Tech, Ransomware, Cybercrime, Software, United Kingdom, Computing, Vpn, Hacker, Salt Lake City, Security Software, Cyberwarfare, MobileIron, Computer Security


How Hackers Could Trick Unwitting Scientists Into Producing Dangerous Genes

In a new letter to the editor pulled from the prestigious scientific journal Nature, a team of Israeli researchers pose a frankly wild-sounding question: could a computer hack result in a scientist being swindled into creating a piece of genetic code that’s harmful—or potentially toxic—rather than helpful?Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Dna, Cybersecurity, Cyberwarfare, DNA testing, Cyberbiosecurity, Biowarfare


Decrypted: Apple and Facebook’s privacy feud, Twitter hires Mudge, mysterious zero-days

Trump’s election denialism saw him retaliate in a way that isn’t just putting the remainder of his presidency in jeopardy, it’s already putting the next administration in harm’s way. In a stunning display of retaliation, Trump fired CISA director Chris Krebs last week after declaring that there was “no evidence that any voting system deleted or lost votes, changed votes or was in any way compromised,” a direct contradiction to the conspiracy-fueled fever dreams of the president who repeatedly...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Security, Startups, Facebook, Twitter, Privacy, Tech, Malware, Cybercrime, Cyberattack, Silicon Valley, Biden, Cyberwarfare, Computer Security, Cisa