A number of U.S. government agencies have been compromised by hackers exploiting both known and newly found software flaws, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warned Tuesday.
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The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is set up to fail unless it receives at least $400 million more in funding, a bipartisan pair of lawmakers warned.
Facebook, Twitter and YouTube fought against lawmakers’ charges on Tuesday that the tech companies’ business is built on warping reality and addicting users.
The Biden administration said Monday that it was “standing down” the cyber unified coordination groups created to respond to the hacks of SolarWinds computer network management software and Microsoft Exchange servers.
Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, is proposing new data privacy legislation that would restrict the export of Americans’ data to certain countries where that information poses a national security risk to the United States.
Federal cyber officials on Thursday blamed the Russian Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) for the SolarWinds hack of computer network management software and the targeting of COVID-19 research.
The Biden administration imposed its first sanctions on Russia on Thursday to punish Moscow for the “SolarWinds” cyber-espionage attack against the U.S. government and private companies, and for efforts to influence the 2020 presidential election.
President Biden is nominating new officials to oversee federal cybersecurity policy on Monday, including the nation’s first cyber director.
Major technology leaders in Silicon Valley need a better understanding of the challenges posed by China, according to Peter Thiel, the high-technology venture capitalist and entrepreneur.
Facebook said it is working to get the personal data of more than 530 million Facebook users taken down from the web.
The leadership of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee wants the Biden administration to take accountability and provide more information on the SolarWinds hack of computer network management software afflicting the government.
The personal data of more than 500 million Facebook users became widely available online this weekend, although the social media giant said it fixed the vulnerability used by hackers two years ago.
Ransomware attacks are increasing steadily in 2021, according to the cybersecurity firm Check Point Research.
Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration’s head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department’s cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, The Associated Press has learned.
Facebook said Thursday it disrupted Chinese hackers who sought to infiltrate Facebook users’ accounts and distribute malware, primarily among Uyghur users.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai said he’s worried that changes to legal liability protections for tech platforms would restrict free speech and companies’ ability to protect their users.
Mark Zuckerberg: Tie legal protections to tech companies’ ability to ‘combat the spread’ of bad info
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants Congress to make legal liability protections for tech platforms conditional upon the platforms’ ability to censor unlawful information online.
Facebook said Monday that it deleted more than 1.3 billion “fake” accounts between October and December 2020 and has a staff of 35,000 employees focused on misinformation on its platforms.
Facebook insists that its forthcoming wearable technology that reads electrical signals from your brain will not actually read your mind.
Congress is fed up with a perceived lack of accountability from the federal government over who missed the SolarWinds hack of computer network management software that the federal government said compromised nine federal agencies.
The FBI said Wednesday it received a record number of complaints last year concerning internet crime, including thousands involving fraudsters seeking to capitalize off the coronavirus pandemic.
Researchers from the cybersecurity company McAfee said they discovered a likely Chinese espionage campaign targeting telecommunication companies.
China and Russia are engaged in sophisticated information warfare against the United States, spreading false narratives to undermine social cohesion and sow division, senior Pentagon intelligence officials disclosed Tuesday.
Congress-created commission warns of brain drain to China, pushes new artificial intelligence policy
The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence warned Congress on Friday that new policy prioritizing artificial intelligence is needed to prevent a brain drain to China.
Cybersecurity researchers said they discovered that hackers infected 10 apps in Google’s app store enabling them to gain full control over a victim’s phone and access to their financial credentials.
A federal elections panel recently adopted new voting equipment standards despite an outcry from cybersecurity professionals who warned that the changes will leave America’s digitized ballot boxes more vulnerable to hacks.
Chinese cyberattackers preyed on Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities to swipe information from a wide array of U.S. entities, according to Microsoft. Cybersecurity researchers at Volexity that assisted Microsoft assessed that the attacks began “as early as January 6, 2021,” the same day of the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
TikTok said Wednesday it tore down 347,225 videos in the second half of 2020 for U.S. election misinformation, disinformation and manipulated media.
SolarWinds CEO Sudhakar Ramakrishna told lawmakers on Tuesday that his company has not discovered how hackers breached his company since the intrusion was publicly disclosed late last year.