Security researchers disclosed Monday that spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group was detected on the cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists, half affiliated with groups that Israel’s defense minister controversially claimed were involved in terrorism.
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A South Florida teen tried to get $5,000 from a state senator after threatening to release what he said were sexually explicit photos of her, authorities said.
Cybersecurity experts have some helpful advice to avoid being grinched by online scammers this holiday shopping season.
Charles H. Dolan Jr., the Clinton insider who secretly supplied information for the Democratic-financed anti-Trump dossier, was also the official spokesman for a Russian company that the dossier falsely accused of hacking the Democratic Party’s computers during the 2016 presidential campaign.
When Mark Zuckerberg announced ambitious plans to build the “metaverse” - a virtual reality construct intended to supplant the internet, merge virtual life with real life and create endless new playgrounds for everyone - he promised that “you’re going to able to do almost anything you can imagine.”
The Biden administration on Wednesday added Israeli tech and spyware firm NSO Group to the Commerce Department’s Entity List, a blacklist of foreign people and enterprises facing restrictions on their business in the U.S. because of national security concerns.
The National Rifle Association is facing a growing cyber headache caused by attackers who claim to have stolen data and by people manipulating social media to boost the bad news.
The U.S. government is scheduled to ask Britain’s High Court on Wednesday to overturn a judge’s decision that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not be sent to the United States to face espionage charges.
A cyberattack targeted gas stations Tuesday across Iran, shutting down a government system that manages fuel subsidies and leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines at shuttered stations.
Microsoft said Monday the same Russia-backed hackers responsible for the 2020 SolarWinds breach continue to attack the global technology supply chain and have been relentlessly targeting cloud service companies and others since summer.
Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told British lawmakers Monday that the social media giant stokes online hate and extremism, fails to protect children from harmful content and lacks any incentive to fix the problems, providing momentum for efforts by European governments working on stricter regulation of tech companies.
The Chinese government recently announced it now leads the world in upgrading its wired infrastructure, and security analysts are warning the new Internet Protocol Version 6 will only increase the danger from Beijing’s state hacking operations.
A member of the Federal Communications Commission wants to kick-start the process of thwarting the Biden administration from spending taxpayer dollars on Chinese drones from a company blacklisted by the Trump administration and warned about by President Biden’s Pentagon.
A network of digital spies with connections to Chinese interests has hacked part of the global telecommunications network to steal a large amount of cellphone data, according to a California-based cybersecurity firm.
Reps. Mike Johnson and Debbie Dingell have introduced a bipartisan resolution in the House that calls on big tech companies to create a rating board for digital applications to help shield children from inappropriate content.
Television station owner Sinclair said Monday a ransomware attack disrupted its network, interfering with news broadcasts across the company’s 185 stations over the weekend.
The Biden administration is warning the public about cyber threats against U.S. water systems that may affect clean drinking water in communities nationwide.
Amid an epidemic of ransomware attacks, the U.S. is sitting down to talk cybersecurity strategy this week with 30 countries while leaving out one key player — Russia.
The Biden administration ignored an explicit warning from the Pentagon about “cybersecurity concerns” tied to Chinese-made drones and drone parts, proceeding with the purchase of just such materials from a top Chinese company the Trump administration had previously blacklisted for national security reasons.