How Xi Jinping leveled-up China's hacking teams

China's investments in cybersecurity education set the stage for a new, more prolific era of digital espionage.

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White House expected to issue executive order reining in spyware

by Tonya Riley

The prospect of an executive order limiting use of spyware within U.S. intelligence unleashes potentially even more debate in Washington.

Iranian hackers use Log4Shell to mine crypto on federal computer system

by AJ Vicens

A flaw in a ubiquitous open-source software library is still being exploited nearly a year after its discovery.

'No guns, no guards, no gates.' NSA opens up to outsiders in fight for cybersecurity

by Suzanne Smalley

NSA cyberthreat analysts working at the Cybersecurity Collaboration Center now team up with more than 250 partners from across the defense industrial base and private cybersecurity firms.

FBI director says he's 'extremely concerned' about China's ability to weaponize TikTok

by Suzanne Smalley

Christopher Wray said China could control TikTok's algorithm to support anti-American information operations, posing a serious risk.

White House cyber official advocates nimbler NATO to confront digital threats

by Suzanne Smalley

White House official Anne Neuberger met with NATO officials in Rome to help craft plans to more rapidly respond to cyberthreats.

Notorious Russian military hacking crew behind October ransomware attacks on Ukraine, Poland

by AJ Vicens

Researchers at Microsoft said a ransomware attack on transportation and logistics companies was the work of Russian military intelligence

Insurance giant settles NotPetya lawsuit, signaling cyber insurance shakeup

by Suzanne Smalley

Cyber insurance have already started to find other ways to avoid covering losses related to cyberattacks linked to nation-state hackers.

White House seeks international cooperation to thwart growing ransomware threat

by Tonya Riley

During the International Counter Ransomware Summit in Washington, participants will discuss how to increase resilience against ransomware.

From 'Generation Kill' to driving digital diplomacy: Nate Fick digs into role as first U.S. cyber ambassador

by Suzanne Smalley

Fick says the State Department 'has a rightful place to assert leadership' when it comes to setting American cyber policy.

U.S. sanctions two Iranian cyber operatives over crackdowns on Mahsa Amini protests

by AJ Vicens

The pair started a cyber training academy that supports Iranian intelligence in the brutal response to protests, the U.S. government said.

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