Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee

From left, Chris Cox, chief product officer for Meta, Neal Mohan, chief product officer for YouTube, Vanessa Pappas, chief operating officer for TikTok, and Jay Sullivan, general manager of Bluebird Twitter, are sworn in during a US Senate Homeland Security hearing regarding social media’s impact on homeland security and disinformation on September 14, 2022. The executives are under fire for the vast amount of disinformation on their platforms, but they say if the Supreme Court upholds Texas and Florida laws seeking to ban them from curating content the problem will grow much worse. (Photo by STEFANI REYNOLDS/AFP via Getty Images)

Senators slam social media companies for failure to keep disinformation from going viral

Tech executives say they are working hard to fight disinformation, but lawmakers and critics say they simply aren't doing enough.
U.S. Sen. Gary Peters (right), D-Mich., speaks to the media as Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. and Sen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., look on following the weekly Democratic policy luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 1, 2022 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Senate report criticizes feds’ approach to ransomware investigations

The federal government is not responding effectively to the ransomware crisis, according to a report from the Senate Homeland Security panel.
Christopher Wray, threats, FBI ransomware reporting
FBI Director Christopher Wray testifies on Capitol Hill. Also pictured are National Security Agency Director General Paul Nakasone, Director of National Intelligence Avril Haines and CIA Director William Burns. (Photo by Saul Loeb-Pool/Getty Images)

Senate ransomware investigation says FBI leaving victims in the lurch

The report includes three case studies of ransomware attacks against U.S. companies within the past five years.