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US sanctions LockBit members after ransomware takedown

The U.S. government has sanctioned two key members of LockBit, the Russian-speaking hacking and extortion gang accused of launching ransomware attacks against victims across the U.S. and international

Microsoft lost its keys, and the government got hacked

Microsoft still doesn’t know — or want to share — how China-backed hackers stole a key that allowed them to stealthily break into dozens of email inboxes, including those belonging to severa

Scammers publish ads for hacking services on government websites

Scammers have published various advertisements for hacking services on the official websites of multiple U.S. state, county and local governments, a federal agency, as well as numerous universities. T

Biden executive order bans federal agencies from using commercial spyware

The Biden administration on Monday announced a new executive order that would broadly ban U.S. federal agencies from using commercially developed spyware that poses threats to human rights and nationa

TikTok CEO takes to the app to announce company’s more than 150M active users in the US

Ahead of his testimony before Congress on Thursday, TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew announced in a TikTok video that the video app now has more than 150 million users in the U.S. — up from 100 million in 20

A hack at ODIN Intelligence exposes a huge trove of police raid files

The breach exposes the police tech firm's own systems but also confidential law enforcement data uploaded by ODIN's police customers.

What the CHIPS and Science Act means for the future of the semiconductor industry

A look at how the CHIPS Act and Executive Order 14028 relate, what they mean for semiconductor firms and why the highs and lows of American semiconductor manufacturing boil down to one thing: Security

Dear Sophie: Is there a way to keep working in the US after my J-1 visa expires?

I'm a Fulbright scholar on a J-1 visa. I’ve been told that after my J-1 ends, I’m required to return to my country for two years. Is there a way I can stay in the U.S.?

What we learned when Twitter whistleblower Mudge testified to Congress

A ticking bomb of security vulnerabilities. Covering up security failures. Duping regulators and misleading lawmakers. These are just some of the allegations when Twitter’s ex-security lead turn

Huawei offers satellite SOS in China where Apple’s is unavailable

A day before Apple unveiled its highly anticipated satellite-powered SOS feature for iPhone 14, Huawei announced its own equivalent. The Chinese telecoms equipment and smartphone giant said its flagsh

North Korea’s Lazarus hackers are exploiting Log4j flaw to hack US energy companies

Security researchers have linked a new cyber espionage campaign targeting U.S., Canadian and Japanese energy providers to the North Korean state-sponsored Lazarus hacking group. Threat intelligence co

Nvidia the latest collateral damage in US-China tech war

Nvidia, the world’s largest maker of artificial intelligence chips, is at the heart of a new round of U.S. tech sanctions targeting China. Nvidia noted in an SEC filing that the U.S. government

Former US CFTC commissioner says crypto space has ‘dire need for regulatory clarity’

Companies — crypto or otherwise — that refuse to comply with clear regulations are not going to succeed, according to Dawn Stump, the former commissioner at the Commodity Futures Trading Commissio

US SEC Chair Gensler reiterates crypto stance, frustrating those seeking clarity

Some say the lack of requirements for the crypto industry leaves platforms to innovate in the dark.

LockBit ransomware group downed by DDoS after claiming Entrust breach

The LockBit ransomware gang is claiming responsibility for the July cyberattack against cybersecurity giant Entrust, but with a twist — the group is also accusing its latest victim of a counterattac

What you might have missed at Black Hat and Def Con 2022

Hackers, researchers, cybersecurity companies and government officials descended on Las Vegas last week for Black Hat and Def Con, a cybersecurity double-bill that’s collectively referred to as “h

US unmasks alleged Conti ransomware operative, offers $10M for intel

The U.S. government said it will offer up to $10 million for information related to five people believed to be high-ranking members of the notorious Russia-backed Conti ransomware gang. The reward is

Amazon-owned MGM makes a viral video show with surveillance footage from Amazon-owned Ring

MGM (which is owned by Amazon) is making a viral video show based on footage from Ring security cameras (also owned by Amazon). The syndicated television show, “Ring Nation,” is poised to

Luta Security and Emsisoft discuss how to fight ransomware at Disrupt

Ransomware is an exponentially growing global threat. Here are just a few examples from 2022: Costa Rica declared a national emergency after a $20 million ransomware attack; ransomware caused one of t

Regulators should address crypto ‘garbage’ first, former SEC Chairman Clayton says

Stablecoins, CFTC oversight are among the first issues the U.S. Senate hopes to tackle in a bipartisan crypto bill.
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