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    When it comes to cybersecurity, the White House tries to be as clean as it can be.President Obama and his top officials all practice good “cyber hygiene” so that their accounts and sensitive information are safe from hackers, press secretary Josh...

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    Tech companies trying to lock government agents out of people's devices are helping to build a “zone of lawlessness,” a top Justice Department official warned on TuesdayLeslie Caldwell, the department’s assistant attorney general for its criminal...

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    A pair of Senate Democrats wants to require car companies take steps to protect their vehicles from hackers.Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced their plans to introduce legislation on Wednesday, two days after a...

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    The shadowy world of hackers is full of unknowns, and power is continuously changing hands as decentralized hacker chains form and break.With breaches littering the headlines, it can be hard to remember which group is responsible for which attack —...

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    A bipartisan pair of House lawmakers is rolling out draft legislation to protect people whose data may have been stolen by hackers."Until today, Washington has been asleep at the switch while millions of Americans have had their personal information...

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    Foreign cyber spies and other hackers have infiltrated the Department of the Interior 19 times in recent years, according to a recent government watchdog report.The intrusions — from China, Europe and elsewhere — put unknown amounts of agency data...

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    With federal agencies and federal contractors under daily attack from cyber criminals, nation-states and others, thousands of so-called "white hat" ethical hackers are ready to enlist in the battle.And longtime open source proponent Marten Mickos is...

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    It is embarrassingly easy to hack medical devices, experts warn, creating a new security threat that could have life-or-death consequences. Among the many devices vulnerable to hackers are drug infusion pumps, which could be jimmied to deliver...

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    The security firm investigating the hack of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) is pushing back on claims that the breach was the work of a lone hacker and not the Russian government.“CrowdStrike stands fully by its analysis and findings...

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    A Georgia trader has pleaded guilty to making illegal trades based off of stolen, unpublished press releases obtained from hackers who broke into three business newswires.The scheme — which resulted in the theft of more than 150,000 press releases...

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    Local officials in North Carolina have decided not to pay hackers who are demanding a $23,000 ransom in return for stolen data.Dena Diorio, the manager of Mecklenburg County, announced the decision Wednesday afternoon hours after telling reporters...

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    A top White House cybersecurity official is leaving the National Security Council and returning to the National Security Agency, the latest in a string of departures from the White House national security team.President Trump’s cybersecurity...

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    A U.S.-based cybersecurity firm has uncovered a new “highly active” espionage group believed to be based in Iran that is breaking into networks of government organizations and other firms located in the Middle East.Symantec released information...

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    A Russian man accused of launching a major hacking campaign against U.S. financial institutions was extradited to the United States on Monday, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York announced Friday.Andrei Tyurin was...

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    North Korea blasted a U.S. complaint alleging the country was behind several global cyberattacks, calling the charges a “smear campaign” that could undermine talks between the two countries.Han Yong Song, a researcher at the Institute for...

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    Congress did not pass the bipartisan Secure Elections Act. This means in the two years since Russian interference disrupted our election systems, we have failed to improve security around the technologies that support our election processes....