The #Cybersecurity 202: Even conservative #Democrats are savaging #GOP over election security

A group of centrist House Democrats that usually aims for bipartisanship is coming out swinging against Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other Republicans for blocking election security legislation. Members of the Democrats’ Blue Dog Coalition, which includes the conservative wing of the party, charged Republican senators with endangering the…

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Chinese hackers ‘targeted US aircraft carrier patrolling in South China Sea’ as legal battle raged over who should control the waters

Chinese hackers tried to steal information from a US aircraft carrier patrolling in the South China Sea when the country was under pressure to withdraw its claim over the waters. USS Ronald Reagan, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, was on patrol in July when a Chinese-based group launched the cyber-attack. A…

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Did the American Government Just Shut Down Wikileaks?

Early Monday morning, Politico reported that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange’s internet connection had been “cut” by a “state party.” This announcement was delivered via Twitter from other portions of the Wikileaks organization, which reassured its followers it had “activated the appropriate contingency plans.” This is assumed to mean that they…

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US Intelligence Sends Yahoo to Never-Never Land

American business has entered Never-Never Land, a bizarre place where our own government changes all the rules. Yahoo is the latest example. Reuters reported last week that Yahoo (YHOO) had complied with a classified U.S. government order to scan all Yahoo Mail traffic for certain information demanded by intelligence agencies….

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NEW YORK’S PROPOSED CYBER SECURITY RULES COULD HAVE FAR-REACHING EFFECTS ON BANKS, INSURERS, AND OTHER FINANCIAL FIRMS

The New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has recently proposed a detailed and wide-ranging set of cyber security regulations for insurers, banks, and other regulated financial entities. While the proposed requirements do not spell out what means may be used to enforce the requirements, nor possible penalties, the…

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Foreign spies behind Bureau of Meteorology hack

It’s official. Foreign spies compromised Australia’s government networks last year, and they got at us through our weather division. The Australian Cyber Security Centre has confirmed that a 2015 attack on servers at Australia’s Bureau of Meteorology was conducted by a “foreign intelligence service.” The attack saw two computers on…

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