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States Plead for Cybersecurity Funds as Hacking Threat Surges
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States Plead for Cybersecurity Funds as Hacking Threat Surges

Cash-strapped state and local governments are looking to Congress for funds to improve cybersecurity.

Virtual Army Rising Up to Protect Healthcare Groups From Hackers
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Virtual Army Rising Up to Protect Healthcare Groups From Hackers

White-hat hackers are helping thwart cybercriminals attempting to exploit healthcare organizations' increased reliance on networks during the COVID-19 pandemic....

Microsoft, MasterCard, Hewlett Foundation Launch Institute to Investigate Cyberattacks
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Microsoft, MasterCard, Hewlett Foundation Launch Institute to Investigate Cyberattacks

Microsoft, MasterCard, the Hewlett Foundation, and other organizations have jointly announced the launch of an institute to probe cyberattacks and help their victims...

Coast Guard Calls for Ships to ­pdate Their Systems After Malware Attack
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Coast Guard Calls for Ships to ­pdate Their Systems After Malware Attack

The U.S. Coast Guard is recommending all ships update their cybersecurity, following a February malware attack on a vessel that "significantly degraded" its computer...

Escalating Battle with Huawei Ensnares ­S Allies
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Escalating Battle with Huawei Ensnares ­S Allies

The Trump administration's standoff with Chinese tech giant Huawei is entering a new phase, one that could put existing intelligence-sharing agreements with U.S...

Shuttering of NSA Surveillance Program Emboldens Privacy Groups
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Shuttering of NSA Surveillance Program Emboldens Privacy Groups

The potential end to a controversial National Security Agency phone records collection program is energizing privacy groups and lawmakers who have long called for...

Lawmakers Put Pentagon's Cyber in Their Sights
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Lawmakers Put Pentagon's Cyber in Their Sights

Congress has a new rising target when it comes to cyber: The Pentagon.

Washington Fears New Threat from 'Deepfake' Videos
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Washington Fears New Threat from 'Deepfake' Videos

Lawmakers and experts are sounding the alarm about "deepfakes," forged videos that look remarkably real, warning they will be the next phase in disinformation campaigns...

Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm
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Mobile Providers at Center of Privacy Storm

Major wireless providers are facing new scrutiny into their privacy practices after a bombshell report sparked a public outcry and questions from lawmakers.

Social Media Companies Grapple with New Forms of Political Misinformation
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Social Media Companies Grapple with New Forms of Political Misinformation

Social media companies are struggling to contain new forms of political misinformation on their platforms that bubbled up during this year's midterm elections. ...

Researchers ­nveil Tool to Track Disinformation on Social Media
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Researchers ­nveil Tool to Track Disinformation on Social Media

Researchers released a new tool Wednesday to track how many stories posted on social media are coming from sources known to publish disinformation.

Cyber Report Details Tricks ­sed by Hackers to Target Critical Infrastructure
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Cyber Report Details Tricks ­sed by Hackers to Target Critical Infrastructure

A cybersecurity firm says it uncovered the methods and tools hackers use to target critical infrastructure organizations, activity it observed by creating a website...

Spotlight Falls on Russian Threat to ­ndersea Cables
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Spotlight Falls on Russian Threat to ­ndersea Cables

The Trump administration's new sanctions on Russia are casting light on the threat posed to the undersea cables that carry the world's electronic communications...

Senate Intel: Russia Waged '­nprecedented' Cyber Campaign on ­.S. Voting Systems
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Senate Intel: Russia Waged '­nprecedented' Cyber Campaign on ­.S. Voting Systems

The Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday released the unclassified version of its investigation into Russian cyberattacks on digital U.S. voting systems ahead...

Sessions: Congress May Need to 'Take Action' on Encryption
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Sessions: Congress May Need to 'Take Action' on Encryption

Attorney General Jeff Sessions indicated in a Monday speech that Congress may ultimately have to wade into the debate about federal law enforcement agencies unlocking encrypted...

Lawmakers Question FBI Director on Encryption
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Lawmakers Question FBI Director on Encryption

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is pressing FBI Director Christopher Wray on the bureau's efforts to unlock encrypted devices after a critical watchdog report. ...

Five Things to Know about Russian Attacks on the Energy Grid
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Five Things to Know about Russian Attacks on the Energy Grid

Trump administration officials on Thursday accused the Russian government of staging a multi-year cyberattack campaign against the energy grid and other elements...

FBI Chief Signals Need to ­nderstand Potential Threats Tied to Cryptocurrency
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FBI Chief Signals Need to ­nderstand Potential Threats Tied to Cryptocurrency

FBI Director Christopher Wray on Wednesday said the bureau must be prepared to confront a new set of emerging cyber threats.

Lawmakers Worry about Rise of Fake Video Technology 
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Lawmakers Worry about Rise of Fake Video Technology 

Lawmakers are concerned that advances in video manipulation technology could set off a new era of fake news. Now legislators say they want to start working on fixes...

Security Fears Spark Crackdown on Chinese Tech
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Security Fears Spark Crackdown on Chinese Tech

The federal government is taking steps to reduce the presence of some Chinese technology firms in American markets.
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