Cybersecurity

Chinese-backed hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine firm Moderna

Chinese government-linked hackers targeted biotech company Moderna Inc , a leading U.S.-based coronavirus vaccine research developer, earlier this year in a bid to steal valuable data, according to a U.S…. read more Chinese-backed hackers targeted COVID-19 vaccine firm Moderna

Hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Elite hackers tried to break into the World Health Organization earlier this month, sources told Reuters, part of what a senior agency official said was a more than two-fold increase… read more Hackers target WHO as coronavirus cyberattacks spike

Twitter says Olympics, IOC accounts hacked

Twitter  said on Saturday that an official Twitter account of the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) media Twitter account had been hacked and temporarily locked. The accounts were… read more Twitter says Olympics, IOC accounts hacked

Elections: US counterintel strategy emphasizes protection of democracy

The U.S. government’s top counterintelligence official said Monday that he was concerned Russia or other foreign adversaries could exploit the chaos of the Iowa caucuses to sow distrust in the… read more Elections: US counterintel strategy emphasizes protection of democracy

FBI probes use of Israeli firm’s spyware in personal and government hacks

The FBI is investigating the role of Israeli spyware vendor NSO Group Technologies in possible hacks on American residents and companies as well as suspected intelligence gathering on governments, according… read more FBI probes use of Israeli firm’s spyware in personal and government hacks

Hacking the Media Hacks

Daniel Greenfield, When is hacking wrong? Don’t ask the hacks. What’s a four-letter word meaning digital intrusion and clueless liar with a press pass? Nothing brings out the hacks like… read more Hacking the Media Hacks

How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks

Mint Press News – by Whitney Webb If the networks of the U.S. military, the U.S. intelligence community and a slew of other U.S. federal agencies were running the software… read more How an Israeli Spy-Linked Tech Firm Gained Access to the US Gov’t’s Most Classified Networks

U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok

The U.S. government has launched a national security review of TikTok owner Beijing ByteDance Technology Co’s $1 billion acquisition of U.S. social media app Musical.ly, according to three people familiar… read more U.S. opens national security investigation into TikTok

Data thieves: Thousands of taxpayer returns stolen: IRS

Data thieves gain access to 100,000 U.S. taxpayers’ information: IRS

Is Your Flight safe? Hacker case points to deeper cyber issues