21 Feb 2020

DOD DISA discloses data breach

Last week, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) sent letters to DISA employees notifying them of a security incident in which a DISA system might have been compromised. The DISA provides secure telecommunications and IT support for the White House, US diplomats and military troops. The breach occurred sometime between

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20 Feb 2020

U.S. Government Issues Powerful Cyberattack Warning As Gas Pipeline Forced Into Two Day Shut Down

The US government has issued a warning after a major cyberattack hit a gas compression facility, forcing the operation to shut down as the facility struggled to recover. According to the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA), the attack involved ransomware and targeted a natural gas facility, however, the location of

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04 Feb 2020

Missile Engineer Arrested After Taking Secret Info to China

The FBI announced that they have arrested a US defense contractor employee who worked at Raytheon for taking classified information with him on an undisclosed trip to China. China-born Arizona resident Wei Sun worked for Raytheon for over 10 years as an electrical engineer, working on Raytheon’s missile systems program.

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03 Feb 2020

The Defense Department Wants to Use the Atmosphere as a Sensor

The Pentagon unveiled plans to explore projects that use the atmosphere as a sensor that detects potential disruptions to the planet. On Thursday, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Defense Sciences Office will hold a small conference to initiate the program, named AtmoSense. A spokesperson stated that the project seeks

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31 Jan 2020

Iranian hackers target US government workers in new campaign

Government-backed Iranian hackers have recently been targeting US federal workers, aiming to compromise government systems by attacking servers with malware. The hacking attempts have been traced back to a threat actor group named APT34, which first began launching attacks against the US six years ago on the behalf of the

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29 Jan 2020

States Sue Trump Administration Over 3D-Printed Gun Regulations

Twenty states and the District of Columbia have joined together to challenge the regulation of ghost guns, or 3D gun models available online, set in place by the Trump administration. The new rules put forth by the administration will go into effect in March and will effectively remove the software

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02 Jan 2020

Microsoft Takes North Korean Hacking Group Thallium to Court

On December 18, Microsoft filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia against the North Korean cyber espionage and hacking group Thallium. The lawsuit claims that the group broke into Microsoft customers’ accounts via spear-phishing attacks with the goal of obtaining sensitive user information.

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06 Dec 2019

US Sets $5 Million Bounty For Russian Hacker Behind Zeus Banking Thefts

Maksim Yakubets and his associates are accused of stealing tens of millions of dollars using Zeus and Dridex malware. The Department of Justice, the FBI, and the US State Department announced on Thursday that they are offering a $5 million reward for information leading to the arrest of Yakubets or

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