Counterintelligence agents from the FBI and Pentagon are pursuing a suspected foreign agent posing as a Navy officer who offered fraudulent contracts to defense contractors in a bid to obtain sensitive and embargoed American technology.
A Chinese cyber security firm is covertly working with Beijing’s Ministry of State Security intelligence service in conducting cyber espionage operations, according to Pentagon intelligence officials.
Preinstalled software discovered on some Android smartphones covertly monitors users, transmitting all text messages and location information to China every 72 hours, according to U.S.-based security contractors.
Senior Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham urged Congress on Tuesday to investigate Russia’s role in the series of cyber attacks directed at U.S. political organizations leading up to last week’s elections, potentially forestalling Donald Trump’s desire for improved relations with President Vladimir Putin.
The CEO of a San Diego-based cyber security firm has resigned after he publicly threatened to kill President-elect Donald Trump amid last week’s election results.
Each of the 50 states has reportedly reached out to the Department of Homeland Security for help with security at the polls, amid increased worries about Election Day hacks.
Russia’s senior political leadership has helped the Kremlin build one of the most aggressive “cyber armies” in the world by playing a central role in recruiting hackers for cyber units that are housed within various national ministries and military divisions, according to an investigation released Monday.
NATO’s former top commander recommended the U.S. government respond to Russia’s attempts to influence the presidential election through non-cyber means, emphasizing that a “null” answer would merely reward Moscow’s bad behavior.
The FBI is warning companies to protect themselves from cyber attacks from a newly released malware that disrupted a large segment of the Internet in the United States last month.
British spy agency MI5 has hired hundreds of additional agents to prepare the United Kingdom amid a growing threat from Russia, the service’s director general told the Guardian in an interview published Tuesday.