The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has issued a bulletin to law enforcement agencies warning that Russian cyber attacks in the US are possible if Ukraine is invaded.
New national security memorandum from the Biden administration looks to provide the active cyber defenses of the US with a boost. The move brings crucial federal systems in line with the tougher cyber standards applied to civilian systems.
The tech giants are claiming that the antitrust bills would harm consumer security and privacy, by "breaking" services such as Gmail and search bars.
A new proposed privacy bill, The Banning Surveillance Advertising Act, would restrict ad targeting to context and to generalized location data that goes no further than the city level.
CISA stresses that "significant" Log4j breaches have not yet been found in the networks of federal agencies or critical infrastructure, but that it is not yet possible to assess whether the vulnerability is present across all of these disparate systems.
The fallout from the Pegasus spyware incident has prompted the Biden administration to issue a warning to the general public about commercial surveillance tools, offering advice for self-protection to journalists and dissidents.
The Office of the Attorney General of New York has recorded 1.1 million compromised accounts. The stolen logins were put to use in credential stuffing attacks against a variety of "well-known" online retail, food and delivery businesses.
Legal action may be forthcoming for organizations that do not patch Log4j. The FTC has issued an alert that references the Equifax breach (which ended in a settlement of $700 million) as a precedent.
Grinch bots have been a problem in the retail space for years and even beyond the Christmas season, snapping up everything from concert tickets to new video games.
Two Iranian hackers have been indicted for election interference, charged with stealing information from state voter rolls to personally target thousands of individual voters as well as members of Congress and campaign staffers.