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Cyberattacks

Biden to host tech, finance and energy CEOs for security summit at White House following wave of cyberattacks

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) response and vaccination program during a speech in the East Room at the White House in Washington, August 18, 2021. Elizabeth Frantz | Reuters President Joe Biden will meet......

As Cyberattacks Surge, Security Start-Ups Reap the Rewards

New York Times
On a Friday evening in October, Mr. Chandna, the Greylock venture capitalist, introduced the chief executive of an email security company he had invested in, Abnormal Security, to another investor, he said. That investor, Venky Ganesan of Menlo Ventures, who had been pursuing a meeting with the chief executive, Evan......

Biden’s fury at Chinese cyberattacks prompts him to … issue a statement (Seriously)

NYPost
Post Editorial Board China’s in trouble now: President Joe Biden is really, really angry about its cyberattacks. So angry that the White House on Monday issued a condemnation that actually cited China by name. Oooooh! Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page –......

U.S. plans to reward up to $10 million in ransomware probe

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here U.S. plans to reward up to $10 million in ransomware probe – CBS News Watch CBSN Live As ransomware attacks increase, the U.S. government is offering a huge reward for information about those behind cyberattacks. Jeff Pegues reports. Be......

Don’t expect Russians to stop state-sponsored cyberattacks, Obama defense official says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Former Obama defense official Evelyn Farkas told CNBC that she doesn’t think the Russian government will stop state-sponsored cyberattacks against the U.S., despite President Joe Biden’s meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva on Wednesday. “There are Russian state-sponsored......

‘There has been no hostility,’ Putin says, and denies Russian role in cyberattacks.

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, emerging from his first meeting with President Biden, said Wednesday that the talks had gone well. “There has been no hostility,” Mr. Putin declared. “On the contrary, our meeting took place in......

With cyberattacks on the rise, organizations are already bracing for devastating quantum hacks

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Amidst the houses and the car parks sits GCHQ, the Government Communications Headquarters, in this aerial photo taken on October 10, 2005. David Goddard | Getty Images LONDON — A little-known U.K. company called Arqit is quietly preparing businesses and......

White House pushes for companies to take ransomware more seriously after high-profile cyberattacks

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here In a memo sent out Thursday morning, the National Security Council’s top cyber official, Anne Neuberger, writes to corporate executives and business leaders that the private sector needs to better understand its critical role. “All organizations must recognize that......

U.S. needs to put more pressure on the perpetrators of recent cyberattacks, congressman says

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The U.S. needs to put more pressure on the perpetrators of the recent cyberattacks that have befallen the country, Rep. Jim Langevin, D-R.I., told CNBC on Tuesday. “This is getting more and more serious,” said Langevin, who serves on the......

U.S. seizes two domains used in cyberattacks that mimicked USAID communications

Reuters
Signage is seen at the headquarters of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ) in Washington, D.C., U.S., May 10, 2021. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly The U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday that it had seized two Internet domains that had been used in spear-phishing attacks that mimicked email communications from the......

Biden Administration to Require Pipeline Companies to Report Cyberattacks

New York Times
The Biden administration will announce on Thursday that it is requiring the nation’s pipeline companies to report to the government any time they are hit with a significant cyberattack, and to create 24-hour emergency centers for such episodes. The move is the first of several, administration officials said on Wednesday......

Biden administration slaps new sanctions on Russia for cyberattacks, election interference

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden (L) and President Vladimir Putin. Getty Images The Biden administration imposed a raft of new sanctions against Moscow on Thursday over alleged interference in the 2020 election, a colossal cyberattack against U.S. government and corporate networks, illegal......

Cyberattacks Discovered on Vaccine Distribution Operations

New York Times
A series of cyberattacks is underway aimed at the companies and government organizations that will be distributing coronavirus vaccines around the world, IBM’s cybersecurity division has found, though it is unclear whether the goal is to steal the technology for keeping the vaccines refrigerated in transit or to sabotage the......

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