The day after President Trump issued executive orders to ban Chinese-owned social media apps TikTok and WeChat, Sanjay Virmani of the FBI's San Francisco office shared insights on the Chinese cyberthreat, election security and crime trends in the wake of COVID-19.
President Donald Trump's executive order banning the Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat apps could prove to be unenforceable, some privacy and security specialists say. But some Republican lawmakers hailed the move, citing the national security risks posed by the apps.
President Donald Trump, citing national security concerns, has signed two executive orders that will ban the Chinese-owned social media platforms TikTok and WeChat from the U.S. within 45 days. The orders appear designed to accelerate the sale of the two platforms to American firms.
High-wattage IoT devices and appliances, such as connected refrigerators, air conditioners and heaters, could be turned into massive botnets by malicious actors and used to influence energy prices, according to an academic study released at Black Hat 2020.
One day, you may drive your Tesla Cybertruck on Cyber Monday to your cybersecurity job, backed by a cyber insurance policy as you safeguard cyberspace against the threat of cyberwar. Or cyber whatever, since we've obviously entered the era of "maximum cyber." But what does cyber even mean?
A security researcher says voting equipment in the U.S. is still riddled with security flaws that opportunistic foreign adversaries could use to pose a threat to the November election. Meanwhile, the director of CISA calls Russian ransomware attacks one of the biggest threats to the election.
Is Microsoft coming to TikTok's rescue? It appears that's a very strong possibility following President Donald Trump's threat Friday to ban the app in the U.S. Microsoft hasn't committed to buying part of TikTok, but says if it did, it would bring the popular app world-class security and privacy protections.
Hackers with suspected ties to North Korea targeted U.S. aerospace and defense firms with fake job offer emails sent to employees, according to security firm McAfee. The messages contained malware designed to gain a foothold in networks and gather data.
The European Union has imposed its first sanctions against individuals and entities from Russia, China and North Korea for their alleged roles in hacking activities and cyberattacks that targeted EU citizens and organizations.
Federal prosecutors have filed a superseding indictment with additional charges against two former Twitter employees and a Saudi national who were originally charged in November. They're alleged to have gathered data on behalf of the Saudi Arabian government.
In a private industry alert, the FBI warns U.S. firms of possible malware hidden in tax software the Chinese government requires companies doing business in the nation to use. The warning follows reports by Trustwave about backdoors that can give hackers access to entire networks.
Lazarus Group, a sophisticated hacking group associated with the North Korean government, is using a new malware framework to spread ransomware and steal databases from victims, according to security firm Kaspersky.
The U.S. Department of Justice has charged two Chinese nationals with hacking into the systems of hundreds of organizations in the U.S. and abroad. The suspects' activities allegedly included probing for vulnerabilities in systems at companies developing COVID-19 vaccines, treatments and testing tech.
The British government was underprepared for Russia's alleged attempts to influence the outcomes of the Brexit referendum in 2016 and the 2017 general election and failed to conduct adequate investigations, according to a report by the U.K. Parliament's Intelligence and Security Committee.