US mayors agree to boycott future ransomware attacks following hacking spree on city systems

US mayors agree to boycott future ransomware attacks following hacking spree on city systems

Numerous big cities across the United States have fallen victim to ransomware attacks costing the municipalities tens of millions of dollars to recover. While some city administrators refrain from giving in to ...
Huawei Fallout: UK Defence Minister Sacked Over Leak

Huawei Fallout: UK Defence Minister Sacked Over Leak

The surprising U.K. government position which we referenced in our prior piece on Huawei being a national security proxy for China wasn’t supposed to have been public knowledge. The information concerning the ...
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Is Huawei a National Security Proxy for China?

Is Huawei a National Security Proxy for China?

Much has been made of recent pronouncements in both the U.S. and the U.K. concerning whether the Chinese telecommunications giant Huawei is a national security threat. On the one hand, we have ...
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Russia Imprisoning Sources Associated With U.S. Election Meddling

Russia Imprisoning Sources Associated With U.S. Election Meddling

For those keeping score, the Russian Federation has been sending Russian intelligence officers to prison at a rapid clip. These officers were active in counterintelligence cyberoperations within the Russian Federation and are ...
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Huawei Sanction-Busting and Espionage Threat

Huawei: Sanction-Busting and Espionage Threat?

The chief financial officer (CFO) of Huawei was arrested Dec. 1 in Vancouver, Canada, on an outstanding arrest warrant issued by the United States, which alleges Meng Wanzhou, daughter of the company’s ...
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Russia Project Lakhta’s Accountant

Russia Meddling, Round Two: Project Lakhta’s Accountant

The U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ) has shown tremendous patience as it builds its case to identify those involved with the Russian election interference in the United States and elsewhere (Project Lakhta) ...
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Do Cybercriminals Get Extradited

Do Cybercriminals Ever Get Extradited?

Crime across the internet knows no boundaries, yet cybercriminals initiate their act from a physical location within the geographic boundaries of some nation. Therefore, it stands to reason that victims and law ...
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The Russian Bull’s-Eye on NSA

Last week the Wall Street Journal broke a story about yet another, as yet unidentified, National Security Agency (NSA) contractor who has been taken into custody for improper handling of classified materials ...
Dissecting China's Global Bilateral Cybersecurity Strategy

Dissecting China’s Global Bilateral Cybersecurity Strategy

Is China making nice in the cyberworld or is the company blowing smoke up our legs? Over the course of the past two years, we have seen China sign multiple bilateral cybersecurity ...
Global Voting Susceptible to Shenanigans

Global Voting Susceptible to Shenanigans

You did your civic duty and voted. Voting is important. Election results are pouring in and you’re glued to the internet watching the tabulations. This exercise is occurring around the world with ...