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Threat-hunter says Iran is stepping up the sophistication of its cyberattacks


In the months since the Oct. 7 attacks on Israel, Iran has increased its cyber-hacking operations, according to Gil Messing, the chief of staff at Tel Aviv-based Check Point Software. The “Click Here” podcast talks to Messing about the latest.

In this June 19, 2017, file photo, a person types on a laptop keyboard in North Andover, Massachusetts. 

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Son of Conti: Ransomware tries its hand at politics

Chinese policemen patrol the bund area in Shanghai, June 1, 2022.

Massive data breach in China raises questions around govt’s responsibility in securing data, expert says

In this photo provided by US Navy, the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Illinois (SSN 786) returns home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from a deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility

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How Russia laid the groundwork for future disinformation campaigns


Nina Jankowicz describes how relocating the Bronze Soldier statue in Tallinn, Estonia, made the country vulnerable to a cyberattack over a decade ago that laid some of the groundwork for Russia’s future disinformation campaigns.

When it comes to protecting your cyber identity, two tips that cybersecurity experts offer are to use a password manager and two-factor authentication (when possible).

In the midst of complex hacking operations, here are simple tips to improve your cybersecurity


With data breaches popping up on a regular basis, what is a computer owner to maintain his or her cybersecurity? Here are a few tips.

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Watch: Full Senate hearing on Russian hacking and US cybersecurity


US spy chiefs insisted Thursday they have strong evidence that Russia mounted an unprecedented bid to disrupt the American election, standing firm in the face of Donald Trump’s refusal to accept their conclusions.

US Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Geneva on January 14, 2015.

While the US and Iran pursue a nuclear arms deal, their cyberwar continues


There’s a good chance the US and Iran could be close to a nuclear arms deal. But even as the negotiations continue in Geneva, both countries are still carrying out cyberwarfare campaigns against the other.

A cyber security analyst works in a watch and warning center at a Department of Homeland Security cyber security defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory.

A huge intelligence screw-up turned the government and private companies into cyberwarfare partners


Today, many private companies have serious cybersecurity chops — but it hasn’t been that way for long. Journalist Shane Harris describes the major hacking incident that forced corporations to get serious about cyberwarfare in an excerpt from his book, “@WAR: The Rise of the Military-Internet Complex.”