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Cyberattacks

  1. explainer
    What’s Driving the Surge in Ransomware Attacks?From gas to meat, hackers keep disrupting large sectors of the economy. Here’s why the attacks are getting easier and what’s being done to stop them.
  2. business
    Hacked Colonial Pipeline System Had Less Security Than Your iPhoneCEO reveals VPN hit by Russian criminals didn’t use multifactor authentication. The attack caused a crippling gasoline shortage across the U.S.
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    DOJ Recovers Most of Colonial Pipeline’s Ransom Payment to HackersThe Department of Justice seized around 85 percent of the bitcoin the firm paid to Russian cybercriminals to stop their May attack.
  4. cyberattacks
    Biden Admin Warns Businesses of Increased Cybersecurity ThreatThe White House advised American firms to be vigilant in the wake of recent hacks on a major U.S. gas pipeline and beef producer.
  5. cyberattacks
    Beef Shortages Are Probably on the Way, Thanks to Latest HackClose to a fifth of U.S. beef production has been shut down following a ransomware attack on the firm JBS.
  6. explainer
    What We Know About the Colonial Pipeline ShutdownThe pipeline is now flowing as of 5 p.m. on Wednesday, though the company says it will take several days for supply to return to normal.
  7. cyber security
    Inside the Midterm Campaigns’ Fight to Stop Cyber Attacks — Before It’s Too LateEven if campaigns internalize 2016’s lessons — and have yet to be targeted — it’s likely they’re still behind on preempting the next round of threats.
  8. election hacking
    White House Reportedly Killed Bipartisan Bill to Fight Election HackingThe Secure Elections Act looked like a sure thing to become law, until it didn’t.
  9. cyber attacks
    DNC Mistook Cybersecurity Drill for AttackThe DNC told the FBI that hackers had tried to gain access to its voter database. Turns out, a local Democratic Party was running a drill.
  10. cyber security
    Microsoft Uncovers More Russian Hacking Attempts Ahead of MidtermsThe company seized six sites targeting the U.S. Senate and conservative think tanks, which were created by hackers linked to the Russian government.
  11. cyber attacks
    Trump Makes It Easier for the Military to Launch CyberattacksAn Obama-era rule requiring interagency review prior to a cyberattack is kaput.
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    Does a Hacker Hero Always Have to Have a Past?Marcus Hutchins single-handedly stopped one of the most dangerous cyberattacks ever. Then the FBI arrested him.
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    New ‘Industroyer’ Virus Is Designed to Take Down Power GridsHow do you say “lights out” in Russian?
  14. cybersecurity
    Envisioning the Hack That Could Take Down New York CityThe day cars drove themselves into walls and the hospitals froze. A scenario that could happen based on what already has.