Overflowing Water Tank Linked to Russian Cyber Attack

A water tank in Texas overflowed after a cyber attack in January, and a new report is linking the incident to hackers backed by the Russian government. On Jan. 18, city officials in Muleshoe were alerted to an overflowing water Read More …

US 911 emergency call line outage resolved in some areas

Emergency services on the 911 telephone call line were restored late on Wednesday in parts of the United States, officials said, following a widespread outage across all of South Dakota and in parts of Nebraska, Nevada and Texas. Officials in Read More …

DHS: Applications Open for FY24 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grants

WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today released the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). Administered by the DHS Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) and Read More …

Change Healthcare faces another ransomware threat – and it looks credible

For months, Change Healthcare has faced an immensely messy ransomware debacle that has left hundreds of pharmacies and medical practices across the United States unable to process claims. Now, thanks to an apparent dispute within the ransomware criminal ecosystem, it Read More …

Government Consulting Firm GMA Reports a Massive Data Breach That Revealed 341,650 Social Security Numbers

In the ever-evolving digital landscape, where data breaches seem to be more of a certainty than a possibility, the recent revelation by Greylock McKinnon Associates (GMA) marks a significant moment of concern for privacy advocates, cybersecurity professionals, and individuals alike. Read More …

Thousands of LG TVs are vulnerable to takeover

As many as 91,000 LG TVs face the risk of being commandeered unless they receive a just-released security update patching four critical vulnerabilities discovered late last year. The vulnerabilities are found in four LG TV models that collectively comprise slightly Read More …

US looking at media report that Israel used AI to identify bombing targets in Gaza

The United States was looking into a media report that the Israeli military has been using artificial intelligence to help identify bombing targets in Gaza, White House national security spokesperson John Kirby told CNN in an interview on Thursday. The Read More …

Why the threat of a ‘nightmare’ Chinese supercomputer just got a step closer

A cyber security official at the US State Department had noticed something unusual. An internal IT security system, nicknamed “Big Yellow Taxi”, had flagged unusual activity on its corporate Microsoft account. The tech team quickly raised its concerns to Microsoft, Read More …

Pentagon Creates Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy

On March 21, President Joe Biden nominated Michael Sulmeyer, principal cyber adviser to the secretary of the Army, to serve as assistant secretary of defense for cyber policy, or ASD(CP). Ashley Manning, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is Read More …