U.S. faces urgent anti-hacker crisis | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The Biden administration is accelerating efforts to fill nearly 600,000 vacant cybersecurity positions in the public and private sectors bogging down efforts to protect digital infrastructure. Why it matters: Following a deluge of ransomware attacks targeting critical government and corporate infrastructure this year, clogs in the talent pipeline are leaving federal,…

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Spain spy chief in hot seat over phone hacking scandal | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Spain’s top spymaster was grilled behind closed doors by lawmakers on Thursday over mobile phone hacking revelations that have roiled the country’s fragile coalition government. Paz Esteban, the first woman to head Spain’s CNI intelligence agency, appeared before a parliamentary committee for questioning over the affair which has dominated headlines…

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A new law makes reporting cyberattacks mandatory for some businesses | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

A new law making it mandatory for some businesses to report significant cyber and ransomware attacks to the federal government comes in the wake of the number of cyberattacks on corporate networks increasing 50% last year from 2020. The Cyber Incident Reporting for Critical Infrastructure Act was passed in March….

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Winner and Loser of the Week in Florida politics — Week of 5.8.22 | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Secretary of State Laurel Lee sure knows how to make an entrance. Her announcement late last week that she is stepping down as Florida’s Secretary of State came amid speculation she will run for Congress in Florida’s 15th Congressional District. That district covers parts of Hillsborough, Pasco and Polk counties,…

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Kwasi Kwarteng defends PM’s ‘entirely reasonable’ claim that WFH makes Britons easily distracted | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Boris Johnson’s suggestion that people working from home are more easily distracted was ‘entirely reasonable’, the Business Secretary has said. Kwasi Kwarteng defended the Prime Minister’s comments about home-working as part of Government efforts to get more people back to offices. With the end of Covid restrictions across the UK,…

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Local Governments Seek Other Options Amid Cyber Insurance Woes | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Local governments are confronting the fierce threat of ransomware and tough decisions about whether to pay. As they try to navigate the challenges, many are finding the growing cost and complexity of qualifying for and retaining cyber insurance is placing comprehensive coverage out of reach. Roughly half of state and…

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Ministers refuse to release details of cyber attacks hitting Scottish public bodies once a month | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The figures come as critics call on the Scottish Government to proactively release a list of cyber attacks on public bodies to help public understanding. They also called on ministers to ensure public bodies are given the resources needed to tackle cyber crime and to release details about the severity…

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Kansas City, Kan., Remains Relatively Silent on Cyber Attack | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

(TNS) — Officials with the Unified Government of Wyandotte County/Kansas City, Kansas gave few new details on the nature of a cybersecurity attack during a press conference Friday. Mayor Tyrone Garner and Interim County Administrator Cheryl Harrison-Lee spoke for less than 10 minutes, calling the cyber attack a “fluid situation.”…

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Russian hacking group threatens to shut down UK hospital ventilators | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

Killnet has reportedly demanded his release and threatened to target life-saving ventilators if their demands aren’t met (Picture: Getty) The Russian hacking group Killnet has threatened to shut down ventilators at British hospitals in retaliation for the arrest of an alleged member. The 23-year old supposed Killnet member was arrested…

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Hackers stole his entire $165,000 crypto account. The FBI says it can’t help him. | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

A few days before Christmas last year, Philip Martin sat in front of his computer to check his cryptocurrency balance. It was the beginning of what would become, for him, an ongoing nightmare. Martin told NBC News he thought he was typing the web address for his cryptocurrency exchange, Coinbase,…

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Biden Administration Encourages Private Sector To Partner With Government Against Cyber Attacks | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

(Photo Credit: Rawpixel.com/Shutterstock) Biden Administration Cyber Attacks Overview: Who: The Biden administration seeks to partner with private sector businesses.  Why: Cyber security officials want to work with businesses against cyber attacks by sharing information about hacking and breaches more quickly.  Where: The call for partnership affects companies and consumers nationwide….

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Russian hacker warning: ‘UK high priority target’ as Russian hackers could target ‘food, o | World | News | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The county’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has put the UK on high priority espionage alert as Russian state-sponsored actors carry out malicious attacks on key infrastructure such as the food, transport, health and defence sectors. Findings from the cyber security firm Bridewell found that there has been a 72…

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Karnataka Bitcoin case: ED probes foreign transactions of hacker Srikrishna’s brother | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

The ED has not received satisfactory responses with regard to an amount of 50,000 British pounds (around Rs 47 lakh) received by the hacker’s brother Sudarshan Ramesh in his account resulting in the central agency preventing the brother from leaving the country, sources familiar with the case said. The agency…

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Hired ‘hackers’ try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters in the capital this week. Their mission: infiltrate the nation’s voting system ahead of a hotly anticipated race in October. Their 3-day battery of attempted assaults ended Friday and was part of planned testing…

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Hired ‘hackers’ try, and fail, to invade Brazil vote system | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters in the capital this… BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — More than 20 would-be hackers gathered in the Brazilian electoral authority’s headquarters in the capital this week. Their mission: infiltrate the nation’s voting system ahead of…

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Companies Invest in Space facilities Technology and Partnerships | #government | #hacking | #cyberattack

A new space race is taking flight. The pivoting of private rocket providers who are not getting their share are planning to pounce, payload systems are retooling, and new smaller and smarter satellite systems promise widespread change in space’s industrial base, which will affect government and civilian entities involved in…

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