Legislator slams Biden administration for dialing back DOD cyber operation authorities

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 11, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP Cyberspace Solarium Commission Co-Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher lambasted the White House Wednesday, saying the decision to give the State Department more…

State to gain more ability to monitor DOD cyber ops under White House agreement

Written by Suzanne Smalley May 10, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Biden administration has forged a new agreement under which the State Department will have more ability to weigh in on…

Costa Rican president begins tenure with ransomware national emergency declaration

Written by AJ Vicens May 9, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The new president of Costa Rica declared a national emergency over the weekend as fallout continues from a late-April ransomware attack.…

State Department announces $10M bounty for Russian intelligence hackers behind NotPetya

Written by Suzanne Smalley Apr 27, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The State Department announced Tuesday that it is offering a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to six…

Treasury Department sanctions alleged Russian cyber-espionage, disinformation sources

Written by Suzanne Smalley Mar 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The Biden administration on Thursday sanctioned Russian oligarchs and organizations for their role in spreading disinformation and supporting Russian President Vladimir…

State Department sounds alarm over Red Cross breach

Written by Tim Starks Feb 3, 2022 | CYBERSCOOP The U.S. State Department said the hack of the International Committee of the Red Cross last month was a “dangerous development”…

NSO Group tech reportedly used to hack US officials' iPhones

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 3, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP Nearly a dozen iPhones associated with U.S. State Department employees were hacked using spyware developed by Israel-based NSO Group, Reuters first…