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's latest spyware on par with nation-state abilities, researchers say

Written by AJ Vicens Dec 15, 2021 | CYBERSCOOP When Apple announced Nov. 23 that it filed a lawsuit against Israeli spyware firm NSO Group, it claimed that the firm…

Israeli govt pledges greater oversight of cyber exports after NSO tools used to spy on US officials

The Israeli government’s Defense Exports Control Agency sent out a notice late on Monday indicating it would be enforcing stricter rules governing the export of offensive cyber tools. The announcement…

iPhones of 9 State Dept officials hijacked by NSO Pegasus spyware

It has been revealed that NSO Group’s Pegasus malware was used to spy on U.S. government officials over the past few months. The iPhones of 9 U.S. state department officials were…

Pegasus Spyware Infects U.S. State Department iPhones

It’s unknown who’s behind the cyberattacks against at least nine employees’ iPhones, who are all involved in Ugandan diplomacy. An unknown assailant planted NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware on the iPhones…