(FILES) A photo taken on March 10, 2011 of Russian anti-virus program developer and CEO of Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab, Yevgeny Kaspersky giving an interview to AFP at his company's offices in Moscow. The son of Russian software tycoon Eugene Kaspersky has been kidnapped in Moscow and his abductors are demanding a 3 million euro ($4.4 million) ransom for his release, reports said on April 21, 2011. The Lifenews.ru news website said that unknown men abducted Ivan Kaspersky, 20, on Tuesday morning and then made the ransom demand to his father by phone.AFP PHOTO / ALEXEY SAZONOV (Photo credit should read Alexey SAZONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Ban Government Use of Kaspersky Software

The Russian firm’s products have been deemed an 'unacceptable risk.'


Russian Hackers Can’t Beat German Democracy

Of course the Kremlin is going to try to hack Germany’s upcoming election. But it’s not going to succeed.

WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 20:  (L-R) Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Acting FBI Director Andrew McCabe other law enforcement officials hold a news conference to announce an 'international cybercrime enforcement action' at the Department of Justice July 20, 2017 in Washington, DC. President Donald Trump said Wednesday in an interview with the New York Times that he never would have appointed Sessions had he known Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. "Sessions should have never recused himself, and if he was going to recuse himself, he should have told me before he took the job and I would have picked somebody else," Trump said.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Feds Shut Down World’s Largest Online Drug Marketplace

Billed as a landmark operation, U.S. law enforcement strikes at dark web drug dealers.

Republican nominee Donald Trump (R) stands with his son  Donald Trump Jr. after the first presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016. / AFP / Jewel SAMAD        (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

What Did Trump Know About His Son’s Meeting, and When Did He Know It?

The administration has resorted to slippery statements and obfuscations, but the truth is closing in around it.

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Ukraine Hit by Massive Cyberattack

It’s unclear who or what is behind it.

TOPSHOT - This picture taken on May 14, 2017 and released from North Korea's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15 shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (2nd L) reacting during a test launch of a ground-to-ground medium long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 at an undisclosed location. / AFP PHOTO / KCNA VIA KNS / STR / South Korea OUT / REPUBLIC OF KOREA OUT   ---EDITORS NOTE--- RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO/KCNA VIA KNS" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

Security Firms Tie WannaCry Ransomware to North Korea

But in the murky world of cyberspace, that doesn’t mean Pyongyang ordered the attack.

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Who Is Really to Blame for the WannaCry Ransomware?

Microsoft, the NSA, computer users, and the nature of computer science all bear a portion of the blame.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 09:  Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, and Director of the National Security Agency, testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing regarding the U.S. Cyber Command, on Capitol Hill May 9, 2017 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

NSA Director: Russia Hacked French ‘Infrastructure’ Ahead of Vote

Michael Rogers intensifies suspicions Moscow was behind the dump of Macron documents.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 08:  Former acting U.S. Attorney General Sally Yates testifies before the Senate Judicary Committee's Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism in the Hart Senate Office Building on Capitol Hill May 8, 2017 in Washington, DC. Before being fired by U.S. President Donald Trump, Yates had warned the White House about contacts between former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and Russia that might make him vulnerable to blackmail.  (Photo by Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

DOJ and White House Counsel Discussed Criminal Prosecution of Michael Flynn

The acting attorney general feared Trump’s national security adviser could be blackmailed by the Russians.

France's former Minister of the Economy Emmanuel Macron looks on after handling over power to French Minister of Finance and also current Minister of Economy Michel Sapin in Paris, on August 31, 2016 following his resignation as economy minister.
France's Emmanuel Macron vowed after stepping down as economy minister on August 30, 2016 to "transform" an ailing country but stopped short of declaring a presidential run.  / AFP / PHILIPPE LOPEZ        (Photo credit should read PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Massive Macron Hack Roils French Politics on Eve of Critical Election

A huge trove of internal documents appears online as voters prepare to head to the polls.


Trove of Stolen NSA Data Is ‘Devastating’ Loss for Intelligence Community

Former intelligence officials say leaks are crippling U.S. espionage capabilities.


Why Surveillance of Carter Page Is Such a Bombshell

You don’t get slapped with a FISA warrant unless the court thinks you could be the agent of a foreign power.


U.S. Govt. Hackers Get Burned by Online Vigilantes, Researchers

Or is Russia retaliating for President Donald Trump’s Syria strikes through one of its cyber-proxies?

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