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A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington on Oct. 19, 2020.

Why The Latest Cyberattack Was Different

The epic SolarWinds hack affecting thousands of government agencies and companies could mark the beginning of the end of the open internet.

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Tech Giants Are Giving China a Vital Edge in Espionage

U.S. officials say private Chinese firms have been enlisted to process stolen data for their country’s spy agencies.

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Beijing Ransacked Data as U.S. Sources Went Dark in China

As Xi consolidated power, U.S. officials struggled to read China’s new ruler.

The Huawei production campus in Dongguan, China, on April 25, 2019.

The Biden Administration Needs a Fresh Approach to Huawei and 5G

Rivalry with China is only one reason why U.S. policy on digital risks is falling short.

A member of the hacking group Red Hacker Alliance monitors global cyberattacks on his computer at an office in Dongguan, China, on Aug. 4.

Lockdowns Have Been Hard on Organized Crime, Too

And a rise in cyber-ransoms is the result. To stop the cycle, businesses should stop paying up.

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Israeli TV Spy Thriller ‘Tehran’ Flouts Stereotypes About Iran

Apple TV+ premieres series by the director of “Homeland” that captivated Israelis this summer.

A police officer watches television monitors showing a fraction of London's CCTV camera network.

4 Reads on a Frighteningly Plausible Vision of the Future

“Burn-In” fascinated and scared me as a cop, spy, writer, and citizen.

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How Hackers and Spies Could Sabotage the Coronavirus Fight

Intelligence services have a long history of manipulating information on health issues, and an epidemic is especially tempting for interference. Why aren’t we better prepared?

An employee walks behind a glass wall with machine coding symbols at the headquarters of the internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow on Oct. 17, 2016.

Russia and China Are Trying to Set the U.N.’s Rules on Cybercrime

At the United Nations General Assembly, the United States must push back against their agenda.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu  talks with soldiers as he stands near a naval Iron Dome defense systeminstalled on a Sa'ar 5 Lahav Class corvette of the Israeli Navy fleet, in the northern  port of Haifa on Feb. 12.

China Is Spying On Israel to Steal U.S. Secrets

Benjamin Netanyahu ignored the intelligence operations of Beijing and Moscow for too long. Now, the Israeli government is finally paying attention, but it could be too late.

A staff member of Huawei uses her mobile phone at the Huawei Digital Transformation Showcase in Shenzhen, in China's Guangdong province, on March 6. (Wang Zhao/AFP/Getty Images)

For Africa, Chinese-Built Internet Is Better Than No Internet at All

The need for web access has driven African countries to Huawei despite U.S. concerns.

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The Rise of the Cyber-Mercenaries

What happens when private firms have cyberweapons as powerful as those owned by governments?

An employee walks behind a glass wall with coding symbols at the headquarters of Internet security giant Kaspersky in Moscow on October 17, 2016. (Kirill Kudryavtsev/AFP/Getty Images)

The Trump Administration Just Threw Out America’s Rules for Cyberweapons

U.S. cyberstrategy needs updating, but this isn’t the way to do it.

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Does Kaspersky Have Something to Hide?

The Russian security giant faces scrutiny worldwide. Is there fire beneath the smoke?

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Spyware Sold to Mexican Government Was Used to Target Experts Investigating Missing Students

The spyware is meant to track terrorists, but Mexico apparently turned it on journalists, activists and others.

Pro-Russian militiants attack a branch of Ukrainian bank Privatbank in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 28, 2014. Some 300 masked pro-Russian militants wielding baseball bats attacked a branch of the bank owned by an oligarch regional governor who has voiced criticism of Moscow. The gang attacked the Donetsk office of the powerful Private banking and metal industry holding belonging to Igor Kolomoisky, a billionaire who is also governor of the nearby region of Dnipropetrovsk. AFP PHOTO/ ALEXANDER KHUDOTEPLY        (Photo credit should read Alexander KHUDOTEPLY/AFP/Getty Images)

The Kremlin’s Newest Hybrid Warfare Asset: Gangsters

Russia and other states have taken to hiring street gangs and thugs to do the sort of dirty work that even spies don't want to touch.

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

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

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House Intel Panel Agrees to Investigate Any Trump-Russia Ties

Intel committee leaders pledge to leave 'no stone unturned.'

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Wary of Russian Cyber Threat, France Plans to Bolster its Army of ‘Digital Soldiers’

With its own presidential election on the horizon, France could learn a thing or two from the U.S. election hacking debacle.

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Hacked Audio of Clinton Fundraiser Raises More Suspicions of Russian Meddling

The latest hack of the Democratic nominee’s campaign reveals Clinton has some misgivings about Obama’s push to modernize the nuclear arsenal.