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Overnight Cybersecurity: Trump nominates official to lead DHS cyber office | Feds eye cryptocurrency regs | Dems want 'immediate' briefings on election cybersecurity

Welcome to OVERNIGHT CYBERSECURITY, your daily rundown of the biggest news in the world of hacking and data privacy. We're here to connect the dots as leaders in government, policy and industry try to counter the rise in cyber threats. What lies... … [Read more...]

Judiciary Dems demand immediate hearings on election hacking

Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee are demanding “immediate” hearings on cyber vulnerabilities in U.S. election infrastructure, amid sustained concerns about the prospect of Russian meddling in future elections.The lawmakers wrote to... … [Read more...]

House passes bill aimed at boosting cyber cooperation with Ukraine

House lawmakers on Wednesday passed legislation aimed at deepening cooperation on cybersecurity between the United States and Ukraine. The bill would encourage the State Department to take a number of steps to help Ukraine improve the... … [Read more...]

DOJ charges 36 in global cyber crime ring takedown

The Justice Department on Wednesday announced charges against 36 individuals as part of a takedown of a massive online cyber crime ring that trafficked in stolen personal and financial information. The alleged co-conspirators participated in an... … [Read more...]

Russian hackers targeting US defense contractors: report

Russian hackers targeted employees at major defense contractors working on sensitive U.S. military programs, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Hackers with cyber-espionage group Fancy Bear used phishing emails to target no... … [Read more...]

Week ahead: Lawmakers zero in on cyber diplomacy

A panel of House lawmakers is set to explore how the United States engages with the international community on cybersecurity, a meeting that will feature testimony from the government's former top cyber diplomat.The hearing, scheduled for... … [Read more...]

Booz Allen scores massive $621M Homeland Security cyber contract

The federal government has awarded Booz Allen Hamilton a massive $621 million, six-year contract to implement a Department of Homeland Security program aimed at securing federal networks from cyber threats.Booz Allen has been selected as the first... … [Read more...]

FBI warns hackers impersonating federal portal for reporting fraudsters

The FBI says that hackers are sending fake emails impersonating a federal hub for filing internet crime complaints to lure victims into handing over sensitive personal information or open malicious documents. The bureau issued an ... … [Read more...]

GOP chair threatens to subpoena DHS for Kaspersky documents

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is threatening to take action to force the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to turn over documents on Kaspersky Lab that his committee has requested. Smith sent a... … [Read more...]

GOP chair threatens to subpoena DHS for Kaspersky documents

House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-Texas) is threatening to take action to force the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to turn over documents on Kaspersky Lab that his committee has requested. Smith sent a... … [Read more...]