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Christopher Bing

Amid big hacks, U.S. spy agency touts collaboration center with private industry

Jun 22 2021

FORT MEADE, Md. The U.S. National Security Agency, in a rare move, on Tuesday showcased a new office aimed at greater collaboration with U.S. private sector defense, technology and telecommunications companies.

U.S. seizes $2.3 million in bitcoin paid to Colonial Pipeline hackers

Jun 07 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The Justice Department on Monday recovered some $2.3 million in cryptocurrency ransom paid by Colonial Pipeline Co, cracking down on hackers who launched the most disruptive U.S. cyberattack on record. | Video

Exclusive-U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism, official says

Jun 03 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters. | Video

Exclusive-U.S. to give ransomware hacks similar priority as terrorism, official says

Jun 03 2021

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Justice is elevating investigations of ransomware attacks to a similar priority as terrorism in the wake of the Colonial Pipeline hack and mounting damage caused by cyber criminals, a senior department official told Reuters.

FireEye to sell products business for $1.2 billion to Symphony-led investor group

Jun 02 2021

(Reuters) -U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc said on Wednesday it would sell its products business, including the FireEye name, to a consortium led by private-equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 billion in cash.

FireEye to sell products business for $1.2 bln to Symphony-led investor group

Jun 02 2021

June 2 U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc said on Wednesday it would sell its products business, including the FireEye name, to a consortium led by private-equity firm Symphony Technology Group for $1.2 billion in cash.

Four more Oath Keepers indicted in Jan. 6 federal conspiracy case: court filing

Jun 01 2021

A newly unsealed indictment on Sunday named additional members of the Oath Keepers, a far-right militia group that participated in the storming of the U.S. Capitol, as defendants for their role in the January 6th incident.

Biden cybersecurity order mandates new rules for govt software

May 12 2021

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Wednesday ordered the creation of an air accident-style cyber review board and the imposition of new software standards for government agencies following a spate of digital intrusions that have rattled the United States.

Colonial Pipeline has no plan to pay ransom to hackers -sources

May 12 2021

WASHINGTON Colonial Pipeline does not plan to pay the ransom demanded by hackers who have encrypted its data, according to sources familiar with the company's response on Wednesday.

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