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U.S. officials on Sunday ratcheted up pressure on companies and foreign adversaries to fight cybercriminals, and said President Joe Biden is considering all options, including a military response, to counter the growing threat. The Biden administration is looking at “all of the options,” to defend the country against ransomware criminals, U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo …

Colonial Pipeline was the target of a ransomware attack that forced it to shut down operations. Getty Images The weekend shutdown of a major US petroleum pipeline after a ransomware attack has highlighted the vulnerability of the country’s critical infrastructure, which has been the target of an increasing number of cyberattacks. Colonial Pipeline, which operates …

A hooded man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration picture taken on May 13, 2017. Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has shut its entire network after a cyber attack, the company said on Friday. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel/Illustration/File Photo Top U.S. fuel pipeline operator Colonial Pipeline has …

GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming delivers a speech as he meets with Britain’s Queen Elizabeth during her visit at the Watergate House to mark the centenary of the GCHQ (Government Communications Head Quarters) in London, Britain, February 14, 2019. REUTERS/Hannah McKay/Pool The West must urgently act to ensure that China does not dominate the key technologies …

Lawrence city officials and law enforcement are working to determine the scope of damaged caused to the city’s technology services by “malicious activity,” the mayor’s office announced. In a statement, Mayor Kendrys Vasquez said the city became aware of the issue early Saturday morning. “We have already aggressively begun working with law enforcement and experts …

BOSTON (AP) — The SolarWinds hacking campaign blamed on Russian spies and the “grave threat” it poses to U.S. national security are widely known. A very different — and no less alarming — coordinated series of intrusions also detected in December has gotten considerably less public attention. Nimble, highly skilled criminal hackers believed to operate …

South Korean lawmaker Ha Tae-keung told reporters Tuesday that he and other members of the National Assembly Intelligence committee were briefed by the country’s spy agency about the alleged attack. Ha’s office confirmed the remarks to CNN on Wednesday. Later that morning, the National Intelligence Service (NIS) put out a statement rebutting Ha’s claims. The …

North Korean hackers tried breaking into the computer systems of pharmaceutical company Pfizer to access information on a coronavirus vaccine, according to a South Korean lawmaker and multiple reports.  Seoul’s National Intelligence Service “briefed us that North Korea tried to obtain technology involving the Covid vaccine and treatment by using cyberwarfare to hack into Pfizer,” said Parliament …

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said during a Friday night interview that he believes Russia is behind a hack that breached dozens of federal agencies and companies, including the cybersecurity company FireEye. Speaking on the “Mark Levin Show,” Pompeo said the effort was “pretty clearly” tied to Russia. “I can’t say much more as …

Many of the organizations breached in this operation knew they were in the sights of adept foreign hackers. To guard against the threat and manage their complex networks, they sought technical solutions, including a piece of software called SolarWinds. This spring, when SolarWinds offered a software update, they installed it — trusting the new code, …