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(Reuters) - The Louisiana National Guard was called in to stop a series of cyberattacks aimed at small government offices across the state in recent weeks, according to two people with knowledge of the events, highlighting the cyber threat facing local governments in the run up to the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
A week after Microsoft Corp led a global attack against one of the world’s most prolific malware groups, the company says it’s winning an ongoing battle to temporarily destabilise the malicious botnet ahead of the US presidential election.
Finance ministers from the G7 industrialised countries expressed “concern” on Oct 13 over the rise in “malicious cyberattacks” in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, including some involving cryptocurrencies.
A coalition of technology companies used a federal court order unsealed Monday to begin dismantling one of the world’s most dangerous botnets in an effort to preempt disruptive cyberattacks before next month’s US presidential election.
Financial leaders of the world's seven biggest economies will say on Oct 13 that they oppose the launch of Facebook's Libra stablecoin until it is properly regulated, a draft G7 statement showed.
The coronavirus pandemic has been a boon for cybercriminals across Europe, especially for child pornographers and online scammers, the European police agency Europol said on Oct 5.
Companies that assist victims of ransomware attacks in making payments to criminal hackers could face penalties, according to a new advisory from the US Department of the Treasury.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of emails sent on Thursday that asked recipients to volunteer for the Democratic Party ahead of the November U.S. election actually came from email scammers and carry malicious software, according to researchers at cybersecurity firm Proofpoint.
Facilitating ransomware payments to sanctioned hackers may be illegal, the US Treasury said on Oct 1, signalling a crackdown on the fast-growing market for consultants who help organisations pay off cybercriminals.
An inspector general’s report is casting doubt on the US Department of Homeland Security’s ability to protect its massive repository of personal data from hackers amid a push by the Trump administration to vastly expand its collection of biometrics through the use of facial recognition and other tools.