cybersecurity

Graphic showing elements of ransomware attack (State Dept.)

U.S. goes after Iranian hackers who attacked city, hospital computers

Two Iranian hackers allegedly extorted $6 million in bitcoin payments by installing ransomware on the computers of big U.S. cities, hospitals and others.
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Making cyberspace safer

The U.S. is working with partners to prevent malicious activity in cyberspace while maintaining the many benefits people expect from the internet.
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Trump administration reaffirms election integrity

A new executive order requires mandatory sanctions and other consequences for foreign individuals or governments that attempt to meddle in U.S. elections.
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U.S. charges Iranians in massive international hacking scheme

Iranian hackers linked to the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps broke into computer systems of more than 300 universities worldwide and stole valuable research, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.
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President Trump unveils security strategy for new era

President Trump maps out a vision that affirms that strong and sovereign states with diverse cultures are the best hope for a peaceful world.
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U.S.-led cybersecurity contest gets more global

Thousands of students from around the world are taking part in a global cybersecurity contest aimed at finding talent and boosting interest in the field.
Illustration of computer wrapped in chains and hand extending from screen (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Ransomware is on the rise. Protect yourself. [video]

Cyber hijacks of computer systems hold data hostage, harming businesses and individuals. You probably won't get your data back. Here's the latest advice.
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To stay safe online, do this

This young cybersecurity whiz shocked a conference by hacking into his "smart" teddy bear to illustrate cyber vulnerabilities.
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Who’s watching you online? 5 ways to prevent cybercrime. [video]

A wave of cyberattacks recently has everyone wondering how to protect themselves online. Find out what you can do.