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Colonial Pipeline Hack Reveals Weaknesses in US Cybersecurity

For years, government officials and industry executives have run elaborate simulations of a targeted cyberattack on the power grid or gas pipelines in the United…

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Colonial Pipeline Paid Roughly $5 Million in Ransom to Hackers

In a separate ransomware attack on the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Police Department, hackers said the price the police offered to pay was “too small” and…

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White House Weighs New Cybersecurity Approach After Failure to Detect Hacks

The question is how to set up such a system. After revelations in 2013 by the former intelligence contractor Edward J. Snowden that set off…

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Preparing for Cyberstrike on Russia, U.S. Confronts Hacking by China

In writings and talks over the past four years, Mr. Sullivan has made clear that he believes traditional sanctions alone do not sufficiently raise the…

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Treasury Department’s Senior Leaders Were Targeted by Russian Hacking

But on Monday there was no public declaration attributing the hacking to Russia, perhaps reflecting Mr. Trump’s reluctance to confront Moscow over the issue and…

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Trump Administration Is Criticized Over Proposal to Split Cyberoperations Leadership

Responsibility for defending the country from cyberattacks is spread across different parts of the government. The Department of Homeland Security is responsible for protecting civilian…

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U.S. Tried a More Aggressive Cyberstrategy, and the Feared Attacks Never Came

From its sprawling new war room inside Fort Meade, not far from Baltimore-Washington International Airport in Maryland, United States Cyber Command dived deep into Russian…

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‘Perception Hacks’ and Other Potential Threats to the Election

In Georgia, a database that verifies voter signatures was locked up by Russian hackers in a ransomware attack that also dumped voters’ registration data online.…

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As Election Nears, Government and Tech Firms Push Back on Russia (and Trump)

Over the past two weeks, United States Cyber Command and a group of companies led by Microsoft have engaged in an aggressive campaign against a…

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Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Democrats and Republicans

The Russian military intelligence unit that attacked the Democratic National Committee four years ago is back with a series of new, more stealthy hacks aimed…

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