President Donald Trump says TikTok and Oracle are close to making a deal. Don't neglect to read the fine print. While the president has demanded TikTok divest its U.S. operations - preferably to Oracle - because of national security concerns, the Chinese firm is instead offering Oracle a minority stake.
National Guard units are commonly called up to help deal with the aftermath of a natural disaster. And they played a role in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest. But some states are now calling out the National Guard to help safeguard elections from online attacks and interference.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency warns that hacking groups backed by the Chinese Ministry of State Security are exploiting several unpatched vulnerabilities to target federal agencies.
Potentially capping a fraught political showdown, China's TikTok, which is owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has chosen Oracle to be its U.S. "technology partner," rejecting a bid by Microsoft. But Chinese state media suggests reports of a deal might be premature.
Microsoft is providing additional details about how a hacking group affiliated with Russian military intelligence is attempting to harvest Office 365 credentials associated with election campaigns in the U.S. and U.K.
A Russian national who is allegedly part of an ongoing disinformation campaign targeting the upcoming U.S. election faces a charge of conspiracy to commit wire fraud, according to the U.S. Justice Department.
Russian, Chinese and Iranian hackers are targeting organizations and individuals associated with the Republican and Democratic U.S. presidential campaigns, Microsoft reports, noting that the majority of the attacks appear to have been blocked.
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission estimates the total cost for smaller and rural telecom carriers to rip and replace Huawei and ZTE gear from their networks to enhance national security will be over $1.8 billion.
In the three years since Equifax suffered a massive data breach, the consumer credit reporting firm says it has worked tirelessly to overhaul the security shortcomings that allowed the breach to happen. Equifax CISO Jamil Farshchi and other security experts weigh in on important lessons learned.
Ransomware continues to pose a "significant" threat, and email remains one of the top attack vectors being used by both criminals and nation-states, Australia's Cyber Security Center warns in its latest "Cyber Threat Report," which urges organizations to improve their defenses.
A group of Democratic senators, including Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, is urging the Trump administration to impose sanctions on Russia and other "governmental actors" that are waging efforts to interfere with the November election interference.
The FBI and CISA say that a Russian newspaper report that claims American voting data was stolen and then offered for sale in darknet forums is inaccurate. The agencies say the data offered for sale is already publicly available, and they portray the newspaper report as part of a disinformation campaign.
Facebook says the Russian troll group that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election is at it again, using sham accounts and a fake news site to spread disinformation in advance of the November election. Facebook says it took down the accounts involved.