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Sep 21, 2021

The top takeaways from Maryland’s cyber summit

A new state partnership with the National Security Agency, an institute for innovative computing, and codifying a statewide privacy network are just a few of the initiatives to come out of the Annapolis Cybersecurity Summit. With the COVID-19 pandemic pushing more people into the virtual world, experts have seen a sharp increase in cybersecurity threats, including […]

Wally Adeyemo testifies on Feb. 23, 2021, before the Senate Finance Committee during his confirmation hearing to be Deputy Secretary of the Treasury in Washington. The Biden administration took aim Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the financial marketplace for criminal ransomware gangs, announcing sanctions against a Russia-based virtual currency brokerage that officials say has processed illicit transactions for attackers. The goal is to go after the “financial enablers” of ransomware gangs, Adeyemo said. (Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool via AP, File)
Sep 21, 2021

Biden administration targets ransomware payment ‘enablers’ with sanctions

The Biden administration announced sanctions against a virtual currency brokerage that officials say has processed illicit transactions for cyberattackers.

Sep 15, 2021

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing hacking technology to the UAE and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million.

Sep 13, 2021

Apple patches security exploit attributed to hacker-for-hire firm

Apple released an emergency software patch to fix a vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices.

Apple CEO Tim Cook, left, and IBM CEO Arvind Krishna listen as President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting about cybersecurity in the East Room of the White House on Aug. 25, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Aug 26, 2021

Tech companies pledge billions in cybersecurity investments

Some of the country's leading technology companies have committed to investing billions to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and to train skilled workers.

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Aug 18, 2021

Data of more than 40 million exposed in T-Mobile breach

Information of just over 40 million former and prospective customers that applied for T-Mobile credit was exposed in a recent data breach, the company said.

Jul 6, 2021

In major ransomware attack, number of victims still unclear

The software company whose software was exploited in the biggest global ransomware attack on record said Tuesday that it so far it appears that fewer than 1,500 businesses were compromised.

Jul 2, 2021

Audit: Maryland higher education commission not ensuring digital security

Sensitive personal information collected by the Maryland Higher Education Commission continues to remain vulnerable, according to a recent audit report presented to lawmakers. The finding is one of eight identified by the Office of Legislative Audits and one of five that remained unaddressed from previous reviews. None of the reviews suggest criminal activity or a […]

Jun 29, 2021

DataTribe announces $2.5M seed investment in Ntrinsec

Fulton-based DataTribe announceda $2.5 million seed investment in cybersecurity company Ntrinsec.

Jun 22, 2021

A ‘silver lining’: Ransomware payments may be tax deductible

The U.S. government offers a little-noticed incentive for those who do pay after ransomware attacks: The ransoms may be tax deductible.

Jun 21, 2021

Ransomware victims pay up as government officials struggle for fix

If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don't expect much help from the U.S. government.

Jun 10, 2021

World’s largest meat processing company confirms it paid $11M ransom in cyberattack

The world’s largest meat processing company says it paid the equivalent of $11 million to hackers who broke into its computer system late last month.

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