But the biggest sore point for lawmakers appeared to be Equifax’s new $7.25 million contract with the Internal Revenue Service signed last month. Both sides of the aisle condemned the no-bid contract.
By Joshua Barajas
The update comes as Equifax's former CEO, Richard Smith, who announced his retirement last month, will testify in front of Congress starting Tuesday.
By Ken Sweet, Associated Press
In the our news wrap Thursday, Russia’s official news agency reported the U.S. and Russia are discussing the possibility of creating a cybersecurity working group. President Trump had raised a similar idea but backed off under heavy criticism. Also, the…
By PBS NewsHour
After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group, according to U.S. officials.
By Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press
By Richard Lardner and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Current and former government officials painted a sinister portrait Wednesday of Russian cyberattacks on the United States aimed at interfering in the U.S. presidential election last year. Moscow stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the campaign…
By Jeff Larson, ProPublica and Julia Angwin, ProPublica
The risks posed by the lax security, experts say, go well beyond simple digital snooping. Sophisticated attackers could take advantage of vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi networks to take over devices like computers or smart phones and use them to record…
By John Halamka
The past few days have been filled with reports about the ransomware impact on the UK National Health Service. Was the NHS specifically targeted? No. Was it uniquely vulnerable? Yes.
By Andrew Wagner
While governments and corporations scramble to perform damage control for WannaCrypt ransomware, here’s what we know about the origins of this cyber attack, who might be to blame and what you can do to protect yourself.
In our news wrap Thursday, President Trump signed two executive orders. One aims to strengthen the government’s cybersecurity, while another establishes a bipartisan commission to review claims of voter fraud. Also, the city of New Orleans removed a statue of…
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