Tag Archives: cyber intrusion

Report: Air Force Launches Probe Into Navy-Linked Cyber Intrusion

A memo says the U.S. Air Force reported intrusion of its network using malware and is investigating the U.S. Navy with regard to the latter’s possible involvement in the cyber attack, Air Force Times reported Tuesday. Navy Capt. David Wilson, chief of staff for the military branch’s defense service offices, wrote in the memo that a Navy prosecutor involved in a Navy SEAL’s war crimes case in San Diego used tracking software to trace emails sent to defense lawyers in an effort to find the source of media leaks.

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White House to Impose 25% Tariffs on Chinese Products to Address ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices

President Donald Trump has proposed to impose an additional 25 percent tariffs on certain products in response to China’s unfair trade practices that harm American innovation. A White House fact sheet published Thursday says the proposed tariffs would impact information communication technology, aerospace and machinery sectors. The Treasury Department will …

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James Comey Highlights FBI’s Cyber Strategy at Boston Conference

FBI Director James Comey has outlined the bureau’s five-point strategy to mitigate cyber intrusions during his speech at a forum held Wednesday at Boston College. Comey said the bureau implemented several initiatives to boost operations and hiring practices; clarify investigative measures in U.S. and foster cooperation abroad; and sanction malicious cyber behavior, according to an …

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White House Eyes Sanctions Against Russia for Presidential Election Interference

The White House plans to announce diplomatic censure, economic sanctions, covert action that could include cyber operations and other measures as punishment for Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election through cyber intrusions, the Washington Post reported Tuesday. Administration officials familiar with the matter told the publication that the sanctions will …

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ODNI: Intell Community to Publicly Release Findings of Election-Related Foreign Intrusion Review

The Intelligence Community has begun to review foreign actions to influence U.S. presidential elections from 2008 to 2016 under an order from President Barack Obama. The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Wednesday the IC will brief Congress upon completion of the study and release the findings to the public. ODNI added senior administration officials …

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Curt Dukes Outlines NSA Role in Cyber Defense Mitigation Efforts

Curt Dukes, the National Security Agency‘s deputy national manager for national security systems, has discussed NSA’s role in the development of cyber defense mitigation efforts and response to intrusions in the public and private sectors, DoD News reported Thursday. Amaani Lyle writes Dukes discussed NSA’s incident-response work after incidents in computer …

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