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DHS Warns of Data Security Risk Associated With Chinese-Made Drones

The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert saying Chinese-built drones may be transmitting to manufacturers sensitive flight information that could be accessed by the Chinese government, CNN reported Monday. The drones "contain components that can compromise your data and share your information on a server accessed beyond the company itself,” the DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency said in the alert obtained by CNN.

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Task Force Report Describes DOJ’s Efforts to Address Cyber Threats Posed by Foreign Influence Operations

Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday announced the release of a report that provides an assessment of cybersecurity threats facing the country and describes how the Justice Department detects and responds to those threats. The department said Thursday the report was produced by the cyber-digital task force that Sessions established in …

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Yahoo News: FBI Detects Foreign Cyber Breach Against Election Databases

The FBI has discovered evidence that foreign hackers breached two state election databases and one attack resulted to voter registration data theft, Yahoo News reported Monday. Michael Isikoff writes the FBI’s cyber division issued an alert that stated the bureau has launched an investigation this summer on hacking incidents against two unnamed state election websites. Yahoo …

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Motherboard: Sensitive US Gov’t, Business Data Targeted By ‘APT6’ Hacker Group

FBI disclosed that a foreign group of hackers has infiltrated multiple U.S. government and commercial computer networks as early as 2011 to steal sensitive information, Motherboard reported April 4. Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai writes the publication obtained an FBI notice that lists websites used by the Advanced Persistent Threat 6 group, or APT6, as command-and-control servers …

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