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Reports: Classified Data Not Compromised in 2016 Australian F-35 Info Breach

The Pentagon’s F-35 joint program office has said a cybersecurity breach of technical aircraft information from an Australia-based supplier in summer 2016 did not compromise sensitive data, Defense News reported Friday. F-35 JPO spokesman Joe DellaVedova told Defense News the office was aware of the hacking incident that affected non-classified information. Reuters …

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Reuters: Leaked Docs Show Alleged NSA Hacking of SWIFT Money Transfer Network

The hacker group called “Shadow Brokers” has released documents that it says describe National Security Agency techniques to exploit commercially available software in order to access the SWIFT money-transfer system, Reuters reported Sunday. Clare Baldwin and Joseph Menn write that Comae Technologies Founder Matt Suiche indicated in the company’s analysis of the documents that NSA …

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Reports: Michael Flynn Willing to Testify in Russian Election Interference Probe

President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser Michael Flynn seeks “immunity from prosecution” in exchange for testimony before House and Senate intelligence committees investigating Russia’s involvement in U.S. presidential electoral activities, Reuters reported Thursday. Eric Beech writes Flynn resigned last month amid reports that he gave top White House officials incomplete information about his …

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James Comey: FBI Investigates Russia’s Interference in US Election

FBI Director James Comey has informed House Intelligence Committee members that the bureau is looking into Russian attempts to influence the 2016 presidential election and any coordination between Russia and the Trump campaign, CNN reported Tuesday. Stephen Collinson writes Comey told the committee at a Monday hearing that FBI will also investigate if any crimes were committed in the …

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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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DARPA Names Cyber Grand Challenge Winners

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced the teams that will receive approximately $4 million in total cash awards as the presumptive winners in its cyber defense tournament. DARPA said Thursday the ForAllSecure research team will receive $2 million for the group’s Mayhem computer system that landed first place in the preliminary results …

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James Clapper: Cyber Attacks Target US Presidential Campaigns

James Clapper, director of national intelligence, has warned about what he calls indications of cyber threats against the 2016 U.S. presidential campaigns, Politico reported Wednesday. Clapper told his audience at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center that authorities have discovered actors who are waging cyber attacks against campaign-associated …

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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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