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Trump confirms 2018 US cyberattack on Russian troll farm

Maggie Miller reports: President Trump on Friday confirmed for the first time that the U.S. launched a cyberattack on the Russian Internet Research Agency (IRA) in 2018. Trump confirmed the attack in a two-part interview with The Washington Post’s Marc Thiessen. When asked whether the U.S. had launched an attack on the IRA — a troll farm that...

The major hack alleged by Anonymous didn’t actually happen

Mikael Thalen reports: A popular Anonymous Twitter account spread unsubstantiated claims regarding hackers on Monday that eventually made their way into the feed of a sitting U.S. congressman. The account which helped spread the allegation, @YourAnonCentral, tweeted out an image of a map purporting to show a significant distributed-denial-of-service (DDoS) attack underway against much...

COVID-19 Cybersecurity Advice: FTC, NIST, and CISA Release Guidance on Secure Teleworking and Critical Infrastructure Jobs

Ashden Fein, Trisha Anderson, Libbie Canter and Caleb Skeath of Covington & Burling write: In response to the drastic increase of U.S. employees working remotely, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”) have both issued guidance for employers and employees on best practices for teleworking...

The Cyber Intelligence Analyst’s Cookbook

There’s a new — and free — OSINT resource from Open Source Researchers that I want to let you all know about: The Cyber Intelligence Analyst’s Cookbook Volume 1 : A primer for Open Source Intelligence Collection and Applied Research An excerpt from the Preface: Anyways, I started with this brain dump of my...