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State Department Creating Cyber Office to Address Threats

Emphasizing the Biden administration’s focus on cybersecurity, the US State Department is creating a new cyber office.

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Microsoft: Russia-Backed SolarWinds Hackers Targeting Cloud Services

Microsoft is warning that Nobelium, the group behind the SolarWinds attack, is active again and targeting cloud services.

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Google and Facebook Teamed Up to Combat Apple’s Privacy Push

Attorneys general are accusing Google and Facebook of teaming up to thwart Apple’s efforts to protect user privacy.

Cybersecurity
Government Agencies Hack REvil Ransomware Group, Taking It Offline

A group of government agencies have gone on the offensive against the REvil ransomware gang.

Jessica Rosenworcel
FCC Wants New Rules to Combat Spam Robotexts

The FCC is proposing rules that would crack down on spam robotexts, on the heels of similar rules that have targeted spam calls.

Brendan Carr
FCC Wants to Ban Chinese Drone Maker, Dubbed ‘Huawei on Wings’

FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr is calling for a review of Chinese drone maker DJI, saying it is potentially “Huawei on wings.”

Blank TV
Ransomware Attack Takes Down Sinclair TV Stations

Sinclair appears to be the latest victim of a ransomware attack, with its channels going down over the weekend.

Microsoft Building
Microsoft Accused of Hosting Malware ‘For Years’

Microsoft is facing additional cybersecurity scrutiny, as a security expert and former employee says OneDrive has hosted malware “for years.”

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New York Times: ‘Stop Paying for a VPN’

Writing for the New York Times, Brian X. Chen makes the case that it’s time to stop paying for VPNs.

AWS Cloud Computing
90% of AWS S3 Buckets Are Vulnerable to Ransomware

AWS is the leading cloud provider, but new research shows that 90% of S3 buckets are vulnerable to ransomware attack.