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Biden Considers U.S. Response to Growing Ransomware Threat

President Joe Biden on Wednesday discussed the possibility of responding to a spate of ransomware attacks against U.S. entities that are believed to be perpetrated by Russian-linked hackers, a growing concern for his administration. Biden gathered members of his national …

Critics Say Microsoft Failed to Shore Up Defenses That Could Have Limited Solarwinds Hack

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft Corp’s failure to fix known problems with its cloud software facilitated the massive SolarWinds hack that compromised at least nine federal government agencies, according to security experts and the office of U.S. Senator Ron Wyden. A …

Suspected Russian Hackers Used U.S. Networks, Official Says

A sprawling cyber-attack that compromised popular software created by Texas-based SolarWinds Corp. was executed from within the U.S., a top White House official said, though the government believes Russia was responsible. The federal investigation of the hack will take several …

Russian Hack of US Agencies Exposed Supply Chain Weaknesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn’t need to painstakingly break one-by-one into the networks of each department in order to cause havoc. Instead, they got inside by …

Little-Known Solarwinds Gets Scrutiny Over Hack, Stock Sales

Before this week, few people were aware of SolarWinds, a Texas-based software company providing vital computer network monitoring services to major corporations and government agencies worldwide. But the revelation that elite cyber spies have spent months secretly exploiting SolarWinds’ software …

Suspected Russian Hacking Spree Reached Into Microsoft -Sources

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft was breached in the massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, according to people familiar with the matter, adding a top technology target to a growing list of vital government agencies. The Redmond, Washington, …

Suspected Russian Hackers Target Frail U.S. Supply Chain

For years, U.S. officials have warned about the dangers of cyber-attacks involving the electronics supply chain. This week’s revelation that a growing number of federal agencies were breached in a widespread attack by suspected Russian hackers shows how little they …

Dutch Minister Approves Extradition of Alleged Russian Hacker

The Dutch government has approved the extradition to the United States of a Russian citizen accused of participating in a hacking ring that penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen corporations and stole at least 160 million credit and …

7 Tips to Creating Stronger Passwords

This week’s news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story …