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Congress Focuses on Industrial Control System Security

A bipartisan group of senators is pushing a bill that would require the CISA to identify and respond to vulnerabilities and threats that target industrial control systems. The House has already passed a similar measure.

Experts Testify on Cyberthreats to Water Treatment Plants

U.S. water treatment facilities are increasingly vulnerable to cyberthreats to their IT networks as well as their OT systems, according to experts who testified at a Senate committee hearing this week.

Can the US Curb China's Cyber Ambitions?

Many security experts and analysts are applauding the U.S. for calling out China's cyber behavior, especially after the White House had focused so much attention on Russia's cyber activities.

Overcoming Cyberthreat Intelligence-Sharing Hurdles

Cyber fusion centers can help automate the sharing of cyber threat intelligence in a cross-sector environment, according to Errol Weiss of the Health Information Sharing & Analysis Center and Anuj Goel of Cyware.

NortonLifeLock in Talks to Buy Antivirus Rival Avast

NortonLifeLock on Wednesday issued a statement confirming that it is "in advanced discussions with the board of Avast regarding a possible combination of NortonLifeLock and Avast."

Full Source Code Dump of DDoS-Guard Service Put for Sale Online

Alleged customer data from DDoS-Guard, a Russia-based company that offers defenses against distributed denial-of-service attacks, has been offered for sale on a cybercrime forum.

There's a Clear Line From the REvil Ransomware to Russia

A look at part of the REvil group's online infrastructure shows clear lines to Russian and U.K. service providers that, in theory, could help law enforcement agencies but don't appear eager to help.

Update: Practicefirst Supply Chain Ransomware Breach Affects 1.2 Million

The company's breach notification statement appears to indicate that the firm paid a ransom in exchange for promises that the attackers would destroy and not further disclose the stolen files.

U.S. Prosecutors: Insider Trading Tips Sold on Darknet Sites

A Greek national has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of selling insider trading tips and other proprietary financial data on darknet sites over several years, according to the DoJ.

Ransomware Landscape: REvil Is One of Many Operators

Ransomware-as-a-service operations have grown rapidly, with cybersecurity firm Intel 471 late last year counting five major players, nine up-and-coming operations and 10 newcomers.

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