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Washington Man Sentenced in Ransomware Conspiracy

A guilty plea brings 18-month sentence on money laundering charges for former Microsoft employee.

‘Election Protection’ Aims to Secure Candidates Running for Office

The kit is designed to prevent credential theft targeting people running for federal, state, and local elected offices.

Nigerian National Convicted for Phishing US Universities

Olayinka Olaniyi and his co-conspirator targeted the University of Virginia, Georgia Tech, and other educational institutions.

FBI Warns of Cyber Extortion Scam

Spear-phishing techniques are breathing new life into an old scam.

PGA of America Struck By Ransomware

Hackers provided a Bitcoin wallet number, though no specific ransom amount was demanded, for the return of files.

US-CERT Warns of New Linux Kernel Vulnerability

Patches now available to prevent DoS attack on Linux systems.

Facebook Launches Fizz Library for Dev Speed, Security

New open source TLS library aims to help developers incorporate speed and security into apps and services.

Salesforce Customer Data Possibly Exposed in API Glitch

The issue was discovered and fixed on July 18.

Dept. of Energy to Test Electrical Grid Against Cyberattacks

This is the first time the Department of Energy will test the electrical grid's ability to recover from a blackout caused by cyberattacks.

FBI Offers New IoT Security Tips

A new article from the FBI offers insight into IoT risks and ways to reduce them.