Cyberattack on Tennessee election website preceded outage

An intentional cyberattack and suspicious activity by foreign computers preceded the crash of a website that was reporting results in a Tennesseecounty’s primary elections, a cyber-security firm said Friday. The Knox County elections website suffered the attack, and “a suspiciously large number of foreign countries” accessed the site on May 1, according to the report…

Romania’s cyber security alerts up 25 pct in 2017 to 138 mln

The National Cybersecurity Response Center (CERT-RO) said on Friday, in its Cyber ​​Threat Evolution Report 2017, that 138.2 million cyber security alerts were collected and processed in Romania last year, up 25 percent from 2016, affecting one out of three IP addresses in the country. Following the analysis of cyber security alerts collected by CERT-RO in…

The cyber battlefield isn’t all about Russia

“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” Not since President Reagan’s off mic quip has the American chattering class worked itself into such a lather about the Russian menace. Unfortunately, while the interminable discussion over Moscow’s “election hacking” continues, The Big…

A Georgia Hacking Bill Gets Cybersecurity all Wrong

In March, the Georgia State General Assembly passed a bill that would make it illegal to access a computer or network “without authority.” Georgia Governor Nathan Deal has until Tuesday to decide whether to sign it into law or veto it. The 40-day limbo has morphed from a bureaucratic formality, though, into a heated debate with…