House Dem wants more oversight of Homeland Security’s cyber mission

A Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee wants members to take more of an interest in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) mission to secure federal networks and critical infrastructure from hackers. Rep. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Md.) issued a report Monday calling on the panel’s Homeland Security subcommittee to hold budget hearings on the department’s cyber mission and…

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Mexican Banks Targeted in Cyber Attack

Cyber attackers attempted to penetrate Mexico’s electronic payment systems Friday, forcing three banks to enact contingency plans, according to people familiar with the matter. Three banks experienced “incidents” in recent days when operating the SPEI, Mexico’s interbank electronic transfer system, and will be connecting to the central bank’s network under “contingency schemes,” Banco de Mexico…

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Tech giants sign pledge not to aid government cyberattacks

More than 30 major technology firms, including Microsoft and Facebook, signed a pledge on Tuesday agreeing that they would not assist any government in launching cyberattacks, vowing to “protect all customers regardless of nationality, geography or attack motivation.” In the new list of principles, titled the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, companies also committed to aiding nations that…

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