TikTok is controlled entirely from China, employees warn

China 06/26/21, 17:36

Former employees of the popular video platform TikTok confirmed what former President Trump warned during much of 2020, ensuring that the parent company Byte Dance records, controls and makes decisions of absolutely everything that happens in the U.S. version of TikTok. As reported by the CNBC news network, a group of ...

Biden signs executive order to reinforce cybersecurity after Colonial Pipeline hack

U.S. 05/14/21, 20:51

Following a string of sweeping cyberattacks on private corporations and federal government networks during the past year, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to improve U.S. cybersecurity protections on Wednesday, May 12. Biden's order to modernize national cyberdefenses seeks to deter breaches by defining minimum requirements that agencies and suppliers ...

Four Chinese military charged by US over huge Equifax hack

China 02/11/20, 19:04

Four members of the Chinese military have been charged by the United States for stealing the personal information of over 147 million Americans by a massive cyberattack on credit rating giant Equifax. On Monday, Feb. 10, Attorney General William Barr announced the indictments, calling the hack “one of the largest data ...

Campaigns grapple with how to manage cybersecurity in 2020

Politics 05/02/19, 23:58

While candidates were focused on campaigning in 2016, Russians were carrying out a devastating cyber-operation that changed the landscape of American politics, with aftershocks continuing well into Donald Trump's presidency. And it all started with the click of a tempting email and a typed-in password. Whether presidential campaigns have learned from the ...

Russian held as agent studied US groups’ cyberdefenses

Politics 10/29/18, 01:37

A year before federal prosecutors accused Maria Butina of operating as a secret agent for the Russian government, she was a graduate student at American University working on a sensitive project involving cybersecurity.Butina's college assignment called for her to gather information on the cyberdefenses of U.S. nonprofit organizations that champion ...

Cybersecurity expert to speak at BusinessTECH18 conference

Business 10/17/18, 05:44

Cybersecurity expert to speak at BusinessTECH18 conference CLEVELAND, Ohio -- The fast-moving trend to take everything we value to the digital space has tremendous benefits, but it also makes us more vulnerable to cyberattacks, said cybersecurity expert John Carlin. "That's why it's so urgent that people understand where we are now, so ...

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