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The Sunburst hack was massive and devastating – 5 observations from a cybersecurity expert

Federal government agencies, from the Treasury Department to the National Nuclear Security Administration, have been compromised by the attack. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images   Paulo Shakarian, Arizona State University So much remains unknown about what is now being called the Sunburst hack, the cyberattack against U.S. government agencies and corporations. U.S. officials widely believe that Russian

Science

Well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino found in Siberia

A well-preserved Ice Age woolly rhino with many of its internal organs still intact has been recovered from permafrost in Russia’s extreme north. Russian media reported Wednesday that the carcass was revealed by melting permafrost in Yakutia in August. Scientists are waiting for ice roads in the Arctic region to become passable to deliver it

Technology

US agencies hacked in months-long global cyberspying campaign

Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a months-long global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday, just days after the prominent cybersecurity firm FireEye said it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said bore the hallmarks of Russian tradecraft. The FBI and the Department of Homeland Security’s

Opinion

Opinion: Don’t Do Our Enemies’ Work for Them

As we approach the 2020 presidential election, the United States faces serious threats to a foundational element of American democracy: our electoral system. Cyberattacks on the United States — coming primarily from Russia, China  and Iran — are unrelenting. On September 10, Microsoft reported that these three countries had launched “… cyberattacks targeting people and organizations involved in the

COVID-19

Scientists uneasy as Russia approves 1st coronavirus vaccine

Russia on Tuesday became the first country to approve a coronavirus vaccine, a move that was met with international skepticism and unease because the shots have only been studied in dozens of people. President Vladimir Putin announced the Health Ministry’s approval and said one of his two adult daughters already was inoculated. He said the

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