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Obama reportedly ordered hacking operation targeting key Russian networks

Covert program draws on the NSA, CIA, and US Cyber Command.

Russia struck at election systems and data of 39 US states

Investigators find evidence attackers tried to modify voter data, reports Bloomberg.

Ex-NSA bod sues US govt for ‘illegally spying’ on Americans: We...

Friend, do we have a bizarre legal battle for you Analysis  In an extraordinary and expansive lawsuit, former CIA and NSA contractor Dennis Montgomery has teamed up with the lawyer who brought down the NSA's mass surveillance operation – Larry Klayman – to sue all the US intelligence services and their former and current heads personally, as well as former president Barack Obama, for illegal surveillance.…

Obama’s intel chief says Russia totally tried to swing it for...

Former director of National Intelligence James Clapper has no doubt who hacked the Dems and spread fake news James Clapper, US Director of National Intelligence under president Barack Obama, has used a speech in Australia to unload on US president Donald Trump and on Russia.…

Something about Trump cybersecurity executive order seems awfully familiar

Trumprsquo;s cybersecurity order cribs from his predecessor, despite campaign bluster.

Chelsea Manning, who served more prison time than any US leaker,...

Early release needed to continue transition-related healthcare, Manning said.

President Trump fires FBI Director James Comey over Clinton e-mail probe

“Today will mark a new beginning for our crown jewel of law enforcement,” Trump says.

Trump’s first 100 days: The good, the bad, and the ugly...

NASA stalls, net neutrality goes on life support, coal wins, and pollution reigns.

Picture this: Senate staffers’ ID cards have photo of smart chip,...

Senate employees just use passwords, and their badges sport a picture of an alternative.

NASA set an ignominious record last week—but don’t blame the space...

NASA is taking steps to ensure this kind of capability gap never again occurs.

President Trump delivers final blow to Web-browsing privacy rules

ISP privacy rules are dead as Trump signs repeal instead of issuing veto.

Trump extends Obama executive order on cyberattacks

U.S. President Donald Trump is extending by one year special powers introduced by former President Barack Obama that allow the government to issue sanctions against people and organizations engaged in significant cyberattacks and cybercrime against the U.S.Executive Order 13694 was introduced on April 1, 2015, and was due to expire on Saturday, but the president sent a letter to Congress on Wednesday evening informing it of his plans to keep it active.[ Expand your security career horizons with these essential certifications for smart security pros. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security Report newsletter. ]"Significant malicious cyber-enabled activities originating from, or directed by persons located, in whole or in substantial part, outside the United States, continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States," Trump wrote in the letter. "Therefore, I have determined that it is necessary to continue the national emergency declared in Executive Order 13694 with respect to significant malicious cyber-enabled activities."To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here