Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press

  • This June 6, 2013, file photo shows the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. (Patrick Semansky/AP)
    NSA mystery case reaches the end, with many unanswered questions

    A Navy veteran, Harold Martin was a contractor for the National Security Agency. His arrest followed news of a devastating disclosure of government hacking tools by a mysterious internet group calling itself the Shadow Brokers.

  • Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, right, Iran's head of the Revolutionary Guard's aerospace division, speaks to media next to debris from a downed U.S. drone reportedly recovered within Iran's territorial waters and put on display by the Revolutionary Guard in the capital Tehran on June 21, 2019. (Meghdad Madadi/AFP/Getty Images)
    US struck Iranian military computers this week

    U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday.

  • In this Nov. 15, 2017 photo, Pedro Deschamps helps workers hired by FEMA to carry out the installation of a temporary awning roof at his house, which suffered damage during Hurricane Maria, in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (Carlos Giusti/AP)
    IG to probe FEMA contracts to tiny firm

    The Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog is investigating how a fledgling Florida company won more than $30 million in contracts for desperately needed disaster relief supplies in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.

  • In this Jan. 19, 2017, file photo, then-President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump and family wave at the conclusion of the pre-Inaugural
    Trump a victim of hackers years before election

    Well before the furor over allegations Moscow meddled in the 2016 election that put Donald Trump in the White House, at least 195 web addresses belonging to Trump, his family or his business empire were hijacked by hackers possibly operating out of Russia.

  • (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP)
    Democratic lawmakers sue over Trump, GSA hotel lease secrecy

    Democratic members of the House oversight committee are suing the Trump administration for its refusal to turn over information about the Trump family’s lease of the Trump Hotel in Washington.

  • In cybercombat, the U.S. no longer has geography as defense

    The United States has long relied on its borders and superior military might to protect against and deter foreign aggressors. But a lack of boundaries and any rulebook in cyberspace has increased the threat and leveled the playing field today.

  • Obama retaliates against Russia for election hacking

    In a sweeping response to election hacking, President Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and shuttered two Russian-owned compounds in the U.S. It was the strongest action the Obama administration has taken to date to retaliate for a cyberattack.

  • In Ukraine, more evidence of a hacking group's Kremlin ties

    For those searching for stronger evidence of Russia's connection to the hack of the Democratic National Committee, the tale of an infected Ukrainian Android app used for cellphones or tablets may help, according to a cybersecurity firm.

  • Insider threat: NSA contractor arrest highlights the challenges

    The arrest illustrates the difficulty of guarding against an insider threat when you have employees that, by virtue of their clearance level and jobs, must be entrusted with the nation's secrets.