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An enterprising Gizmodo reporter seems to have found the private Twitter account of the head of the FBI, James Comey.
In a Thursday afternoon e-mail to Ars, the FBI National Press Office wrote: "We don’t have any comment."
The reporter, Ashley Feinberg, wrote up a detailed narrative as to how she was able to locate him by first finding his son, Brien Comey, on Instagram. When she followed this lead, even though that account is locked, Instagram suggested other accounts that Feinberg may wish to follow. Those included one named @reinholdniebuhr.
One of the most infamous strains of ransomware has evolved, gaining the ability to prevent detection from cybersecurity tools, making it much harder for the malicious software to be analyzed.
The Cerber ransomware was discovered in early 2016. Aside from the typical behavior of encrypting victims' files, the malware also packs a .vbs file, which speaks out its ransom note to further scare those that have been infected.
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.
Hackers reportedly targeted the German parliament with new cyberattacks as recently as January. The malvertising campaign saw hackers use a compromised Israeli news site to redirect users to a malicious site. However, cyber defences incorporated after the parliament was hacked in 2015 reportedly helped officials thwart the cyberattack, according to the German cybersecurity watchdog.
The US House of Representatives voted Tuesday to eliminate ISP privacy rules, following the Senate vote to take the same action last week. The legislation to kill the rules now heads to President Donald Trump for his signature or veto.
The White House issued a statement today supporting the House's action, and saying that Trump's advisors will recommend that he sign the legislation. That would make the death of the Federal Communications Commission's privacy rules official.