Ellen Nakashima

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The measure, in the works for two years, is intended to punish and deter foreign adversaries.

  • Apr 2, 2015

What first looked like an attempt to breach security now appears to have been a wrong turn by two men who police believe stole a vehicle and perhaps didn’t stop because they had drugs inside.

  • Mar 30, 2015

Security hawks want to preserve the spy agency authorities as the deadline to act approaches.

  • Mar 24, 2015

A bipartisan House bill includes limits to data sharing but would grant legal immunity to firms, and activists still see risks.

  • Mar 24, 2015

The nation needs to increase capacity “on the offensive side” to fend off attacks, the admiral said.

  • Mar 19, 2015

NSA general counsel is latest in a string of government officials to take jobs in the private sector focused on cyber security.

  • Mar 17, 2015

Experts say the former secretary of state’s account all but certainly lacked the level of security that would have been provided by the government.

  • Mar 10, 2015

A case discussing the covert operation could complicate nuclear talks with Iran, officials said.

  • Mar 10, 2015

Malicious software used in the Anthem hack conclusively matches malware that was used to target a small U.S. defense contractor, according to ThreatConnect.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Evgeniy Bogachev, 31, is wanted in the siphoning of more than $100 million from American bank accounts.

  • Feb 24, 2015
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Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She focuses on issues relating to intelligence, technology and civil liberties. She previously served as a Southeast Asia correspondent for the paper. She wrote about the presidential candidacy of Al Gore and co-authored a biography of Gore, and has also covered federal agencies, Virginia state politics and local affairs. She joined the Post in 1995.
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