Latest from Ellen Nakashima

Biden administration holds meeting on ransomware threat with more than 30 nations and E.U.

Countries including India, Brazil and Ukraine agreed to work together to fight a form of cybercrime that has paralyzed computer systems from hospitals to pipelines.
  • Oct 14, 2021

TSA to impose cybersecurity mandates on major rail and subway systems

The move follows cyber regulations on pipeline companies in the wake of disruptive ransomware attacks.
  • Oct 6, 2021

New emergency cyber regulations lay out ‘urgently needed’ rules for pipelines but draw mixed reviews

The regulations are designed to prevent a repeat of the Colonial Pipeline shutdown.
  • Oct 3, 2021

FBI held back ransomware decryption key from businesses to run operation targeting hackers

The delay in unlocking computers may have cost the affected enterprises millions.
  • Sep 21, 2021

Key security agencies split over whether to blacklist former Huawei smartphone unit

The issue arises as President Biden’s pick to lead the government’s export control agency has his nomination hearing.
  • Sep 19, 2021

U.S. aims to thwart ransomware attacks by cracking down on crypto payments

The Treasury Department wants to disrupt the financial underpinnings of the ransomware ecosystem by cutting off the flow of money to hackers.
  • Sep 17, 2021

China Initiative aims to stop economic espionage. Is targeting academics over grant fraud ‘overkill’?

The rise in academic grant fraud cases, and several dismissals, boosts concerns that researchers of Chinese descent are being unfairly targeted.
  • Sep 15, 2021

Afghan American woman’s escape highlights the secretive CIA role with the Kabul rescues

Shaqaiq Birashk was contacted by a stranger offering to have her picked up and escorted to the airport for evacuation.
  • Sep 13, 2021