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Joe Uchill

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Joe Uchill has been covering cybersecurity since 2014 for publications such as Axios, The Hill and Motherboard.

Most recent articles by Joe Uchill

Amid Iranian hacker crackdown, CISOs should prep for retaliation

The United States ran a full-court press against Iranian hackers last week, including indictments from the Department of Justice, the FBI identifying malware used in attacks, and the addition of government-aligned hackers to the sanctions list by Treasury. In theory, increasing pressure against a foreign group may cause a pause in operations. Alternately, sanctions can…

Former DoD CSO: The West must lead

As the developing world follows in the steps of the West and begins entering an age of saturated connectivity, it’s important for people in leadership positions to set the tone for a culture of cybersecurity, said former chief security officer for the Department of Defense Jonathan Reiber on Thursday. And considering the United States has…

Report details how North Korean and Russian cybercriminals are cooperating

Several companies, media outlets and the U.S. government have accused North Korean state-sponsored hackers of purchasing access to pre-hacked servers from criminal groups. But the connections to specific criminal groups have been a little more tenuous. Now a new meta-analysis of previous reports from Intel 471 establish a likely connection to TrickBot. TrickBot, as well…

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U.S. charges 7 alleged state-sanctioned Chinese hackers

The Department of Justice on Wednesday unsealed indictments secured between August 2019 and August 2020 of seven foreign nationals accused of a bevy of international hacking incidents. The five Chinese and two Malaysian defendants are alleged members of a group often called APT 41, Wicked Panda or Wicked Spider, which is known to commit economic…

Cyber Threat Alliance CEO and former White House cyber czar on playing well with others

There’s a good chance that, somewhere within a company’s security stack is at least one product from any of the 26 vendors in the Cyber Threat Alliance – a behind-the-scenes industry threat sharing group that this week announced its 100 millionth shared observable data point.   CTA includes such industry mainstays as Cisco, Palo Alto Networks, and Symantec, as well as sector-specific…

Threat gardening: What CISOs can learn from ‘mystery seeds’

In July, thousands of Americans started to complain about unsolicited packages of seeds mailed from China. And despite not knowing exactly what the seeds were, and holding suspicions that something nefarious was afoot, many recipients planted them. The parallels between the mystery seeds and phishing attacks are unmistakable and can serve as a cautionary tale…

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