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Hackers attacked a US health agency’s computer system in an attempt to slow down its COVID-19 response

The National Security Council tweeted Sunday night that rumors circulating about a national quarantine were "FAKE."

The world’s biggest currency exchange company was hacked, and the data is reportedly being held hostage for $6 million

On December 31, 2019, the worldwide currency exchange company Travelex discovered that hackers breached its system. It's been offline ever since.

New Orleans is in a state of emergency following a cyberattack

Mayor LaToya Cantrell declared the state of emergency on Friday, but told journalists that no city employee data had been compromised.
A man types on a computer keyboard in front of the displayed cyber code in this illustration picture taken March 1, 2017.

Hackers targeted the admissions and enrollment departments at 62 universities and created thousands of fake student accounts

62 universities were targeted by hackers who leveraged a vulnerability in a popular school software to create thousands of fake student accounts.
President Donald Trump attends a campaign rally in Orlando, Florida, June 18, 2019.

Iran says that US cyberattacks — said to be Trump’s preferred retaliation — didn’t work

Mohammad-Javad Azari Jahromi, an Iranian minister, said the US was devoting "a lot of effort" to attacking Iran, but was yet to achieve anything.
The National Security Agency (NSA) logo is shown on a computer screen inside the Threat Operations Center at the NSA in Fort Meade, Maryland, January 25, 2006.

Hackers reportedly launched a cyberattack on Baltimore with a leaked NSA tool

Hackers are reportedly using a tool leaked from the National Security Agency in a cyber attack that has plagued the city of Baltimore since May 7.
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) transits the Pacific Ocean.

The US Navy and its partners are ‘under cyber siege’ from Chinese hackers and are hemorrhaging national security secrets

A internal Navy review reportedly says the situation is bad, but neither the service nor the Pentagon knows just how bad it actually is.

Think you can spot a hacker’s phishing email? Take Google’s quiz and find out

Google and its sister company, Jigsaw, made a quiz that tests your ability to spot phishing emails.
Personnel at the Air Force Space Command Network Operations & Security Center at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs, Colorado, July 20, 2010.

The Air Force targeted its own personnel to see if they could ‘recognize and thwart’ cyberattacks

In an effort to test their awareness, the Air Force went after its own personnel with a hard-to-detect technique that can compromise networks.
The Pentagon building pictured in 2010.

The Pentagon reportedly has a secret plan to launch a cyberattack on Russia if it directly interferes with the midterm elections

For the plan to go ahead, Russia would have to assert "malign influence" on the elections, such as tampering with voter registration and vote recording.