The Week in Review: Cybersecurity News

WannaCry hero arrested leaving Def Con, inside HBO's hack, new medical-device legislation, how to help Ukraine


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All the important stories you may have missed, in one place:

Hacker Arrested After Def Con The U.K. researcher, hailed as a hero for stopping the WannaCry virus, allegedly created the Kronos banking malware. [Read More]

Obama’s Cybersecurity Advisor on Tech Statecraft “We need to think about cybersecurity and the relationship between the government and the private sector using a completely different model.” [Read More]

Connecticut Senator Introduces Medical Device Legislation Creates a security “report card” for devices and requires testing of devices before they’re sold. [Read More]

How Did HBO Get Hacked? An expert’s theories on the breach that’s leaking Game of Thrones spoilers and compromising a lot of other sensitive data. [Read More]

Swedish Government Officials Lose Jobs Amid Breach Several ministers had known about the breach, stemming from a botched data-outsourcing contract, but failed to inform the prime minister. [Read More]

Ukraine Needs Help from the West Russia’s cyber assaults on Ukraine are tests for attacks on the rest of the world. [Read More]


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