The extortionist claimed a terabyte of Saudi Aramco data had been hacked, with an offer for the data to be deleted posted on the dark web.
The Department of Homeland Security announced new requirements for U.S. pipeline operators to strengthen cybersecurity.
"The United States ganged up with its allies to make unwarranted accusations against Chinese cybersecurity," spokesman Zhao Lijian said.
"The United States has long been concerned about the People's Republic of China's irresponsible and destabilizing behavior in cyberspace," the White House said.
A senior U.S. administration official previewed the launch of a new campaign that seeks to demonstrate how China's Ministry of State Security "uses criminal contract hackers to conduct unsanctioned cyber operations globally, including for their own personal profit."
"[Vaccine misinformation] is now so pervasive that it exists just naturally within the ecosystem on Facebook and elsewhere," Christopher Krebs said on Sunday.
Russian-linked hacking group REvil disappeared online on Tuesday after conducting a major ransomware attack July 2.
"It could be that the server hardware failed, or that it was intentionally taken down, or that someone attacked their host," a threat researcher said.
"It used to be that you had to be very technically adept to be a hacker, but the way the cyber market or cyber underground has evolved is a lot of those things have become services now," a U.S. military cyberwarfare officer told Newsweek.
America's rising crime rate and the future of policing are subjects of political debate, while police agencies across the nation face cyber threats.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said that the Biden administration "will determine attribution and make a decision accordingly."
The Russian Embassy in Washington, D.C. rejected a joint U.S. and U.K. advisory alleging Moscow operatives are targeting governments around the world.
Since the pandemic's onset six out of 10 IT security leaders cited their remote workforce as the cause of a data breach. Downloading content from illegal websites can put entire companies at risk for a cybersecurity breach.
Arrington, who was overseeing cybersecurity for defence contractors, has been placed on leave.
"The dimension of cyber enables countries to operate and send a strong signal, but in a much more controlled way," Cybereason CEO Lior Div told Newsweek.
The son of the former president made fun of Joe Biden for telling the Russians that 16 entities were "off limits" to cyber hacking.
The Secretary of State told La Republicca newspaper "it's up to Russia to decide" about its relationship with the U.S.
"It's almost like 'Minority Report,'" a U.S.military intelligence official told Newsweek, "where you can find a path of likely outcomes to build a reasonable conclusion, but unless a crime has been committed, it isn't a crime."
A security system company hiring remote CCTV operators claims their business "provides 24 x 7 x 365 intelligent video-based surveillance and loss prevention services."
Americans now have more choices than ever before when it comes to upgrading their homes with the latest smart technology. However, recent security breaches across the nation have cybersecurity experts asking which products are worth the risk.
Stuart Madnick, director of Cybersecurity at MIT Sloan School of Management (CAMS), said that in terms of cybersecurity infrastructure, the higher education sector sits far behind the manufacturing and energy industries, which in turn fall a decade behind the nation's financial sector.
"It is the position of the U.S. government that we strongly discourage the payment of ransoms," said Eric Goldstein, a top cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security.
With over 359,000 unfilled jobs, the U.S. has the greatest shortage of cybersecurity talent in the western world.
Justin Ehrenhofer of Monero Space Workgroup told Newsweek the community is disappointed that ransomware groups increasingly demand payment in Monero but understand why they do.
The FBI responded to the cyberattack by recovering millions of dollars' of bitcoin—though the cryptocurrency's price dipped afterwards.
The creation of the cybersecurity agency in Italy comes about a month after Draghi called for increased cybersecurity and spoke about possible interference from Russia.
"It's a moment of reckoning for our industry," Vasu Jakkal, Corporate Vice President for Microsoft Security, said. "(Solar Winds) was one of the most complex attacks we've seen, and that continues."