Administration officials were determined to draft a response that would impose real costs on Moscow, as many previous rounds of sanctions have been shrugged off.
The annual intelligence assessment does not predict a military confrontation with either Russia or China, but it suggests that so-called gray-zone battles for power will intensify.
A threat assessment report puts China’s push for “global power” first on the list of threats, followed by Russia, Iran and North Korea.
Chris Inglis will be nominated to the new post as the president fills out his cybersecurity team and the U.S. considers responses to recent attacks.
Mohammad Javad Zarif, the Iranian foreign minister, threatened Israel after a blackout at a uranium enrichment plant over the weekend.
It may look like the bad old days of the Cold War, but today’s bitter superpower competition is about technology, cyberconflict and influence operations.
The assessment was the intelligence community’s most comprehensive look at foreign efforts to interfere in the election.
The intelligence agencies missed massive intrusions by Russia and China, forcing the administration and Congress to look for solutions, including closer partnership with private industry.
The proliferation of cyberattacks by rivals is presenting a challenge to the Biden administration as it seeks to deter intrusions on government and corporate systems.
The hackers started their attack in January but escalated their efforts in recent weeks, security experts say. Business and government agencies affected.
But decisions come more quickly than they did in the Obama administration, when Mr. Biden, as vice president, complained about the endless meetings.
The generals who staged a coup last month use surveillance drones, iPhone cracking devices and hacking software, some of it from Western countries that bar sales of such technology to Myanmar.
As border skirmishing increased last year, malware began to flow into the Indian electric grid, a new study shows, and a blackout hit Mumbai. It now looks like a warning.
The Justice Department unsealed charges against three intelligence officers, revealing more details about incursions on Sony Pictures and the National Health Service in Britain, and other attacks.
Recent attacks on government and infrastructure networks reveal the inadequacy of America’s digital defenses.
Nicole Perlroth’s “This Is How They Tell Me the World Ends” looks at the history of cyberattacks and why they are only likely to get worse.
They also discuss U.S. cybersecurity priorities and where TikTok fits in.
For years, cybersecurity experts have warned of attacks on small municipal systems. In Oldsmar, Fla., the levels of lye were changed and could have sickened residents.
America’s biggest vulnerability in cyberwarfare is hubris.
Senator Mark Warner, the committee’s new chairman, said he hoped to lead a bipartisan investigation of the groups, their overseas ties and amplification of their message by foreign powers.
He’s not very important to us, but he keeps stalking us.
The Biden administration is inheriting the menace of Chinese antisatellite arms as well as an innovative way of trying to defuse the escalating threat.
The Biden administration faces not only waves of Chinese antisatellite weapons but a history of jumbled responses to the intensifying threat.
There will be no “reset” of the American relationship with Moscow, administration officials say. But in an era of constant confrontation in cyberspace, the president seeks to avoid a nuclear arms race.
It doesn’t exactly comport with his “regular Joe from Scranton” persona, but beyond the politics of it, the bike could present cybersecurity risks.
The two appointments illustrate how the president-elect appears determined to rebuild a White House national security team to focus on threats that critics say were ignored by President Trump.
The president-elect also plans to pursue a “follow-on negotiation” with Iran over its missile capabilities if Tehran re-enters compliance with the nuclear deal.
Those behind the widespread intrusion into government and corporate networks exploited seams in U.S. defenses and gave away nothing to American monitoring of their systems.
The hackers gained more access than the company previously revealed, though the attackers were unable to modify code or access emails.
The U.S. also uses cybertools to defend its interests. It’s the age of perpetual cyberconflict.
“This assault happened on Donald Trump’s watch when he wasn’t watching,’’ President-elect Joseph R. Biden said.
The disclosure was the first acknowledgment of a specific intrusion in the vast cyberattack. At the White House, national security leaders met to assess how to deal with the situation.
As the government grapples with a vast hack, the Pentagon is weighing whether to separate management of the National Security Agency from the United States Cyber Command.
Hours after the secretary of state acknowledged that Moscow was behind the vast cybersecurity breach, the president suggested it might have been China and downplayed the severity of the attack.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is the first member of the Trump administration to publicly link the Kremlin to the hacking of dozens of government and private systems.
Additional powers to actively hunt down hackers across federal agencies could have given the government more of a chance to detect the recent Russia hack more quickly, they said.
The warning, from the Department of Homeland Security’s cybersecurity arm, indicated that hackers had found another line of attack to enter systems used by the government and Fortune 500 companies.
The broad Russian espionage attack on the U.S. government and private companies, underway since spring and detected only a few weeks ago, is among the greatest intelligence failures of modern times.
The president-elect will have to assure American national security in ways that will require pushing back on the Kremlin at times and, at others, seeking Russian cooperation.
The Pentagon, intelligence agencies, nuclear labs and Fortune 500 companies use software that was found to have been compromised by Russian hackers. The sweep of stolen data is still being assessed.
In one of the most sophisticated and perhaps largest hacks in more than five years, email systems were breached at the Treasury and Commerce Departments. Other breaches are under investigation.
The Silicon Valley company said hackers — almost certainly Russian — made off with tools that could be used to mount new attacks around the world.
An operation ahead of the November election was part of stepped-up efforts by the military to stop Russian interference in American politics.
IBM has found that companies and governments have been targeted by unknown attackers, prompting a warning from the Homeland Security Department.
The attack, first discovered late Tuesday, disrupted the district’s websites and remote learning programs, as well as its grading and email systems, officials said.
A wave of damaging attacks on hospitals upended the lives of patients with cancer and other ailments. “I have no idea what to do,” one said.
The government in Tehran has put uranium into its newest centrifuges. At the same time, Iran’s foreign minister appears to offer a return to commitments that would prohibit exactly that.
Mr. Krebs had overseen election cybersecurity efforts, and had joined other officials in declaring the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”
Mr. Krebs’s government agency contradicted President Trump’s false claims that the election was rigged. At this point, Mr. Krebs, a former Microsoft executive, still has a job.
The 2020 election was the biggest test yet of a new approach of pre-emptive action against adversaries trying to hack election infrastructure or wage disinformation campaigns.