Department of Justice (DOJ)

Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Christopher Wray testifies before the Senate Intelligence Committee on March 10, 2022 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

DOJ, FBI disrupt Russian intelligence botnet

U.S. authorities disrupted the infrastructure used by a notorious Russian hacking group linked to the country's military intelligence agency.
Commander of the U.S. Cyber Command Army Gen. Paul Nakasone, Jen Easterly, Director of the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, and FBI Director Christopher Wray testify before the House (Select) Strategic Competition Between the United States and the Chinese Communist Party Committee on Capitol Hill on January 31, 2024 in Washington, DC. The Committee heard from intelligence officials on China’s Cyber threat to the United States. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

U.S. officials warn of dire Chinese cyber threats in wake of FBI operation to disrupt botnet

Volt Typhoon used privately owned routers infected with malware in attempt to conceal activity, DOJ says.
OTTAWA, CANADA: The United States Embassy building is viewed from the Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel on June 30, 2012 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)

The FBI is adding more cyber-focused agents to U.S. embassies

The agency’s deployment of additional cyber assistant legal attachés comes as it takes on a more proactive approach to combating cybercrime operations and infrastructure.