U.S. House Intelligence Chairman Rep. Mike Turner (R-OH) (L) and House Intelligence Ranking Member Jim Himes (D-CT) speak following a briefing with National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan at the U.S. Capitol on February 15, 2024 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)

House hurtles toward showdown over expiring surveillance tools

At issue is Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, which authorizes snooping that some consider vital to security and others view as an out-of-control privacy…
From left, the NSA’s Darren Turner, OMB’s Nick Polk and CISA’s Michael Duffy participate in a cybersecurity governance panel at ACT-IAC’s Imagine Nation ELC conference in Hershey, Pa., on Oct. 30, 2023. (Scoop News Group photo)

CISA sees increase in zero-day exploitation, official says

Michael Duffy, associate director for capacity building in CISA’s cybersecurity division, says that global zero-day exploits are “really affecting the federal government networks.”
Senate Intelligence Committee Co-Chair Mark Warner, seen here at the U.S. Capitol on April 19, told CyberScoop he’s “frustrated” that more examples of Section 702 related cases haven’t been made public. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

The White House says Section 702 is critical for cybersecurity, yet public evidence is sparse

An FBI official told CyberScoop that a "plurality" of Section 702 searches pertain to investigations into nation-state cyberattacks.
Merrick Garland
Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a significant firearms trafficking enforcement action during a news conference at the Justice Department on April 1, 2022. (Photo by OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images)

US says it disrupted Russian botnet ‘before it could be weaponized’

The botnet was being assembled by Russia's foreign intelligence agency, the GRU, Attorney General Merrick Garland said at a news conference.