Cyber

FBI director finds foreign campaigns against U.S. are relentless

FBI Director Christopher Wray. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images
FBI Director Christopher Wray. Photo: Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images

FBI Director Christopher Wray said Tuesday that foreign adversaries are increasingly using social media campaigns to pit Americans against each other, even as intelligence officials have not found a “material impact on election infrastructure,” CNN reports.

Details: Wray said his agency has been collaborating with social media companies to offset online threats. Intelligence officials have also identified what Wray called "blended" attacks, in which nations work with cyber criminal groups to attack the U.S.

NSA releases cybersecurity tool to the public

Illustration of a dragon in a figure 8, breathing fire that is also binary code.
Illustration: National Security Agency

The National Security Agency will release an agency-designed tool to research malware as a free-to-the-public, open source program.

The big picture: The NSA program, known as GHIDRA, is a reverse engineering tool that takes malware and returns the source code used to make it, which otherwise remains inaccessible. That enables researchers and security pros to understand, attribute and even counter the malware.

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