Kate Fazzini, GIJN

Kate Fazzini


New York, NY, United States

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Past articles by Kate:

Investigating Cybercrime and the Dark Web

As part of GIJN's organized crime series, we look at the world of cybercrime and the dark web and provide tips on how to investigate it. → Read More

Justice Department indicts four members of China's military for Equifax hack

The U.S. Justice Department announced Monday that it has indicted four members of China's military for the cyberattack against credit ratings agency Equifax in 2017. → Read More

Congressional watchdog slams DHS over election security prep

In a letter Thursday, the GAO said DHS's Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is behind on its plans for elections security, a mandate the agency took on in early 2017, when election infrastructure was added to its list of "critical" industries with which it should coordinate a response to cyberattacks. → Read More

Iowa caucus debacle is one of the most stunning IT failures ever

Iowa caucus debacle is one of the most stunning IT resiliency failures ever → Read More

Ashley Madison cyber-breach: 5 years later, users are being targeted with 'sextortion' scams

The 2015 Ashley Madison breach affected individuals with corporate and government email addresses, which could make them particularly vulnerable to bribery. → Read More

DOJ seeks court approval to stop companies from making robocalls

The U.S. Justice Department announced its first-ever enforcement action against telecommunications companies over robocalls, the agency announced Tuesday. → Read More

Hackers took over Twitter accounts for the NFL and a bunch of teams, including the 49ers and Chiefs

An organization known as "Our Mine," allegedly based in Saudi Arabia, took responsibility for the attack. → Read More

FDA issues cybersecurity warning on GE medical equipment that monitors patients

The Food and Drug Administration released a warning on Thursday to healthcare providers, facilities and consumers about a vulnerability in certain electronic health care data equipment made by General Electric. → Read More

Here's how the Saudis allegedly hacked Jeff Bezos' phone, and how to protect yourself

The report shows how outsiders can monitor seemingly private phone messages. However, while tools like those described in the report exist, they are costly and rarely used against normal citizens. → Read More

A popular new sextortion scam tricks victims into thinking they are being recorded on their Nest cameras

Fears over the misuse of internet connected cameras like those made by Nest and Ring has combined with the powerful and simple email scam known as "sextortion." → Read More

Microsoft will patch Windows 10 after the NSA quietly told it about a major vulnerability

The cooperation is a departure from past interactions between the NSA and major software developers like Microsoft. In the past, the top security agency has kept some major vulnerabilities secret in order to use them as part of the U.S. tech arsenal. → Read More

The FBI and Apple are poised for another privacy battle over unlocking iPhones

The FBI wants access to the phone of Mohammad Alshamrani, who is suspected of killing three people in a shooting spree on a Naval base in Pensacola, Fla. on Dec. 6, 2019. → Read More

Travelex currency exchange hobbled by week-long ransomware attack

U.K.-based currency exchange company Travelex experienced a ransomware attack that crippled the company's online presence and locations across the U.S., European Union and Asia. → Read More

Iranian hackers are likely planning social engineering and phishing attacks — but web site defacements are meaningless

City governments, agencies and companies are on high alert for ramped-up cyber activity possibly emanating from Iran. But attacks to a handful of websites across the globe, purportedly in the name of Iranian activists groups, aren't cause for much concern and can't truly be attributed to Iran in the short term. → Read More

Iran has shown a talent for cyberattacks, and businesses may be a prime target for retaliation

Rising tensions with Iran are worrisome because Iran has previously conducted widespread cyberattacks against U.S. businesses in response to U.S. government action, experts told CNBC. → Read More

In a decade of cybersecurity alarms, these are the breaches that actually mattered

Of the trillions of threats this decade, and the billions of breaches, and the thousands of those breaches that actually made it to the news, here are the six incidents that really mattered. → Read More

New Orleans shuts off computers after cyberattack, following two big incidents in Louisiana this year

After a series of widespread cyberattacks in Louisiana, which led to two statewide emergency declarations this year, New Orleans was hit on Friday. → Read More

Facebook lost some hard drives in a car break-in, but former employees probably shouldn't worry — here's why

Theft of unencrypted hard drives from a Facebook employee's car led the company to announce another privacy and security incident to its employees. For a number of reasons, however, the employees probably shouldn't worry, and the public probably shouldn't be surprised. → Read More

Hackers allegedly emptied brokerage accounts with a simple email scam — here's how to protect yourself

Brooklyn prosecutors said in november that a Lithuanian man and an unknown co-conspirator emptied the brokerage accounts of hapless victims of hundreds of thousands of dollars. → Read More

So you fell for a cyber scam — here's what to do next

Here's how to respond to five of the most common scams that might strike you or a loved one over the holidays depending on what the crooks got: Your Social Security Number, your bank account or credit card, access to your hardware or files, your pride or, worst of all, your hard-earned money. → Read More