Alfred Ng, CNET

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Syracuse, NY, United States

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Recent articles by Alfred:

US charges Russian hackers over 3 of world's biggest cyberattacks

The indictment against six Russian military officers digs into hacks that, among other things, caused a power outage in Ukraine and a ransomware hit that cost billions in damages. → Read More

Facebook and Twitter will have their hands full with misinformation on election week

If you thought how social networks handled a New York Post story on Joe Biden was chaotic, Election Day could be worse. → Read More

Virginia's voter registration site goes offline on deadline date

On the last day to register to vote in Virginia, the state's registration website crashes due to a cut fiber cable. → Read More

Microsoft takes down hacking network with potential to disrupt election

The Russian hacking network was behind a ransomware attack that ensnared hundreds of hospitals. Its next target could've been elections. → Read More

Florida judge says voter registration site outage failed its citizens

The voter registration website for the crucial swing state was down for seven hours and was hit with 1.1 million requests an hour. An estimated 21,722 people could have been disenfranchised because of the outage. → Read More

How social networks are preparing for a potential October hack-and-leak

Four years ago, Russia's hack-and-leak operation paved the way for QAnon's rise. Social networks say they're better prepared this time around. → Read More

Facebook removed hundreds of fake accounts tied to right-wing groups

The campaign spent about $973,000 in advertisements on Facebook and Instagram before it was removed. → Read More

Google is giving data to police based on search keywords, court docs show

Court records in an arson case show that Google gave away data on people who searched for a specific address. → Read More

Florida investigating voter registration site outage, extends deadline

The voter registration website for the crucial swing state was down for seven hours and was hit with 1.1 million requests an hour. → Read More

DHS found disinformation efforts mirror Trump's vote-by-mail attacks

Democrat leaders want the Department of Homeland Security to make its Sept. 3 findings public. → Read More

AOC called for investigation on Palantir before it went public

Her Sept. 17 letter to the SEC requested that the surveillance company disclose details about its government ties and data security protections. → Read More

The US government won't detail why TikTok is a security threat

Here's how the Justice Department explained exactly how the Chinese government can spy on Americans through TikTok: . → Read More

A national privacy bill really would have helped the US deal with COVID-19

Until people can trust contact tracing apps, it's hard to gauge how useful they will actually be. → Read More

US officials ring alarm on disinformation after Election Day

Once the polls close on Election Day, you can expect a flurry of falsehoods on your feed. → Read More

Twitter faces class action privacy lawsuit for sharing security info with advertisers

Phone numbers for two-factor authentication were used by advertisers. → Read More

Massive dark web bust seizes $6.5 million from 179 alleged drug dealers

The international operation lead to arrests in the US, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands and Sweden. → Read More

Massive dark web bust seizes $6.5 million from 179 alleged drug dealers

The international operation leads to arrests in the US, Germany, United Kingdom, Austria, the Netherlands and Sweden. → Read More

FBI director: It's a mistake to get election information on social media

If you want accurate details on when and where to vote, he says, don't look to Facebook or Twitter. → Read More

US charges Chinese hackers behind 'unprecedented' attacks on gaming companies

The Justice Department warns that the video game industry is a new target for nation-state actors. → Read More

Data on 18,105 coronavirus patients leaked after staffer clicks wrong button

Public Health Wales said the private health data was published by mistake and visible for 20 hours. → Read More