Greg Myre

Greg Myre appears in the following:

With The U.S. Military Gone, The CIA Faces Tough Challenges In Afghanistan

Monday, July 12, 2021

The CIA and the military depend on each other in war zones like Afghanistan. Now that U.S. forces have pulled out almost entirely, the spy agency will have a harder time keeping tabs on the Taliban.


Hacks Are Prompting Calls For A Cyber Agreement, But Reaching One Would Be Tough

Friday, July 02, 2021

The recent ransomware attacks on U.S. industries have sparked renewed talk of an international cyber agreement that could set rules for what's permissible, and spell out sanctions for violators.


Donald Rumsfeld, Who Served Twice As Defense Secretary, Dies At 88

Thursday, July 01, 2021

Donald Rumsfeld was the combative defense secretary under President George W. Bush, as the U.S. waged two of its longest and most controversial wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.


UFO Report: No Sign Of Aliens, But 143 Mystery Objects Defy Explanation

Friday, June 25, 2021

The U.S. government report is the most substantial public effort to date to address decades of speculation about UFOs and whether the government had a role in concealing information.


Biden Tells Putin To Crackdown On Ransomware. What Are The Odds He Will?

Thursday, June 17, 2021

The president says the U.S. will respond if it keeps getting hit with cyber attacks linked to Russia. But Putin has shown little interest in combatting cyber crimes called 'ransomware-as-a-service.'


Cybersecurity Will Be A Key Topic Of Discussion Between Biden And Putin

Monday, June 14, 2021

Recent cybersecurity attacks in the U.S. were traced to Russian groups, who likely are known to the Kremlin.


How Bitcoin Has Fueled Ransomware Attacks

Thursday, June 10, 2021

If you're planning a multi-million dollar ransomware attack, there's really only one way to collect - with cryptocurrency. It's fast. It's easy. Best of all, it's largely anonymous and hard to trace.


As Cyberattacks Surge, Biden Is Seeking To Mount A Better Defense

Friday, June 04, 2021

Russian spies have penetrated U.S. government computer networks. Russian criminals have hit the U.S. gasoline and meat supplies. Can the president figure out how to stop the non-stop intrusions?


Meat-Packer JBS Expects To Operate At Near Full Capacity After Ransomware Attack

Thursday, June 03, 2021

JBS, the world's biggest meat-packing company, expects operations to be back near full capacity Thursday as it recovers from a ransomware attack. Groups with ties to Russia are blamed for the attack.


JBS Cyberattack Just The Latest Major Company To Be Shut Down By Hackers

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

The meat processing company JBS expects most operations to be restored Wednesday after a ransomware attack. It's the latest major company being shut down by apparent Russian criminal hackers.


Meat Supplier JBS Is The Lastest Company Hit With Ransomware Attack

Wednesday, June 02, 2021

JBS, the world's largest meat processor, has been hit by hackers, threatening the firm's operations in the U.S. and Australia. The case illustrates the growing threat hackers pose to key industries.


What Makes This Round Of Violence Between Israel And The Palestinians Different

Sunday, May 23, 2021

The latest Israeli-Palestinian fighting did not resolve any of the core issues in the decades-old dispute. But it did reveal several new dynamics likely to influence the conflict in the coming years.


Why An Israeli-Palestinian Peace Deal Is No Longer A Top Priority For The U.S.

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

There was a time when the U.S. believed an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal was critical to U.S. policy in the Middle East. These days, the goals are far more modest.


The U.S. Looks To Support The Afghan Military From 'Over The Horizon'

Monday, May 17, 2021

President Biden and the Pentagon say that after U.S. forces leave Afghanistan they will still assist that country from afar. But what precisely does that mean and can it be effective?


Biden Signs Executive Order On Cybersecurity In Wake Of Pipeline Hack

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Following a ransomware attack on a major U.S. pipeline, President Biden announced his broad plan to make both the U.S. government and private companies more secure against future cyber breaches.


FBI Says Darkside Ransomware Is Reponsible For Attack On U.S. Pipeline

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

The Biden administration says cybercriminals in Russia are suspected in a ransomware attack on a gas pipeline. Yet this hack is very different from another big intrusion blamed on Russia last year.


Major Fuel Pipeline Remains Shut Down From Ongoing Ransomware Attack

Monday, May 10, 2021

A petroleum pipeline stretching from Texas to New York remains shut due to a ransomware attack. President Biden is calling for new infrastructure, yet the attack shows the threat to existing systems.


In The CIA's 1st Plot Against The Castros, Fidel Wasn't The Target

Tuesday, May 04, 2021

Exploding cigars. Poisoned pens. The CIA had lots of failed plots to kill Cuban leader Fidel Castro. But the first such plan was directed at his brother Raúl, who just retired at age 89.


In The Ransomware Battle, Cybercriminals Have The Upper Hand

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Hackers say they've seized computer records from the Washington, D.C., police and are demanding ransom. As ransomware groups keep getting more sophisticated, law enforcement is struggling to keep up.


Withdrawing Troops From Afghanistan Does Not Mean Conflict Will End In Country

Friday, April 16, 2021

President Biden's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan raises questions about whether the Afghan government and the Taliban will work a political deal or keep fighting on the battlefield.