Jenna McLaughlin

Reporter and blogger covering surveillance and national security for The Intercept.

Jenna McLaughlin appears in the following:

Chinese hacking scheme focused on harassing dissidents, leaked documents shows

Friday, February 23, 2024

Cybersecurity researchers are poring over a massive new leak of sensitive documents about Chinese hacking operations.

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Chinese-made cranes at U.S. ports may pose a national security threat

Wednesday, February 21, 2024

There are about 200 cranes at U.S. ports that were made in China, and could be at risk for hacking. The White House is taking aim at these.

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The outgoing head of the NSA speaks about the agency's biggest challenges

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Gen. Paul Kakasone who retired as director of the NSA on Feb. 1, speaks about his tenure battling Russian and Chinese hackers, defending U.S. elections and regaining Americans' trust.

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Politicians, lobbyists are banned from using ChatGPT for official campaign business

Friday, January 19, 2024

Open AI, the company behind the popular tool ChatGPT, says it won't allow politicians and lobbyists to use its products during campaign season over fears of potential abuse and cybersecurity risks.

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How Ukraine's tech experts joined forces with the government despite differences

Wednesday, December 06, 2023

Across Ukraine, tech experts are at the forefront of the defense against Russia, from drones to cybersecurity. But it's after the war that their innovation might help bolster Ukraine's future.

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How a Pennsylvania cyberattack links to the war in Gaza — and how Israel is reacting

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Israel's government has passed emergency wartime powers giving it more authority over cybersecurity, even within private companies. Cyberwar is playing an increasing role in the conflict with Hamas.

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How to keep an eye out for cyber scams during this holiday shopping season

Friday, November 24, 2023

It's important to keep an eye out for cyber scams during the holiday shopping season. New research suggests companies could do more to protect consumers. (Story aired on ATC on Nov. 21, 2023.)

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How to keep an eye out for cyber scams during this holiday shopping season

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

It's important to keep an eye out for cyber scams during the holiday shopping season. New research suggests companies could be doing more to protect consumers from being tricked.

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Russia-Ukraine cyber escalation: Ukrainian 'hacktivists' battle Russia online

Monday, November 20, 2023

Russia and Ukraine are fighting a war on multiple fronts, including in cyberspace. A secretive Ukrainian hacktivist group says it is carrying out cyber missions against Russia.

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A government agency wants you to make cybersecurity a part of your routine

Friday, November 10, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security has launched a new public service campaign to spread the word about simple steps you can take to protect yourself from cybersecurity threats.

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A government agency wants you to make cybersecurity a part of your routine

Friday, November 10, 2023

The Department of Homeland Security launches a new public service campaign to spread the word about simple steps you can take to protect yourself from cybersecurity threats.

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Ukrainian hackers and intel officers partner up in apparent hack of a top Russian bank

Wednesday, October 25, 2023

The Ukrainian hacktivists wrote in a blog post — posted on their own site — that they would be sharing data obtained from the Russian bank hack with investigative journalists.

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UN debates how to define cybercrime

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

While cybercrime is a problem around the world, agreeing on a definition on the international stage has been a huge challenge. That's plainly been on display at the United Nations recently.

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Meet the man leading the front-line effort in Ukraine's cyber war with Russia

Wednesday, September 06, 2023

Illia Vitiuk is a top Ukrainian intelligence official. For him, the war with Russia is primarily in cyberspace — and in a rare exclusive interview with NPR, he says it's far from over.

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An inside look at Ukraine's cyber war with Russia

Monday, September 04, 2023

Ukraine is also fighting a cyber-war against Russia as the battlefield counter-offensive grinds on. A top Ukrainian intelligence official gives NPR an inside look.

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Encore: We meet female soccer players in Ukraine who are training during wartime

Saturday, August 12, 2023

Many of the players on a Ukrainian professional women's soccer team have experienced the hardships of war, but they're still watching the Women's World Cup and cheering on their favorite players.

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Inside Russia's attempts to hack Ukrainian military operations

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Ukrainian officials say Russian hackers remain focused on infiltrating military planning operations. That includes seizing and trying to crack tablets used on the on the front lines by officers.

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We meet female soccer players in Ukraine who are training during wartime

Thursday, August 10, 2023

Many of the players on one Ukrainian professional women's soccer team have experienced hardships of war, but they're still watching the Women's World Cup and cheering on their favorite players.

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Cybersecurity experts discuss wins, losses and lessons at western Ukraine gathering

Wednesday, August 09, 2023

In Ukraine, cybersecurity experts gathered to celebrate success and survival, as well as discuss ongoing threats from Russian hackers.

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The rise in ransomware attacks this year may be related to Russia's war in Ukraine

Thursday, July 13, 2023

Ransomware attacks are on the rise in 2023. There are competing theories why, but it might actually have a lot to do with Russia's war in Ukraine.

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