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Ransomware comes to Texas

Ransomware comes to Texas

Texas is no stranger to cyberattacks. In fact, an Austin-based company was at the center of one of the worst hacks in American history. The latest concerning trend is ransomware, where a hacker infiltrates a computer or network and locks out the victim until they pay...

Gina Ortiz Jones testifies in Senate confirmation hearing

Gina Ortiz Jones testifies in Senate confirmation hearing

On Wednesday, Gina Ortiz Jones testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee in her confirmation hearing for the position of Undersecretary of the Air Force. Jones, a former Air Force intelligence officer and Iraq War veteran who previously ran as a Democrat in...

What you need to know about the Colonial Pipeline attack

On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline was subjected to a cyber attack. This resulted in one of the nation’s largest pipelines being shut down for five days, causing gas shortages along the Eastern Seaboard. While there has been a string of serious hacking incidents in...

John Ratcliffe makes big claims about UFOs

Last Monday, former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe made some eye-opening claims regarding Unidentified Flying Objects or UFOs. When asked on Fox News about an upcoming Pentagon report on the subject, Ratcliffe confirmed that the U.S. government had...

John Ratcliffe has abdicated his duties on election security

On Thursday, Microsoft released a report detailing attempts by Russia, China, and Iran to meddle in the 2020 election. The same day, it was revealed that a whistleblower in the Department of Homeland Security filed a complaint alleging that the Trump administration...