IT Help Desk technician arrested for espionage and charged with transferring classified materials to a foreign government.

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A U.S. government contractor was arrested on Aug. 24 based on espionage charges in a complaint unsealed today. Abraham Teklu Lemma, 50, a naturalized U.S. citizen of Ethiopian descent, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is charged with delivering national defense information to aid a foreign government, conspiracy to deliver national defense information to aid a foreign…

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Justice Department rolls out new National Security Cyber Section, aka NatSec Cyber.

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The Justice Department today announced the creation of the new National Security Cyber Section – aka NatSec Cyber – within its National Security Division. The newly established litigating section has secured congressional approval and comes in response to the core findings in Deputy Attorney General Lisa O. Monaco’s Comprehensive Cyber Review in July of 2022.

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Russian National arrested and charged with conspiring to commit LockBit ransomware attacks against U.S. interests.

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The Justice Department has announced charges against a Russian citizen, Ruslan Magomedovich Astamirov (АСТАМИРОВ, Руслан Магомедовичь), 20 years old, from the Chechen Republic. Astamirov has been charged for his involvement in deploying numerous cyberattacks, including LockBit ransomware, against computer systems in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Africa.

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