June 2017

Tech Dirt: As A New Wave Of Cyberattacks Rolls Out, Rep. Ted Lieu Asks What The NSA's Going To Do About It

Leaked NSA exploits have now been the basis for two massive cyberattacks. The first -- Wannacry -- caught hospitals and other critical infrastructure across several nations in the crossfire, using a tool built on the NSA's ETERNALBLUE exploit backbone. The second seems to be targeting Ukraine, causing the same sort of havoc but with a couple of particularly nasty twists.

CNBC: WRAPUP 5-New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business

A computer virus wreaked havoc on firms around the globe on Wednesday as it spread to more than 60 countries, disrupting ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting work at a chocolate factory in Australia.

Risk-modeling firm Cyence said economic losses from this week's attack and one last month from a virus dubbed WannaCry would likely total $8 billion. That estimate highlights the steep tolls businesses around the globe face from growth in cyber attacks that knock critical computer networks offline.

The Hill: VA accountability should matter to everyone — especially animal lovers

Last Friday, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 was signed into law. Chances are, if you are a veteran, family member of a veteran, or veterans’ advocate, you are well-versed in the need for VA accountability.

However, if you’re not a veteran yourself or aren’t directly related to one, you may not know why issues relating to VA accountability should matter to you.  



WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in strong opposition to the Senate Republican health care bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Earlier today, the Congressional Budget Office released its analysis of Senate Republicans' current draft of Trumpcare.

“Today’s CBO score confirms what we already know. Trumpcare is mean, mean, mean."