Eamon Javers, NBR, CNBC.com’s Posts

It turns out that one of the keys to hosting a successful conference on a complicated, technical and contentious topic like cybersecurity is great food and booze. Jeff Moss said he learned that lesson early on in his days as the hacker community’s best-known security impresario. “I know this sounds really petty,” Moss said, “but …

The United States military is studying digital currencies like bitcoin to learn if they can be traced and to figure out how they are used by America’s adversaries around the world. CNBC has learned that the global policy counsel of the Bitcoin Foundation flew to Florida to meet with officials from U.S. Special Operations Command for a …

Is someone hacking cellphones in Washington, D.C.? A Nevada-based security technology company says it has discovered proof of as many as 15 cellphone interception devices secretly operating in the nation’s capital, capable of illicitly identifying the movements of prominent people, recording audio from mobile phones, listening to calls and reading email. The company is a …

The Chinese internet giant Alibaba Group has pursued a deliberately low-profile strategy in Washington, D.C., opening no corporate office and employing only two outside lobbying firms. But that’s all about to change. After the tech company goes public this week, it will begin searching for a veteran D.C. hand to open a new Washington office, CNBC has …

In an audacious and sophisticated attack, cybercriminals acting in late 2013 installed a malicious computer program on the servers of a large hedge fund, crippling its high-speed trading strategy and sending information about its trades to unknown offsite computers, CNBC has learned. The attack, which was thwarted this year by technicians at BAE Systems Applied …

In Washington, Vladimir Putin’s Russian government has all the usual tools of statecraft at its disposal—an enormous embassy compound on Wisconsin Avenue, a stately Beaux-Arts ambassador’s residence on 16th Street, and even a Ministry of Foreign Affairs Twitter account: @mfa_russia. But the Putin government also has less visible tools of influence in Washington: a battery of well-paid American …

In 2008, presidential candidate Barack Obama realized he could raise a lot more money from millions of individual donors on the Internet making small contributions than he could by begging hundreds of traditional party big donors to write big checks. That discovery revolutionized American politics, and something similar may be about to happen to American business. That’s …

A few people in Chicago appear to have had access to the Fed’s decision before anyone else in the Windy City.

Parents increasingly are struggling to pay off student loans even as their children take on new debts to pay for schooling.

An investigation by the New York AG, which on Monday forced Thomson Reuters to suspend its practice of releasing market moving data early to paying clients, extends beyond Thomson Reuters, Eamon Javers reports.

Thomson Reuters provides a consumer confidence number early to an elite group of traders for a fee, Eamon Javers reports.