Stories tagged: hackers
SUNDAY, MARCH 19, 2017, 6 A.M.
How a school bomb-scare case sparked a media-vs.-FBI fight
The 2007 bust of a Washington state hacker put an end to bomb scares and saved graduation at the Lacey, Wash., high school but would also raise a troubling question …
MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017, 1:47 P.M.
Russian hackers said to seek hush money from liberal U.S. groups
Russian hackers are targeting U.S. progressive groups in a new wave of attacks, scouring the organizations’ emails for embarrassing details and attempting to extract hush money, according to two people …
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, JAN. 11, 2017, 4:12 P.M.
Newly leaked dossier on Trump circulated in DC for months
It was a bombshell story, emerging on the eve of Donald Trump’s first news conference as president-elect: U.S. intelligence officials had presented Trump with unsubstantiated claims that Russia had amassed …
SUNDAY, JAN. 8, 2017, 5:42 A.M.
Consumer Confidential: Hackers will grow increasingly bold in 2017
The new year begins with two big unanswered questions on the cybercrime front: Did the Russians influence the U.S. presidential election, and how did hackers gain access to 1.5 billion …
FRIDAY, JAN. 6, 2017, 12:42 P.M.
After intelligence brief, Trump says hack had no impact on election
After a briefing from the nation’s top intelligence officials, President-elect Donald Trump said Friday he is confident Russians did not affect the outcome of the U.S. presidential election but he …
UPDATED: THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 12:26 P.M.
Obama to Putin: Don’t mess with our elections; U.S.sanctions Russia, expels 35 diplomats
In a sweeping response to election hacking, President Barack Obama on Thursday sanctioned Russian intelligence services and their top officials, kicked out 35 Russian officials and shuttered two Russian-owned compounds …
THURSDAY, DEC. 29, 2016, 9:28 A.M.
U.S. senators: Russia should be sanctioned for election hacks
U.S. senators visiting eastern European allies to discuss security issues called for sanctions against Russia for interfering in the presidential election by hacking American political sites and email accounts. Their …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 1:02 P.M.
Obama options on Russian hacks range from covert to military
President Barack Obama has vowed that the U.S. will respond to Russian hacking undertaken during the U.S. presidential campaign. Yet the public may never hear about it.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 28, 2016, 4:37 A.M.
Punishment of Russia for election interference is near, administration says
The Obama administration is close to announcing a series of measures to punish Russia for its interference in the 2016 presidential election, including economic sanctions and diplomatic censure, according to …
THURSDAY, DEC. 22, 2016, 11:01 A.M.
Cybersecurity firm finds proof Russia was behind hack of Democrats
A cybersecurity firm has uncovered strong proof of the tie between the group that hacked the Democratic National Committee and Russia’s military intelligence arm – the primary agency behind the …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 21, 2016, 9:37 A.M.
Nearly 400,000 Community Health Plan of Washington customers’ information exposed in data breach
Almost 400,000 current and former members of the Community Health Plan of Washington have had personal information exposed in a data breach.
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 12:18 P.M.
U.S. elector demands briefing on Russia election interference
Weeks after Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election to Donald Trump, some of her loyal supporters have not given up hope. Clay Pell, a vocal supporter of the Democrat during …
FRIDAY, DEC. 16, 2016, 7:58 A.M.
Obama vows retaliation for suspected Russian hacking
President Barack Obama is promising that the U.S. will retaliate against Russia for its suspected meddling in America’s election process, an accusation the Kremlin has vehemently denied.
TUESDAY, DEC. 13, 2016, 12:28 P.M.
Kremlin calls talk of Russian interference in US elections ‘absolute nonsense’
Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman on Tuesday issued a blunt denial of U.S. allegations that the Kremlin intervened to help Donald Trump win the presidency, and expressed hope that Moscow …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 12:25 P.M.
Clinton campaign presses for intelligence on Russian hacking
Hillary Clinton’s campaign Monday said that the Obama administration “owes it to the American people” to tell what it knows about Russian hacking of Clinton campaign emails and those of …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
Electoral College members request intelligence briefing over Trump-Russia ties
A handful of members of the Electoral College, including a rogue Republican who says he won’t vote for President-elect Donald Trump, are demanding an intelligence briefing on whether the government …
MONDAY, DEC. 12, 2016, 9:10 A.M.
Senate will investigate reports of Russia hacking, McConnell says
The top Senate Republican said Monday that Congress will investigate a CIA assessment that Russia interfered in the November election on behalf of Donald Trump, an intelligence conclusion that the …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:29 A.M.
Foreign spies ready to enact cyberattacks on Russia’s banks, nation says
Russia accused foreign spy agencies of preparing cyberattacks in dozens of cities to try to undermine its banking system.
THURSDAY, NOV. 24, 2016, 9:22 P.M.
Russian propaganda effort helped spread ‘fake news’ during election, experts say
The flood of “fake news” this election season got support from a sophisticated Russian propaganda campaign that created and spread misleading articles online with the goal of punishing Democrat Hillary …
SATURDAY, NOV. 5, 2016, 5:06 A.M.
Russian hackers brazenly seek to embarrass U.S. this election season
In February 2014, the Obama administration was embarrassed when a secretly recorded phone conversation between the U.S. ambassador in Ukraine and Victoria Nuland, a senior State Department official, was posted …
FRIDAY, OCT. 21, 2016, 10:20 A.M.
Indian bank authorities say 3.2 million debit cards hacked
Indian banks scrambled Friday to contain the damage after finding that more than 3.2 million debit cards may have been hacked.
TUESDAY, OCT. 18, 2016, 2:17 P.M.
Clinton campaign’s hacking worries prompt security warnings on even the bathrooms
Bathrooms in Hillary Clinton’s Brooklyn campaign headquarters feature some unusual decor: Reminders about good password hygiene. One sign hung above a urinal reads “You wouldn’t share your toothbrush, don’t share …
TUESDAY, SEPT. 27, 2016, 11:34 A.M.
Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo
Information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data from Yahoo could be used to open locks up and down the web.
MONDAY, SEPT. 26, 2016, 2:26 P.M.
Yahoo should face SEC probe over breach, senator says
Yahoo Inc. should face a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation into whether the Internet media company properly informed investors and the public about a massive data breach that it confirmed …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 24, 2016, 10:58 A.M.
Pippa Middleton’s phone hacked, thousands of photos stolen
London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, and the alleged theft of 3,000 photographs.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 23, 2016, 2:41 P.M.
In Yahoo breach, foreign hackers may be playing ‘long game’
If a foreign government is behind the massive computer attack that compromised a half billion user accounts at Yahoo, as the company believes, the breach could be part of a …
THURSDAY, SEPT. 22, 2016, 12:04 P.M.
Yahoo hit in world’s biggest data breach
Ailing tech giant Yahoo may soon confirm a data breach affecting hundreds of millions of accounts, according to a report from tech site re/code. If confirmed, the breach would be …
SATURDAY, SEPT. 10, 2016, 11:55 A.M.
White House pressured to call out Russia over hacking actions
There is a debate within the Obama administration over whether to publicly blame Russia for the hack of the Democratic National Committee or to wait for the FBI to complete …
MONDAY, SEPT. 5, 2016, 2:29 P.M.
Possible Russian covert acts to influence U.S. election being investigated
U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are probing what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election …
TUESDAY, AUG. 23, 2016, 5:36 P.M.
Social Security rolls back security measures on website
The Social Security Administration has rolled back extra security measures on the agency’s website after getting complaints from people who had trouble accessing their accounts.