Stories tagged: hacking
Sun., Oct. 29, 2017, 3:15 p.m.
Trump in a Twitter flurry the day before Russia investigation charges may come
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump unleashed a flurry of messages attacking Hillary Clinton and Democrats, a day before the first charges may be announced from a special prosecutor investigating Russian …
Tue., Oct. 3, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
U.S. senator seeks cyber info from voting machine makers
A U.S. senator wants to know how well the country’s top six voting machine manufacturers protect themselves against cyberattacks, a move that comes just weeks after federal authorities notified 21 …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 28, 2017, 9:41 p.m.
Senator: Twitter’s actions on Russia-linked accounts lacking
Social media giant Twitter told congressional investigators Thursday it has suspended at least two dozen accounts that may have been tied to Russia, but the top Democrat on the Senate …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Homeland Security clarifying state election hacking attempts
The Department of Homeland Security has notified two states – California and Wisconsin – that Russian hackers attempted to scan networks other than their election systems in the run-up to …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 12:13 p.m.
Sonic reports ‘unusual activity’ on some credit cards
Sonic says there’s been some “unusual activity” on credit cards used at some of its restaurants.
Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:28 a.m.
Trump calls Facebook ‘anti-Trump’ after it aids Russia probe
President Donald Trump is calling Facebook “anti-Trump.” His tweet Wednesday comes days after the social media company agreed to provide material to congressional investigators probing Russia interference in the 2016 …
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 27, 2017, 8:36 a.m.
Congress might not be able to protect Mueller from firing
Congress may be unable to provide any additional job protection for special counsel Robert Mueller, whose investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 election and possible collusion or obstruction of …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 5:54 p.m.
Stone says no coordination between Trump campaign and Russia
Longtime Donald Trump associate Roger Stone says there is “not one shred of evidence” that he was involved with Russian interference in the 2016 election.
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 26, 2017, 11:04 a.m.
Equifax CEO Richard Smith steps down amid hacking scandal
The chief executive of Equifax, the troubled credit reporting agency that suffered a massive data breach that affected as many as 143 million people, will retire, effective Tuesday, according to …
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 12:52 p.m.
Trump associates to talk to House panel in Russia probe
The House intelligence panel will interview two of President Donald Trump’s associates behind closed doors this week as congressional committees step up their investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 22, 2017, 9:56 p.m.
Feds tell state officials Russians tried to hack elections
Federal authorities have told officials in Washington that Russian hackers unsuccessfully tried to access election systems in the state prior to the 2016 general election.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 9:02 p.m.
Facebook to release Russia ads, beef up election ‘integrity’
Facebook will provide the contents of 3,000 ads bought by a Russian agency to congressional investigators.
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 6:21 a.m.
Mueller seeks documents related to Trump’s actions while in White House
Special counsel Robert Mueller has sought a variety of documents related to President Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, the president’s attorney, John M. Dowd, confirmed.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 1:35 p.m.
German officials see no sign of election hacking – yet
German officials say there’s no sign of concerted cyberattacks aimed at influencing the outcome of the country’s upcoming election, but warned Wednesday against giving the all-clear yet.
Wed., Sept. 20, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Equifax may be happy to spend $1 per customer for their trouble
Equifax could get away with paying a mere $1 per person after failing to protect almost half of America’s credit data.
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 11:10 a.m.
Trump nominee says Russia’s election meddling led to low level of trust
Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Russia, told Congress on Tuesday that Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 presidential election led directly to …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 8:43 a.m.
After massive Equifax breach, N.Y. attorney general presses TransUnion, Experian for details
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is pressing two credit monitoring companies to explain what cybersecurity they have in place to protect sensitive consumer information following a recent breach at …
UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 10:56 a.m.
Miffed Senate panel cancels private interview with Trump lawyer
A scheduled private meeting between President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer and Senate committee staff was abruptly canceled on Tuesday amid a dispute over a public statement he issued before the …
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 9:29 a.m.
Legal defense fund created for Michael Flynn in Russia probe
The family of former national security adviser Michael Flynn has established a legal defense fund for him as he is scrutinized by investigators looking into Russia’s meddling in the 2016 …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:21 a.m.
FTC confirms it’s investigating Equifax breach
The Federal Trade Commission said Thursday it is investigating the massive data breach at credit reporting agency Equifax, adding America’s top consumer watchdog to the chorus of federal lawmakers and …
Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 8:05 a.m.
Russia condemns U.S. ban on Kaspersky Labs software
A spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin says Russia regrets a decision by the U.S. government to ban federal agencies from using Kaspersky Labs software.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
Justice won’t allow FBI officials to speak to Senate panel
The Justice Department says it will not permit two FBI officials close to fired director James Comey to appear privately before a congressional committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 …
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 1:22 p.m.
U.S. agencies ordered to stop using Russian company’s software
The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company’s ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 7:57 p.m.
Russia probe is said to have ‘red-hot’ focus on social media
Russia’s effort to influence U.S. voters through Facebook and other social media is a focus of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 election and possible links to President …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 1:58 p.m.
Lawmakers seek Facebook data on Russian meddling in U.S. election
Congress needs more information on Russia’s use of social media to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election, including from Facebook and Twitter, the top Democrats on the Senate and House …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Ted Cruz says aide inadvertently caused his porn Twitter post
Sen. Ted Cruz says an aide was responsible for the “like” that caused a pornographic post to briefly appear on Cruz’s Twitter feed overnight.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:15 p.m.
Mueller looks to interview six former or current Trump aides in Russia probe
Special counsel Robert Mueller has alerted the White House that his team will likely seek to interview six top current and former advisers to President Donald Trump who were witnesses …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Consumers struggle to get answers from Equifax after massive hack
After announcing millions of people were impacted by an unprecedented hack on its systems, Equifax faced a customer service nightmare as panicked masses turned to a website and customer service …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 5:45 p.m.
Trump Jr. tells senators he ‘did not collude’ with Russians
President Donald Trump’s eldest son told lawmakers Thursday he was open to receiving information about Hillary Clinton’s “fitness, character or qualifications” in a meeting with a Russian lawyer last year.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 10:54 a.m.
Trump Jr. to speak to Senate staff about Russia contacts
President Donald Trump’s oldest son is expected to meet privately with a Senate committee investigating Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.