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Florida lawmakers push FBI to name counties hacked by Russia

Members of Florida’s congressional delegation said Thursday it was unacceptable that the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security will not publicly identify the two counties where Russian hackers gained …


Margaret Sullivan: How should journalists report on data hacks?

Note to journalists: Don’t publish weaponized gossip. Verify relentlessly. Nail down, and emphasize, the source of the hack and its motivation. And be transparent with news consumers.


UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 4, 2018, 8:29 p.m.

Brian Kemp’s office orders ‘hacking’ probe of Georgia Democrats on eve of election he’s competing in

Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp on Sunday announced an investigation into the state’s Democrats over a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system” – an extraordinary claim …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 11:43 a.m.

DNC says it thwarted hacking attempt on its voter database

The Democratic National Committee says it has thwarted an attempt to hack its database that houses information on tens of millions of voters across the country.


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 1, 2018, 8:13 p.m.

3 Ukrainians arrested in hacking plot that hit 47 states, U.S. says

Three Ukrainian members of a sophisticated international hacking group that targeted restaurants, casinos and other businesses in 47 U.S. states to steal credit and debit card records have been arrested …


Human rights group: Employee targeted with Israeli spyware

An Amnesty International employee has been targeted with Israeli-made surveillance software, the human rights group said Wednesday, adding to a growing number of examples of Israeli technology being used to …


Woman charged with hacking Selena Gomez’s email

A woman has been charged with 11 felonies stemming from the hacking of the email of Selena Gomez and one of the singer’s associates.


UPDATED: Fri., July 13, 2018, 8:30 p.m.

12 Russians indicted for meddling in 2016 U.S. election

Twelve Russian military intelligence officers hacked into the Clinton presidential campaign and the Democratic Party and released tens of thousands of private communications in a sweeping conspiracy by the Kremlin …


Under Armour hit by data breach affecting 150 million users

Sports apparel merchant Under Armour has become the latest victim of a massive digital theft of sensitive information about tens of millions of customers.


Ransomware slows North Carolina county government to a crawl

A cyberattack slowed county government to a crawl Wednesday in North Carolina’s most populous metro area as deputies processed jail inmates by hand, the tax office turned away electronic payments …


FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into …


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 …


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.


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 …


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 …


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 …


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 …