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Comey: Russian hacking 'massive effort' against US elections – CNET

Russian hackers were meddling with the 2016 US election right from the start of the campaign season. Former FBI director James Comey testified before a Senate Intelligence hearing on Thursday, a month after President Donald Trump fired him on May 9. The hearing, centered on Comey’s conversations with President Trump, …

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Worried About Election Hacking? There's a Fix for That – The Nation.

A protest against President-elect Donald Trump at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, December 19, 2016. (Reuters / Jonathan Ernst) Revelations regarding top-level inquiries into a cyberattack launched by Russian military intelligence agents on an American voting-systems manufacturer, and of an apparently related attempt to hack the e-mail accounts of local election …

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5 Unanswered Questions Raised By The Leaked NSA Hacking Report – NPR

Here are 5 questions that were raised by the leaked NSA hacking report and the ongoing threat that national security officials say Russia poses to the integrity of American elections. Patrick Semansky/AP hide caption toggle caption Patrick Semansky/AP Here are 5 questions that were raised by the leaked NSA hacking …

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Russian hacking attempt targets small elections-technology industry – USA TODAY

Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures as he speaks at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia, on June 2, 2017.(Photo: Dmitry Lovetsky, AP) An attempt by Russian hackers to infiltrate an obscure Florida elections technology company is igniting concerns about whether the small industry is vulnerable to attacks that …

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Leaked NSA report finds Russian hacking of US voting machine companies and election officials – Fast Company

As they traveled across America last year, it seems Donald Trump’s children saw not only potential voters, but also potential customers. After years of spinning out hotels laden with gold leaf and marble, Trump Hotels is launching a hospitality brand positioned for a different kind of clientele. At Trump Tower …

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Woman Accused of Hacking Company and Redirecting Money to Her Bank Account – BleepingComputer

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) have arrested and charged a Canadian woman for hacking into the email of a local company’s CEO and redirecting 52,000 Canadian dollars ($38,600) to her own bank account. The victim discovered the hack in November 2016, when it filed a complaint with the RCMP …

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Putin gives new election-hacking theory during Megyn Kelly's NBC debut – New York Post

In an interview with Megyn Kelly, Vladimir Putin again denied meddling in the 2016 presidential election and peddled the conspiracy theory it was really the work of the US intelligence community. “There’s a theory that Kennedy’s assassination was arranged by the United States Intelligence services,” Putin said. “So if this …

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Romania: Haven for hackers turned cyber sleuths – USA TODAY

Vlad Odobescu, Special for USA TODAY 10:56 a.m. ET June 3, 2017 Romanian Razvan Cernaianu, a former hacker, works at his laptop in his office in Bucharest in this March 15, 2013.(Photo: Reuters / Alamy Stock Photo) BUCHAREST, Romania — Razvan Cernaianu once surfed the Internet anonymously and easily broke …

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If hacking back becomes law, what could possibly go wrong? – Engadget

Despite its endlessly lulzy acronym, Graves says he “looks forward to formally introducing ACDC” to the U.S. House of Representatives in the next few weeks. Hacking back sounds really awesome at first glance, and obviously, especially to lawmakers. The hacking back of “ACDC” in action would most likely happen just …

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Maybe Private Russian Hackers Meddled in Election, Putin Says – New York Times

The Kremlin took a dim view of Mrs. Clinton, considering her far less friendly toward Russia than a President Trump would be because of her blunt criticism of Mr. Putin and his policies in Syria and elsewhere. Continue reading the main story Mr. Putin’s remarks stopped far short of accepting …

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