Jul 022017
 

I read the Wall Street Journal’s article yesterday on attempts by a GOP operative to recover missing Hillary Clinton emails with more than usual interest. I was involved in the events that reporter Shane Harris described, and I was an unnamed source for the initial story.

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US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker

 Posted by on 2016-12-16 at 00:30  cyber security, election 2016, elections, fair elections, government, Hacking, News, Politics, Reblog, russia, voting  Comments Off on US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker
Dec 162016
 

The US agency responsible for certifying the security of voting machines has reportedly fell victim to a hacker believed to be Russian.

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The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress

 Posted by on 2016-12-01 at 18:02  cyber security, fbi, government spying, Hacking, homeland security, Internet, nsa, privacy, Reblog, security, spying  Comments Off on The FBI Now Possesses Expanded Hacking Powers Despite Last-Minute Efforts By Congress
Dec 012016
 

The FBI is not a fan of computer security, nor is it a fan of disclosing how it collects information. Just ask anybody trying to track its domestic drones and what they’re listening to.

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NSA CHIEF: A nation-state made a ‘conscious effort’ to sway the US presidential election

 Posted by on 2016-11-16 at 14:58  cyber war, election 2016, Hacking, News, Politics, Reblog, russia, security, trump  Comments Off on NSA CHIEF: A nation-state made a ‘conscious effort’ to sway the US presidential election
Nov 162016
 

“There shouldn’t be any doubt in anybody’s minds,” Rogers said. “This was not something that was done casually. This was not something that was done by chance. This was not a target that was selected purely arbitrarily.

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How Podesta got hacked: ‘Password’ email revealed in WikiLeaks dump

 Posted by on 2016-10-28 at 15:02  clinton, election 2016, Hacking, hillary clinton, infosec, passwords, phishing, Politics, privacy, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on How Podesta got hacked: ‘Password’ email revealed in WikiLeaks dump
Oct 282016
 

WikiLeaks has released what may be the key email that led to one of the biggest cybersecurity breaches in presidential campaign history — allowing hackers to gain access to Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s Gmail account.

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U.S. Formally Accuses Russia of Stealing D.N.C. Emails

 Posted by on 2016-10-07 at 16:34  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, election 2016, Hacking, News, Politics, Reblog, russia  Comments Off on U.S. Formally Accuses Russia of Stealing D.N.C. Emails
Oct 072016
 

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration on Friday formally accused the Russian government of stealing and disclosing emails from the Democratic National Committee and from a range of prominent individuals and institutions, i

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Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was silenced by a huge hacker attack. That should terrify you.

 Posted by on 2016-09-29 at 16:53  brian krebs, cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, ddos, Hacking, infosec, Internet, Reblog, security, tech  Comments Off on Cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was silenced by a huge hacker attack. That should terrify you.
Sep 292016
 


About a week ago, the website of journalist and cybersecurity expert Brian Krebs was hit with a crippling hacker assault known as a “distributed denial of service,” or DDoS, which knocked him off the Internet for several days.

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