Oct 062017
 

WASHINGTON — In the latest case of an insider removing sensitive data from the nation’s largest intelligence agency, Russian hackers obtained classified documents that a National Security Agency employee had taken and stored on his home computer.

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Oct 062017
 

White House officials believe that chief of staff John Kelly’s personal cellphone was compromised, potentially as long ago as December, according to three U.S. government officials.

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Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks

 Posted by on 2017-09-06 at 22:20  cyber crime, cyber security, cyber terrorism, cyber war, Hacking, infosec, News, Reblog, security  Comments Off on Hackers lie in wait after penetrating US and Europe power grid networks
Sep 062017
 

Nation-sponsored hackers have penetrated the operational networks multiple US and European energy companies use to control key parts of the power grid that supplies electricity to hundreds of millions of people, researchers warned Wednesday.

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The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians

 Posted by on 2017-07-02 at 01:19  clinton, donald trump, election 2016, email, espionage, flynn, Hacking, hillary clinton, Reblog, russia, trump  Comments Off on The Time I Got Recruited to Collude with the Russians
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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