Iran’s Running A Russia-Style Troll Factory Operation, Researchers Say
Unlike Russia's US influence campaigns, the Iranian operations mostly mimicked beliefs and personas from the American left.
Microsoft Just Took Down Six Phishing Domains The Russian Government Was Using To Target US Politics
It's the 12th such takedown in the past two years, the company said.
An 11-Year-Old Changed The Results Of Florida's Presidential Vote At A Hacker Convention. Discuss.
Veteran hackers have tried for years to get the world to notice flaws in voting machines. Now that they’ve got it, they have to wrestle with scaring people away from voting.
Russian Hackers Targeted Swedish News Sites In 2016, State Department Cable Says
According to a newly released State Department cable, the attack was part of a Russian campaign to sow disinformation about NATO. It came as Russia allegedly was stealing Democrats' emails.
West Virginia Wants To Put Its Vote On The Blockchain. That's Either A Win Or A Disaster For Democracy.
Sixteen voters from two counties cast their ballots in West Virginia's May primaries by app. The state's secretary of state would like to expand that to the entire state.
A Senator Claims That Russian Hackers Are In Florida's Voter Systems. Local Officials Are Skeptical.
Sen. Bill Nelson said Russian hackers are "right now" in Florida computers, but state election officials say they've heard nothing from the federal government.
What Did We Learn From That White House Briefing On Election Security? That No One's In Charge.
The heads of all the government agencies with election security responsibilities appeared at a White House briefing Thursday, but no one said they were in charge.
Pence Cites A Malware Attack In Kansas As Evidence That Voting Can Be Protected
It's not clear that Finney County, Kansas, was specifically targeted, but a malware attack in July took down all its computers, including its voting systems.
The FBI Set Up A Task Force To Counter Russian Trolls. So Far, It's Been Silent.
The FBI's Foreign Influence Task Force was announced eight months ago. It hasn't been heard from since.
The Russians Who Hacked The DNC Have Targeted At Least Three 2018 Campaigns, Microsoft Says
Six days after the US charged 12 Russian hackers with stealing and leaking DNC emails, a Microsoft executive says the same agency is targeting the midterm elections.
Russian Intelligence Hacked Into DNC Data Server Two Months Before Election
Russians hacked a Democratic Party computer in September 2016, probably looking for details on likely Clinton voters.
The Russian Effort To Hack State Election Systems Was Bigger Than We Knew, Indictment Suggests
Among the targets of Russian hacking was a private company that is key to the administration of US elections, according to the newest special counsel indictment.
No Sign Yet That Russia Is Trying To Hack US Election Systems, DHS Officials Tell Congress
Despite warnings of potential interference, two DHS officials, in separate congressional testimony, said there are no indications yet that Russia is probing state voting systems.
A Hacker Was Able To Take Sensitive Documents From The Military Because No One Updated The Routers
Routers have increasingly become the subject of warnings from cybersecurity specialists because few people change the credentials or take the time to update the software.
The US Claims It Has A Database To Track Immigrant Kids And Parents. But No One Will Talk About It.
Legal groups working with detained families say they haven't seen any evidence that such a database exists.
Cambridge Analytica's Final Spinoff Spent A Year Trying To Get "Government Work"
A former Cambridge Analytica executive testified in a federal bankruptcy court Thursday that the firm was trying to spin off into a new company called Anaxi Solutions.
Reality Winner, The NSA Analyst Who Leaked Details Of A Russian Hacking Campaign, Will Plead Guilty, Her Mother Says
The NSA document she leaked detailed which US election offices had received spear-phishing emails from Russia's military intelligence agency, something the US government still has not discussed publicly.
Former CIA Employee Charged With Leaking Hacking Tools To WikiLeaks
Joshua Schulte was charged with espionage in the largest online disclosure of classified CIA tools in history.
The FBI Is Not The Only Threat To Reporters' Confidential Sources
The lawsuit by former Trump fundraiser Elliott Broidy is the latest reminder of the difficulty reporters face in keeping their contacts confidential.
North Korea's Reputation As A Cybercriminal May Get A Pass At The First Trump–Kim Meeting
It's unknown whether Trump will even mention North Korea's role in some of the major cybercrimes of the recent past when he meets with Kim on Tuesday. But former officials say the subject eventually will have to come up.