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Politics Oct 21WATCH: U.S. officials say Iran sent emails intimidating American voters
The voter-intimidation operation apparently used email addresses obtained from state voter registration lists, which include party affiliation and home addresses and can include email addresses and phone numbers.
Nation Sep 29Suspected ransomware attack hobbles major hospital chain’s U.S. facilities
Universal Health Services, which has more than 250 facilities in the U.S., acknowledged the outage Monday but would not confirm whether ransomware was responsible.
Politics Sep 07In battlegrounds, absentee ballot rejections could triple
With the coronavirus creating a surge in mail-in balloting and postal delays reported across the country, the number of rejected ballots in November is projected to be significantly higher than previous elections.
Politics Jun 13Activists cite tabulation flaw in mail-in ballots in Georgia
A top Georgia voting official, voting implementation manager Gabriel Sterling, said Friday that he had seen no evidence yet of the issue and found it difficult to believe the reports were “an active description of what is happening on the…
Politics May 28NSA says Russian agents have been hacking major email program
The U.S. National Security Agency says the same Russian military hacking group that interfered in the 2016 presidential election and unleashed a devastating 2017 malware attack has been exploiting a major email server program since last August or earlier.
Health Mar 23Europe eyes smartphone location data to slow virus spread
European governments are evaluating invasive human-tracking tools to pinpoint carriers of the novel coronavirus and determine who they might be infecting, worrying privacy advocates…
Politics Feb 23Reliability of pricey new voting machines questioned
In the rush to replace insecure, unreliable electronic voting machines after Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential race, state and local officials have scrambled to acquire more trustworthy equipment for this year’s election, when U.S. intelligence agencies fear even…
World Jan 29Leaked report shows United Nations suffered ‘sophisticated’ hack
Sophisticated hackers infiltrated U.N. offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation.
Nation Jan 23What we know, and don’t, about the alleged Bezos phone hack
According to a report overseen by a former longtime FBI agent and top cybersecurity official in the Obama administration, evidence on the phone suggests it was infected by spyware in May 2018 via a WhatsApp message from the account of…
World Jan 14Russians hacked company key to Ukraine scandal, researchers say
Russian agents launched a phishing campaign in early November to steal the login credentials of employees of Burisma Holdings, according to a Silicon Valley company that specializes in e-mail security.