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Nation Feb 10Hack exposes vulnerability of cash-strapped U.S. water plants
Suspicious incidents are usually chalked up to mechanical or procedural errors, but experts say they occur more often than the public is told and many go unreported to protect reputations, customer trust — and revenues.
Politics Jan 05Hack of federal agencies ‘likely Russian in origin,’ say security agencies
The statement represents the U.S. government's first formal attempt to assign responsibility for the breaches at multiple agencies and to assign a possible motive for the operation.
Politics Dec 18With Trump silent, response to hacks may fall to Biden
The lack of any statement casts doubt on the likelihood of a swift response to the attacks and suggests any retaliation will be left in the hands of President-elect Joe Biden's incoming administration.
Health Dec 03Phishing ploy targets COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort
IBM security researchers say they have detected a cyberespionage effort using targeted phishing emails to try to collect vital information on the World Health Organization's initiative for distributing COVID-19 vaccine to developing countries.
Health Nov 13Microsoft says Russian, North Korean hackers tried to steal COVID-19 vaccine data
Most of the break-in efforts involved attempts to steal the login credentials of people associated with the targeted organizations.
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.