U.S. intelligence agencies have singled out Iran as one of the main foreign cyber threats facing America, along with Russia, China and North Korea.
By Deb Reichmann, Associated Press
The Trump administration has accused Russia of a series of cyberattacks on American and European power plants, water facilities and electrical grids, dating back to 2015. Why target a country’s infrastructure? And what are the risks of such acts of…
By PBS NewsHour
The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including "criminally linked oligarchs" who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition.
By Eric Tucker, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson says cyberattacks orchestrated by the Russian government did not alter any ballots, ballot counts or the reporting of election results. But Johnson tells the House Intelligence committee that he doesn’t know whether…
By Associated Press
By Richard Lardner and Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Current and former government officials painted a sinister portrait Wednesday of Russian cyberattacks on the United States aimed at interfering in the U.S. presidential election last year. Moscow stockpiled stolen information and selectively disseminated it during the campaign…
By Jeff Larson, Julia Angwin, ProPublica
The risks posed by the lax security, experts say, go well beyond simple digital snooping. Sophisticated attackers could take advantage of vulnerabilities in the Wi-Fi networks to take over devices like computers or smart phones and use them to record…
By John Halamka
The past few days have been filled with reports about the ransomware impact on the UK National Health Service. Was the NHS specifically targeted? No. Was it uniquely vulnerable? Yes.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Lawmakers heading the Senate intelligence committee focused squarely on Russia as they opened a hearing Thursday on attempts at undermining the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
By Richard Lardner, Associated Press
The Armed Services Committee's cyber threats hearing on Thursday comes a day before the president-elect is to be briefed by the CIA and FBI directors on the investigation into Russia's alleged hacking efforts.
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