The Senate Intelligence Committee hearing came one day after Facebook said it had uncovered new sophisticated efforts, possibly linked to Russia, to manipulate U.S. politics ahead of the midterm elections.
By Deb Riechmann, Associated Press
Robert Mueller’s team indicted 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday for hacking into the Democratic campaign and state election operations in 2016. The indictment also revealed how state and local election boards were targeted, information on 500,000 American voters was…
By PBS NewsHour
You’ve probably been told it’s dangerous to open unexpected attachment files in your email – just like you shouldn’t open suspicious packages in your mailbox. But have you been warned against scanning unknown QR codes or just taking a picture…
By Jeremy Straub, The Conversation
ORSZYSZ, Poland -- As U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher L’Heureux, commander of the NATO base in Poland, wrapped up a day of military exercises in Poland, he checked his iPhone and noticed something irregular.
By Zach Fannin, producer
By Raphael Satter and Frank Bajak, Associated Press
Two of the world's most notorious "darknet" marketplaces have been knocked out in a one-two punch that officials say yielded a trove of new intelligence about drugs and weapons merchants that operate from hidden corners of the internet.
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 Elizabeth Flock
In the newest Pirates of the Caribbean film, Captain Jack Sparrow is dogged by deadly ghost pirates, led by the maniacal Captain Salazar. In real-life, he’s apparently being pursued by a different kind of foe: hackers that claim to be…
By PBS NewsHour
As French voters prepare to head to the polls, presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron confirmed he had been the target of a “massive hacking attack,” with campaign emails and financial documents posted online. Macron's campaign said that authentic documents were released…
By Eric Tucker, Michael Liedtke, Associated Press
A scheme uncovered during a federal investigation into a huge Yahoo security breach may have opened a window into other hacks potentially instigated by foreign governments, according to computer security experts.
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