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March 21, 2017 8:09 PM Former Trump aide Manafort hires crisis communications firm

The move comes as Manafort faces scrutiny over possible ties to Russia centered on his past consulting work for officials in Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych's pro-Russia government. Manafort’s new spokesman is Jason Maloni, a former senior vice president and chair of the litigation practice at Levick who formed his own firm, called JadeRoq, late last year. FBI Director 14

March 21, 2017 2:54 PM The Daily 202: Antonin Scalia’s ghost casts a long shadow over Neil Gorsuch’s Supreme Court hearing

THE BIG IDEA: The first day of the confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch often felt like a referendum on the man he has been nominated to replace. Thirteen months after Antonin Scalia’s death created a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the Senate Judiciary Committee finally met to consider a successor. Last year’s Republican blockade of Merrick Garland ensured 23

March 16, 2017 9:11 PM A Former Trump Adviser Took A Big Check From This Russian Cybersecurity Firm

Michael Flynn accepted money to speak at a conference organized by the US-arm of Kaspersky, a Russian cybersecurity firm. LOS ANGELES — Trump’s former national security advisor Michael Flynn was paid $11,250 by the US arm of Russian cyber security company Kaspersky Lab, newly released documents show. Flynn’s work for a host of Russian companies, including 12

March 16, 2017 6:56 AM Yahoo breach indictments may shed light on other hacks

WASHINGTON — U.S. authorities may now be in a better position to figure out if Russian hackers and Russian spies swayed last year’s presidential elections. 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 21

March 16, 2017 2:00 AM Here's How Russian Agents Hacked 500 Million Yahoo Users

It was June 2013, and U.S. law enforcement thought they were finally getting their hands on a slippery target: Russian hacker Alexsey Belan, indicted in Nevada and California for computer intrusions at three U.S. e-commerce companies, had been arrested in Europe. Instead, Belan escaped to Russia, where the U.S. charges didn’t hamper his job prospects 31

March 16, 2017 1:23 AM US faces limits in busting Russian agents over Yahoo breach

Wednesday's indictment is more about naming and shaming Russia over suspected state-sponsored hacking, experts said In a rare move, the U.S. has indicted two Russian government agents for their suspected involvement in a massive Yahoo data breach. But what now? Security experts say Wednesday’s indictment might amount to nothing more than naming and shaming 31

March 16, 2017 12:42 AM Indictment Details Collusion Between Cyberthief and 2 Russian Spies

Ultimately, the team stole the subscriber information of more than 500 million accounts in 2014, and used proprietary Yahoo software to gain access to about 6,500 of them. Exactly what information the Russian spies obtained is not clear from the court papers. But prosecutors noted that some of the accounts that were penetrated belonged to American government 25

March 15, 2017 10:10 PM Canadian Karim Baratov, Yahoo hacking suspect, boasted about his wealth Add to ..

Given his ostentatious displays of wealth and the unusual hours he kept, neighbours assumed Karim Baratov was making his money on the Internet somehow. Teenagers in his neighbourhood in Ancaster, a suburb of Hamilton, knew him from social media, where he had thousands of followers, and told their parents they heard he had sold an Internet business for millions 13

March 15, 2017 10:10 PM Yahoo Hack: US Charges Russian Spies and Hackers

The United States charged two Russian intelligence agents and two criminal hackers with masterminding the 2014 theft of 500 million Yahoo accounts, marking the first time the U.S. government has criminally charged Russian spies for cyber offences. The charges came amid a swirl of controversies relating to alleged Kremlin-backed hacking of the 2016 U.S. presidential 25

March 15, 2017 10:10 PM Yahoo Hackers: Who They Targeted and What They Stole

The Justice Department on Wednesday laid criminal charges against four men, including Russian spies, related to a massive hack of Yahoo user accounts in 2014. The accusations also revealed important new details about who they allegedly targeted and what they are said to have stolen. In a 39-page indictment, the government described a range of criminal 24