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January 8, 2018 9:26 AM Cybersecurity Firm Says Olympics Organizations Were Targeted by Hackers

Hackers have attempted to target organizations involved in the 2018 Winter Olympics, which are set to kick off in Pyeongchang, South Korea next month, according to cybersecurity firm McAfee. An email campaign, conducted between Dec. 22 and 28 last month, sent infected documents to Olympic associations from an email that was designed to appear as though 19

December 29, 2017 12:58 AM Two Romanians arrested for hacking into 123 D.C. police surveillance cameras before inauguration

The Justice Department has charged two Romanians for allegedly hacking into over 100 cameras used by Washington D.C. police for surveillance earlier this year as part of a ransomware scheme. The suspects Mihai Isvanca and Eveline Cismaru were arrested in Bucharest on Dec. 15 as they attempted to leave the country, the DOJ and European law enforcement 28

December 12, 2017 1:46 PM Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case

Italian prosecutors seek to shelve Hacking Team breach case A legal document obtained by The Associated Press says that Italian prosecutors want to drop their investigation into the 2015 breach of surveillance company Hacking Team, leaving a question mark over a dramatic leak which embarrassed intelligence figures across the globe. A redacted, three-page 25

December 12, 2017 9:27 AM Taiwan's Far Eastern Int'l fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan’s financial regulator said on Tuesday it had fined Far Eastern International Bank T$8 million ($266,524) due to deficiencies related to its SWIFT system hacking incident. In October, Taiwan local media reported that hackers sought to steal some $60 million from Far Eastern Bank, and all but $500,000 had been recovered by the bank. Also in October 23

November 20, 2017 8:37 PM The Latest: Elections Commission asks for 3 more positions

The Latest: Elections Commission asks for 3 more positions The Wisconsin Elections Commission has voted to hire three additional staff after Gov. Scott Walker eliminated five positions with a veto in September. The commission voted unanimously Monday for the authority to seek hiring three additional staff, with two focused on security issues. The commission 29

November 14, 2017 6:48 AM Dutch central bank sets up 'friendly' hacking team to attack own banks: report

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The Netherlands’ central bank (DNB) is setting up a team of cyber security experts and hackers to attack the country’s own financial infrastructure in order to test and improve its defenses, Het Financieele Dagblad reported on Tuesday. In an interview with the paper, the bank’s Payments and Infrastructure chief Petra Hielkema said the team would 26

October 30, 2017 9:32 PM What Trump campaign heard about Russian hacking before the rest of us

Papadopoulos pleads guilty to lying to the FBI Michael Weiss is a national security analyst for CNN and author of "ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror." The views expressed in this commentary are his own. (CNN)In a normal political environment, a former campaign chairman and former campaign aide being indicted on 12 federal felony counts including tax fraud 40

October 30, 2017 12:08 AM As Russia case unfolds, Trump and Republicans go to battle with Clinton and Democrats

Tensions between Republicans and Democrats over the investigation of Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election intensified Sunday, with President Trump demanding to know why his campaign is under federal scrutiny while his former opponent Hillary Clinton is not. The president’s latest outburst over the inquiry led by special counsel Robert 28

October 26, 2017 10:51 AM Pentagon’s top general to address cyber-espionage, ballistic missile defense in South Korea

SEOUL — The Pentagon’s top general arrived in South Korea’s capital Thursday, preparing to meet with senior South Korean military officials ahead of President Trump’s visit next month and amid a heightened threat of war with North Korea. Marine Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., the chairman of the Joint Chiefs, said that his annual meeting with senior South 27

October 25, 2017 6:47 PM What the Trump dossier says — and what it doesn’t

There are three reasons the “Trump dossier” has been elevated as one of the central points of consideration in the public investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential campaign. The first is that it involves the characters and language of a John Le Carré novel: a former British intelligence officer communing with shadowy Muscovites identified 30