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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 19

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 37

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 24

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 22

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 25

October 10, 2017 10:24 PM How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

Like most security software, Kaspersky Lab’s products require access to everything stored on a computer in order to scour it for viruses or other dangers. Its popular antivirus software scans for signatures of malicious software, or malware, then removes or neuters it before sending a report back to Kaspersky. That procedure, routine for such software 44

October 10, 2017 2:12 PM North Korea Suspected of Hacking U.S.-South Korean War Plans

Stolen secrets include plans detailing how to eliminate the Pyongyang leadership SEOUL—Suspected North Korean hackers stole sensitive military secrets, including joint U.S.-South Korean plans detailing how to eliminate the Pyongyang leadership, during an attack on Seoul’s defense data system last year, a South Korean lawmaker said. Rhee Cheol-hee, a member 22

October 4, 2017 12:29 PM First Read’s Morning Clips: Tillerson Called Trump a ‘Moron’

From NBC’s Carol Lee, Kristen Welker, Stephanie Ruhle and Dafna Linzer: “Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was on the verge of resigning this past summer amid mounting policy disputes and clashes with the White House, according to multiple senior administration officials who were aware of the situation at the time. The tensions came to a head around the time President 3

September 22, 2017 10:33 PM U.S. Informs 21 States They Were Targeted By Attempted Russian Hacking

Department of Homeland Security leaves it to each state whether to make the news public WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security on Friday gave election officials in nearly two dozen states additional information on Russian targeting of their election systems last year, ending months of uncertainty among administrators about which states were targeted 26

September 7, 2017 11:06 AM The Daily 202: Trump’s triangulation shows what might have been

Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) are seen through a window of the Oval Office during a meeting with President Trump on Wednesday. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post) THE BIG IDEA: In early 2016, as the field of Republican candidates winnowed, Bob Dole said that Donald Trump was preferable to Ted Cruz because 40