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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 73

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 107

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 39

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 55

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 44

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 87

September 4, 2017 4:19 AM The Trump campaign and the Russians' 'active measures'

The British actor Tom Hardy has one of the best lines in the 2011 movie of John le Carré's classic Cold War thriller "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy." His character Ricky Tarr, an MI6 "scalphunter" sent to Istanbul to vet a potential defector, stumbles upon a Russian mole at the heart of British intelligence. The KGB is using the mole to feed the CIA fake intelligence 81

August 17, 2017 6:52 AM Hackers take over several HBO Twitter accounts

Aug. 17 (UPI) -- HBO was once again a hacking victim after its Twitter account was compromised Wednesday night. The hack lasted for about 40 mnutes until HBO was finally bale to regain control of its account and delete the tweets. During that time, the hacker wrote "OurMine are here, we are just testing your security." The hacker then urged HBO to visit 56

August 14, 2017 10:07 PM New Trump campaign emails show efforts to set up Russia meetings: report

New emails from President Trump’s campaign obtained by The Washington Post show that one staff member on multiple occasions tried to set up meetings between campaign and Russian officials. The Post in a report published Monday detailed the emails sent by George Papadopoulos, who was a volunteer on Trump’s campaign, from March through September of last year. Papadopoulos 44

August 9, 2017 1:25 PM Opposition Leader Claims Fraud in Kenya Election

Raila Odinga says the electoral commission’s computers were hacked to favor President Uhuru Kenyatta NAIROBI, Kenya—Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga said Wednesday that a hacking attack had slanted the results of the country’s general election in favor of President Uhuru Kenyatta, fueling fears of a repeat of the violence that has marred previous 51