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FBI Probes Russian-Linked Postcard Sent to FireEye CEO After Hack

The FBI is investigating a mysterious postcard sent to the home of cybersecurity firm FireEye’s chief executive days after it found initial evidence of a suspected Russian hacking operation on dozens of U.S. government agencies and private American companies. U.S. …

Sources Say More Than 1,000 People at Twitter Had Ability to Aid Hack of Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to …

Flood Risk Heightened for California’s Mojave River Dam

LOS ANGELES — A California dam could fail during an extreme storm and send water flooding into Mojave Desert communities that are home to about 300,000 people, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has …

Keystone Pipeline Shut After Spilling 9,000 Barrels of Oil in N. Dakota

An estimated 9,120 barrels of oil have spilled from TC Energy Corp’s Keystone crude pipeline in North Dakota, state authorities said on Thursday, a major leak at a time of increased regulatory scrutiny of oil pipeline expansions. The initial estimate …

ECB Says One of Its Websites Was Hacked, Data Possibly Captured

The European Central Bank said one of its websites was hacked by unauthorized people who may have stolen private information including contact data. According to an emailed statement, hackers installed malware onto an external server that hosts the Banks’ Integrated …

Watchdog: Staples Canada Breached Privacy Rules

Staples Canada Inchas breached the country’s privacy law after repeatedly failing to wipe sensitive personal information from computers returned by customers and put back on shelves for resale. In an annual report released Tuesday, Canada’s privacy watchdog released the results …

Hackers Attack Another Sony Network; Post Data on 1 Million Users

Hackers broke into Sony Corp.’s computer networks and accessed the information of more than 1 million customers to show the vulnerability of the electronic giant’s systems, the latest of several security breaches undermining confidence in the company. LulzSec, a group …

Sony Hires Firms to Clean Up After Breach

Sony has hired outside investigators to help clean its networks and catch the people behind a massive breach that exposed the personal data of more than 100 million video game users. The Japanese electronics giant has retained a team from …