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6 Russian Officers Charged in ‘Destructive’ Hacking Campaign

WASHINGTON — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. …

Former Roommate of Accused Capital One Hacker Sentenced

SEATTLE — The former roommate of a woman accused of hacking Capital One banking company and at least 30 other organizations has been sentenced to four years in prison for illegally possessing firearms, according to federal prosecutors. Park Quan, 67, …

U.S. Charges Seven In Wide-Ranging Chinese Hacking Effort

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday it has charged five Chinese residents and two Malaysian businessmen in a wide-ranging hacking effort that encompassed targets from videogames to pro-democracy activists. Federal prosecutors said the Chinese nationals had been …

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 …

NSA Warns of Ongoing Russian Hacking Campaign Against U.S. Systems

The U.S. National Security Agency on Thursday warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure. “This is a …

Hacking Against Corporations Surges as Workers Take Computers Home

SAN FRANCISCO — Hacking activity against corporations in the United States and other countries more than doubled by some measures last month as digital thieves took advantage of security weakened by pandemic work-from-home policies, researchers said. Corporate security teams have …

U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyber-Attack During Covid-19 Outbreak

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter. The attack appears to have been intended to …

Iran’s Cyber Attack on Billionaire Adelson Provides Lesson on Strategy

As the U.S. awaits possible retribution over a recent airstrike that killed a top general, there’s at least one American businessman who can attest, in detail, to what happened after he provoked Iran. In October 2013, Sheldon Adelson, the casino …

Mozilla Blocks UAE Bid to Become an Internet Security Guardian

WASHINGTON — Firefox browser maker Mozilla is blocking the United Arab Emirates’ government from serving as one of its internet security gatekeepers, citing Reuters reports on a UAE cyber espionage program.Mozilla said in a statement on Tuesday it was rejecting …

HSB: Young Adults Most Likely to Be Targeted in Cyber Attack

More than one-third of U.S. consumers experienced a computer virus, hacking incident or other cyber attack in the past 12 months, a survey by Zogby Analytics for The Hartford Steam Boiler Inspection and Insurance Company (HSB) reported, and young adults …