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Little-Known Solarwinds Gets Scrutiny Over Hack, Stock Sales

Before this week, few people were aware of SolarWinds, a Texas-based software company providing vital computer network monitoring services to major corporations and government agencies worldwide. But the revelation that elite cyber spies have spent months secretly exploiting SolarWinds’ software …

Suspected Russian Hacking Spree Reached Into Microsoft -Sources

SAN FRANCISCO — Microsoft was breached in the massive hacking campaign disclosed by U.S. officials this week, according to people familiar with the matter, adding a top technology target to a growing list of vital government agencies. The Redmond, Washington, …

Suspected Russian Hackers Target Frail U.S. Supply Chain

For years, U.S. officials have warned about the dangers of cyber-attacks involving the electronics supply chain. This week’s revelation that a growing number of federal agencies were breached in a widespread attack by suspected Russian hackers shows how little they …

Dutch Minister Approves Extradition of Alleged Russian Hacker

The Dutch government has approved the extradition to the United States of a Russian citizen accused of participating in a hacking ring that penetrated computer networks of more than a dozen corporations and stole at least 160 million credit and …

7 Tips to Creating Stronger Passwords

This week’s news that a Russian crime ring has amassed some 1.2 billion username and password combinations makes now a good time to review ways to protect yourself online. The hacking misdeeds were described in a New York Times story …