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Special Report: White House veterans helped Gulf monarchy build secret surveillance unit

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON In the years after 9/11, former U.S. counterterrorism czar Richard Clarke warned Congress that the country needed more expansive spying powers to prevent another catastrophe. Five years after leaving government, he shopped the same idea to an enthusiastic partner: an Arab monarchy with deep pockets.

Security clearance loophole allowed ex-NSA hackers to work for UAE

10 Dec 2019

WASHINGTON How do you keep a coveted top-secret U.S. government security clearance while working for a foreign spy service? That question vexed U.S. intelligence operatives recruited to work as contractors for a secret United Arab Emirates hacking team.

Louisiana government computers knocked out after ransomware attack

18 Nov 2019

Louisiana state government computers were knocked out following a ransomware attack, the governor said on Monday, as results from the close gubernatorial election in the southern state await certification.

Exclusive: U.S. manufacturing group hacked by China as trade talks intensified - sources

14 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump's trade policies, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Exclusive: Government officials around the globe targeted for hacking through WhatsApp - sources

01 Nov 2019

WASHINGTON Senior government officials in multiple U.S.-allied countries were targeted earlier this year with hacking software that used Facebook Inc's WhatsApp to take over users' phones, according to people familiar with the messaging company's investigation.

Facebook suspends Russian Instagram accounts targeting U.S. voters

21 Oct 2019

LONDON/WASHINGTON Facebook Inc said on Monday it has suspended a network of Instagram accounts operated from Russia that targeted Americans with divisive political messages ahead of next year's U.S. presidential election, with operators posing as people within the United States.

Hacking the hackers: Russian group hijacked Iranian spying operation, officials say

21 Oct 2019

LONDON/WASHINGTON Russian hackers piggy-backed on an Iranian cyber-espionage operation to attack government and industry organisations in dozens of countries while masquerading as attackers from the Islamic Republic, British and U.S. officials said on Monday.

Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests: researchers

10 Oct 2019

Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International.

Spies hacked Moroccan activists amid crackdown on protests - researchers

10 Oct 2019

Oct 9 Moroccan human rights activists have been targeted by hackers armed with sophisticated computing spying software amid a government crackdown on protests in recent years, according to research by Amnesty International.

Trump re-election campaign targeted by Iran-linked hackers - sources

05 Oct 2019

A hacking group that appears to be linked to the Iranian government attempted to break into U.S. President Donald Trump's re-election campaign but were unsuccessful, sources familiar with the operation told Reuters on Friday. | Video

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