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Exclusive: Iran-linked hackers pose as journalists in email scam

05 Feb 2020

WASHINGTON When Iranian-born German academic Erfan Kasraie received an email from The Wall Street Journal requesting an interview, he sensed something was amiss.

Exclusive: Hackers acting in Turkey’s interests believed to be behind recent cyberattacks - sources

27 Jan 2020

LONDON Sweeping cyberattacks targeting governments and other organisations in Europe and the Middle East are believed to be the work of hackers acting in the interests of the Turkish government, three senior Western security officials said.

Russian hackers targeted Ukrainian company at centre of impeachment storm: cybersecurity firm

23 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Russian military hackers tried to steal emails from the Ukrainian energy firm where Hunter Biden, the son of Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden, had a seat on the board, an American cybersecurity firm said on Monday. | Video

New U.S. law requires government to report risks of overseas activities by ex-spies

22 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Troubled that former American spies are plying their trade for foreign governments, Congress has passed new legislation requiring U.S. spy agencies to provide an annual assessment detailing the risks such conduct poses for national security.

U.S. legislation on spread of cyber tools passes after Reuters investigation

03 Jan 2020

WASHINGTON Newly passed legislation will push the U.S. State Department to disclose how it polices the sale of cyber tools and services abroad.

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.

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.

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.

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