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Russians impersonating U.S. State Department aide in hacking campaign - researchers

16 Nov 2018

NEW YORK Hackers linked to the Russian government are impersonating U.S. State Department employees in an operation aimed at infecting computers of U.S. government agencies, think tanks and businesses, two cybersecurity firms told Reuters.

U.S. voters targeted with limited 'misinformation' on social media - DHS

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government has received reports of limited "misinformation" targeting American voters in social media posts on Tuesday, a Homeland Security Department official said as citizens cast ballots in hotly contested congressional elections.

U.S. voters targeted with limited 'misinformation' on social media: DHS

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government has received reports of limited "misinformation" targeting American voters in social media posts on Tuesday, a Homeland Security Department official said as citizens cast ballots in hotly contested congressional elections.

UPDATE 1-U.S. voters targeted with limited 'misinformation' on social media -DHS

06 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON, Nov 6 The U.S. government has received reports of limited "misinformation" targeting American voters in social media posts on Tuesday, a Homeland Security Department official said as citizens cast ballots in hotly contested congressional elections.

Exclusive - Twitter deletes over 10,000 accounts that sought to discourage U.S. voting

02 Nov 2018

WASHINGTON Twitter Inc deleted more than 10,000 automated accounts posting messages that discouraged people from voting in Tuesday's U.S. election and wrongly appeared to be from Democrats, after the party flagged the misleading tweets to the social media company.

Mirai botnet hacker ordered to pay $8.6 million in damages

26 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON A 22-year-old hacker was ordered on Friday to pay $8.6 million in damages and serve six months of house arrest for helping launch a series of massive cyber attacks, the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey said.

Mirai botnet hacker ordered to pay $8.6 million in damages

26 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 A 22-year-old hacker was ordered on Friday to pay $8.6 million in damages and serve six months of house arrest for helping launch a series of massive cyber attacks, the office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey said.

Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Iran that lured over 1 million followers

26 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc said on Friday it had deleted accounts originating in Iran that attracted more than 1 million U.S. and British followers, its latest effort to combat disinformation activity on its platform.

Facebook removes fake accounts tied to Iran that lured over one million followers

26 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON Facebook Inc said on Friday it had deleted more accounts originating in Iran that attracted more than a million U.S. and British followers, its latest effort to combat disinformation activity on its platform.

Russia likely behind dangerous attack on Saudi energy plant: FireEye

23 Oct 2018

WASHINGTON A dangerous computer virus designed to destroy safety systems at industrial plants was likely developed by a Russian government-backed research institute, U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye said on Tuesday.

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