Russia hacking

Obama administration “sort of choked” in its effort to punish Putin

"It is the hardest thing about my entire time in government to defend," the former senior Obama administration official told the Post, according to CNN. "I feel like we sort of choked." The Post report details how the CIA's assessment that Putin

NSA contractor Reality Winner accused of leaking file on Russia election hacking

Three days before Americans voted last November, Reality Winner joked with her sister online that Moscow’s efforts to influence the US presidential election could have an upside for her as a keen weightlifter, according to Guardian. “When we become the United States

Russian hackers ‘target’ French presidential candidate Macron

Phishing emails, malware and fake net domains were all being used as attack techniques, said Feike Hacquebord, from security company Trend Micro, according to the BBC. The attackers are believed to be part of the same group that targeted the US election. Russia

US to seek arrest of WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange

The Justice Department investigation of Assange and WikiLeaks dates to at least 2010, when the site first gained wide attention for posting thousands of files stolen by the former US Army intelligence analyst now known as Chelsea Manning, according to

Russian Spammer Arrested Amid U.S. Crackdown on Hackers

Peter Levashov, of St. Petersburg, Russia, hacked into email and bank accounts of thousands of Americans, federal prosecutors said Monday in a statement. They said he also operated under the name Peter Severa, who is among the top 10 of the world’s

Russian state-owned news site applies for White House press pass

Sputnik, which Foreign Policy magazine described as the "BuzzFeed of propaganda," would be part of a rotating group of roughly 22 overseas outlets following President Donald Trump in his everyday interactions along with pool reporters from American print, TV, and radio outlets,

Trump associates may have coordinated with Russians – US officials

The FBI has information that indicates associates of President Donald Trump communicated with suspected Russian operatives to possibly coordinate the release of information damaging to Hillary Clinton's campaign, US officials told CNN. This is partly what FBI Director James Comey was referring

F.B.I. Is Investigating Trump’s Russia Ties, Comey Confirms

The F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, took the extraordinary step on Monday of announcing that the agency is investigating whether members of President Trump’s campaign colluded with Russia to influence the 2016 election, Joinfo.com reports with reference to The New York

UK political parties warned of Russia hacking threat: report

Britain's National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the GCHQ spying agency, said it had written to the leaders of political parties offering to help strengthen their network security, confirming a report in the Sunday Times, Reuters reports. "You will be aware

Trump asks US Congress to probe if Obama ordered wiretap

The White House asked the U.S. Congress on Sunday to examine whether the Obama administration abused its investigative authority during the 2016 campaign, as part of an ongoing congressional probe into Russia's influence on the election, Joinfo.comreports with reference to Reuters. The