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These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 Election

These Are The 21 States Russian Hackers Targeted In The 2016 ElectionThe Department of Homeland Security told told election officials in 21 states on Friday that Russian hackers attempted to access their voting systems in the 2016 election.



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N. Korea hackers 'suspected of stealing bitcoins'

N. Korea hackers 'suspected of stealing bitcoins'North Korea is suspected of intensifying cyber-attacks to steal virtual currency in order to obtain funds and avert tightening sanctions, according to security experts. North Korean hackers have mounted attacks on at least three South Korean cryptocurrency exchanges since May, security researcher FireEye said in a report Monday. Local news reports said that in May Yapizon had more than 3,800 bitcoins worth $ 15 million stolen — although FireEye said there were no clear indications of North Korean involvement in that case.



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North Korea-Linked Hackers Target US Defense Contractors

North Korea-Linked Hackers Target US Defense ContractorsHackers linked to the North Korean government have launched malware campaigns targeting defense industry companies working with the U.S. government.



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HBO Hackers Claim to Have ‘Game of Thrones’ Documents

HBO Hackers Claim to Have ‘Game of Thrones’ DocumentsHBO notified employees Monday that hackers targeted the company, and that the cyber attack “resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming.”



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Hackers breached defences of US voting machines in less than 90 minutes

Hackers breached defences of US voting machines in less than 90 minutesHackers competed to take control of US voting machines and overcame some of their security defences in less than 90 minutes. One hacking team at the DEF CON cybersecurity conference in Las Vegas ‘rick-roll’d’ a touchscreen voting machine so it played Rick Astley’s 1987 hit ‘Never Gonna Give You Up’, and another contestant was able to gain full remote control of a notoriously weak device from his laptop. The results of the competition are likely to add to anxieties about the hacking of future US elections and about possible Russian interference in Donald Trump’s victory in November.



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Hackers Hack Voting Machines In Less Than Two Hours

Hackers Hack Voting Machines In Less Than Two HoursA hacker who broke into the machines in minutes, said he could turn the machine on and off, read the data stored in it and felt that he can even change the votes.



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Trump donor 'kills himself' after revealing he tried to get Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackers

Trump donor 'kills himself' after revealing he tried to get Hillary Clinton's emails from Russian hackersA Republican donor who died soon after telling a newspaper he tried to obtain Hillary Clinton’s emails from Russian hackers during the 2016 presidential election killed himself, according to a report. Peter W Smith, a former equity adviser, was found dead around ten days after telling the Wall Street Journal he tried to acquire emails missing from Ms Clinton’s server. Ms Clinton said she deleted some 30,000 online messages because they related to her personal life.



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Report Claims Russian Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private Data

Report Claims Russian Hackers Altered Voter Rolls, Stole Private DataA new report claims Russian hackers were able to successfully alter voter rolls and steal voter records containing personal data during attempts to hack the 2016 U.S. presidential election.



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Russian hackers broke into voting systems in almost every US state, report claims

Russian hackers broke into voting systems in almost every US state, report claimsA Russian cyber attack on the US electoral system affected almost 40 states during the 2016 election, sources have revealed. The cyber attack – which targeted software used by poll workers on election day – hit 39 states, sources familiar with the US investigation into the matter told Bloomberg. The Intercept recently published a top-secret National Security Agency document detailing an attempted launch of a Russian spear-phishing campaign on local governments in advance of the US election.



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Russian hackers tried to hack US voting software days before election, leaked NSA document suggests

Russian hackers tried to hack US voting software days before election, leaked NSA document suggestsA highly classified intelligence report says that Russian military intelligence executed a cyber attack on an American software supplier, and sent out more than 100 spear-phishing emails to local election officials in the days before the 2016 presidential election, a report obtained by the Intercept says. The classified report shows that Russian hackers may have infiltrated further into the US voting systems than previously disclosed.



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