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Beto O'Rourke was part of hacking group as a teen where he wrote story about running over children

Beto O'Rourke was part of hacking group as a teen where he wrote story about running over childrenPresidential hopeful Beto O'Rourke acknowledged he was a part of a hacking group while he was campaigning in Iowa Friday, but did not say whether he regrets his involvement.



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Special Report: Beto O'Rourke's secret membership in a legendary hacking group

Special Report: Beto O'Rourke's secret membership in a legendary hacking groupOne thing you didn’t know: While a teenager, O’Rourke acknowledged in an exclusive interview, he belonged to the oldest group of computer hackers in U.S. history. Members of the hugely influential Cult of the Dead Cow, jokingly named after an abandoned Texas slaughterhouse, have protected his secret for decades, reluctant to compromise his political viability. Now, in a series of interviews, CDC members have acknowledged O’Rourke as one of their own.



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Israel suspects Iran of hacking election frontrunner Gantz's phone: TV

Israel suspects Iran of hacking election frontrunner Gantz's phone: TVIsrael’s Shin Bet security service suspects Iran of hacking the mobile phone of Benny Gantz, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s toughest rival in the April 9 election, an Israeli television station reported on Thursday. Gantz, a former chief of Israel’s armed forces, was informed of the hack five weeks ago, Channel 12 said, adding that the Shin Bet believed Iranian state intelligence had accessed the ex-general’s personal information and correspondences. Gantz’s centrist Blue and White party, which has outpaced Netanyahu’s conservative Likud in pre-election polls, played down any prospect of a national security breach and suggested the story had been deliberately leaked.



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China calls US ‘arrogant and selfish’ over hacking charges

China calls US ‘arrogant and selfish’ over hacking chargesChina has called the US “arrogant and selfish” after two Chinese citizens were charged for allegedly participating in a global hacking campaign to steal trade secrets and other sensitive information from American government agencies and corporations. Zhu Hua and Zhang Shilong are accused of trying to illegally obtain intellectual property, technology secrets and the personal data of over 100,000 US navy members over a 12-year period. The crimes were apparently part of several campaigns lasting years that targeted dozens of companies as well as several foreign governments, according to the US department of justice.



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US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracy

US indicts seven Russian military intel agents in global hacking conspiracyThe US Justice Department Thursday indicted seven agents of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency as part of a joint crackdown with Western allies on a series of major hacking plots attributed to Moscow. The indictments were announced as Dutch security services said they had thwarted a cyber attack on the global chemical weapons watchdog, the OPCW — expelling four Russian agents — and after Britain and Australia blamed the GRU for plots that notably targeted the US Democratic Party and global sports bodies. John Demers, US Assistant Attorney General for National Security, confirmed the seven agents were indicted in connection to the attack on the OPCW, on football’s governing body FIFA and the US and global anti-doping agencies, and on the US nuclear energy company Westinghouse among others.



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Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Clinton emails

Trump, without evidence, blames China for hacking Clinton emails“Hillary Clinton’s Emails, many of which are Classified Information, got hacked by China. Next move better be by the FBI & DOJ or, after all of their other missteps (Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, Ohr, FISA, Dirty Dossier etc.), their credibility will be forever gone!” he tweeted a little after midnight on Wednesday. Trump said in an earlier tweet on Tuesday night: “China hacked Hillary Clinton’s private Email Server.



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More Russian Hacking Uncovered Ahead Of Midterms — This Time Targeting Conservatives

More Russian Hacking Uncovered Ahead Of Midterms — This Time Targeting ConservativesMicrosoft announced Tuesday that it had uncovered — and thwarted — fresh



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Summit does not deal with North Korea's hacking

Summit does not deal with North Korea's hackingWASHINGTON (AP) — Among the subjects President Donald Trump apparently didn't discuss with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore — the regime's human rights abuses, its exports of missile technology and its mistreatment of U.S. prisoners — there's one more: its long record of dangerous cyberattacks against sensitive targets in the U.S. and allied nations.



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US blacklists Russian firms tied to FSB hacking ops

US blacklists Russian firms tied to FSB hacking opsThe United States placed five Russian companies and three individuals on its sanctions blacklist Monday for allegedly supporting the FSB intelligence agency’s hacking operations, including a firm involved in subsea operations. The US Treasury named Digital Security and two subsidiaries as helping develop offensive cyber capabilities for Russian intelligence services, including the already-sanctioned FSB. The Kvant Scientific Research Institute was also included on the blacklist, as a state enterprise supervised by the FSB.



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Trump fundraiser expands U.S. lawsuit accusing Qatar of hacking his emails

Trump fundraiser expands U.S. lawsuit accusing Qatar of hacking his emailsA fundraiser for U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday added several defendants to a lawsuit claiming the Persian Gulf state of Qatar hacked his email accounts and shared the contents with news organizations. Elliott Broidy, whose access to Trump has been the subject of press coverage in the United States in recent months, sued Qatar in federal court in Los Angeles in March. On Thursday, he filed an amended complaint adding as defendants the brother of the Qatari ruler and Ahmed al-Rumaihi, a former head of investments at the Qatari sovereign wealth fund.



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