Mar 16, 2017

North Korean hacking group likely behind recent attacks on banks

A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent campaign targeting organizations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cybersecurity firm Symantec Corp. said on Wednesday. Symantec said in a blog post that researchers ...

/ Mar 13, 2017

U.K. political parties warned of Russian hacking threat: report

A British intelligence agency has told political parties to protect themselves against potential cyberattacks, citing allegations that Russian hackers tried to influence last year’s U.S. presidential election. Britain’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), part of the GCHQ spying agency, said it had written to ...

/ Mar 12, 2017

House panel asks Trump for evidence his phones were tapped

The House intelligence committee asked the executive branch to provide by Monday any evidence to support President Donald Trump’s claim that his phones were tapped at Trump Tower during the election, a senior congressional aide said Saturday. The request was made in a letter ...

Mar 9, 2017

Contractors likely behind CIA leak: U.S. officials

Contractors likely breached security and handed over documents describing the Central Intelligence Agency’s use of hacking tools to anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Two officials said intelligence agencies have been aware since the end of last year of ...

Mar 9, 2017

Child porn case dropped as U.S. won't share code info

Federal prosecutors have dropped child pornography charges against a Washington teacher after the U.S. Justice Department refused to disclose information about a software weakness it exploited during an investigation last year. Charges against Vancouver, Washington, teacher Jay Michaud in U.S. District Court in Seattle ...

Trump's public ambivalence toward Obama stretches back years

/ Mar 7, 2017

Trump's public ambivalence toward Obama stretches back years

U.S. President Donald Trump’s love-hate attitude toward predecessor Barack Obama goes back a decade, a volatile mixture of admiration and scurrilous disrespect that helped launch the provocative billionaire’s own political career. Trump was a main purveyor of the “birther” conspiracy theory that the nation’s ...