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U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

U.S. Government Officially Blames Russia for SolarWinds Hack

Photo: Chip Somodevilla (Getty Images) The U.S. government appears to be officially blaming Russia for the expansive and damaging SolarWinds hack, which it says was “likely” an “intelligence gathering” effort on the part of a hacker group connected to the Kremlin. The announcement came Tuesday in a joint statement issued by multiple security agencies, including …

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Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Also Broke Into Its Source Code

Microsoft Says SolarWinds Hackers Also Broke Into Its Source Code

Photo: Jeenah Moon (Getty Images) The hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberattack, an operation allegedly backed by Russia that compromised networks at many U.S. agencies and Fortune 500 corporations, also broke into Microsoft’s internal systems and accessed one of the company’s most closely guarded secrets: its source code. Advertisement “We detected unusual activity with a …

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Yes, Donald Trump Had a Twitter Password Any Rube Could Guess, Netherlands Authorities Say

Yes, Donald Trump Had a Twitter Password Any Rube Could Guess, Netherlands Authorities Say

Photo: Al Drago (Getty Images) Twitter and the White House have both denied reports that a Dutch security researcher was able to log into Donald Trump’s infamous Twitter account with the impossibly easy to guess password “MAGA2020!” But it turns out that really did happen, at least according to Dutch prosecutors. Advertisement Per the Washington …

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State-Sponsored Hackers Are Apparently Up to Their Shenanigans Again

State-Sponsored Hackers Are Apparently Up to Their Shenanigans Again

Photo: Jack Guez (Getty Images) State-sponsored hackers have reportedly tapped into internal email systems at several U.S. federal agencies, including the Treasury Department and the Commerce Department’s internet and telecom branch, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. Advertisement Three people briefed on the matter told Reuters under the condition of anonymity that the attackers are …

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Top DHS Official Expects to Be Fired After Calling Bull on Trump's Voter Fraud Claims

Top DHS Official Expects to Be Fired After Calling Bull on Trump’s Voter Fraud Claims

Chris Krebs, the director of the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks during the department’s Cybersecurity Summit on July 31, 2018 in New York City.Photo: Kevin Hagen (Getty Images) The nation’s top cybersecurity official, Chris Krebs, has led the charge to debunk the flurry of voter fraud conspiracy theories pushed by …

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Trump’s Cybersecurity Agency Says It Is 'Highly Difficult' to Commit Voter Fraud, Actually

Trump’s Cybersecurity Agency Says It Is ‘Highly Difficult’ to Commit Voter Fraud, Actually

A voter fills out their ballot at Mitchel Community Center on November 3, 2020, in the Bronx borough of New York City.Photo: David Dee Delgado (Getty Images) Despite the president’s near-constant bellyaching about a supposed scourge of voter fraud and secret ballot dumps shaping this year’s election results, his own cybersecurity agency says there’s really …

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