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FBI’s election-meddling task force loses key official

by Sean Lyngaas • 3 days ago

An FBI official who co-led a taskforce to prevent foreign meddling in U.S. elections quietly left for the private sector just months before the midterms.

Justice Department charges 12 Russian intel officers in hack of DNC

by Chris Bing • 6 days ago

The 12 named intelligence officers are all employees of Russia's Main Intelligence Directorate.

Capitol Hill staffers learn what really happens when there's a data breach

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

To try to demystify the data-breach discussion on Capitol Hill, cybersecurity firm FireEye held a quiet training session for roughly 40 Senate and House staffers last month.

After Trump courts Kim, U.S. issues warning on North Korean malware

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

Days after the historic United States-North Korea summit, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI has warned U.S. industry about a malware variant tied to North Korean government hackers.

FBI announces arrest of 74 email fraudsters on three continents

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

The FBI on Monday announced the arrest of 74 people across three continents for hijacking bank transfers using email fraud.

Congress wants to prevent states from weakening encryption

by Sean Lyngaas • 1 month ago

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers has reintroduced legislation that would preempt any attempts by states to weaken encryption.

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