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Google will provide free cybersecurity tools for election organizers in Europe

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

As the threat of cyber warfare looms over Europe in the months preceding several crucial elections, Alphabet subsidiary companies Jigsaw and Google announced Tuesday the launch of a security tool package to help election organizers and civic groups ward off hackers and other forms of digital interference. The announcement comes one day after FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers that he fully expects Russian intelligence services to once again interfere in the U.S. electoral process in 2020, and perhaps 2018, because of their apparent success in 2016.

FBI Director: U.S. should expect Russian interference in 2018, 2020 elections

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

James Comey expects that Russian intelligence services will launch hacking and influence operations against the 2018 congressional and 2020 presidential elections after finding success in 2016.

Here’s how the FBI’s most wanted cybercriminal hacks his targets

by Chris Bing • 1 week ago

Alexsey Belan has repeatedly taken advantage of self-inflicted security mistakes made by private companies to compromise targets.

Russian agents allegedly hired this cyber-mercenary to hack Google and Yahoo

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

Karim Baratov, 22, remains the only suspect in custody as the Justice Department pursues three other suspects. One analyst called Baratov the "wild card" in the case.

Justice Dept. charges four over Yahoo mega-breaches

by Greg Otto • 2 weeks ago

The Department of Justice announced charges Wednesday against two Russian intelligence officers and two hackers in connection to the attacks.

Armies of pro-Trump Twitter bots are now promoting WikiLeaks’ CIA dump

by Chris Bing • 2 weeks ago

The Twitter bots we saw during the presidential campaign have found a new topic to direct their focus on.