Category Archives: Hacking

What We Now Know About Iran’s Global Propaganda Campaign

By Issie Lapowsky in Wired They set up phony news sites with stories ripped from other sources, backing up their state-sponsored agenda. They stole photos for their social media profiles and made up names. They formed an incestuous web of … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Facebook, Hacking

What The Latest Mueller Indictment Tells Us About Election Hacking

By Clare Malone of FiveThirtyEight While the Mueller investigation is primarily focused on whether members of the Trump campaign colluded with Russia, it has also tackled issues of Russian interference in our democracy at large. Russian tampering with election systems is … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Donald Trump, Elections, Hacking, Robert Mueller, Russia

Mueller probe indicts 12 Russians with hacking of Democrats in 2016

by Devlin Barrett and Matt Zapotosky of the Washington Post A dozen Russian military intelligence officers were indicted Friday on charges they hacked Democrats’ computers, stole their data and published those files to disrupt the 2016 election — the clearest … Continue reading

Posted in Controversial, Democrats, Donald Trump, Hacking, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, Russia, United States

Revealed: The most common mistakes when making a password

By Sabrina Barr of The Independent When it comes to updating a password for an old online account, many people may simply opt to modify their old one with a slight change of spelling or the inclusion of a new … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Hacking

New internet accounts are Russian ops designed to sway U.S. voters, experts say

By Tim Johnson of the McClatchy Washington Bureau A new Russian influence operation has surfaced that mirrors some of the activity of an internet firm that the FBI says was deeply involved in efforts to sway the 2016 U.S. elections, … Continue reading

Posted in Cyber security, Donald Trump, Fake news, Hacking, Russia