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 •  November 21

Monday’s announcement that the United States would label North Korea a “state sponsor of terrorism” may see a heated response from Pyongyang. For months, President Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong Un have been trading insults and threats, raising concerns about an open military confrontation to halt Pyongyang’s missile and nuclear...

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 •  November 5

When eight states hold elections Tuesday, they'll be some of the first to do so on the newly shaky ground of the U.S. election system's integrity. That's the world we live in after U.S. intelligence officials determined Russia launched a cyber campaign to meddle in the 2016 presidential election. Over the past week, lawmakers have revealed the...

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 •  November 2

Russian trolls and hackers targeted social media networks, political organizations and state election systems during the 2016 election. Here's what we know about the Kremlin's playbook for creating division in the U.S.

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 •  October 18

It turns out that North Korea isn’t just a nuclear threat. It’s also a cyberthreat, and in some ways, this may be more frightening. Launched largely anonymously, cyberattacks can cripple essential infrastructure — power grids, financial networks, transportation systems — and inflict social disorder and political anarchy. Immediate retaliation is...

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 •  October 16

A top federal government cybersecurity watchdog issued an advisory on Monday, warning users to update their devices to protect against a newly discovered vulnerability that affects nearly every modern, protected WiFi network.

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 •  October 6

The irony is not lost on me — nor should it be on you — that National Cyber Security Awareness Month falls at the same time we celebrate Halloween. When it comes to money, one of the scariest things happening right now is the insecurity of our financial information. The fast-food chain Sonic just became the latest company to reveal that hackers...

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 •  October 5

Russian government hackers lifted details of U.S. cyber capabilities from a National Security Agency employee who was running Russian antivirus software on his computer, according to several individuals familiar with the matter. The employee had taken classified material home to work on his computer, and his use of Kaspersky Lab antivirus software...

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 •  October 1

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. officials met with Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi and other Chinese officials at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing where they discussed North Korea. (Lintao Zhang) Early in his administration, President Trump signed a directive outlining a strategy of pressure against North Korea that involved...

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 •  September 26

The chief executive of Equifax, the troubled credit reporting agency that suffered a massive data breach that affected as many as 143 million people, will retire, effective Tuesday, according to a statement by the company.

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 •  September 23

The Department of Homeland Security was short on details when it said Friday that it had notified 21 states of Russian efforts to hack their election systems in 2016. For one thing, the department didn't publicly identify the states. For another, it didn't say how many of the hacking attempts were successful — or to what degree. Based on reporting...