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From mid-May through July, hundreds of thousands of people across the country were at risk of hackers accessing their personal data after Equifax — one of the nation’s three major credit reporting agencies — was breached. In that time, hackers accessed people’s names, birth dates, Social Security numbers, addresses, and even some driver’s license...

After a hurricane strikes land, the assistance comes in waves. First responders rush to the scene to rescue people in harm’s way. Later, agencies step in to house the homeless and help pay for rebuilding. Finally, policymakers determine what went wrong and what steps could be taken to make the population less vulnerable next time. In a manmade...

AUGUSTA — One of the greatest threats to the United States is a cyber attack on its financial or energy systems, Sen. Angus King told a crowd of about 140 people on Wednesday morning. King said the country needs to create a policy of deterrence if it’s going to prevent similar cyber attacks to the one Russian hackers made on the U.S. election...