Czech police detained a Russian man suspected by the FBI of launching cyber attacks against targets in the United States, according to a statement released Wednesday by authorities.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov had harsh words for the U.S. presidential election when asked Wednesday about Donald Trump’s lewd comments about women, saying there are “p****ies” on both sides of the race for the White House.
The United States officially accused Russia on Friday of directing the recent cyber attacks against political computer networks in an attempt to influence the 2016 elections.
Cyber attacks against state election databases were more widespread than initially believed, law enforcement officials said Thursday.
The White House attempted to prevent top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees from publicly confirming the Russian government was behind the recent cyber attacks against political computer systems.
State officials warned members of Congress against eroding public confidence in the electoral process with talk of a “rigged election” amid heightened concerns over cyber attacks by Russian-linked hackers.
Top Democrats on the House and Senate Intelligence Committees determined on Thursday that Russian intelligence agencies were behind the recent string of cyber attacks against political computer systems.
Yahoo confirmed on Thursday that at least half a billion user accounts had their information stolen in a “state-sponsored” cyber attack that is thought to be the largest Internet breach to date.
Russian-linked hackers on Thursday leaked the private email of a White House staffer who works on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, releasing an image purported to be Michelle Obama’s passport along with other internal documents.
Security officials today use the politically-correct term “insider threat” to describe what were once called traitors, and no one was more aggressive in pursuing them than counterintelligence types at the National Security Agency.