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United Arab Emirates Denies Washington Post Report That It Orchestrated Qatar Hack

The United Arab Emirates has denied a Washington Post report that claims the country orchestrated a hack of Qatari state news and social media websites in May, an incident that triggered the region's worst diplomatic crisis in decades. (more…)

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Symantec Says It’s ‘Highly Likely’ North Korea Hacking Group is Behind WannaCry Cyber Attack

Cyber security firm Symantec Corp (SYMC.O) said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted hospitals, banks and schools across the globe. (more…)

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Wikileaks’ CIA Hacking Leak Sends Tech Companies Scrambling to Offer Fixes

Tech companies must rapidly step up information sharing to protect users from prying eyes, a security software executive said on Wednesday after WikiLeaks released a trove of documents detailing the CIA's capacity to hack all manner of devices. (more…)

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Mitch McConnell Says Congress Will Investigate Russian Election Hack

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday that two Senate committees will investigate CIA allegations that Russia deployed hackers to disrupt the American presidential election to help President-elect Donald Trump and hurt Democrat Hillary Clinton. (more…)

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Russia to Block LinkedIn After Court Ruling

LinkedIn, the social networking site for professionals that will soon be bought by Microsoft, is to be blocked in Russia after a local court ruled on Thursday that it had breached the country’s data protection rules, a sign of growing tensions for American tech companies operating in the country. (more…)

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White House Staffer Email Hack Reveals Secret Service Plans, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton’s Schedules, and Michelle Obama’s Passport

The hacker website that leaked Colin Powell's politically embarrassing emails struck again Thursday, this time releasing what appears to be the personal emails of a White House staffer working with Hillary Clinton’s campaign — and what purports to be an image of first lady Michelle Obama’s passport. (more…)

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Researchers Say Suspected Russian DNC Hackers May Have Targeted GOP as Well

Hackers linked to Russian intelligence services may have targeted some prominent Republican lawmakers, in addition to their well-publicized spying on Democrats, based on research into leaked emails published on a little-noticed website. (more…)

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