Tag: email hacking

Justice Dept. Launching Probe Into FBI, DOJ Actions Ahead Of Election

The Department of Justice announced on Thursday that it will investigate allegations that the FBI and its chief, James Comey, did not follow proper procedures when Comey announced last July that the agency would not recommend charges for Hillary Clinton; and when Comey sent letters to members of Congress just days before the presidential election,…

Trump Wants to Revamp Spy Agency

President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly working with advisers on a plan to restructure the country’s top spy agency due to a belief that the Office of the Director of National Intelligence has become politicized. This comes after Trump has publicly mocked U.S. intelligence agencies and their conclusion that Russian-backed hackers were involved in disrupting the…

Trump Promises A Revelation On Russian Hacking [VIDEO]

President-elect Donald Trump says he knows “things that other people don’t know” about Russia’s alleged hacking during the presidential election. Speaking to reporters outside his Mar-A-Lago estate while on his way to a New Year’s Eve party on Saturday night, Trump promised to disclose the information in a few days, saying “you will find out…

Putin: I Won’t Expel U.S. Diplomats

On Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia will not expel 35 U.S. diplomats in response to new U.S. sanctions, as was recommended by Russia’s foreign ministry. Instead, Putin said he will wait and see what President-elect Donald Trump does when he takes office before deciding what steps to take. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov…

US Sanctions Russia Over Hacking, Expels 35 Officials

On Thursday, the U.S. Department of the Treasury responded to Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election by announcing sanctions against six individuals and five entities — including two Russian intelligence services — thought to be involved in “malicious cyber-enabled activities.” The economic penalties followed President Obama’s issuance of an executive order expanding the…

Yahoo Breach Raises Concerns About National Security

Yahoo announced Wednesday that more than a billion user accounts could have been compromised in a 2013 hack — and among that number could be more than 150,000 U.S. government or military employees, Bloomberg reports. Criminals or foreign intelligence services could now have the names, passwords, phone numbers, birthdays, and security questions of government employees,…

Guccifer Hacker Claims Breach on Hillary’s Server [VIDEO]

A Romanian computer hacker who first publicized Hillary Clinton’s private email address now claims he also breached the former secretary of State’s private email server. Marcel Lehel Lazar, also known as Guccifer, told NBC News he easily hacked Clinton’s server on more than one occasion. His hack into the email account of a close Clinton…

WikiLeaks Releases Hacked Sony Pictures Information [VIDEO]

WikiLeaks has posted a searchable archive of more than 170,000 emails and 30,000 private documents belonging to Sony Pictures Entertainment. The movie conglomerate reacted angrily to the news on Thursday, saying that it condemned the indexing of stolen employee and other privileged information. The data was hacked in November of last year, revealing multiple embarrassing…

FBI warns businesses of cyber attack after Sony confirms hack [VIDEO]

The FBI warned businesses on Monday that hackers have used malicious software to launch attacks in the U.S., following an attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment last week. The ‘flash’ warning said that unknown hackers have used malware to override data on hard drives of computers, making them inoperable and shutting down networks. It did not…

State Dept Email System Hacked

The State Department shut down its entire email system over the weekend after technicians detected “activity of concern” in portions handling unclassified emails, according to a senior official. According to the official, no classified emails were breached. Following the AP’s initial report on the hacking incident, the State Department declined to comment on how many…

Hackers Stole 2Million Facebook, Google Passwords: How to Protect Your Accounts

Any time you logged into Facebook, Google, Twitter, or a host of other popular web services the past month, there may have been a hacker peering over your digital shoulder, sneaking a peek at your password. The information security company Trustwave has revealed that the passwords to 2 million different accounts have been compromised. The…