c/net: US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker

c/net: US election agency breached by suspected Russian hacker

by Steven Musil December 15, 2016 5:07 PM PST  A security firm discovers more than 100 login credentials for computers at the US Election Assistance Commission on the internet black market. The US agency responsible for certifying the security of voting machines reportedly fell victim to a hacker believed to be Russian. Security firm Recorded Future said Thursday […]

NYT: Hurdles for U.S. In Bid To Thwart Russian Hackers.

NYT: Hurdles for U.S. In Bid To Thwart Russian Hackers.

By ADAM GOLDMAN and MATT APUZZO DEC. 15, 2016 WASHINGTON — When a suspected Russian cybercriminal named Dmitry Ukrainsky was arrested in a Thai resort town last summer, the American authorities hoped they could whisk him back to New York for trial and put at least a temporary dent in Russia’s arsenal of computer hackers. But the Russian authorities […]

USA Today: Election Assistance Commission may have been hacked, but no risk to votes

USA Today: Election Assistance Commission may have been hacked, but no risk to votes

      Deborah Barfield Berry Dec. 15, 2016 SILVER SPRING, Md. — A government agency that assists states in improving voting systems may have been the target of a hacker, although the breach was blocked very quickly, and no ballots were at risk. CLICK IMAGE for link to story. The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) said Thursday […]

WP: Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

WP: Trump’s national security adviser shared secrets without permission, files show

By Craig Whitlock and Greg Miller December 14, 2016 A secret U.S. military investigation in 2010 determined that Michael T. Flynn, the retired Army general tapped to serve as national security adviser in the Trump White House, “inappropriately shared” classified information with foreign military officers in Afghanistan, newly released documents show. CLICK IMAGE ABOVE for link to WP video. CLICK […]

Newsweek: How Donald Trump’s Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

Newsweek: How Donald Trump’s Business Ties Are Already Jeopardizing U.S. Interests

By Kurt Eichenwald December 13th, 2016. Donald Trump hasn’t been sworn in yet, but he is already making decisions and issuing statements to world leaders that radically depart from American foreign policy, all to the benefit of his family’s corporate empire. Because of this, the next president of the United States is already vulnerable to […]

HuffPost: Putin Pal For Secretary of State!

HuffPost: Putin Pal For Secretary of State!

Paige Lavender  Senior Politics Editor, The Huffington Post  President-elect Donald Trump will announce on Tuesday morning he’s chosen Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as his secretary of state. Trump tweeted Monday that he would make an official announcement about his choice for secretary of state Tuesday morning. The Associated Press and The New York Times report Tillerson is Trump’s pick. Trump met with Tillerson in […]

NYT: Democratic House Candidates Were Also Targets of Russian Hacking

NYT: Democratic House Candidates Were Also Targets of Russian Hacking

By ERIC LIPTON and SCOTT SHANE DEC. 13, 2016  WASHINGTON — South Florida has long been a laboratory for some of the nation’s roughest politics, with techniques like phantom candidates created by political rivals to siphon off votes from their opponents, or so-called boleteras hired to illegally fill out stacks of absentee ballots on behalf of elderly or disabled voters. But there was […]

McConnell rejects special panel for Russia election allegations

McConnell rejects special panel for Russia election allegations

TheHill.com BY ALEXANDER BOLTON – 12/12/16 10:18 AM EST Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said the Senate Intelligence Committee should investigate recent CIA findings that the Russian government tried to influence the U.S. presidential election. Calling the allegations of Russian meddling “disturbing,” McConnell said Monday the intelligence panel should take the lead, dismissing calls by Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and […]

WSJ: Deutsche Bank Is Asked to Pay $14 Billion to Resolve U.S. Probe Into Mortgage Securities

WSJ: Deutsche Bank Is Asked to Pay $14 Billion to Resolve U.S. Probe Into Mortgage Securities

By ARUNA VISWANATHA, JENNY STRASBOURG and EYK HENNING September 16th, 2016  The U.S. Justice Department proposed that Deutsche Bank AG pay $14 billion to settle a set of high-profile mortgage-securities probes stemming from the financial crisis, according to people familiar with the matter, a number that would rank among the largest of what other banks have paid to resolve similar claims and […]

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