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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

May 22 2017

Symantec says 'highly likely' North Korean hacking group behind ransomware attacks

WASHINGTON Cyber security firm Symantec said on Monday it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was responsible for the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe.

May 17 2017

Cyber attack eases, hacking group threatens to sell code

WASHINGTON Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry "ransomware" attack warned it would release more malicious code. | Video

May 16 2017

Fewer than 10 U.S. organizations say were hit by ransomware attack -official

WASHINGTON Fewer than 10 U.S. organizations have reported to the Department of Homeland Security that they were affected by the global ransomware attack, an agency official told reporters on Tuesday.

May 16 2017

Researchers say global cyber attack similar to N.Korean hacks

SEOUL/WASHINGTON Cybersecurity researchers have found evidence they say could link North Korea with the WannaCry cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, as global authorities scrambled to prevent hackers from spreading new versions of the virus.

May 16 2017

Group linked to NSA spy leaks threatens sale of new tech secrets

FRANKFURT/WASHINGTON A group that took credit for leaking NSA cyber spying tools - including ones used in the WannaCry global ransomware attack - has said it plans to sell code that can be used to hack into the world's most used computers, software and phones.

May 16 2017

Ransomware attack again thrusts U.S. spy agency into unwanted spotlight

WASHINGTON An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the U.S. National Security Agency.

May 15 2017

Ransomware attack again thrusts U.S. spy agency into unwanted spotlight

WASHINGTON An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the U.S. National Security Agency.

May 15 2017

Ransomware attack again thrusts U.S. spy agency into unwanted spotlight

WASHINGTON An unprecedented global cyber attack that infected computers in at least 150 countries beginning on Friday has unleashed a new wave of criticism of the U.S. National Security Agency.

May 15 2017

Ransomware hits small number of U.S. critical infrastructure operators -official

WASHINGTON A small number of U.S. critical infrastructure operators have been affected by the global ransomware worm, but there has been no significant disruption in their work, a Department of Homeland Security official told Reuters on Monday.

May 15 2017

Cyber attack's spread slows; security stocks gain

LONDON/WASHINGTON The global WannaCry "ransomware" cyber attack spread more slowly on Monday with no major infections reported, as attention shifted to investment and government policy implications of lax cyber security. | Video

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