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Christopher Bing

UPDATE 2-Twitter publishes tweet trove from Russia, Iran campaigns

Oct 17 2018

Oct 17 Twitter published a trove of some 10 million tweets that it said were linked to state-backed operations by Russia and Iran, shedding new light on the scale of misinformation campaigns mounted by the two nations, apparently designed to influence voters and sow dissension in the United States and elsewhere.

U.S. intelligence watchdog says it will encourage whistleblowers to come forward

Oct 12 2018

The U.S. National Security Agency's top oversight official, Robert Storch, is working to repair the spy agency's reputation with whistleblowers in an effort to encourage staff to report wrongdoing internally, rather than go public.

U.S. indicts Russians in hacking of nuclear company Westinghouse

Oct 04 2018

WASHINGTON The United States on Thursday charged seven Russian intelligence officers with conspiring to hack computers and steal data from the nuclear energy company Westinghouse Electric Co as well as anti-doping watchdogs, sporting federations and an international agency probing the use of chemical weapons. | Video

U.S. warns of new hacking spree from group linked to China

Oct 04 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Wednesday warned that a hacking group widely known as cloudhopper, which Western cybersecurity firms have linked to the Chinese government, has launched attacks on technology service providers in a campaign to steal data from their clients.

White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers

Sep 20 2018

WASHINGTON The White House warned foreign hackers on Thursday it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cyber security strategy.

White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers

Sep 20 2018

WASHINGTON The White House warned foreign hackers on Thursday it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cyber security strategy.

UPDATE 2-White House pledges to step up cyber offense on hackers

Sep 20 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 20 The White House warned foreign hackers on Thursday it will increase offensive measures as part of a new national cyber security strategy.

Exclusive: Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order

Sep 12 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections, based on intelligence agency findings, two sources familiar with the matter said. | Video

U.S. charges North Korean hacker in Sony, WannaCry cyberattacks

Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyberassault on Sony Corp , U.S. officials said. | Video

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-U.S. to charge N. Korean over WannaCry, Sony cyber attacks -official

Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON, Sept 6 The U.S. Justice Department is poised to charge a North Korean hacker over the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware attack and the 2014 cyber attack on Sony Corp , a U.S. official told Reuters on Thursday.

World News

U.S. gives Saudis more time on Khashoggi; Mnuchin spurns conference

The top U.S. diplomat advised President Donald Trump on Thursday to give Saudi Arabia more time to investigate journalist Jamal Khashoggi's disappearance even as Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin abandoned plans to attend an investor conference in Riyadh, putting the high-profile event in question.