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Duped by Russia, freelancers ensnared in disinformation campaign by promise of easy money

Sep 02 2020

LONDON When freelance journalist Laura Walters submitted a 1,000 word article about Chinese political influence in New Zealand to her new editors at non-profit media outlet Peace Data, the response was emphatic.

Facebook says Russian influence campaign targeted left-wing voters in U.S., UK

Sep 01 2020

LONDON A Russian influence operation posed as an independent news outlet to target left-wing voters in the United States and Britain, including by recruiting freelance journalists to write about domestic politics, Facebook said on Tuesday. | Video

Facebook says Russian influence campaign targeted left-wing voters in US, UK

Sep 01 2020

* Operation centred on a pseudo media organisation - Facebook

Exclusive: Hackers test defenses of Trump campaign websites ahead of U.S. election, security staff warn

Sep 01 2020

LONDON Hackers have stepped up efforts to knock Trump campaign and business websites offline ahead of the U.S. election, in what a security firm working for the campaign said could be preparation for a larger digital assault, according to emails seen by Reuters.

Suspected Russian hackers stole contents of ex-UK trade minister's personal email account: sources

Aug 04 2020

LONDON Suspected state-backed Russian hackers are believed to have stolen the entire contents of a personal email account used by former British trade minister Liam Fox as part of an attempt to sway the 2019 UK election, two sources told Reuters.

Exclusive: Papers leaked before UK election in suspected Russian operation were hacked from ex-trade minister - sources

Aug 03 2020

LONDON Classified U.S.-UK trade documents leaked ahead of Britain's 2019 election were stolen from the email account of former trade minister Liam Fox by suspected Russian hackers, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

'Payment sent' - travel giant CWT pays $4.5 million ransom to cyber criminals

Jul 31 2020

LONDON U.S. travel management firm CWT paid $4.5 million this week to hackers who stole reams of sensitive corporate files and said they had knocked 30,000 computers offline, according to a record of the ransom negotiations seen by Reuters.

Facebook suspends disinformation network tied to staff of Brazil's Bolsonaro

Jul 08 2020

Facebook Inc on Wednesday suspended a network of social media accounts it said were used to spread divisive political messages online by employees of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and two of his sons.

Facebook takes down accounts and pages of Trump ally Roger Stone

Jul 08 2020

Facebook Inc on Wednesday removed 50 personal and professional pages connected to U.S. President Donald Trump's longtime adviser Roger Stone, who is due to report to prison next week.

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