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Troll for the 'Lulz'? A Target of Online Abuse Isn't Amused

Troll for the 'Lulz'? A Target of Online Abuse Isn't Amused

By Michael Kunzelman | Apr 1
One morning near the end of her long-shot congressional campaign, 25-year-old Erin Schrode rolled over in bed, reflexively checked her cellphone - and burst into tears.

Petraeus Says Efforts to Beat Extremists Online Are Lacking

Petraeus Says Efforts to Beat Extremists Online Are Lacking

By Richard Lardner and Desmond Butler | Feb 2
The U.S. isn't doing enough to stop the Islamic State group from using the internet to spread its propaganda and recruit new members, former CIA Director David Petraeus told lawmakers Wednesday.

Officials: Foreign Government May Have Breached Health Data

Officials: Foreign Government May Have Breached Health Data

By Jonathan J. Cooper | Jan 9
A foreign government may have been behind a cyber breach of health insurance company Anthem Inc. that compromised the records of more than 78 million consumers, investigators said Friday.

Lithuanian 'Elves' Combat Russian Influence Online

Lithuanian 'Elves' Combat Russian Influence Online

By Liudas Dapkus | Jan 1
Elves against trolls - it sounds like something out of "The Lord of the Rings." But to Ricardas Savukynas, the battle he's fighting is no fantasy.

US, UK Cybersecurity Officials: Destructive Hacks are Coming

By Raphael Satter | Oct 23
The world should brace itself for more physically destructive hacks, two senior cybersecurity officials said Wednesday, warning that a more dangerous era of hacking was already upon us.

Trump Denials Notwithstanding, Intelligence Officials Point to Russia in Democratic Hacks

By Deb Reichmann | Oct 21
Actually, the U.S. government says it does have an idea, and has concluded it was Russia who hacked into the Democratic National Committee

FBI: Foreign Hackers Targeted Two State Election Systems

FBI: Foreign Hackers Targeted Two State Election Systems

Sep 1
The FBI is investigating possible database hacks targeting Illinois and Arizona's state election systems.

Lithuania Govt Websites Hit by Cyberattacks for 3rd Time

Apr 23
Lithuanian officials say government websites have been hit by cyberattacks for the third time this month.

Russia, China Are Greatest Cyberthreats, but Iran is Growing

By Lolita C. Baldor | Apr 9
Russia and China present the greatest cyber security threat to the U.S., but Iran is trying to increase and spend more on its capabilities, the Navy admiral in charge of the military's Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday.

Hackers Broke into Hospitals Despite Software Flaw Warnings

By Tami Abdollah | Apr 8
The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007.

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