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Report: Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hackers on Tape

Report: Dutch Spies Caught Russian Hackers on Tape

By Raphael Satter and Mike Corder | Jan 30
The Netherlands' spy service broke into the computers used by a powerful Russian hacking group and may be sitting on evidence relating to the breach of the U.S. Democratic National Committee.

Cybersecurity Firm: U.S. Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

Cybersecurity Firm: U.S. Senate in Russian Hackers' Crosshairs

By Raphael Satter | Jan 12
The same Russian government-aligned hackers who penetrated the Democratic Party have spent the past few months laying the groundwork for an espionage campaign against the U.S. Senate, a cybersecurity firm said Friday.

AP Analysis: Report Warns of Russian Meddling

AP Analysis: Report Warns of Russian Meddling

Jan 11
A new report by Senate Democrats warns of deepening Russian interference throughout Europe and concludes that President Donald Trump has offered no strategic plan to safeguard democracies.

Russian Hackers Targeted More Than 200 Journalists Globally

Russian Hackers Targeted More Than 200 Journalists Globally

By Raphael Satter, Jeff Donn, and Nataliya Vasilyeva | Dec 24
The list of journalists provides new evidence for the U.S. intelligence community's conclusion that Fancy Bear acted on behalf of the Russian government when it intervened in the U.S. presidential election.

Judge Warns Manafort: No More Op-Eds On Case

Judge Warns Manafort: No More Op-Eds On Case

Dec 11
A federal judge is warning President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort that he can't be trying his case in the press. That includes drafting opinion essays published in other countries.

Did You 'Like' Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Clue You In

Did You 'Like' Russian Propaganda? Facebook Will Clue You In

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 24
Facebook says it will show users if they followed or 'liked' Russia propaganda accounts on its service or on Instagram.

AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Trump Bad News

AP Exclusive: Russia Twitter Trolls Deflected Trump Bad News

By Ryan Nakashima and Barbara Ortutay | Nov 10
Disguised Russian agents on Twitter rushed to deflect scandalous news about Donald Trump just before last year's presidential election while straining to refocus criticism on the mainstream media and Hillary Clinton.

Book: Hackers Pursued Democrats into Last Days of Election

Book: Hackers Pursued Democrats into Last Days of Election

By Raphael Satter | Nov 8
Hackers hounded the Democratic Party into the final days of the 2016 election, breaking into a server carrying critical voter data, according to a book published Tuesday.

Russian Election Meddling: Should Tech Giants Have Known?

Russian Election Meddling: Should Tech Giants Have Known?

By Barbara Ortutay | Nov 5
There were signs, some say telltale signs, of Russians using social media to meddle in last year's U.S. elections long before tech companies wised up to it. Red flags included payments in rubles for ads on hot-button, divisive issues.

Under Pressure, Social Media Giants Acknowledge Meddling

Under Pressure, Social Media Giants Acknowledge Meddling

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Eric Tucker | Nov 4
In three exhaustive hearings this week, executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google acknowledged that their platforms were used by Russia to try and create division over such disparate issues as immigration, gun control and politics.

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