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Pence Used Personal Email for Official Business as Governor

And his AOL account was hacked, 'Indianapolis Star' report says

(Newser) - As governor of Indiana, now-VP Mike Pence "routinely" used his personal AOL email account to conduct public business, reports the Indianapolis Star , which obtained 29 pages of Pence emails via a public records request. Pence criticized Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign over her own email scandal, accusing... More »

John Podesta: Russia 'Clearly Intervened'

Also, the FBI contacted him once about his emails—2 days after Wikileaks dropped them

(Newser) - John Podesta continued his assault on the FBI on Sunday, telling Meet the Press that he only heard from the bureau once about his hacked emails—and that was two days after WikiLeaks started dropping them. The timeline, per Podesta: On Oct. 7, the controversial Access Hollywood tape depicting Donald... More »

Emails Reveal Clinton Camp Plotted Against Head of Party

Campaign also discussed need to 'dump all those emails'

(Newser) - Democratic Party head Debbie Wasserman Schultz stepped down just before the convention in July. But emails released by WikiLeaks Tuesday reveal the Clinton campaign was plotting how to get rid of her months earlier, the AP reports. A memo from a campaign aide and included in campaign chair John Podesta'... More »

Podesta Got Hacked Because Clinton IT Team Was Fooled


(Newser) - It appears we now know how John Podesta's email account got hacked, and it seems Russia was behind it. CNN reports a new batch of emails belonging to Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman released Friday includes one from March with the subject line "Someone has your password."... More »

Email Hack Could Keep Verizon From Buying Yahoo

Or at least Verizon may want some of its money back

(Newser) - It seems Verizon might be reconsidering its agreement to pay $4.8 billion to acquire Yahoo after the latter revealed last month that 500 million of its email accounts had been hacked, Reuters reports. Verizon had signed a deal to buy Yahoo in July, but a clause in the agreement... More »

Putin Says Russia Didn't Hack DNC, but Nice Job

'Listen, does it even matter who hacked this data?'

(Newser) - Vladimir Putin gave a two-hour interview to Bloomberg from Vladivostok, Russia, Thursday, and he had some thoughts on the DNC email hack his country's been accused of having a hand in. WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails right before the Democratic National Convention in July, and they aired a... More »

Hackers in 3 Countries Tried to Hit Clinton Server

Congressional docs show emails left vulnerable for months

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton's private email server was vulnerable to cyberattacks from June to October 2013 when there was no program in place to monitor threats, reports the AP . Shortly after Platte River Networks—which maintained the server at a data center in New Jersey during that time—hired a company... More »

Today Boots Amy Adams for Clamming Up on Sony

Actress didn't want to talk about hacked emails, so show nixed her

(Newser) - First rule about Sony email hacks: Don't talk about Sony email hacks. Or so go the reports about Amy Adams' aborted appearance on the Today show. Adams, who was in New York to promote her new movie, Big Eyes, was reportedly uncomfortable answering questions about the hack, in which... More »

Yahoo Resets Passwords After Mass Hack

Data was stolen from third-party database, Yahoo says

(Newser) - More trouble for Yahoo:The company says an undisclosed number of passwords were stolen in a "coordinated effort to gain unauthorized access to Yahoo Mail accounts." The company doesn't say when the attack took place, but affected users are now being notified, PC World reports. In a... More »

FBI: 'Revenge Porn' Boss Used Hacker to Get Pics

Hunter Moore, accomplice arrested for conspiracy, hacking, identity theft

(Newser) - The man behind a "revenge porn" site—which encouraged people to post naked photos of their exes to get back at them—allegedly obtained his nude content a second way: via a hacker who grabbed photos from personal email accounts. FBI agents yesterday arrested Hunter Moore , who ran the... More »

LinkedIn Sued for 'Hacking' Users' Email Accounts

One woman says site emailed 3K contacts in her name

(Newser) - You know those LinkedIn invites from random people in your past that are always clogging up your inbox? They might be more sinister than they appear. A group of LinkedIn users is suing the professional networking site, claiming it hacked their email accounts and harvested the addresses of their contacts... More »

ScarJo Nude-Photo Hacker Gets 10 Years

Christopher Chaney stole intimate celebrity photos

(Newser) - The hacker who stole nude photos of Scarlett Johansson and dozens of other women and posted some online has been given a 10-year sentence, TMZ reports. Christopher Chaney , 36, must also pay $76,000 to Johansson, Christina Aguilera, and actress Renee Olstead. Judge S. James Otero sentenced him in LA... More »

Hacker: I Got Into Romney's Personal Email

Campaign says authorities are investigating

(Newser) - A novice hacker tells Gawker that he or she got into at least two of Mitt Romney's personal email accounts in simple fashion. It looks to be true, given the Romney campaign's statement that the "proper authorities are investigating this crime," notes AP . The trick? The... More »

ScarJo Hacker Pleads Guilty

Christopher Chaney also hacked Christina Aguilera, Mila Kunis

(Newser) - The man responsible for bringing naked photos of Scarlett Johansson to the World Wide Web has pleaded guilty to nine felonies, including unauthorized access to a computer and wiretapping, reports TMZ . Christopher Chaney, 35, also accessed email accounts belonging to Mila Kunis and Christina Aguilera, and had forwarded other, less... More »

Syrian Leader's Wife: 'I Am the Real Dictator'

Asma al-Assad also mocks the people of Homs in hacked emails

(Newser) - So the Syrian president's wife can do more these days than buy pricey candlesticks and chandeliers . Hacked emails reveal that Asma al-Assad, British-born wife of Bashar, also mocks the people of Homs (not long before hundreds died there ) and jokes with friends that she is "the REAL... More »

New NSA Spy Center Will Target Every Email and Phone Call

National Security Agency plan was banned by Congress years ago

(Newser) - Looks like Congress can't stop the NSA from monitoring every nook and cranny of our lives after all. In an explosive feature in Wired , James Bamford reveals that the National Security Agency has revived a program called "Total Information Awareness," which aims to collect and sift through... More »

Hacker Steals $500K From NYC Socialite

Cyber-thief got into her email, impersonated her

(Newser) - A billionaire Manhattan socialite got swindled out of about $550,000 last week after a hacker broke into her email account, reports the New York Post . The online bandit got access to personal information about Candia Fisher, a member of the Fisher Brothers real estate clan, and used it to... More »

Celeb Hacker 'Deeply' Sorry: 'It Eats at Me'

Christopher Chaney says snooping became uncontrollable

(Newser) - The man arrested by the FBI for Hollywood hacking has offered a lengthy apology for what he calls an "addiction" he couldn't control. "I deeply apologize," Christopher Chaney told a CNN affiliate. "I know what I did was probably one of the worst invasions of... More »

FBI Busts Low-Tech Celebrity Hacker

He guessed passwords, leaked photos of Scarlett Johansson, others: FBI

(Newser) - The FBI has arrested a suspect accused of hacking the emails of Scarlett Johansson and other celebrities and leaking personal—sometimes nude—photos, reports the Los Angeles Times . The feds say Christopher Chaney, 35, didn't have a sophisticated tech scheme. Rather, he pored over public info available in magazines,... More »

China Warns Google: Stop Being 'Political Tool'

Business could suffer, editorial threatens

(Newser) - China is not happy with Google. A front-page editorial in a Communist party newspaper accuses the search giant of "trying to provoke a new dispute between China and the US" through its suggestions that recent Gmail hacking attacks on US officials originated in China. "Google should not become... More »

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