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Report: DNC Hackers Targeted French Candidate, Too

Phishing scheme was unsuccessful, officials say

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton says she lost the 2016 election due in part to the hacking of the Democratic National Committee. Emmanuel Macron, on the other hand, looks poised to become France's next president despite a seemingly similar effort to derail his campaign. According to cybersecurity firm Trend Micro, Macron—who... More »

Eye on Nunes Chaos, Senate Vows to Chase Russia Intel

Senators vow a fair, bipartisan investigation into potential election tampering

(Newser) - The heads of the Senate Intelligence Committee set a ground rule before taking questions on their investigation into alleged Russian election interference: Don't ask about the increasingly chaotic House investigation. At a Wednesday press conference, Republican committee chairman Sen. Richard Burr and Democratic vice chair Sen. Mark Warner promised... More »

Manhunt for the Creator of a Malware 'Masterpiece'

Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev is known as Russia's 'most notorious hacker'

(Newser) - Evgeniy Mikhailovich Bogachev, once described by a cybersecurity expert as the "most prolific bank robber in the world," ended up on a different list altogether in December: as one of the individuals noted in then-President Obama's sanctions against Russia for trying to influence the election. As Garrett... More »

House Hearing Called 'Worst Day' for Trump

He took 'double blow' from Comey testimony

(Newser) - After FBI Director James Comey both contradicted President Trump's claim that he was wiretapped by his predecessor and confirmed that the bureau is probing his campaign's links to Moscow, critics including MSNBC's Joe Scarborough called it the "worst day" of the Trump presidency so far. The... More »

Comey Could Throw Water on Trump's Wiretap Claims Today

FBI director will testify before House committee

(Newser) - FBI Director James Comey testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Monday and there may be some angry tweets from the White House soon afterward: Comey is widely expected to tell lawmakers that there is no evidence to support President Trump's claim that former President Obama had him wiretapped,... More »

What to Expect in Trump's Morning News Conference

One topic is a sure bet: Russia

(Newser) - It's a busy day in US politics, with the big item on the agenda being a Donald Trump news conference at 11am Eastern. Pretty much every preview has the same item as No. 1: Russia. Trump can expect a grilling about hacking claims and new, unsubstantiated allegations that Moscow... More »

Trump: Hacking Had No Effect on Election

He blames the Democrats' 'gross negligence'

(Newser) - Donald Trump was briefed Friday on an intelligence report on Russia's "influence campaign" during the election—and had more to say afterward about the Democrats' failures than Moscow's meddling. "Gross negligence by the Democratic National Committee allowed hacking to take place. The Republican National Committee had... More »

Intel Report: Russians Celebrated Trump's Win

'Russians ... felt pretty good about what they did'

(Newser) - Evidence that Russian hackers meddled in the US election includes intercepted communications in which senior Russian officials celebrate Donald Trump's stunning win, sources tell the Washington Post . "The Russians felt pretty good about what happened on Nov. 8 and they also felt pretty good about what they did,... More »

Trump: Intel Briefing on Russia Delayed, 'Very Strange!'

He takes combative tone on 'so-called' hacking

(Newser) - Donald Trump launched what the BBC describes as a "fresh assault on America's intelligence community" with a tweet Tuesday night accusing them of delaying a briefing—and putting "intelligence" in quotes. "The 'Intelligence' briefing on so-called 'Russian hacking' was delayed until Friday, perhaps more... More »

Trump Adviser Thinks Russia Hacked Election

He suspects president-elect is 'playing the media'

(Newser) - Senior Donald Trump adviser James Woolsey says that despite the president-elect's skepticism, he believes Russian hackers really were involved in election-related skulduggery. "I think the Russians were in there, but it doesn't mean other people weren't, too," Woolsey tells CNN . "It's often not... More »

No, Russia Has Not Infiltrated US Electric Grid

Uproar after malware found on Vermont utility company computer

(Newser) - No, Russian hackers have not infiltrated the US electric grid. Reports were out Friday that malware was found on a laptop at Burlington Electric , a Vermont utility company, but some of them went so far as to say the hackers infiltrated the entire grid, leading the state's democratic governor... More »

Hillary Clinton: Putin Was Getting Revenge on Me

She says grudge after she criticized Russia's 2011 elections led to hacking

(Newser) - Hillary Clinton spoke at a "thank you" party for donors Thursday night in New York—complete with attendees who cried as she spoke, per ABC News —and she says two "unprecedented" events led to her stunning defeat in the election, the New York Times reports. Clinton first... More »

Podesta: Fix the FBI, and Quickly

Clinton campaign chair calls out 'deeply broken' bureau in wake of Russia hacks

(Newser) - The chairman of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign has taken a long look at the Russian hacking scandal and the FBI's role in dealing with it, and his conclusion in a Washington Post opinion piece on Thursday: The FBI needs a serious overhaul. And what took the entire situation... More »

Obama: We Will Take Action on Russian Hacking

He accuses GOP of hypocrisy over Moscow interference

(Newser) - President Obama says America will "take action" in response to Russian election hacking, and he's aiming to have an official White House report on the matter before Donald Trump takes office next month. Action needs to be taken "when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity... More »

One Typo Exposed John Podesta's Email to Hackers

According to a massive 'New York Times' investigation into Russian hacking

(Newser) - A single typo may have changed the course of history. In a massive report on the scale and method of Russian hacking from 1996 to the 2016 election, the New York Times reveals exactly how 10 years' worth of emails from Hillary Clinton's campaign chief were used against him.... More »

Trump on Russia Hack: 'Just Another Excuse'

Says CIA claims 'ridiculous,' and 'nobody really knows'

(Newser) - CIA claims that Russian hackers acted to rig the election are "ridiculous" and "just another excuse," President-elect Donald Trump told Fox News in an extensive interview Sunday. "I don't believe it. Every week it's another excuse. We had a massive landslide victory, as you... More »

Senate Bigwigs: Russia Hack 'Should Alarm Every American'

Bipartisan group demands investigation, says CIA report 'cannot become a partisan issue'

(Newser) - Two prominent Republicans and two prominent Democrats wasted little time in demanding a bipartisan investigation into the CIA's claim that Russian hackers worked to throw the 2016 election Donald Trump's way, reports Politico . "Democrats and Republicans must work together, and across the jurisdictional lines of the Congress,... More »

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