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Trump Lawyer Wants Krebs 'Taken Out at Dawn and Shot'

Remarks calling for Chris Krebs to be 'shot' made Monday by Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova

(Newser) - A Trump campaign lawyer made plain on The Howie Carr Show on Monday that he's not a fan of Chris Krebs, the cybersecurity chief fired by President Trump last month after vouching for the security of the 2020 election. Joe diGenova promoted unproven conspiracy theories regarding the election, but...

FBI: The Hackers Are Winning

US companies failing to fend off intruders

(Newser) - If US businesses are in a war with computer hackers, the FBI's top cyber cop has bad news: "We're not winning." In an interview with the Wall Street Journal , Shawn Henry, who is leaving the bureau for a private cybersecurity gig, says the nation's current...

Obama Picks New Head of Cybersecurity

Howard Schmidt is a veteran of eBay, Microsoft, FBI

(Newser) - Howard Schmidt, a former security official for eBay and Microsoft, will be named White House cybersecurity chief, the Wall Street Journal reports. Schmidt, who is president of a nonprofit computer security group and has worked in the past for the White House, FBI, and Air Force, was picked for his...

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