Russia, China hackers targeting US vote, Microsoft warns

Some analysts have suggested that Trump may reject the election results or refuse to leave office if he loses, while Trump himself has spent months suggesting Democrats were attempting to “rig” the election and refusing to say whether he will accept the results.

Hackers Compromise Joe Biden, Barack Obama’s Twitter Accounts, Promote Bitcoin Scam

Similar tweets were posted to the accounts of Biden’s former rival, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Kanye West, Elon Musk, Uber and other major figures. (RELATED: Twitter Flagged Trump Multiple Times Over A Month)

Joe Biden Campaign Targeted by Russian State-Backed Hackers: Report

It comes after U.S. intelligence officials said Russia is trying to denigrate Biden and assist President Donald Trump ahead of the election. NCSC director William Evanina said on August 7 that this move was consistent with Moscow’s criticism of Biden, when as vice president under Barack Obama, he backed Russia’s opposition. “Some Kremlin-linked actors are […]

Russia, China and Iran hackers target Trump and Biden, Microsoft says

What else did Microsoft say?”Similar to what we observed in 2016, Strontium is launching campaigns to harvest people’s log-in credentials or compromise their accounts, presumably to aid in intelligence gathering or disruption operations,” said Tom Burt, a Microsoft vice-president in charge of customer security and trust.

Facebook Boss Mark Zuckerberg Warns of ‘Russian Effort Version Two’ in 2018 U.S. Midterm Elections

“What we see are a lot of folks trying to sow division, that was a major tactic that we saw Russia try to use in the 2016 election,” Zuckerberg noted. “Much of what they did was not directly…about the election but was more about just dividing people. They would run a group for pro-immigration reform, […]

Bombshell MPs’ report accuses Russia of trying to interfere in Scottish referendum, demands probe into whether it tried to rig Brexit vote and says Britain is failing to combat Putin’s army of oligarchs, hackers, hitmen and paid British agents

It denied there was a need for an inquiry into Russian interference in the 29016 Brexit referendum, with a spokesman saying: ’Where new information emerges, the Government will always consider the most appropriate use of any intelligence it develops or receives, including whether it is appropriate to make this public. Given this long standing approach, a retrospective […]

Swept up in the federal response to Portland protests: ‘I didn’t know if I was going to be seen again’

Like Bassi, Pettibone said he was told to sit on the van floor as he held his hands on his head. An agent pulled his beanie cap down over his eyes, he said. Video from Multnomah County shows a van similar to the one that pursued Pettibone arriving near the courthouse at 2:37 a.m., about […]

Julian Assange recruited teenager, 17, to hack his own former WikiLeaks associate and delete online chats, court hears, as judge refuses to delay his US extradition hearing any further despite last-ditch legal bid

– June 25: NGN asks the court to throw out Depp’s claim just two weeks before trial over the star’s failure to disclose text messages of him apparently trying to buy drugs in Australia in 2015. The publisher’s lawyers say Depp deliberately withheld text messages they say show him trying to obtain ‘MDMA and other […]

Capital One data breach: what was stolen and how to find out if you are affected

Capital One immediately fixed the configuration vulnerability that this individual exploited and promptly began working with federal law enforcement. The FBI has arrested the person responsible. Based on our analysis to date, we believe it is unlikely that the information was used for fraud or disseminated by this individual. However, we will continue to investigate.

Enter the Matrix? Nations, Tech Firms Race to Deploy Blockchain to Digitise Global Power: Futurist

The area where disputes are most likely to occur is over data as governments are becoming highly protective over it. But  blockchain is based on the movement of data. For example, Sweden and Thailand could partner to develop a blockchain system for healthcare to track how people are visiting clinics, what kind of conditions they […]