06 Jan 2017

Intelligence Community Report on Election Hacking

Assessing Russian Activities and Intentions in Recent US Elections Russian efforts to influence the 2016 US presidential election represent the most recent expression of Moscow’s longstanding desire to undermine the US-led liberal democratic order, but these activities demonstrated a significant escalation in directness, level of activity, and scope of effort

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05 Jan 2017

US finds link between Russia, WikiLeaks

“U.S. intelligence officials have identified the intermediaries Russia used to deliver stolen emails to WikiLeaks, CNN reports. The go-betweens used by the Russians were identified in a classified report presented to President Obama on Thursday.” Source: US finds link between Russia, WikiLeaks: report | TheHill

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05 Jan 2017

U.S. sues D-Link, alleges lax security in routers, cameras

“The U.S. Federal Trade Commission filed a lawsuit against D-Link Corp on Thursday, accusing the Taiwan-based manufacturer of failing to take reasonable steps to protect its routers and internet-linked security cameras from hackers. The FTC brought the charges as part of a broader effort to improve security of internet-connected devices,

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05 Jan 2017

U.S. obtained evidence after election that Russia leaked emails

“e officials declined to describe the intelligence obtained about the involvement of a third-party in passing on leaked material to WikiLeaks, saying they did not want to reveal how the U.S. government had obtained the information. In an interview with Fox News, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said he did not

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05 Jan 2017

Get Silicon Valley Execs Out of Government Cyber, Major Report Urges

“The incoming Trump administration should rely more on Washington bureaucrats to secure federal agencies and less on Silicon Valley CEOs, according to a Wednesday report prepared by lawmakers and cyber experts.” Source: Get Silicon Valley Execs Out of Government Cyber, Major Report Urges – Nextgov.com

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05 Jan 2017

Top US Intelligence Officials to Testify on Russian Hacking

“Senior U.S. intelligence officials face questions at a Senate hearing that will be dominated by the intelligence community’s assessment that Russia meddled in the presidential election to help Donald Trump win. The Armed Services Committee’s cyber threats hearing on Thursday comes a day before the president-elect is to be briefed

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05 Jan 2017

FBI Hacked, Again! Hacker Leaks Data After Agency Failed to Patch Its Site

“A hacker, using Twitter handle CyberZeist, has claimed to have hacked the FBI’s website (fbi.gov) and leaked personal account information of several FBI agents publically. CyberZeist had initially exposed the flaw on 22 December, giving the FBI time to patch the vulnerability in its website’s code before making the data

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04 Jan 2017

The FBI Never Asked For Access To Hacked Computer Servers

“‘The DNC had several meetings with representatives of the FBI’s Cyber Division and its Washington (DC) Field Office, the Department of Justice’s National Security Division, and U.S. Attorney’s Offices, and it responded to a variety of requests for cooperation, but the FBI never requested access to the DNC’s computer servers,’

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04 Jan 2017

Dear Obama, From Infosec

“If your intent was to show technical information to experts to confirm Russia’s involvement, you’ve done the precise opposite. Grizzley-Steppe proves such enormous incompetence that we doubt all the technical details you might have. I mean, it’s possible that you classified the important details and de-classified the junk, but even

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04 Jan 2017

The DHS/FBI Report on Russian Hacking was a Predictable Failure

“The expulsion of 35 Russian diplomats, the shutting down of two Russian-owned estates the US claims were used for intelligence activities, and the targeted financial sanctions on Russian individuals and organizations all show the Obama administration understands at least part of what such a firm response should entail. Unfortunately, the

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