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Report: North Korean Hackers Targeted U.S. Power Grid

According to a new report from security firm FireEye, “actors likely affiliated with the North Korean government” have attempted to hack American electric companies, in what appears to be “early-stage reconnaissance” for a possible future cyber attack.

Russian Hackers Target NATO Smartphones in Eastern Europe

NATO troops stationed near the Russian border have reported that Russian hackers are targeting their smartphones to “gain operational information, gauge troop strength, and intimidate soldiers,” the Wall Street Journal said in a report Wednesday.

A Kenyan Samburu warrior casts his ballot at a polling station in Nkirish, in the Eastern Province, during general elections on August 8, 2017. Kenyans began voting in general elections headlined by a too-close-to-call battle between incumbent Uhuru Kenyatta and his rival Raila Odinga, sparking fears of violence in east Africa's richest economy. / AFP PHOTO / CYRIL VILLEMAIN (Photo credit should read CYRIL VILLEMAIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Kenyan Opposition Claims Hackers Rigged Presidential Election

The contentious Kenyan presidential election appears to have returned President Uhuru Kenyatta to office with a ten- or eleven-point win over his main rival, Raila Odinga. However, Odinga claimed Wednesday that the official results are “fictitious” and a fair count of the votes would show him as the winner.

Qatar Claims News Agency Hacked, Fake News Causes Chaos

The communications office of the government of Qatar announced on Tuesday that the website of the Qatar News Agency (QNA) was hacked and “a false statement attributed to His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani has been published.”

The wave of cyberattacks has caused havoc in 150 countries

Top 15 Things to Know About the ‘WannaCry’ Global Ransomware Hacker Attack

The impact of the WannaCry virus attack has been limited in the United States so far, although security analysts fear that could change in the coming days. The virus has been running wild across Europe and Asia, inflicting an untold amount of financial damage and putting lives in danger, since one of the biggest targets was Britain’s National Health System. Following are 15 important facts about WannaCry, including tips on how to protect vulnerable systems.