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Report: Russian Intel Officials May Be Charged in DNC Hack

The Wall Street Journal cites “sources familiar with the investigation” in a Wednesday report claiming the Justice Department is close to charging six unnamed Russian government officials in last year’s reputed “hack” of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

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Report: Hackers Snuck Malware in Privacy Software CCleaner Update

Hackers installed a backdoor system into the popular security application CCleaner, according to reports. Version 5.33 was issued back on August 15, and was undetected until September 13. According to Avast, the parent company of Piriform, around 2.27 million users ran the affected software.

Hackers behind the $81 million heist from the Bangladesh central bank have likely been involved in a series of attacks on the financial system, a US security firm has concluded

HBO Accidentally Broadcasts Latest Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

The Spain affiliate of HBO accidentally broadcast the latest episode of the network’s massively popular fantasy series Game of Thrones for a short time on Tuesday, leading full, high-definition copies of the episode to become available on file-sharing sites four days ahead of its scheduled release, according to reports.

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011)