DOJ Charges North Korean Programmer in Sony Pictures Hack

The Justice Department has charged a computer programmer working on behalf of the North Korean government with the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, along with the massive WannaCry ransomware attack last year and an $81 million theft from a bank in Bangladesh.

United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The complaint alleges Park Jin Hyok, computer programmer accused of working at the …

Iranian Influence Operation Targets Internet Users Around the World

A Reuters analysis published on Tuesday concluded that Iran employs a sophisticated network of websites and social media accounts to influence public opinion around the world, much as Russia does. The Iranian effort is structured similarly to Russia’s influence operation, and is “significantly bigger than previously identified.”

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Nine Iranians Charged with Hacking Universities, Government Agencies

The Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charged one Iranian entity and nine Iranians on Friday in a hacking scheme to steal intellectual property and information from at least 144 United States-based universities, various companies, and government agencies for private financial gain.

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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.

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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.

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 …

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.”

Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani attends the 4th Summit of Arab States and South American countries in the Saudi capital Riyadh, on November 11, 2015. The summit aims to strengthen ties between the geographically distant but economically powerful regions. AFP PHOTO / FAYEZ NURELDINE / AFP / FAYEZ …