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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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World View: What You Should Do About the Huge Equifax Data Breach

Contents: The huge Equifax data breach puts makes many people vulnerable to identity theft; Steps you should consider taking to protect yourself; Equifax and the rise of Generation-X; Release of DOJ memo reveals massive criminal fraud by JP Morgan in financial crisis

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Iran Hacks State Department Social Media Accounts

Unimpressed by their “historic” nuclear deal with the United States, and its billions of dollars in sanctions relief, Iran’s hackers have escalated their attacks on U.S. government officials over the past four months.

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Officials: ‘No Indication’ China Has Stopped Hacking American Companies

China’s talk of cyber-security reform has not been followed by significant action, according to U.S. intelligence officials. “We haven’t seen any indication in the private sector that anything has changed,” said National Counterintelligence Executive William Evanina on Wednesday, as he announced a forthcoming report on economic espionage in cyberspace.

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Hackers and Scammers Seek to Exploit Ashley Madison Hack

It will come as no surprise that Internet scam artists, quick to take advantage of every public concern, are looking to prey upon those who fear their husbands or wives might be listed in the database of Ashley Madison clients disclosed by hackers.

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Russian Hackers Penetrated the White House Computer System

CNN is reporting late Tuesday the stunning admission by the Obama White House that its system was penetrated by the same Russian hackers who got into the State Department. Given the strength of the White House’s security system, Hillary Clinton’s homebrew server would have been child’s play for this crew to raid.