Hacking

French independent centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron shakes hands to supporters as he campaigns in Rodez, southern France, Friday, May 5, 2017. The 39-year-old independent candidate faces far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen in Sunday's presidential runoff. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
May 05, 2017 - 7:57 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the French presidential runoff on Sunday (all times local): 1:30 a.m. France's election campaign commission is examining a hacking attack on candidate Emmanuel Macron's political movement and subsequent document leaks online. The commission said it would hold a meeting...
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People wait for the arrival of French far-right leader and presidential candidate Marine Le Pen in Ennemain, northern France, Thursday, May 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
May 04, 2017 - 12:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France's presidential election (all times local): 7 p.m. The campaign of French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen says that a hacker has confessed to repeatedly targeting the campaign's website. The statement, released Thursday, gave few details about the...
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April 21, 2017 - 4:28 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Russian man described as one of the world's most notorious criminal spammers has been indicted by a U.S. grand jury. Thirty-six-year-old Pyotr Levashov is accused of running a computer network that sent hundreds of millions of spam emails worldwide each year. He was...
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April 08, 2017 - 6:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A secretive group that published a trove of hacking tools allegedly used by U.S. spies has released a password that it says can unlock related files. In a Medium post , the "Shadow Brokers" group revealed a password to files associated with the leaked toolkit, purportedly from the U...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks during the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner in Alexandria, Va. Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can’t shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find a more welcoming FBI. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 05, 2017 - 6:06 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can't shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming. In a series of recent speeches, FBI Director James Comey has hinted the bureau may adjust its hiring requirements to attract top-...
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Amedeo Dicarlo, lawyer for Karim Baratov, arrives at the courthouse in a chauffeured Rolls Royce in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, on Wednesday, April 5, 2017. Baratov, accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails said Wednesday he’ll live with his parents and forgo access to phones and any electronic equipment if he’s allowed out on bail. Officials allege that Baratov poses an “extremely high flight risk'' because of his alleged ties to Russian agents. (AP Photo/Robert Gillies)
April 05, 2017 - 2:28 pm
HAMILTON, Ontario (AP) — A Canadian man accused in a massive hack of Yahoo emails said Wednesday he'll live with his parents and forgo access to phones and any electronic equipment if he's allowed out on bail. Officials allege that Karim Baratov poses an "extremely high flight risk" because of his...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2017, file photo, FBI Director James Comey speaks during the Intelligence and National Security Alliance Leadership Dinner in Alexandria, Va. Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer with ease but can’t shoot their way out of a paper bag could soon find a more welcoming FBI. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)
April 05, 2017 - 2:12 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aspiring federal agents who can hack a computer but can't shoot straight could soon find the FBI to be more welcoming. FBI Director James Comey hints the bureau may adjust its hiring requirements to attract top-notch cyber recruits. The goal is to better compete with private-...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2013 file photo German flags fly in front of the Reichstag building, host of the German Federal Parliament Bundestag, in Berlin, Germany. A top police official says a recent hacking attack on the German Parliament may have led to a "significant drain of data" which may be used to try influence the outcome of the country's general election in September. Holger Muench, the head of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office, didn't tell reporters Thursday, March 30, 2017 who might have been behind the most recent hacking attack. The offices of at least 10 members of Parliament were attacked last month, the German news agency dpa reported. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
March 30, 2017 - 9:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A top German police official says a recent hacking attack on Parliament may have led to a "significant drain of data" which may be used to try influence the outcome of the country's general election in September. Holger Muench, the head of Germany's Federal Criminal Police Office,...
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March 09, 2017 - 7:02 am
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's foreign minister says the WikiLeaks dump of purported U.S. intelligence has highlighted the CIA's reported capability to imitate an electronic trace usually left behind by hackers from other nations. Sergey Lavrov said Thursday that while Russia has been accused of leaving...
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FILE - This April 13, 2016, file photo shows the seal of the Central Intelligence Agency at CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. An alleged CIA surveillance program disclosed by WikiLeaks on Tuesday, March 7, 2017, purportedly targeted security weaknesses in smart TVs, smartphones, personal computers and even cars, and enabled snooping that could circumvent encryption on communications apps such as Facebook’s WhatsApp. WikiLeaks is, for now, withholding details on the specific hacks used. But WikiLeaks claims that the data and documents it obtained reveal a broad program to bypass security measures on everyday products. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
March 08, 2017 - 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks raised the prospect Wednesday of sharing sensitive details it uncovered about CIA hacking tools with leading technology companies whose flagship products and services were targeted by the government's hacker-spies. If that sharing should take place...
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