Phishing

In this Monday, July 1, 2019 photo, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla speaks at a gathering of state election chiefs in Santa Fe, N.M., alongside Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold, left. An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the convention warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent "phishing" emails targeting state and local election workers. Padilla also expressed concern about such emails that appear as if they come from a legitimate source and contain links that, if clicked, can open up election data systems to manipulation or attacks. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)
July 03, 2019 - 1:06 am
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Beware the phishing attempts. An election security official with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday warned top state election officials nationwide to safeguard against fraudulent emails targeting state and local election workers. The emails appear as if they...
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April 26, 2019 - 2:16 am
MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a Georgia man accused of running an email phishing scheme and stealing $20,000 from an Alabama bank. The Telegraph of Macon reports 25-year-old John Pierre is being sought on charges including theft by using computers. The Bibb County Sheriff's Office...
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FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2018 file photo, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi attends a signing ceremony for a strategic cooperation treaty following his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi, Russia. Amnesty International said on Wednesday, March 6, 2019, that dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government. The international rights group said the attacks appear "to be part of a sustained campaign to intimidate and silence critics" of el-Sissi's government. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, Pool)
March 06, 2019 - 8:13 am
CAIRO (AP) — Dozens of Egyptian activists, rights defenders and journalists have been targeted by digital phishing attacks in the last two months, likely by their own government, an international rights group said Wednesday. Amnesty International said it analyzed dozens of suspicious emails and the...
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Alister Shepherd, the director of a subsidiary of the cybersecurity firm FireEye, gestures during a presentation about the APT33 hacking group, which his firm suspects are Iranian government-aligned hackers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. FireEye warned Tuesday that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 18, 2018 - 11:04 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, warning further attacks remain possible as America re-imposes others on Tehran...
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This undated photo released by the FBI shows Park Jin Hyok, a computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government, who was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. (FBI via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 5:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials have charged a North Korean computer programmer in connection with high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Here are key allegations from...
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Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein speaks at a news conference at the Department of Justice, Friday, July 13, 2018, in Washington. From left, Assistant Attorney General John Demers, Rosenstein, and Acting Principal Associate Deputy Attorney General Ed O'Callaghan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
July 13, 2018 - 10:54 pm
PARIS (AP) — On the morning of March 19, 2016, Den Katenberg ran a little test with big stakes. The previous week, Katenberg's hacking crew had been bombarding the Hillary Clinton campaign's email accounts with fake Google warnings, trying to get her Brooklyn-based staff to panic, enter their...
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March 28, 2018 - 2:41 pm
The state’s two major universities said that they were not hacked by an Iranian cyber scheme which targeted roughly 50,000 American university professors since 2013. According to The State newspaper, a federal indictment claims the hacking campaign coordinated by nine Iranian citizens, attempted to...
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In this Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014 photo, Dozhd Channel anchor Pavel Lobkov, prepares for a broadcast in their studio-apartment in Moscow, Russia. In December 2015, Lobkov was getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. “I think the hackers in the service of the Fatherland were long getting their training on our lot before venturing outside.” (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)
December 22, 2017 - 12:18 pm
PARIS (AP) — Russian television anchor Pavel Lobkov was in the studio getting ready for his show when jarring news flashed across his phone: Some of his most intimate messages had just been published to the web. Days earlier, the veteran journalist had come out live on air as HIV-positive, a taboo-...
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FILE - In this Saturday, July 30, 2016 file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pauses while speaking at a rally in Pittsburgh during a bus tour through the rust belt. In 2016, after repeated attempts to break into various staffers’ hillaryclinton.com email accounts, the hacking group known as Fancy Bear took a new tack, targeting top Clinton lieutenants at their personal Gmail addresses. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
November 04, 2017 - 3:34 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was just before noon in Moscow on March 10, 2016, when the first volley of malicious messages hit the Hillary Clinton campaign. The first 29 phishing emails were almost all misfires. Addressed to people who worked for Clinton during her first presidential run, the messages...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2016, file photo, John Podesta announces that Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton will not be making an appearance at Jacob Javits Center in New York. The chairman of Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign, chief of staff to President Bill Clinton, veteran of Capital Hill and former chair of the think tank Center for American Progress was the target of three phishing emails in March 2016 at his campaign address and four from March to April 2016 at his Gmail address. The hack and online publication of his email created headlines for weeks and rocked Clinton’s campaign as election day neared in 2016. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
November 04, 2017 - 2:28 am
It wasn't just a few Democrats that the Russian hackers went after; it was an all-out blitz across the Democratic Party. They tried to compromise Hillary Clinton's inner circle and more than 130 party employees, supporters and contractors. JOHN PODESTA Chairman of Hillary Clinton's 2016...
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