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Russian hackers exploited weakness in US cyber defense to steal national secrets

An AP report shows that Russian hackers who are part of the Fancy Bear group went after cyber security flaws to take on US officials working on top-secret projects.

FBI didn't alert US officials of year-long Russian hacking attempts: Report

Despite having knowledge of Russia-backed hacking attempts on personal Gmail accounts for a year, the FBI was unable to notify top US officials of the attack.

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US government warns businesses about security flaw, cyber threat in Intel chips

The US government on Tuesday urged businesses to act on an Intel Corp alert about security flaws in widely used computer chips.

Donald Trump administration releases rules dictating how cyber security flaws will be disclosed

The Trump administration publicly released on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret

After posting Q3 losses, Equifax says data hack will incur more costs

A day after posting sizeable profit declines due to a massive data breach, Equifax said it expects to incur related costs of between $60 million and $75 million in the current quarter.

Ineffective IT governance makes NASA security breach risk: Report

NASA's slow progress in improving its IT governance over the past four years could put the agency at risk of experiencing security breaches, warns an audit report.

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Russian hackers stole US cyber secrets from NSA: Media reports

Russian government-backed hackers stole highly classified US cyber secrets in 2015 from the National Security Agency after a contractor put information on his home computer, two newspapers reported on Thursday.

Russian hackers attempted to access California election system

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) believes that Russian hackers tried to access California's election website before last year's presidential polls, a top official said.

Equifax says web server vulnerability led to hack

Credit reporting company Equifax Inc blamed a web server vulnerability in its open-source software, called Apache Struts, for the recent data breach that compromised personal details of as many as 143 million US consumers

China tries to limit damage from cyber spying spat

China reminded US of its need for Chinese help over North Korea and appealing to it not to hurt cooperation in anti-terrorism and other areas.

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