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Facebook infiltrated by Russian government hackers months before the election

Members of a hacking group connected to Russia’s military intelligence unit, the GRU, began creating fake Facebook accounts to amplify stolen emails as early as June 2016. Via: Natasha Bertrand The Post’s report comes weeks after Facebook announced that inauthentic accounts linked to Russia were able to use the platform to spread fake news and purchase $100,000 worth of political ads during the ...

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German “Alarmed” Over Threat To Election From Fake News And Russians

An intelligence source told BuzzFeed News that they fear 2017’s federal elections could see a repeat of the misinformation and hacking that disrupted the US presidential race. German intelligence agencies have warned that a combination of fake news and Russian interference through hacking and misinformation could disrupt next year’s federal elections in a way that mirrors what happened during the ...

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U.S. Military Hackers Ready to Hit Back If Russia Disrupt US Election

U.S. military hackers have penetrated Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks and the Kremlin’s command systems, making them vulnerable to attack by secret American cyber weapons should the U.S. deem it necessary, according to a senior intelligence official and top-secret documents reviewed by NBC News. American officials have long said publicly that Russia, China and other nations have probed and left ...

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US: Banks, dam targeted by Iranian hackers

WASHINGTON — The U.S. charged seven hackers linked to the Iranian government with executing large-scale coordinated cyberattacks on dozens of banks as well as a small dam outside New York City — intrusions that law enforcement officials said reached into America’s infrastructure, disrupted the nation’s financial system and cost tens of millions. Indictments announced Thursday by the Justice Department show ...

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