Spain Extradites One of the World’s Most Notorious Hackers, A Russian Citizen, to the U.S.

One of the world’s most notorious hackers has been extradited to the U.S. from Spain.  Thirty-seven-year-old Pyotr Levashov was arrested while vacationing with his family in Barcelona in April, Spanish authorities said.

U.S. officials have linked Levashov to a powerful …

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Twitter: Russian Bots Retweeted Trump Nearly 470,000 Times During Final Weeks of the Election

Twitter revealed to Congressional lawmakers this week that Russian bots, or automated accounts, retweeted the president nearly 470,000 times during the final weeks of the presidential election.  The company had reported that it has identified 201 accounts linked to …

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Google, Twitter Saw No Evidence of Russian Influence Efforts in Any of Last Year’s Special Elections

Google and Twitter told Congress that they have found no evidence of Russian influence efforts in the handful of U.S. special elections held last year.  The companies responded to written questions from the Senate Intelligence Committee.  The questions were a …

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FBI Information on Russian Hacking Came from the Dutch, According to New Reports

The revelation that Russian hackers broke into U.S. computer systems and used the information to meddle the U.S. elections may have come from Dutch intelligence services, Dutch media reported today.

The Vokskrant newspaper reported that Dutch intelligence officials were …

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Special Counsel Robert Mueller Brings on Veteran Cyber Prosecutor to His Team, Signaling Focus on Cybercrimes

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has added a veteran cybercrimes prosecutor to his team of special investigators investigating the Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election.  The addition potentially signals a focus on cybercrimes of the investigation going forward.

The prosecutor, …

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