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August 21, 2018

AP: FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it’s unclear whether […]
August 15, 2018

Rolling Stone: Documents Reveal Successful Cyberattack in California Congressional Race

WASHINGTON — FBI agents in California and Washington, D.C., have investigated a series of cyberattacks over the past year that targeted a Democratic opponent of Rep. […]
August 3, 2018

Roll Call: Campaigns Grapple With Cybersecurity as Russian Threat Looms

Amid increased warnings of Russian interference in the midterm elections — and evidence that hackers are targeting candidates — congressional campaigns are trying to balance cybersecurity […]
July 31, 2018

Pew Research: Americans and Cybersecurity

Cyberattacks and data breaches are facts of life for government agencies, businesses and individuals alike in today’s digitized and networked world. Just a few of the […]
July 19, 2018

ZDnet: Thousands of US voters’ data exposed by robocall firm

Another cache of US voter data has leaked. A Virginia-based political campaign and robocalling company, which claims it can “reach thousands of voters instantly,” left a […]
July 12, 2018

Washington Post: Your password has probably been stolen. Here’s what to do about it.

Pardon the interruption, but your passwords are leaking. You’ve probably become numb to all the headlines about data breaches. But a website called Have I Been […]
July 12, 2018

Hackaday: Teardown of USB Fan Reveals Journalists’ Lack of OPSEC

Last month, Singapore hosted a summit between the leaders of North Korea and the United States. Accredited journalists invited to the event were given a press […]
July 9, 2018

Florida Times Union: International scam bilks Mayor Lenny Curry’s committee for $120,000

One of Mayor Lenny Curry’s political committees squandered about $120,000 last year by falling victim to an elaborate phone scam that police detectives traced back to […]
May 31, 2018

Sun Sentinel: How worried are you about the security of the 2018 election?

County supervisors of elections in Florida are now citing cybersecurity as their top concern going into the 2018 elections. That follows news last week that Gov. […]
April 26, 2018

Sacramento Bee: Hackers stole his campaign cash, Sacramento lawmaker says

Sen. Richard Pan, D-Sacramento, is alleging that thieves hacked his email account and stole $46,000 from his re-election campaign in a “sophisticated” scheme earlier this year. […]