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It’s unclear what happened in the reported theft of NSA data by Russian spies, but an attacker would need little help to steal if he or she had privileged access to an AV vendor’s network, security experts say. With Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab under the gun for its software reportedly helping Russian cyberspies steal classified US […]

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TRUMP DODGES ON PUTIN’S HACKING DENIAL: President Trump on Wednesday evening dodged a question on whether he accepted Vladimir Putin’s denial of Russia’s involvement in the interference campaign directed at the 2016 presidential election.

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Hackers have reportedly been breaking into computer networks of companies operating United States nuclear power stations, energy facilities and manufacturing plants, according to a new report by The New York Times. The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI issued a statement last week confirming that the attacks had been occurring since May.

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DEFENSE AUTHORIZATIONS: The House Armed Services Committee late Wednesday completed a markup of its version of an annual defense policy bill, which saw many victories for cyber-minded lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The House’s fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) gives the Pentagon $8 billion for cyber operations, representing a an increase of $1.7 billion over current levels.

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