Displaying items by tag: US Presidential election 2016

The controversial American security firm CrowdStrike, which was called in to investigate the alleged Russian hack of DNC servers in 2016, had no proof that any emails from the system had been exfiltrated despite public assertions that this had occurred, according to the transcript of an interview released by the US Government a few days ago.

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Controversial American security firm CrowdStrike did not provide an unredacted or final report to the FBI after it was called in to examine the servers at the Democratic National Committee that were hacked in 2016 and which led to claims of Russian interference in the US presidential election of the same year.

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A British Government panel has recommended that technology companies should be made responsible and liable for the spread of disinformation and "fake news".

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Russian security firm Kaspersky Lab's bid to challenge the ban on use of its software in the US public service has failed, with a judge dismissing both suits brought by the company which has now pledged to appeal the judgment.

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Facebook's chief security officer Alex Stamos has quit and will leave the company in August — the second time he has left a high-profile company after a short stint — over alleged Russian troll activity on the social media giant's site.

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Britain's information commissioner Elizabeth Denham will seek a warrant to examine the databases and servers used by data analytics company Cambridge Analytica, the firm that is alleged to have used data of more than 50 million Facebook subscribers for targeting voters in the US presidential election.

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The latest round of "Russia hacked the DNC" claims has arrived in the form of a jailed Russian who claims to have left proof on the Democrat National Committee's server that he was behind the hack, which, he claims, was done at the behest of Russia's FSB.

Published in Open Sauce

Russian security firm Kaspersky Labs may have put itself squarely in the crosshairs of the lobby promoting the theory that Russia hacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016, by producing a paper that underscores the difficulty of attribution where cyber exploits are concerned.

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Two former senior US intelligence officials claim that evidence, if any, of Russian interference in the US elections last year would still be available in NSA databases.

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Thursday, 25 May 2017 06:04

Security firms marching to the political beat

Cyber security firms appear to be tailoring their research to help one side of politics or the other in the US in pursuit of their respective enemies of the day, judging by the recent attempt by two prominent firms to lay the blame for the WannaCry ransomware attack on North Korea.

Published in Open Sauce

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