Iran Accelerates Nuclear Program, but Offers Path Back From Confrontation

The government in Tehran has put uranium into its newest centrifuges. At the same time, Iran’s foreign minister appears to offer a return to commitments that would prohibit exactly that.

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Trump Fires Christopher Krebs, Official Who Disputed Election Fraud Claims

Mr. Krebs had overseen election cybersecurity efforts, and had joined other officials in declaring the 2020 election “the most secure in American history.”

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Christopher Krebs Hasn’t Been Fired, Yet

Mr. Krebs’s government agency contradicted President Trump’s false claims that the election was rigged. At this point, Mr. Krebs, a former Microsoft executive, still has a job.

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U.S. Tried a More Aggressive Cyberstrategy, and the Feared Attacks Never Came

The 2020 election was the biggest test yet of a new approach of pre-emptive action against adversaries trying to hack election infrastructure or wage disinformation campaigns.

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The End of ‘America First’: How Biden Says He Will Re-engage With the World

Those who have known President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. for decades say they expect him to move carefully, providing reassurance with a few big symbolic acts.

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Hillary Clinton Was Right to Warn Us

She grasped the danger posed by the “vast right-wing conspiracy,” Russian interference and Trump.

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What Keeps Facebook’s Election Security Chief Up at Night?

The social media company’s head of cybersecurity policy on “perception hacks” and what it will take to have an authentic election.

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What Will Trump Do After Election Day?

Current and former Trump administration officials are worried about what might happen on Nov. 4.

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So, Russia, You Want to Mess With Our Voting Machines?

The United States should threaten to retaliate — and I’m not talking about economic sanctions or legal indictments.

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‘Perception Hacks’ and Other Potential Threats to the Election

In the final days of voting, election officials and cybersecurity experts are keeping a close eye on a range of possible ways foreign governments and other hackers could interfere.

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Trump Campaign Website Is Defaced by Hackers

The defacement lasted less than 30 minutes, and the hackers appeared to be looking to generate cryptocurrency.

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U.S. Issues Sanctions on Russian Center Involved in Potentially Deadly Cyberattacks

The penalties were aimed at a Russian research center that developed tools used in a cyberattack on a Saudi petrochemical plant, which took out the safety controls used to prevent an explosion.

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Russians Who Pose Election Threat Have Hacked Nuclear Plants and Power Grid

The hacking group, Energetic Bear, is among Russia’s stealthiest. It appears to be casting a wide net to find useful targets ahead of the election, experts said.

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Russia Poses Greater Election Threat Than Iran, Many U.S. Officials Say

Russia’s hackers appeared to be preparing to sow chaos amid any uncertainty around election results, officials said.

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Iran Is Behind Threatening Emails Sent to Influence Election, U.S. Officials Say

Both Iran and Russia have obtained voter information, the officials warned, but there was no indication that any votes themselves have been altered.

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As Election Nears, Government and Tech Firms Push Back on Russia (and Trump)

The goal is to disrupt Russia’s well-honed information-warfare systems, whether they are poised to hack election systems or influence the minds of voters.

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After Doping Scandal, Russia Hacked the Olympics, U.S. and Britain Say

After suffering embarrassment over its doping scheme, Russia tried cyberattacks against the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea and was targeting the postponed Tokyo Olympics too, American and British officials said.

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U.S. Charges Russian Intelligence Officers in Major Cyberattacks

Prosecutors said the suspects hacked elections in France and the 2018 Winter Olympics.

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This U.S. Election Could Be the Most Secure Yet. Here’s Why.

With early voting underway, states are working to reassure voters that their ballots will be counted as cast. Our video shows how states’ responses to Russian hacking and the coronavirus crisis have helped make the election more secure than ever.

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Microsoft Takes Down a Risk to the Election, and Finds the U.S. Doing the Same

Fearing Russian ransomware attacks on the election, the company and U.S. Cyber Command mounted similar pre-emptive strikes. It is not clear how long they may work.

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John Ratcliffe Pledged to Stay Apolitical. Then He Began Serving Trump’s Political Agenda.

The director of national intelligence is said to be planning more disclosures of intelligence that undermines the Russia investigation.

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Russia Can Interfere Only if We Let It

Moscow’s operatives did not invent our crude tribal politics; they just exploited them.

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For Trump, a Pattern of Denial, From the Virus to Russia to Climate Change

The president’s preoccupation with demonstrating strength or rearranging facts to reinforce his worldview has led him, time and again, to downplay, ignore or mock serious issues.

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Delayed Homeland Security Report Warns of ‘Lethal’ White Supremacy

An annual assessment that a whistle-blower said was withheld for months did not hold back on the threat from violent extremists and tagged Russia as the primary source of disinformation.

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Ransomware Attacks Take On New Urgency Ahead of Vote

Attacks against small towns, big cities and the contractors who run their voting systems have federal officials fearing that hackers will try to sow chaos around the election.

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Putin Wants a Truce in Cyberspace — While Denying Russian Interference

With an eye to a possible Biden presidency, the Russian leader called for a “reboot” on information security but offered no concessions.

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Facebook Takes Down Networks Linked to Russian Disinformation

The social network said it was moving proactively to dismantle infrastructure Russia could use against the American presidential election.

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In Politically Charged Inquiry, Durham Sought Details About Scrutiny of Clinton Foundation

John Durham’s team has sought information about the F.B.I.’s handling of the Clinton Foundation investigation, raising questions about the scope of the prosecutor’s review.

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Facebook Takes Down Fake Pages Created in China Aimed at Trump, Biden

The social media campaign was small but targeted all sides of the debate. Officials said Beijing had not decided whether to wade more directly in the American presidential race.

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C.I.A. Reasserts Putin Is Likely Directing Election Influence Efforts to Aid Trump

The assessment, which the agency has moderate confidence in, buttresses earlier findings that the Russian president supports President Trump’s re-election.

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As U.S. Increases Pressure, Iran Adheres to Toned-Down Approach

The Trump administration has ramped up its criticism of Iran, but Tehran has chosen a path of restraint, intelligence showed.

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FBI Director Warns of Russian Interference, White Supremacist Violence

The testimony contradicted efforts by President Trump and other officials to downplay the threats.

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China-Backed Hackers Broke Into 100 Firms and Agencies, U.S. Says

In indictments against five Chinese nationals, the Justice Department described sophisticated attacks to hijack networks and extort universities, businesses and nonprofits.

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Two Are Accused of Hacking U.S. Websites With Pro-Iran Messages

The cyberattacks were in retaliation for the death of Maj. Gen. Qassim Suleimani of Iran in a U.S. military airstrike in January, according to a federal indictment unsealed Tuesday.

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The Intercept Promised to Reveal Everything. But It Didn’t Protect a Source.

Internal documents show how a source ended up in jail — and the fallout in the newsroom.

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‘It’s 8 P.M. on Election Day.’ Experts Share Their Nightmare Scenarios.

We asked security experts to tell us what keeps them up at night — and what to do about it.

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Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Democrats and Republicans

China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers. But contrary to Trump administration warnings, Beijing is mostly aiming at Biden campaign officials.

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Russian Intelligence Hackers Are Back, Microsoft Warns, Aiming at Officials of Both Parties

China is also growing more adept at targeting campaign workers. But contrary to Trump administration warnings, Beijing is mostly targeting Biden campaign officials.

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Facebook Moves to Stop Election Misinformation

The social network said it would block new political ads in late October, among other measures, to reduce misinformation and interference.

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Homeland Security Blocked Warnings of Russian Campaign Against Joe Biden

The department’s leaders declined to publish a memo describing Russian attempts to question Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s health, prompting new scrutiny of political influence at the department.

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Shift on Election Briefings Could Create an Information Gap for Voters

The elimination of in-person election security briefings to Congress could leave the public with a diminished understanding of the threats facing the election as it enters a critical phase.

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What We Learned From Report on 2016 Trump Campaign and Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.

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8 Takeaways From the Senate Committee Report on Russian Interference

Senators divided along party lines about whether to conclude that the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin’s election sabotage operations.

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Final Report on Russian Interference and Ties to Trump Is Released by G.O.P.-Led Senate Panel

A nearly 1,000-page report confirmed the special counsel’s findings at a moment when President Trump’s allies have sought to undermine that inquiry.

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North Korean Hacking Group Attacks Israeli Defense Industry

Israel says the attack was thwarted, but a cybersecurity firm says it was successful. Some officials fear that classified data stolen by North Korea could be shared with Iran.

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Google, Facebook and Others Form Tech Coalition to Secure U.S. Election

The move formalizes discussions that the companies and government agencies have been holding to fight disinformation on social media.

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State Dept. Traces Russian Disinformation Links

A new government report avoids direct discussion of American election interference by Moscow, despite lawmakers’ call for more information.

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The Vatican Is Said to Be Hacked From China Before Talks With Beijing

In one attack, the hackers weaponized an electronic file with a letter that had a note of condolence from Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s secretary of state.

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Russian Intelligence Agencies Push Disinformation on Pandemic

Declassified U.S. intelligence accuses Moscow of pushing propaganda through alternative websites as Russia refines techniques used in 2016.

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In Portland, Trump Hijacked Homeland Security

A former leader of the department says Trump is politicizing the agency and putting the nation at risk.

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