Thousands of Microsoft Customers May Have Been Victims of Hack Tied to China

The hackers started their attack in January but escalated their efforts in recent weeks, security experts say. Business and government agencies affected.

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Here Are the Threats Terrorizing Election Workers

Incendiary rhetoric by President Trump and his followers is fueling a wave of threats against election workers. Some have received death threats and images of nooses and been told “You’re a traitor.”

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Trump Is Salting the Soil of American Democracy

It’s disgraceful, as is the support of his accomplices.

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Trump Fires Again, This Time a Cybersecurity Official

Two readers say the president fired an election official, Christopher Krebs, for his honesty and integrity. Also: A post-mortem on polling.

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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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Election Officials Directly Contradict Trump on Voting System Fraud

A group of federal, state and local officials working with a Department of Homeland Security agency declared flatly that the election was the most secure in the nation’s history.

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