Qatar: FBI says Russian hackers ‘planted fake news story’ that led to crisis report

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Bureau experts visited Doha in May to analyse alleged cyber breach in which hackers placed story with state news agency, CNN reports US intelligence officials believe Russian hackers planted a false news story that prompted Saudi Arabia and several allies to the US broadcaster said. Saudi Arabia then cited the false report as part of […]

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‘There’s nothing there’: White House staff deny Comey sacking is linked to Russia

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Apparently taken aback by scale of political firestorm, White House sent out Sean Spicer, his deputy and Kellyanne Conway to defend its position It was just after 9pm when, cloaked in darkness, the White House press secretary held one of his most peculiar briefings yet. Sean Spicer had just finished an outdoor TV interview defending […]

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House committee grills Comey and Rogers on Trump and Russia: key points

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FBI director confirms investigation of Trump campaigns ties to Russian government and smacks down several of the presidents tweets The House intelligence committee day one of judge Neil Gorsuchs confirmation hearings. Heres what happened. FBI director James Comey announced for the first time that the FBI, as part of our counterintelligence mission, is investigating the […]

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FBI and Homeland Security detail Russian hacking campaign in new report

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Experts say report is too little too late and comes after several others from private sector detailing alleged exploits of groups Fancy Bear and Cozy Bear The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and FBI have released an analysis of the allegedly Russian government-sponsored hacking groups blamed for breaching several different parts of the Democratic […]

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US issues federal warning as Isis calls for attacks on churches over Christmas

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FBI warning came after a publicly available list of US churches was posted on a militant social media site Federal authorities warned local law enforcement authorities across the US on Friday that Islamic State sympathizers were continuing to call for attacks on churches and other holiday gathering sites. As they did so, President-elect Donald Trump […]

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Loretta Lynch: ‘a pernicious thread’ links rise in hate crimes after US election

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US attorney general spoke at Virginia mosque, acknowledging fears after Southern Poverty Law Center counted 867 hate incidents in days after election US attorney general Loretta Lynch spoke at a mosque in Virginia on Monday in an attempt to calm fears about rising hate crimes in the wake of the election, and the future of […]

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FBI’s credibility ‘deeply damaged’ by leaks during election, congressman says

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Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said it would be hard to repair the FBIs credibility under a Trump administration The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee said on Tuesday that the FBI had been deeply damaged by its conduct during the presidential election and would find it hard to […]

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FBI director’s troubles just beginning after latest twist in Clinton email tale

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James Comey has faced loud criticism over his handling of the Clinton email investigation. Regardless of who wins the election, he is poised to pay a price Hillary Clintons immediate FBI woes ended on Sunday with a letter whose five sentences signaled James Comeys troubles have only begun. The director of the FBI has come […]

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The Guardian view on the FBIs new Clinton probe: exactly the wrong thing to do | Editorial

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Editorial: James Comeys reopening of the email investigation is premature, undermines the rule of law and is bad for politics No election has a global impact to match a US presidential contest. Few White House races have been more bitter than FBI director James Comeys announcement that the bureau is reopening its probe of Mrs […]

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FBI investigation of leaked NSA hacking tools examines operative’s ‘mistake’

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As explanations swirl in Washington for how tools were stolen, sources say an agent, an unsecured computer and Russian hackers are the focus A careless agent. A cache of hacking tools left on a remote and unsecured computer. A shadowy group of Russian hackers. A fire-sale on the deep web. This is the current focus […]

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