Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might
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Putin: Russia doesn’t hack but “patriotic” individuals might

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — President Vladimir Putin acknowledged that some “patriotic” individuals may have engaged in hacking but insisted Russia as a country has never done it, and he pledged Thursday to wait out U.S. political battles to forge constructive ties with President Donald Trump. The Russian leader lamented what he described as “Russo-phobic … Continue reading

The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia
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The Latest: Comey set to testify June 8 on Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Donald Trump and the Russia investigation (all times local): 12:15 p.m. Former FBI director James Comey is set to testify June 8 before the Senate intelligence committee investigating Russian activities during last year’s election. The committee said Thursday that Comey will testify in an open session, which will be … Continue reading

Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack
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Experts see possible North Korea links to global cyberattack

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global “ransomware” attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi, a director at South Korean anti-virus software company Hauri Inc. … Continue reading

Senator Warner discusses bipartisan proposals, President Trump and the Russians
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Senator Warner discusses bipartisan proposals, President Trump and the Russians

by Malik Glaspie & Omar Ross On Monday, April 3, the Spartan Echo spoke with Senator Warner (D-VA) via telephone conference to discuss issues in education as well as foreign relations. Sen. Warner was elected to the U.S. Senate by Virginia voters in Nov. 2008 and re-elected to a second term in 2014. The Senator … Continue reading

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2 men arrested, charged with hacking senior US officials

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Two North Carolina men were arrested Thursday and charged in connection with a computer hacker network that allegedly targeted CIA Director John Brennan and other senior government officials. Federal prosecutors in Alexandria said Andrew Otto Boggs, 22, known online as “INCURSIO,” of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, and Justin Gray Liverman, 24, … Continue reading