Yahoo just announced that it was the victim of a devastating state-sponsored hack that resulted in the personal data of half a billion users being breached. If you're a Yahoo user, your account may have been comprised.
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A US Republican congressman who claimed that Russian hackers were "not picking sides" in this year's US election effectively demonstrated the opposite on Wednesday when he said the GOP had also been hacked, a claim the Republican National Committee immediately denied.
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Last Friday, a mysterious group by the name of "The Shadow Brokers" dumped what appeared to be some of the National Security Agency's hacking tools online. There was some speculation as to whether the tools were legitimate. According to The Intercept, these tools are mentioned in documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Hackers say they have breached a hacking group known as the Equation Group, which is widely speculated to be an offshoot of the National Security Agency. The hackers have provided some files including what could be parts of the agency's surveillance tools, but are demanding millions of dollars in bitcoins for the rest.