US President-elect Donald Trump just finished meeting with leaders of the United States intelligence community to discuss the influence of Russian hacking on the US election. His statement following the meeting is so absurd and out of touch with reality that there is simply no way to write about it rationally.
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President Obama wrapped up a much anticipated press conference earlier today, where he mostly answered questions about Russia hacking the US election. Did the commander-in-chief announce a superheroic effort to bring Putin to justice and find a way to re-do the election? Nah. But he did blame the media for being gossipy sensationalists.
This week, the FBI teamed up with Europol to launch a public prevention campaign designed to "raise awareness of the risk of young adults getting involved in cybercrime". In service of that mission, the law enforcement agencies representing some of the world's most powerful nations somehow came up with this.
Following President Obama's order for a full report on "cyber attacks and foreign intervention into the 2016 election," multiple sources aretelling multiple publications that Russia used hacking as a tool to benefit the election of Donald Trump and harm his opponent, Hillary Clinton. A flurry of information has led to accusations of partisanship harming national security.
A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for hacking celebrities, social security numbers, nude photographs and trying to sell scripts for popular movies and TV shows. As The New York Times notes, his five year sentence is almost twice the length suggested by US federal sentencing guidelines for hacking.
The Madison Square Garden Company just disclosed that someone had access to its payment processing system for almost a year. That means all data included on the magnetic stripe of thousands of credit cards — like credit card numbers, cardholder names, expiration dates and internal verification codes — could have been stolen.