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North Korea's hacking abilities 'beyond imagination,' defector says

North Korea's hacking abilities 'beyond imagination,' defector says

World
North Korea's hacking capabilities are "beyond imagination," one former computer expert for the North told ABC News in the wake of Tuesday's report that the nation had stolen secret intelligence documents, including the U.S.-South Korean war strategy. Secret intelligence documents and photos unilaterally collected by the U.S. military were among the stolen cache of South Korea’s classified documents by North Korean hackers, but the totality of what was stolen remains unknown, according to South Korea’s ruling Democratic Party lawmaker Lee Cheol-hee. Malware contamination of the intranet server of the cyber command that occurred in September last year was confirmed by the South Korea’s Defense Ministry in May but this is the first glimpse of the scope of the damage. The stolen trove tot
Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Federal government notifies 21 states of election hacking

Technology
The federal government on Friday told election officials in 21 states that hackers targeted their systems before last year's presidential election. The notification came roughly a year after U.S. Department of Homeland Security officials first said states were targeted by hacking efforts possibly connected to Russia. The states that told The Associated Press they had been targeted included some key political battlegrounds, such as Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. The AP contacted every state election office to determine which ones had been informed that their election systems had been targeted. The others confirming were Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Illinois, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas and ...
Trump raises hacking in 'robust' Putin talks

Trump raises hacking in 'robust' Putin talks

World
Donald Trump has finally met Vladimir Putin face to face - with mixed results. The US President robustly raised allegations that the Russians hacked last year's election, according to secretary of state Rex Tillerson.Mr Putin rejected the charges.Officials said they also disagreed over North Korea - but they did agree to a new ceasefire in southwest Syria that will see the US, Russia and Jordan end hostilities and allow humanitarian access.Their much-anticipated meeting, on the fringes of the G20 summit in Hamburg, was more than an hour and a half longer than scheduled.Image:Donald Trump's meeting with Vladimir Putin lasted more than two hoursDonald Trump may have made progress with Russia but with the rest of the G20 America has been at odds on one issue after another.He does not see eye ...