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Trump Denials Notwithstanding, Intelligence Officials Point to Russia in Democratic Hacks

PERSONAL TECH | By Deb Reichmann | Oct 21
Actually, the U.S. government says it does have an idea, and has concluded it was Russia who hacked into the Democratic National Committee

Password Breach Could Have Ripple Effects Well Beyond Yahoo

PERSONAL TECH | By Raphael Satter | Oct 1
As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.

Ex-Verizon Worker Accused of Selling Customer Phone Records

PERSONAL TECH | By Jeff Martin | Sep 30
A former Verizon Wireless technician is accused of using the company's computers to obtain customers' private call records - plus data showing where customers' phones were - and then selling them to an unnamed private investigator.

Hand-Delivered Hacking: Malicious USBs Left in Mailboxes

PERSONAL TECH | By Raphael Satter | Sep 26
There are signs that cybercriminals are experimenting with hand-delivery of malware to people's homes.

Top Democrats Say They've Concluded That Russia Behind Hacks

PERSONAL TECH | By Deb Reichmann | Sep 24
The top Democrats on the House and Senate intelligence committees said Thursday that they have concluded that Russian intelligence agencies are making a "serious and concerted effort" to influence the U.S. presidential election.

Report Details Missed Opportunities to Stop OPM Cyber Breach

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker | Sep 10
A new congressional report provides previously undisclosed details and a behind-the-scenes chronology of one of the worst-ever cyberattacks on the United States, laying out missed opportunities before the break-in.

Hackers Posing As Tech Support Wreak Havoc

Hackers are sending pop-up messages posing as tech support to break into people's computers. CBS News' Marlie Hall reports on how to avoid the scam.

FBI: Foreign Hackers Targeted Two State Election Systems

The FBI is investigating possible database hacks targeting Illinois and Arizona's state election systems.

Comey: FBI Wants 'Adult Conversation' on Device Encryption

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker | Aug 31
Widespread encryption built into smartphones is "making more and more of the room that we are charged to investigate dark," FBI Director James Comey said in a cybersecurity symposium.

Homeland Security Investigating Leslie Jones Website Hack

Department of Homeland Security investigators said Thursday they are investigating the hack of Leslie Jones' website that revealed several private details of the actress-comedian's life.

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