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Uber Admits Covering Up 2016 Data Breach, Avoids Prosecution

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Department of Justice to resolve a criminal investigation into its massive 2016 data breach. Hackers Stole Sensitive Data for 57 Million Uber Passengers and Drivers Ride-sharing service Uber has reached an agreement with the U.S.

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Guilty Plea in 2016 Dyn DDoS Attack

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Attack Took Down Amazon, PayPal, Spotify, Twitter and Others One of those responsible for the massive Mirai-based DDoS attack launched in October 2016 that targeted domain name resolver Dyn and knocked Amazon, PayPal, Spotify, Twitter and others offline has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

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Former Uber CSO Charged With Covering Up 2016 Data Breach

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Department of Justice has charged former Uber CSO Joseph Sullivan with obstruction of justice for allegedly covering up the 2016 hack of the ride-sharing service, which compromised sensitive data for 57 million Uber passengers and drivers. Joe Sullivan Accused of Making 'Hush Money' Bitcoin Payoff to Hackers The U.S.

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CISA's Krebs: 2016 US Elections Were Cyber 'Sputnik' Moment

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Cybersecurity Agency Ranks Election Security and Ransomware as Biggest Threats The 2016 U.S. presidential election served as a wake-up call for lawmakers and the public about the threat that cyber attackers can pose to the country's democracy, CISA Director Christopher Krebs told the 2020 RSA Conference.

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Ransomware Hit a Florida Voting System in 2016

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County Officials Reveal Details of the Attack Election officials in Palm Beach County, Florida, revealed this week that its voter registration system was hit by ransomware in the weeks leading up to the 2016 presidential election.

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Report: U.S. Struggled to Counter 2016 Election Interference

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Senate Intelligence Committee released its third report on Russian interference during the 2016 presidential election, finding that the Obama administration struggled to respond and more needs to be done to avoid disruption this year. Senate Committee Releases Third Report on Russian Efforts to Disrupt Presidential Election The U.S.

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Russia Targeted All 50 States During 2016 Election: Report

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Senate Intelligence Committee finds that Russia targeted election systems and infrastructure in all 50 states during the run-up to the 2016 Presidential elections. Senate Intelligence Committee Report Finds Extensive Interference A report from the U.S. The committee, however, could find no evidence that vote tallies were altered.

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