Russian Hacking

Contractor charged with leaking classified NSA info on Russian hacking

Reality Leigh Winner, 25, a contractor with Pluribus International Corporation in Georgia, is accused of "removing classified material from a government facility and mailing it to a news outlet," according to a federal complaint.

Spy agency warns British MP's about Russian hacking

The spy agency's computer security chief has written to political parties offering advice on preventing hacks, according to The Sunday Times.

US intelligence officials have accused the Kremlin of using cyber-attacks to influence the November election.

But Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there was so far no evidence of successful attacks in the UK.


Russian hacking aims to destabilise West

Moscow was "weaponising misinformation" in a bid to expand its influence and destabilise Western governments and weaken Nato, he said.

Vladimir Putin had chosen to become a "strategic competitor" of the West.

Sir Michael said it was vital alliance members strengthened cyber defences.

His speech, at the University of St Andrews, came hours before Theresa May was due to use an informal summit in Malta to press EU Nato members to boost defence spending.

'Russia hacking code' found on Vermont utility computer

The Burlington Electric Department said it had taken "immediate action to isolate" the computer, which was not connected to the electrical grid.

The government alerted them to the "Grizzly Steppe" code on Thursday.

The same day, the US expelled 35 Russian diplomats over alleged Russian interference in November's election.

Moscow has denied any involvement in the hacking of the Democratic party and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign.

Top US Republican Senator Graham accuses Russia of hacking his email

Sen Graham also told CNN he believed "the Russians hacked into" the Democratic National Committee.

And he accused Russia of trying to "destabilise democracy all over the world", calling for a tough response.

President-elect Donald Trump earlier rejected a CIA assessment that Russian hackers tried to sway the 8 November election in his favour.

Russian hacking and the 2016 election, explained

But another Republican, President-elect Donald Trump, is rejecting out of hand any suggestions of Russian influence in the US election, soon after the CIA reportedly concluded Russia acted to help Trump win.

So why is Trump so quick to dismiss intelligence agencies' findings even as leaders of his own party express concerns about Russia's role in the 2016 election? And how conclusive are the US intelligence community's findings?


Let's dig in.

What does the US believe Russia did to interfere in the 2016 campaign?

Bipartisan group of senators calls for probe of Russian role in 2016 US elections

The group -- two Republicans and two Democrats -- called for an investigation into American intelligence agencies' conclusion that Russian hacking was intended to help Trump defeat Hillary Clinton.

Is Russia hacking the US election?

Hacking tools allegedly developed by the US National Security Agency (NSA) were dumped online by a group calling itself Shadow Brokers.

It follows a string of recent leaks of data from the Democratic National Committee (DNC).

There are also now suspicions that the Clinton Foundation, a charitable body, mayhave been targeted.