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Jason Vest 2017-01-04
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The Facebook founder's personal goal for 2017 is to tour the U.S. and meet people in

every state, which sounds a lot like a political campaign.

In early 2016, he asked Facebook's board to pass a proposal that would let him maintain voting

control of the company even if he leaves to serve in public

office for up to two years, according to legal documents.

documents, which are from a shareholder lawsuit against Facebook,

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James Farr 2020-10-07
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The media knows it screwed up in 2016 with John Podesta. Here’s how it should do better in the final weeks of the 2020 race.
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Garland Marsella 2016-10-20
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Security researchers have shone fresh light on the allegedly Russian state-sponsored hacking crew blamed for ransacking the US Democratic National Committee's computers.

Sednit – also known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Sofacy – has been operating since 2004 and attacking targets as diverse as the DNC, the German parliament, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign boss John Podesta, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, and the French TV network TV5Monde.

Other targets have included high-profile figures in Eastern European politics – including Ukrainian leaders, NATO officials and Russian political dissidents.

Thousands of emails with booby-trapped links to password-stealing phishing pages were sent out by the gang, snaring victims who follow the bit.ly- and tiny.cc-concealed URLs.

Sensitive documents and private emails taken from some of the hacking targets – notably the DNC and John Podesta – have been leaked online via WikiLeaks and other sites.

It strongly suggests that WikiLeaks, DC Leaks and Guccifer 2.0 are working from the same source material – material obtained by state-backed miscreants in Russia.

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Raymond Powers 2016-11-11
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Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta blasted FBI Director James Comey in the wake of Donald Trump's victory.

The post-election autopsies and fingerpointing have been non-stop in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory over Hillary Clinton.

James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is now among those officially being blamed by the Clinton campaign.

According to The Hill, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta reportedly told supporters in a private conference call Thursday that Comey is "who we think may have cost us the election."

Podesta was referencing Comey's actions last month.

Eleven days before the election, Comey spun heads from the left and the right when he forwarded a letter to congressional leaders, saying the bureau had renewed its investigation into Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her time as secretary of state.

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Carl Dechant 2016-06-03
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Hillary Clinton is gaining support in the tech industry, said her campaign chair John Podesta, The Hill reports.Podesta, former President Bill Clinton s chief of staff, speaking at a Recode conference this week, said that support is building as Clinton and the industry leaders get to know each other:Some have argued that there isn t the same enthusiasm for Clinton in the tech ranks as there was when Barack Obama ran in 2008 and 2012.From donors who work in tech, Clinton has raised $2.7 million, reports The New York Times, citing Crowdpac.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised $6 million from donors who work in tech.Clinton is not a technical person, but she understands tech policy, Podesta said.Earlier this week, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich canceled a fundraiser for Donald Trump, who is the presumptive Republican candidate for office, as we wrote.Photo: Hillary Clinton.

AP/Timothy D. Easley Tags: Bernie Sanders, bill clinton, Brian Krzanich, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Intel, John Podesta

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William Hill 2016-10-31
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Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a hacking

problem.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images More specifically, her campaign's chairman, John Podesta, had his

personal Gmail account compromised earlier this year.

which US intelligence agencies have blamed on the Russian

government, revealed more than 50,000 emails; the website

WikiLeaks has since published thousands of those emails.

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Joseph White 2016-11-01
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A newly published batch of stolen emails shows a close

relationship between Google and members of Hillary Clinton's

The private emails were apparently stolen from John Podesta,

Hillary Clinton's campaign chair, and published by

They contain several references to Google and its

parent company Alphabet's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.

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Robert Sanchez 2016-10-20
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The US government quietly urged Ecuador to cut off internet

access for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to intelligence

officials who spoke with NBC News.

"It was a bit of an eviction notice," one senior intelligence

On Tuesday, amid a trove of new Clinton leaks and hacked emails

from campaign manager John Podesta, the anti-secrecy organization alleged that Secretary of State John Kerry asked

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Dwayne Alcorn 2016-10-17
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In the wake of Wikileaks publishing of email archives from Hillary Clinton s campaign manager John Podesta, the global transparency organization is now claiming that its founder Julian Assange is being denied internet access by a state party .

Assange is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, as he has been since August 2012 when he was granted asylum there by the South American nation.

Wikileaks hasn t yet said exactly who it suspects to be behind the disruption of Assange s internet connectivity, but has stated that it s activated contingency plans in response.

Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party.

We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.

— WikiLeaks @wikileaks October 17, 2016

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James Hammond 2016-11-10
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CBR presents a timeline of some of the biggest cyber security moments in the course of the campaign.

Date unknown: US Democratic Party 2016 internal emails hacked

The Democratic National Committee DNC saw its private emails stolen in a breach.

DNC Chair, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, being forced to resign after the leaks were published.

However, several US government officials blamed Russian hackers, including National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

The email account of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta was hacked in March by hackers apparently based in Russia.

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Willie Edwards 2017-06-05
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As former FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before Congress this week, it is worth reflecting about how poor cybersecurity choices gave rise to today’s current events and our nation’s current crisis.

Forget—if you can—who you voted for, the Russians’ role in the election, the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, and President Trump’s firing of Director Comey.

We’ve heard about the laptop computer of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin.

The FBI seized the laptop from Mr. Weiner in connection with their investigation into his sexting episodes and also found emails pertaining to Huma Abedin and Secretary Clinton in it.

According to some reports, Ms. Abedin merely borrowed her husband’s laptop temporarily before returning it, yet somehow over a half-million of her emails came to reside on it.

The lesson to focus on is that we are far too casual about control of our data.

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Cornelius Jones 2018-10-19
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Campaign managers and staff for politicians watch vigilantly over their business email, monitoring their accounts for phishing attacks from potential hackers.

Consider 2016 presidential election cyberattacks.

John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, had 50,000 emails stolen from his personal Gmail account, not his campaign staff email.

The attacks are much more sophisticated when hackers target high-profile people, such as politicians and candidates running for public office.

Campaign hacking has continued despite mounting awareness.

And Microsoft said it stopped phishing campaigns targeting three unnamed election candidates.

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James Kiley 2016-10-19
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John Podesta, campaign chairman for US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, talks to reporters outside her home in Washington, DC on 5 October

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The potential candidates were divided into "rough food groups", including women, blacks, Hispanics and business leaders.

Among the potential running mates were Bill and Melinda Gates, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Apple's Tim Cook.

Other vice presidential possibilities included Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

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Jason Kowalski 2017-05-05
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But in the case of France’s impending runoff, slated for Sunday, the latest leak of emails appears far more slap-dash than the Russian hacks and leaks that plagued Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The 9GB trove purports to be an archive of leaked emails from the party of Emmanuel Macron, the left-leaning candidate currently favored to win France’s impending runoff election against far-right opponent Marine Le Pen.

The latest data dump comes less than 48 hours before France’s election, possibly too late to shift its outcome—at least to the degree that the hacks of the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta did in the months leading up to the US election.

That timing could prevent Macron himself from responding to any scandal that surfaces in the data dump, real or fabricated.

In a statement, Macron’s political party confirmed that hackers had compromised it.

party has been the victim of a massive, coordinated act of hacking, in which diverse internal information (mails, documents, accounting, contracts) have been broadcast this evening on social networks,” reads a public statement in French from the Macron campaign.

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Michael Wilson 2018-11-06
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In the past few years, there has been a rise in targeted hijacking towards the online accounts of politicians and other high-profile figures.

Guemmy Kim, product manager of Google's Account Security Team, also offers tips for people to secure their accounts.

Two years ago, hackers aligned with the interests of the Russian government created chaos within Hillary Clinton’s election campaign when they hacked and stole the emails of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Attacks like this aren’t going to stop anytime soon.

This managed security program deals with phishing, malware, hijacking, and cryptographic techniques.

“Hijacking activities actually follow a regular schedule.

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Issac Pierce 2016-10-19
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With more high-profile figures hacked these days, there is a growing concern about such measures against other famous figures, and even ordinary people, who fail to abide by a simple rule: don t re-use your passwords.

OurMine is a hacking group that has recently caused havoc in this regard.

Cybersecurity 101 is vital and Lesson Number One is to take the time necessary and define a truly unique and secure password for each and every single one of your accounts.

The OurMine group decided to hack BuzzFeed in an act of retaliation.

BuzzFeed rushed to inform the public about the incident through Twitter, explaining efforts were under way to restore the altered articles, including the original report on the group.

A Concerning Subject At Large

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Jason Vest 2017-01-04
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The Facebook founder's personal goal for 2017 is to tour the U.S. and meet people in

every state, which sounds a lot like a political campaign.

In early 2016, he asked Facebook's board to pass a proposal that would let him maintain voting

control of the company even if he leaves to serve in public

office for up to two years, according to legal documents.

documents, which are from a shareholder lawsuit against Facebook,

Garland Marsella 2016-10-20
img

Security researchers have shone fresh light on the allegedly Russian state-sponsored hacking crew blamed for ransacking the US Democratic National Committee's computers.

Sednit – also known as APT28, Fancy Bear and Sofacy – has been operating since 2004 and attacking targets as diverse as the DNC, the German parliament, Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign boss John Podesta, former US Secretary of State Colin Powell, and the French TV network TV5Monde.

Other targets have included high-profile figures in Eastern European politics – including Ukrainian leaders, NATO officials and Russian political dissidents.

Thousands of emails with booby-trapped links to password-stealing phishing pages were sent out by the gang, snaring victims who follow the bit.ly- and tiny.cc-concealed URLs.

Sensitive documents and private emails taken from some of the hacking targets – notably the DNC and John Podesta – have been leaked online via WikiLeaks and other sites.

It strongly suggests that WikiLeaks, DC Leaks and Guccifer 2.0 are working from the same source material – material obtained by state-backed miscreants in Russia.

Carl Dechant 2016-06-03
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Hillary Clinton is gaining support in the tech industry, said her campaign chair John Podesta, The Hill reports.Podesta, former President Bill Clinton s chief of staff, speaking at a Recode conference this week, said that support is building as Clinton and the industry leaders get to know each other:Some have argued that there isn t the same enthusiasm for Clinton in the tech ranks as there was when Barack Obama ran in 2008 and 2012.From donors who work in tech, Clinton has raised $2.7 million, reports The New York Times, citing Crowdpac.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has raised $6 million from donors who work in tech.Clinton is not a technical person, but she understands tech policy, Podesta said.Earlier this week, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich canceled a fundraiser for Donald Trump, who is the presumptive Republican candidate for office, as we wrote.Photo: Hillary Clinton.

AP/Timothy D. Easley Tags: Bernie Sanders, bill clinton, Brian Krzanich, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Intel, John Podesta

Joseph White 2016-11-01
img

A newly published batch of stolen emails shows a close

relationship between Google and members of Hillary Clinton's

The private emails were apparently stolen from John Podesta,

Hillary Clinton's campaign chair, and published by

They contain several references to Google and its

parent company Alphabet's executive chairman, Eric Schmidt.

Dwayne Alcorn 2016-10-17
img

In the wake of Wikileaks publishing of email archives from Hillary Clinton s campaign manager John Podesta, the global transparency organization is now claiming that its founder Julian Assange is being denied internet access by a state party .

Assange is currently holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, as he has been since August 2012 when he was granted asylum there by the South American nation.

Wikileaks hasn t yet said exactly who it suspects to be behind the disruption of Assange s internet connectivity, but has stated that it s activated contingency plans in response.

Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party.

We have activated the appropriate contingency plans.

— WikiLeaks @wikileaks October 17, 2016

Willie Edwards 2017-06-05
img

As former FBI Director James Comey prepares to testify before Congress this week, it is worth reflecting about how poor cybersecurity choices gave rise to today’s current events and our nation’s current crisis.

Forget—if you can—who you voted for, the Russians’ role in the election, the FBI’s handling of the Clinton email investigation, and President Trump’s firing of Director Comey.

We’ve heard about the laptop computer of Anthony Weiner and Huma Abedin.

The FBI seized the laptop from Mr. Weiner in connection with their investigation into his sexting episodes and also found emails pertaining to Huma Abedin and Secretary Clinton in it.

According to some reports, Ms. Abedin merely borrowed her husband’s laptop temporarily before returning it, yet somehow over a half-million of her emails came to reside on it.

The lesson to focus on is that we are far too casual about control of our data.

James Kiley 2016-10-19
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John Podesta, campaign chairman for US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, talks to reporters outside her home in Washington, DC on 5 October

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The potential candidates were divided into "rough food groups", including women, blacks, Hispanics and business leaders.

Among the potential running mates were Bill and Melinda Gates, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders and Apple's Tim Cook.

Other vice presidential possibilities included Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.

Michael Wilson 2018-11-06
img

In the past few years, there has been a rise in targeted hijacking towards the online accounts of politicians and other high-profile figures.

Guemmy Kim, product manager of Google's Account Security Team, also offers tips for people to secure their accounts.

Two years ago, hackers aligned with the interests of the Russian government created chaos within Hillary Clinton’s election campaign when they hacked and stole the emails of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta.

Attacks like this aren’t going to stop anytime soon.

This managed security program deals with phishing, malware, hijacking, and cryptographic techniques.

“Hijacking activities actually follow a regular schedule.

James Farr 2020-10-07
img
The media knows it screwed up in 2016 with John Podesta. Here’s how it should do better in the final weeks of the 2020 race.
Raymond Powers 2016-11-11
img

Hillary Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta blasted FBI Director James Comey in the wake of Donald Trump's victory.

The post-election autopsies and fingerpointing have been non-stop in the wake of Donald Trump's presidential victory over Hillary Clinton.

James Comey, the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, is now among those officially being blamed by the Clinton campaign.

According to The Hill, Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta reportedly told supporters in a private conference call Thursday that Comey is "who we think may have cost us the election."

Podesta was referencing Comey's actions last month.

Eleven days before the election, Comey spun heads from the left and the right when he forwarded a letter to congressional leaders, saying the bureau had renewed its investigation into Clinton's use of a private e-mail server during her time as secretary of state.

William Hill 2016-10-31
img

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a hacking

problem.Justin Sullivan/Getty Images More specifically, her campaign's chairman, John Podesta, had his

personal Gmail account compromised earlier this year.

which US intelligence agencies have blamed on the Russian

government, revealed more than 50,000 emails; the website

WikiLeaks has since published thousands of those emails.

Robert Sanchez 2016-10-20
img

The US government quietly urged Ecuador to cut off internet

access for Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, according to intelligence

officials who spoke with NBC News.

"It was a bit of an eviction notice," one senior intelligence

On Tuesday, amid a trove of new Clinton leaks and hacked emails

from campaign manager John Podesta, the anti-secrecy organization alleged that Secretary of State John Kerry asked

James Hammond 2016-11-10
img

CBR presents a timeline of some of the biggest cyber security moments in the course of the campaign.

Date unknown: US Democratic Party 2016 internal emails hacked

The Democratic National Committee DNC saw its private emails stolen in a breach.

DNC Chair, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, being forced to resign after the leaks were published.

However, several US government officials blamed Russian hackers, including National Intelligence Director James Clapper.

The email account of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta was hacked in March by hackers apparently based in Russia.

Cornelius Jones 2018-10-19
img

Campaign managers and staff for politicians watch vigilantly over their business email, monitoring their accounts for phishing attacks from potential hackers.

Consider 2016 presidential election cyberattacks.

John Podesta, Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, had 50,000 emails stolen from his personal Gmail account, not his campaign staff email.

The attacks are much more sophisticated when hackers target high-profile people, such as politicians and candidates running for public office.

Campaign hacking has continued despite mounting awareness.

And Microsoft said it stopped phishing campaigns targeting three unnamed election candidates.

Jason Kowalski 2017-05-05
img

But in the case of France’s impending runoff, slated for Sunday, the latest leak of emails appears far more slap-dash than the Russian hacks and leaks that plagued Hillary Clinton’s campaign.

The 9GB trove purports to be an archive of leaked emails from the party of Emmanuel Macron, the left-leaning candidate currently favored to win France’s impending runoff election against far-right opponent Marine Le Pen.

The latest data dump comes less than 48 hours before France’s election, possibly too late to shift its outcome—at least to the degree that the hacks of the DNC and Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta did in the months leading up to the US election.

That timing could prevent Macron himself from responding to any scandal that surfaces in the data dump, real or fabricated.

In a statement, Macron’s political party confirmed that hackers had compromised it.

party has been the victim of a massive, coordinated act of hacking, in which diverse internal information (mails, documents, accounting, contracts) have been broadcast this evening on social networks,” reads a public statement in French from the Macron campaign.

Issac Pierce 2016-10-19
img

With more high-profile figures hacked these days, there is a growing concern about such measures against other famous figures, and even ordinary people, who fail to abide by a simple rule: don t re-use your passwords.

OurMine is a hacking group that has recently caused havoc in this regard.

Cybersecurity 101 is vital and Lesson Number One is to take the time necessary and define a truly unique and secure password for each and every single one of your accounts.

The OurMine group decided to hack BuzzFeed in an act of retaliation.

BuzzFeed rushed to inform the public about the incident through Twitter, explaining efforts were under way to restore the altered articles, including the original report on the group.

A Concerning Subject At Large