France Warns Candidates of Cybersecurity Risk

Oct. 26 — France’s cybersecurity agency is briefing the country’s presidential candidates on hacking threats, drawing lessons from attacks that have disrupted the U.S. election campaign. As France prepares for elections less than six months after the U.S. chooses its own head of state, the National Defense and Security Secretariat will host some 30 campaign representatives…

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Hacking Vendetta Seen in Attack on East Coast Web Host

Oct. 21 — Hackers Oct. 21 temporarily shut down access to websites for internet users along the U.S. East Coast, in what industry professionals say was a coordinated and curiously timed attack on one particular Domain Name Server (DNS) provider. Dyn Inc. reported a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack at around 7:10 a.m. New York time, which left millions…

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