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Hackers abscond with $31 million in cryptocurrencies from massive South Korean cryptocurrency trading platform

Bithumb, one of South Korea's largest cryptocurrency exchanges, announced that hackers took $31 million from its platform earlier this week.
Ricardo Anaya, left, and Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, second left, on stage with other candidates during the third and final Mexican presidential debate, in Merida, June 12, 2018.

A Mexican presidential campaign blamed Russia and China for a cyberattack, but a bigger online threat is closer to home

Accusations of foreign meddling on social media during Mexico's presidential election have come to the fore this year, but evidence and past experience indicates that the online threat is homegrown.
Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, vote in New York on November 8, 2016.

US intelligence officials say Russia will be back to try to undermine the 2018 elections. But here’s why Americans shouldn’t be so worried...

After the 2016 election, US officials made a host of improvements to defend against hackers. Now they say they're better prepared to protect the 2018 midterms from being infiltrated.
A North Korean student using a computer at Kim Il Sung University.

Computers in North Korea run on look-alike Mac software called ‘Red Star 3.0’ — see what it looks like to log in and use it

What it's like to use "Red Star 3," North Korea's little-known computer software that looks a lot like earlier versions of Apple's MacOS software.

Florida police failed to unlock phone using a dead man’s finger — but corpses may still help in hacking handsets

Police in Largo, Florida, went to a funeral home to press a dead man's finger against his phone in a failed attempt to unlock the handset.

Russia claims foreign hackers are trying to interfere with its election

Election officials claimed there were a series of DDoS attacks on the eve of the poll, which Vladimir Putin is all but guaranteed to win by a landslide.
Adrian Lamo, left, with Kevin Mitnick, and Kevin Poulsen in 2001.

Adrian Lamo, the hacker who turned in Chelsea Manning, has died at 37

Lamo's father announced his death Friday on Facebook. It's unclear how Lamo, who was convicted of hacking the New York Times, died.

Over 10,000 private Twitter messages from WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange have been leaked — read Assange’s thoughts on Hillary Clinton, ...

The leaked messages span over two years, and cover an array of topics from the 2016 US election to Assange's disdain for transgender people.
Projection of cyber code on hooded man is pictured in this illustration picture

A shadowy Russian tried to lure US officials into falling for ‘kompromat’ on Trump

US officials paid a Russian intermediary $100,000 to recover stolen NSA cyberweapons. Instead of delivering them, the Russian provided unverified dirt on Trump.