FBI director to warn Congress of dangers Chinese hackers pose to American infrastructure, innovation

Washington — Hackers backed by the Chinese government are targeting U.S. water treatment plants and electrical grids, strategically positioning themselves within critical infrastructure systems to “wreak havoc and cause real-world harm to American citizens and communities,” FBI Director Christopher Wray is expected to tell  Congress Wednesday.  “There has been far too little public focus on…

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Russian hackers accused of targeting U.S. intelligence community with spear phishing campaign

Washington — Russia-based hackers conducted a sophisticated cyber campaign against American intelligence officials, including contractors at the State and Defense Departments, as part of an international operation that included NATO members and Ukraine, the Justice Department alleged Thursday. Prosecutors accused an officer in Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) and another co-defendant of carrying out a…

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