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State agency seeks a bigger staff for cyberattacks, Medicaid

February 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE A state government agency is seeking the Legislature’s authority to hire more technology personnel for two key missions.
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Hacker gains access to Bush family emails, photos

February 8, 2013 in The Dickinson Press

HOUSTON A hacker apparently accessed private photos and emails sent between members of the Bush family, including both former presidents, and the Secret Service is investigating. Continue Reading

Former teen singing sensation Church gets $951,000 in Murdoch hacking case

February 27, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Charlotte Church was present at London’s High Court for the reading of a statement resolving her claim that 33 articles in the now defunct News of the World tabloid were the product of journalists illegally hacking into her family’s voice mails. Continue Reading

Murdoch’s company to pay actor Jude Law, others damages for phone hacking

January 19, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald

Rupert Murdoch’s British newspaper company has agreed to pay damages to 37 high-profile victims of tabloid phone-hacking, including actor Jude Law, soccer player Ashley Cole, a friend of Prince William’s and former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.
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CNN star Piers Morgan faces United Kingdom media inquiry

December 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Piers Morgan ran two British tabloids the News of the World and the Daily Mirror before his editorship was cut short by scandal in 2004. He’s one of a host of tabloid newspaper executives being called before a British inquiry into media ethics set up in the wake of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, which has rocked the country’s press and political elite. Continue Reading

GOP fears vote hacking

December 19, 2011 in Worthington Daily Globe

Iowa Republicans prepare against ‘hactivists’ for caucus vote
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Taking seriously an apparent threat from a notorious collective of computer hackers, the Iowa Republican Party is boosting the security of the electronic systems it will use in two weeks to count the first votes of the 2012 presidential campaign. Continue Reading

More young people seeing their Facebook, email hacked

October 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Young people are having a harder time keeping their profile pages and email accounts secure, especially from prankster friends. And although many treat hacking or spying as a joke, nearly half who have been victims were upset by it. Continue Reading

Group says it hacked U.S. law enforcement websites

August 6, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

The group known as Anonymous said today it has hacked into some 70 law enforcement websites across the southern and central United States in retaliation for arrests of its sympathizers in the U.S. and Britain. Continue Reading

9/11 families to meet with AG on Murdoch scandal

July 27, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Attorney General Eric Holder has agreed to meet Aug. 24 with some of the 9/11 family members regarding the FBI inquiry into the allegations surrounding Rupert Murdoch’s media empire, a lawyer said today. Continue Reading

British PM drags opponents into hacking scandal

July 20, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald

Prime Minister David Cameron dragged his political foes into Britain’s phone-hacking scandal Wednesday, as he sought to distance himself from his former aide at the heart of the allegations and denied that his staff had tried to thwart police investigations. Continue Reading