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Russia denies targeting French presidential contender

Party chief of frontrunner Emmanuel Macron accuses Russia of targeting the campaign of the centrist politician.


How big is the threat of cyberwar?

Former LulzSec hacker Hector "Sabu" Monsegur and cybersecurity expert Mikko Hypponen on the rise of the cyber arms race.

Inside Story

Will conflicts of interest drag down Donald Trump?

In first press conference as president-elect, Donald Trump says he rejects claims of Russian campaign against him.


Russia's bid to disrupt US election was 'unprecedented'

Top intelligence officials accuse Moscow of interfering in US elections, a day before spy agencies brief Donald Trump.

Cyber Security

Donald Trump: 'I know a lot about hacking'

US president-elect voices doubt about security of private online communications, saying "no computer is safe".

Cyber Security

Cyber harassment in Pakistan

The Stream takes a look at online harassment in Pakistan and how women are fighting back.

Cyber Security

New cyberattacks on major banks thwarted, Russia says

Distributed denial of service strikes on five biggest banks and financial organisations in Russia was halted.


Germany blames Russia for 'aggressive cyber espionage'

Moscow targets EU's biggest economy with disinformation campaign and hacking ahead of 2017 election, Germany says.

Cyber Security

The Kremlin and the US election

Ambiguity surrounds the Russian intervention with the 2016 US elections and the measures taken to prevent it.

by Joseph S Nye

Cyber Security

We need to resist censorship of cyberspace

I'm among the liberal US journalists and professors whom Google warned were targeted by government-backed attackers.

by Kara Alaimo

Cyber Security

Global police smash huge online crime network: Europol

"Avalanche" launched malware infections in more than 180 countries with damages in the hundreds of millions of euros.


Under surveillance in Russia

How and why Russia has been intensifying surveillance of activists, journalists and opposition figures.

by Roman Dobrokhotov

Cyber Security

Cyber warfare: The new international warfront

Faced with increased cyber attacks, US government is balancing attack on and defense from hackers and cyber criminals.

Cyber Security

Hackers cripple US internet in wide-scale cyber attack

WikiLeaks implied its supporters may be behind the attack and asked them to "stop taking down the US internet".