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DHS Cyber Leader Says 2020 Security Preparations Underway

The director of Homeland Security's cybersecurity agency says officials are working to secure the 2020 presidential election.

Christopher Krebs says he's trying to shift focus from what happened in 2016 with Russian interference to what could happen next. He's trying to get election security officials to think ahead and prepare for possibilities.

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Indictment: Hackers Charged With Making Threats to Schools

Two computer hackers were charged with sending false shooting and bomb threats to hundreds of schools and other institutions in the U.S. and Britain, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

The men are members of Apophis Squad, a worldwide collective of hackers intent on using the internet to “sow chaos,” the Department of Justice said in Los Angeles.

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SecurityWeek RSS Feed: Trump Ally Stone Charged With Lying About Hacked Emails

President Donald Trump's confidant Roger Stone has been charged with lying about his pursuit of Russian-hacked emails damaging to Hillary Clinton's 2016 election bid. Prosecutors allege that senior Trump campaign officials sought to leverage the stolen material into a White House victory.

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Florida’s youth vote skyrockets after Parkland students’ activism

University of Florida political science professor Dan Smith analyzed state voter data released last week. About 37 percent of the state's 18- to 29 year-olds voted in November, a 15 point increase compared with the 22 percent who voted in 2014. The teenage survivors of the shooting that killed 17 last year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School rallied...