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You’re fired: Dutch hackers broke into Trump’s Twitter account in 2016

DutchNews.nl reports: Three Dutch hackers broke into Donald Trump’s Twitter account shortly before he became president in 2016 by guessing his password was ‘yourefired’, magazine Vrij Nederland reported this week. The hackers, named as Edwin, Mattijs and Victor by the magazine, used a leaked list of LinkedIn accounts from 2012 to target Trump, then...

Russian state hackers suspected in targeting Biden campaign firm – sources

Joel Schectman, Raphael Satter, Christopher Bing, and Joseph  Menn report: Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) recently alerted one of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s main election campaign advisory firms that it had been targeted by suspected Russian state-backed hackers, according to three people briefed on the matter. The hacking attempts targeted staff at Washington-based SKDKnickerbocker, a campaign strategy...

Trinity Area School District, police investigating after security breaches during virtual classrooms

Lauren Lee reports: Trinity Area School District reported a security breach in a fifth-grade cyberclassroom at Trinity West Elementary on Wednesday, according to a letter by the district’s superintendent that was obtained by Post-Gazette news partner KDKA-TV. Superintendent Michael P. Lucas said the “hacker” accessed the virtual classroom and was “able to introduce offensive racial and other inappropriate...