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WSJ News Exclusive | Russian Disinformation Campaign Aims to Undermine Confidence in Pfizer, Other Covid-19 Vaccines, U.S. Officials Say

WSJ News Exclusive | Russian Disinformation Campaign Aims to Undermine Confidence in Pfizer, Other Covid-19 Vaccines, U.S. Officials Say

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandWASHINGTON—Russian intelligence agencies have mounted a campaign to undermine confidence in Pfizer Inc.’s and other Western vaccines, using online publications that in recent months have questioned the vaccines’ development and safety, U.S. officials said.An official with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, identified four publications that he said have served as fronts for Russian intelligence.The websites played up the vaccines’ risk of side effects, questioned their efficacy, and said the...

Mar 27
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U.S. sees Pfizer’s and other Western COVID-19 vaccines becoming latest target of Russian disinformation

U.S. sees Pfizer’s and other Western COVID-19 vaccines becoming latest target of Russian disinformation

WASHINGTON — Russian intelligence agencies have mounted a campaign to undermine confidence in Pfizer Inc.’s and other Western vaccines, using online publications that in recent months have questioned the vaccines’ development and safety, U.S. officials said. An official with the State Department’s Global Engagement Center, which monitors foreign disinformation efforts, identified four publications that he said have served as fronts for Russian intelligence.The websites played up the vaccines’ risk of side effects, questioned their efficacy, and said the U.S. had rushed the Pfizervaccine...

Mar 7
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China-Linked Hack Hits Tens of Thousands of U.S. Microsoft Customers

China-Linked Hack Hits Tens of Thousands of U.S. Microsoft Customers

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandA cyberattack on Microsoft Corp.’s Outlook email software is believed to have infected tens of thousands of businesses, government offices and schools in the U.S., according to people briefed on the matter.Many of those victims of the attack, which Microsoft has said was carried out by a network of suspected Chinese hackers, appear to be small businesses and state and local governments. Estimates of total world-wide victims were approximate and ranged broadly as of Friday. Tens of thousands of customers appear to have been affected, but that number...

Mar 6
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U.S. Agencies Hacked in Foreign Cyber Espionage Campaign Linked to Russia

U.S. Agencies Hacked in Foreign Cyber Espionage Campaign Linked to Russia

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByWASHINGTON—Multiple federal government agencies, including the U.S. Treasury and Commerce departments, have had some of their computer systems breached as part of a widespread global cyber espionage campaign believed to be the work of the Russian government, according to officials and people familiar with the matter.Russia’s foreign-intelligence service is suspected of being behind the hacks of the U.S. government networks—in which some internal communications are believed to have been stolen—and the operation is of U.S.-based cybersecurity firm FireEye ,...

December 14, 2020
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WSJ News Exclusive | Airbnb Executive Resigned Last Year Over Chinese Request for More Data Sharing

WSJ News Exclusive | Airbnb Executive Resigned Last Year Over Chinese Request for More Data Sharing

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandWhen it filed to go public this week, Airbnb Inc. said that its ability to continue doing business in China is a risk factor for its brand and profitability. Operating in the country has sparked debate among the home-sharing startup’s senior leadership for some time, leading a top executive to depart abruptly last year, according to people familiar with the company. Airbnb...To Read the Full StorySponsored Offers

November 21, 2020
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Iran Seeking to Intimidate U.S. Voters With Spoofed Emails, Intelligence Official Says

Iran Seeking to Intimidate U.S. Voters With Spoofed Emails, Intelligence Official Says

Skip to Main ContentSkip to SearchByandWASHINGTON—Iran is responsible for a barrage of emails sent to Americans that purported to be from a far-right group and were intended to intimidate voters and incite social unrest ahead of the presidential election, U.S. officials said. The emails were sent to Democratic voters in several battleground states such as Florida and Pennsylvania and were intended to appear as though they were written by the far-right group the Proud Boys, according to people familiar with the matter. Director...To Read the Full StorySponsored Offers

October 22, 2020
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WSJ News Exclusive | Fraud Case in Charleston, S.C., Shines Light on Web’s Dark Corners

WSJ News Exclusive | Fraud Case in Charleston, S.C., Shines Light on Web’s Dark Corners

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information servicesDow JonesNews CorpCHARLESTON, S.C.—A first-of-its-kind fraud prosecution of a small technology company and its owner has shed light on how the architecture of the internet allows spammers, hackers and other bad actors to flourish online while cloaking their true identities. Amir Golestan and his company, Micfo—a web-services provider based above a cafe in a building in this city’s historic district—face 20 counts of wire fraud in a case brought in U.S. District Court in...

February 17, 2020
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