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US DETER Act aimed at punishing Russia and other nation-states

In the US, a bipartisan bill that takes aim at protecting the US elections from nation-state attacks would compel the Trump administration to levy harsh punishment on Russia for further interfering in US elections.

US Justice Dept has evidence to charge Russian officials with DNC hack

More than half a dozen Russian government officials are in the US Justice Department's crosshairs and may be facing charges for hacking computers at the Democratic National Committee during the 2016 presidential campaign.

Election systems in 21 US states hit by Russian hackers says government

21 states were told by the US Department of Homeland Security Friday that their election systems had been the targets of hackers representing the Russian government.

German elections vulnerable to hacking: 'cyber-warfare' say security pros

Chaos Computer Club warned that software being used to tabulate and transmit vote totals in Germany's upcoming parliamentary elections contains major vulnerabilities; election hacking equals cyber-warfare says security pros

Russian computer programmer detained in Spain at request of US police

Pyotr Levashov, a Russian computer programmer, is suspected of being the spam king 'Severa' and being involved in trying to influence elections in the US and Russia.

Russian cyberattacks might effect our upcoming election, says German Chancellor Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed concern that cyberattacks from Russia might interfere with elections next year in Germany.