US officially accuses Russia of hacking DNC and interfering with election

Administration says ‘only Russia’s senior-most officials’ could have signed off on cyber-attacks and urges states to seek federal security aid for voting systems

The US government has formally accused Russia of hacking the Democratic party’s computer networks and said that Moscow was attempting to “interfere” with the US presidential election.

Hillary Clinton and US officials have blamed Russian hackers for stealing more than 19,000 emails from Democratic party officials, but Friday’s announcement marked the first time that the Obama administration has pointed the finger at Moscow.

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FBI is trying to hack Minnesota mall stabbing perpetrator’s iPhone

FBI says it is reviewing ‘digital footprint’ of Dahir Adan, who was shot dead after stabbing 10 people in a knife attack for which Isis later claimed credit

The FBI is trying to crack open another password-locked iPhone, this time belonging to Dahir Adan, the perpetrator of a knife attack on a Minnesota mall in which 10 people were stabbed.

At a press conference on Thursday, special agent Rich Thornton said that the FBI was “in the process of assessing our legal and technical options to gain access to this device and the data it may contain”, according to Wired.

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