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Pro-Islamic hackers hijack Maryland TV station and New Mexico newspaper’s Twitter feeds

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Pro-Islamic State hackers took over the website and Twitter accounts of a Maryland news station and the Twitter feed of The Albuquerque Journal.

Hackers from the CyberCaliphate on Tuesday took over WBOC-TV’s Twitter account and website, which displayed the Islamist group’s black-and-white flag and a message saying, “I love you, ISIS.”

The station quickly regained control of its website, but the Twitter account remained under the hackers’ control through Wednesday afternoon.

CyberCaliphate also briefly took over the Twitter feed for The Albuquerque Journal and posted photos of driver’s licenses belonging to New Mexico residents and warnings about future personal data breaches.

The newspaper regained control of the social media account by Tuesday afternoon.

The Journal’s website was hacked Christmas Eve and its main story was replaced by supportive messages for Islamic State extremists.

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Investigators aren’t certain the hackers are affiliated with the Islamic State group or simply pranksters seeking attention.

The incidents remain under investigation, and WBOC reported that the FBI told station managers that “similar attacks have been quietly happening to media companies across the United States.”

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Mississippi fast food cashier ‘terminated immediately’ for ugly racist slur on customer’s receipt

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The owner of a fast food restaurant in Mississippi "terminated immediately" an employee after a racist and misogynistic slur of patrons.

When Lex Washington visited Who Dat's Drive-Thru in Oxford with her roommate, the cashier listed them on the receipt as "black b*tches in a silver car."

A manager reportedly refused to apologize at the time, and instead "laughed in her face."

A photo of the receipt then spread on social media.

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George Conway calls out fears Trump will compromise new US intelligence initiative aimed at Russia

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On Saturday, George Conway drew attention to a specific passage of a new article from The New York Times about the intelligence community's efforts to counterattack the Russian power grid, in response to years of covert Kremlin attacks on our own:

“[O]fficials described...hesitation to go into detail with Mr. Trump about operations against Russia for concern...that he might countermand it or discuss it with foreign officials, as he did in 2017 when he mentioned a sensitive operation...to the Russian foreign minister.” https://t.co/BXTjjXBmia

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Trump goes on ‘TOTAL LOSERS’ tirade with manic tweet attacking ‘totally out of control’ media

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