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Homeland Security warns businesses of hacking campaign against nuclear, energy firms

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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation this week privately warned American businesses about a hacking campaign targeting the nuclear, energy and manufacturing sectors, according to a report by the agencies.

Hackers used tainted “phishing” emails to “harvest credentials” so they could gain access to networks of their targets, the joint analysis report seen by Reuters late on Friday said.

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The report said that in some cases hackers succeeded in compromising the networks of their targets, though it did not identify specific victims.

Homeland Security and FBI officials could not immediately be reached for comment on the report, which was dated June 28.

(Reporting by Jim Finkle in Toronto; editing by Grant McCool)


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Lindsey Graham is ‘hellbent’ on interrogating Robert Mueller in a hearing that isn’t even scheduled and may not happen

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is in the fight for his political career, but his focus is on investigating former special counsel Robert Mueller for his investigation into President Donald Trump. While Graham is rattling off talking points about what he wants to ask Mueller, the hearing not only hasn't been scheduled, it may not even happen.

Politico reported Tuesday that Graham has described himself as “hellbent” on investigating the investigators in the Mueller probe. It is a talking point his golfing buddy, Trump, has demanded in the months following Mueller's findings that the president obstructed justice at least ten times. Pledges to press Mueller about the Russia investigation have been going on for almost a year, when GOP members began questioning the FISA warrant that ordered the monitoring of Trump's foreign policy adviser Carter Page.

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Ghislaine Maxwell pleads not guilty to sex trafficking minors for ex-partner Epstein

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British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty in a New York court Tuesday to sex trafficking minors for her former partner, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein.

The 58-year-old denied six charges related to alleged crimes committed by Epstein, a well-connected sex offender who killed himself in prison while awaiting trial last summer.

Maxwell appeared in a Manhattan federal court via video link from Brooklyn's high-security Metropolitan Detention Center, where she is being held following her arrest this month.

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WATCH: White man yelling racial slurs has a meltdown in Sioux Falls after he gets doused with water

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Although police received multiple calls about a South Dakota man yelling racial slurs and homophobic comments in downtown Sioux Falls this Monday, the man was never arrested, the Argus Leader reports.

The man's tirade was caught on video, which shows him arguing with residents on a sidewalk. At one point during the incident, someone apparently doused him with water. According to police spokesman Sam Clemens, the man wasn't arrested because his rant was well within his rights.

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