Czech Spy Agency Blames Russia for Cyberattacks on Diplomats

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BIS says 150 email accounts were hacked in an attack that began in early 2016 and was discovered last year. The Czechs then said it was a sophisticated attack and experts believed it was done by a foreign state. BIS says a separate cyberattack started in December 2016.


Suit Blames Kansas Foster Agency in Killing of Girl by Dogs

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The Kansas City Star reports that the lawsuit filed last month says the Kansas Department for Children and Families and foster care contractors put the girl back into the same unsafe Topeka home from which she had been removed. The suit says officials should have known that two vicious pit bulls with a history of attacks also lived there.


Report Blames 2 State Agencies for Botched MNLARS Launch

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MNLARS was unable to process vehicle titles promptly, so it soon developed a backlog of about 380,000 applications. It was incapable of transferring specialty license plates from one vehicle to another. It couldn't initially produce titles for car dealers. Local registrars lost money because it took much longer to process transactions. Some customers were charged inaccurately for taxes and fees.


White House: Blame Cyberattack on Hackers, Not Spy Agencies

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President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser has a message to those blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for the cyberattack encircling the globe: Don't point a finger at the National Security Agency.


EU police agency blames human error for data security breach

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Zembla said it found more than 700 pages of confidential police dossiers that mention European terrorism investigations on the drive, including the names and phone numbers of people linked to terror investigations. Among the investigations mentioned was the probe into the deadly Madrid train bombings in 2004 that killed 191 people.