A stolen N.S.A. hacking tool was a component in a cyberattack on the city, people involved in the investigation have told The Times.
Scott ShaneNSA is pushing back, via a congressman, against the story by @nicoleperlroth and me on a stolen NSA hacking tool used in the attack on Baltimore. But we're told all four contractors working on the investigation have found the tool, EternalBlue. Details
American cities are being hijacked with an N.S.A. cyberweapon that has already done billions of dollars in damage overseas. The N.S.A. will say nothing.
Scott ShaneNSA spent a lot of taxpayer money developing hacking tools for espionage. Then it lost the tools. They've already done billions in damage around the world, and now they're being used to attack American cities. With @nicoleperlroth
The latest case of cyberweapons escaping American control raises questions about the United States’ expensive and dangerous digital arsenal.
Scott ShaneChina was attacked by NSA hackers -- and grabbed their hacking tools, then used them against many targets. A tale from the digital wild west, where there aren't a lot of rules. With @nicoleperlroth and @SangerNYT
The special counsel revealed that some claims in the dossier appeared to be false while others were impossible to prove. Republicans have vowed to investigate.
Scott ShaneThe Steele dossier provided some of the fuel for two years of Trump-Russia debate. Here's a look at what it appears to have gotten wrong and what it means. With the estimable @adamgoldmanNYT and @AllMattNYT
Scott ShaneMost interesting question about the bogus claims in the Steele dossier, post-Mueller: were they fed to his sources by Russian intelligence? My story with @adamgoldmanNYT and @AllMattNYT
A terabyte of data — 100 million pages or 1,000 hours of video — can be shared on a thumb drive. But stolen secrets come with complications.
Scott ShaneYou've heard of Snowden's NSA leaks and the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables. How about Gupta Leaks? Football Leaks? These floods of confidential information are everywhere now, for good or otherwise.
The Ukrainians were in Washington pushing plans that, in some cases, would have steered the incoming administration to lift tough sanctions on Russia.
Scott ShaneAs Trump assumed the presidency, lots of people were looking for a grand bargain that would get rid of Russia sanctions, allow cozier relations with Putin, and ease the way to lucrative deals
The Dry Alabama campaign appeared to be led by supporters of the Republican Senate candidate. But it was a stealth creation of progressive Democrats.
Scott ShaneWe found another case of Democratic social media trickery in the Alabama Senate race. It's a little like doping in sports. Will Congress will ponder possible solutions, or just wait and see who's most diabolical at electoral deception? With @alanblinder
A project to help the Democratic contender, Doug Jones, in his closely contested race against Roy Moore used deception on Facebook and Twitter
Scott ShaneYou may just be horrified by Russia's social media manipulations. But political operatives are also intrigued. @alanblinder and I take a look at a secret experiment in last year's hot Alabama Senate race.