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FBI deviated from its policy on alerting hacking victims

 

November 29, 2017



WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI deviated from its own policy to notify victims of computer hacking when it left U.S. officials and other Americans in the dark about Kremlin-aligned attempts to break into their personal Gmail accounts, The Associated Press has learned.

FBI policy calls for notifying victims, whether individuals or groups, to help thwart both ongoing and future hacking attempts. The policy , which was released in a lawsuit filed earlier this year against the FBI by the nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center, says that notification should be considered "even when it may i...



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