After Multiple Hacks, What Needs To Be Done To Step Up Cybersecurity?

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A screenshot of the Fancy Bears website seen on a computes screen in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2016. (Alexander Zemlianichenko/AP)

It’s been a busy week for email hacking.

Russian hackers who broke into the World Anti-Doping Agency’s system released the confidential medical files of more athletes, including British cyclist Sir Bradley Wiggins and three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome.

Earlier this week, the group — which calls itself Fancy Bears — also released the records of U.S. gold-medal-winning gymnast Simone Biles and tennis stars Venus and Serena Williams.

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s private emails were hacked and published on a website that has been linked to the Russian government, and more leaked Democratic National Committee documents were published.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson talks with independent investigative reporter Brian Krebs about why these hacks keep happening, and what can to be done to stop them.


Brian Krebs, independent investigative reporter. His website is He tweets @briankrebs.

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