Feds: Russian Hackers Are Targeting the U.S. Energy Grid, Infrastructure

In a joint announcement Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security and FBI said they’ve found evidence of a “multi-stage intrusion campaign by Russian government cyber actors” targeting the U.S. “energy, nuclear, water, aviation, construction, and critical manufacturing sectors” since “at least March 2016.” According to the report, Russian actors conducted “reconnaissance… and collected information” on…

Mnuchin’s Infamous Eclipse Trip Cost $33,000

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s infamous trip to Kentucky to watch the solar eclipse last August cost taxpayers $33,000 because the secretary traveled on a military aircraft rather than on a commercial flight, according to new travel documents. The records, obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), show that the government spent nearly…