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Biden names 2 ex-NSA officials for senior cyber positions

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has selected two former senior National Security Agency officials for key cyber jobs in his administration, the White...

Senators press for more on SolarWinds hack after AP report

Key lawmakers said Tuesday they're concerned they've been kept in the dark about what suspected Russian hackers stole from the federal government and they...

University of California victim of nationwide hack attack

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of California is warning its students and staff that a ransomware group might have stolen and published their...

US looks to keep critical sectors safe from cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top Biden administration official says the government is undertaking a new effort to help electric utilities, water districts and other...

After hack, officials draw attention to supply chain threats

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is working to draw attention to supply chain vulnerabilities, an issue that received particular attention late last year...

AP sources: SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration's head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the...

General says attacks by foreign hackers are ‘clarion call’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Cyber Command conducted more than two dozen operations aimed at thwarting interference in last November's presidential election, the general...

Cyber attack tied to China boosts development bank’s chief

MIAMI (AP) — The cyberattack crested just as finance officials from across Latin America were descending on Washington to commemorate the 60th anniversary of...

Tool created to aid cleanup from Microsoft hack in broad use

WASHINGTON (AP) — A tool designed to help businesses protect themselves from further compromises after a global hack of Microsoft email server software has...

Russian man pleads guilty in Nevada to plot to extort Tesla

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Russian man has pleaded guilty in the U.S. to offering a Tesla employee $1 million to cripple the electric...

US charges Swiss ‘hacktivist’ for data theft and leaks

The Justice Department has charged a Swiss hacker with computer intrusion and identity theft, just over a week after the hacker embarrassed a U.S....

Finland IDs hackers linked to parliament spying attack

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland’s domestic security agency said Thursday that the cybergroup APT31, which is generally linked to the Chinese government, was likely behind...

Swiss police raid over hack on U.S. security-camera company

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss authorities on Monday confirmed a police raid at the home of a Swiss software engineer who took credit for helping...

Security camera hack exposes hospitals, workplaces, schools

Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance say they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate...

Microsoft server hack has victims hustling to stop intruders

BOSTON (AP) — Victims of a massive global hack of Microsoft email server software — estimated in the tens of thousands by cybersecurity responders...

Casting a wide intrusion net: Dozens burned with single hack

BOSTON (AP) — The SolarWinds hacking campaign blamed on Russian spies and the “grave threat” it poses to U.S. national security are widely known....

Airline IT provider hacked, frequent flyer data breached

BOSTON (AP) — The hack of a company that manages ticket-processing and frequent-flier data for major global airlines — including Star Alliance and OneWorld...

Amnesty International: Hackers attacking Vietnam dissidents

BANGKOK (AP) — Amnesty International says it has found that a hacking group known as Ocean Lotus has been staging more spyware attacks on...

Kroger: Some pharmacy customer data impacted in vendor hack

BOSTON (AP) — Kroger Co. says personal data, including Social Security numbers of some of its pharmacy and clinic customers, may have been stolen...

Suspected Russian hack fuels new US action on cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jolted by a sweeping hack that may have revealed government and corporate secrets to Russia, U.S. officials are scrambling to reinforce...

US charges North Korean computer programmers in global hacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged three North Korean computer programmers in a broad range of global hacks, including a destructive attack...

US still unraveling ‘sophisticated’ hack of 9 gov’t agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities are still working to unravel the full scope of the likely Russian hack that gave the “sophisticated” actor behind...

White House names SolarWinds response leader amid criticism

After members of Congress criticized as “disorganized” the U.S. response to a massive breach of government departments and private corporations discovered late last year,...

Report highlights cyber risks to US election systems

ATLANTA (AP) — Election systems in the U.S. are vulnerable to cyber intrusions similar to the one that hit federal agencies and numerous businesses...

UN experts: North Korea using cyber attacks to update nukes

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea has modernized its nuclear weapons and ballistic missiles by flaunting United Nations sanctions, using cyberattacks to help finance...

Activists complain of weakened voting security standard

BOSTON (AP) — Leaders of the federal agency overseeing election administration have quietly weakened a key element of proposed security standards for voting systems,...

Joint Base Andrews breach triggers broad security review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Air Force ordered a broad review of security at all its installations on Friday, after an unarmed man got access...

Ukraine uncovers ring that hacked banks in US, Europe

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian authorities said Wednesday they have uncovered a group of hackers who stole data from banks in the United States...

Apple urges security upgrade to iPhones, iPads

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple is urging iPhone and iPad users to update their devices to fix security flaws that might have been “actively...

Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google says it believes hackers backed by the North Korean government have been posing as computer security bloggers and...

Russian hack of US agencies exposed supply chain weaknesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The elite Russian hackers who gained access to computer systems of federal agencies last year didn't need to painstakingly break one-by-one...

Cybersecurity firm: Booting hackers a complex chore

BOSTON (AP) — Efforts to assess the impact of a more than seven-month-old cyberespionage campaign blamed on Russia — and boot the intruders —...

EU regulator: Hackers ‘manipulated’ stolen vaccine documents

LONDON (AP) — The European Union's drug regulator said Friday that COVID-19 vaccine documents stolen from its servers by hackers have been not only...

Official: Number of victims of Russian hack likely to grow

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of federal agencies and private companies who learn that they have been affected by a massive Russian hack is...

New Zealand central bank says data system hacked

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand’s central bank said Sunday that one of its data systems has been breached by an unidentified hacker...

Russian hacker gets 12 years in massive data theft scheme

NEW YORK (AP) — A prolific Russian hacker who stole data from over a dozen U.S. companies and information about over 100 million U.S....

Justice Department, federal court system hit by Russian hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department and the federal court system disclosed on Wednesday that they were among the dozens of U.S. government agencies...

Microsoft says hackers viewed source code, didn’t change it

Microsoft said Thursday in a blog pos t that hackers tied to a massive intrusion of dozens of U.S. government agencies and private...

Biden: Trump ‘failed’ to shore up nation’s cybersecurity

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President-elect Joe Biden on Tuesday assailed the Trump administration for failing to fortify the nation's cyber defenses, and called on...

Senator: Treasury Dept. email accounts compromised in hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of email accounts at the Treasury Department were compromised in a massive breach of U.S. government agencies being blamed on...

Senator: Treasury Dept. email accounts compromised in hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of email accounts at the Treasury Department were compromised in a massive breach of U.S. government agencies being blamed on...

China criticizes Trump suggestion it is behind cyber spying

BEIJING (AP) — China’s government on Monday criticized President Donald Trump’s suggestion that Chinese hackers, not Russia, might be behind a cyber espionage campaign...

Report: gov’t spyware targets phones of Al-Jazeera reporters

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Dozens of journalists at Al-Jazeera, the Qatari state-owned media company, have been targeted by advanced spyware in an...

Biden’s team vows action against hack as US threats persist

WASHINGTON (AP) — Once in office, President-elect Joe Biden will punish Russia for its suspected cyberespionage operation against the United States with financial...

Pentagon plan on cyber split draws strong Hill criticism

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is proposing to end an arrangement in which a single military officer leads two of the nation's main cybersecurity...

Trump downplays Russia in first comments on hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Contradicting his secretary of state and other top officials, President Donald Trump on Saturday suggested without evidence that China — not...

Hacked networks will need to be burned ‘down to the ground’

It’s going to take months to kick elite hackers widely believed to be Russian out of the U.S. government networks they have been quietly...

Hack against US is ‘grave’ threat, cybersecurity agency says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities are expressing increased alarm about a long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and other computer systems around the globe that officials...

Hack against US is ‘grave’ threat, cybersecurity agency says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal authorities expressed increased alarm Thursday about a long-undetected intrusion into U.S. and other computer systems around the globe that officials...

EU unveils revamp of cybersecurity rules days after hack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union unveiled Wednesday plans to revamp the 27-nation bloc’s dated cybersecurity rules, just days after data on a new...

Hack may have exposed deep US secrets; damage yet unknown

BOSTON (AP) — Some of America’s most deeply held secrets may have been stolen in a disciplined, monthslong operation being blamed on elite Russian...

Poland, Lithuania are targets of cyber disinformation attack

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The Polish and Lithuanian governments say they have been the target of a cyber disinformation attack that appears aimed at...

EXPLAINER: How bad is the hack that targeted US agencies?

Governments and major corporations worldwide are scrambling to see if they, too, were victims of a global cyberespionage campaign that penetrated multiple U.S. government...

US agencies, companies secure networks after huge hack

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government agencies and private companies rushed Monday to secure their computer networks following the disclosure of a sophisticated and long-running...

US agencies hacked in monthslong global cyberspying campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a monthslong global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday,...

EU drug regulator hacked, data on COVID-19 vaccine accessed

BERLIN (AP) — German pharmaceutical company BioNTech and its U.S. partner Pfizer say data on their coronavirus vaccine were “unlawfully accessed” during a cyberattack...

Cybersecurity firm FireEye says was hacked by nation state

BOSTON (AP) — Prominent U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye said Tuesday that foreign government hackers with “world-class capabilities” broke into its network and stole offensive...

Research: Millions of smart devices vulnerable to hacking

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers at a cybersecurity firm say they have identified vulnerabilities in software widely used by millions of connected devices — flaws...

As hospitals cope with a COVID-19 surge, cyber threats loom

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t...

Imprisoned hacker ordered to be released, promptly deported

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A computer hacker serving 20 years for giving the Islamic State group the personal data of more than 1,300 U.S....

US, Estonia partnered to search out cyber threat from Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a modern twist on old-fashioned war games, the U.S. military dispatched cyber fighters to Estonia this fall to help the...

Hacker who stole information from Nintendo sentenced

SEATTLE (AP) — A computer hacker who stole information from Nintendo and was also caught with child pornography on his computer was sentenced Tuesday...

Danish news agency rejects ransom demand after hacker attack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — ...

Brazilian police investigate online hacking of high court

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police opened an investigation into the hacking of computers at one of the country's high courts on Thursday. ...

Post-election vote tallying raises fresh security concerns

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day came and went without any overt signs of foreign interference affecting the vote, but that doesn’t mean the risk...

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald...

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted conference attendees

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into...

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States...

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United...

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a...

6 Russian officers charged in ‘destructive’ hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in...

UK fines British Airways for failures in 2018 data hack

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s information commissioner has fined British Airways 20 million pounds ($25 million) for failing to protect personal data for some 400,000...

Hacker who helped Islamic State to remain in US prison

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A computer hacker who gave the Islamic State group personal data of more than 1,300 U.S. government and military personnel...

Russian man sentenced for LinkedIn, Dropbox data breaches

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Russian man convicted of hacking LinkedIn, Dropbox and Formspring and stealing the personal information of more than 100 million...

Hacked software provider acknowledges ransomware attack

DALLAS (AP) — A major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments acknowledged Friday that it was hit by a ransomware...

Hacked software provider won’t say if ransomware involved

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services...

As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of...

German hospital hacked, patient taken to another city dies

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday that an apparently misdirected ransomware attack caused the failure of IT systems at a major hospital in...

US charges 5 Chinese citizens in global hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department has charged five Chinese citizens with hacks targeting more than 100 companies and institutions in the United States...

Russian hackers targeting U.S. campaigns, Microsoft says

BOSTON (AP) — The same Russian military intelligence outfit that hacked the Democrats in 2016 has renewed vigorous U.S. election-related targeting, trying to breach...

Assange told to stop interrupting witnesses at UK hearing

LONDON (AP) — A British judge told WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday that his extradition hearing will proceed without him if he continues...

Army Cyber Command completes its move to Georgia base

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) —...

Minister: New Zealand enduring wave of cyberattacks

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP)...

Military’s top cyber official defends more aggressive stance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Prosecutors: Former Uber exec charged in hacking cover-up

A former Uber executive...

Capital One fined $80 million in data breach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Catalan separatists sue Spain’s ex-spy chief over phone hack

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) —...

Vatican allegedly hacked by China ahead of key talks

VATICAN CITY (AP) —...

Website security breach exposes 1 million DNA profiles

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

US accuses Chinese hackers in targeting of COVID-19 research

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers...

Twitter: Hack hit 130 accounts, company ’embarrassed’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) —...

Russia is hacking virus vaccine trials, US, UK, Canada say

WASHINGTON (AP) — Western...

Pro-Western party claims victory in North Macedonia election

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP)...

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