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  • texas Sep 6, 2019

    Texas Says Half of Agencies Hit by Ransomware Have Recovered

    Texas authorities say they aren’t aware of any money paid to hackers who used ransomware to target more than 20 communities last month.

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    AP Sources: US Struck Iranian Military Computers This Week

    U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official...

  • Donald Trump Jun 23, 2019

    AP Sources: US Struck Iranian Military Computers This Week

    U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official...

  • Facebook Feb 14, 2019

    US Says Ex-Intel Official Defected to Iran, Revealed Secrets

    A former U.S. Air Force counterintelligence specialist who defected to Iran despite warnings from the FBI has been charged with revealing classified information to the Tehran government, including the code name and secret mission of a Pentagon program, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Justice Department also accused Monica Elfriede Witt, 39, of betraying former colleagues in the U.S. intelligence community by...

  • United States Nov 30, 2018

    So You Stayed at a Starwood Hotel: Tips on Data Breach

    If you stayed at one of Marriott’s Starwood hotels in recent years, hackers might have information on your address, credit card and even your passport. The company said Friday the information of as many as 500 million guests at Starwood hotels has been compromised and Marriott discovered that unauthorized access to data within its Starwood network has been taking place...

  • director Mar 9, 2018

    Western Tech Used for Hacking in Turkey, Syria: Watchdog

    A Canadian company’s hardware is being used to hack internet users along Turkey’s border with Syria, researchers said Friday, adding that there were signs that Kurdish forces aligned with the United States might have been targeted. The revelation comes as Turkey presses its offensive against the Kurds dug in along the country’s frontier with northwestern Syria — a conflict that...

  • SAMANTHA CHATMAN Aug 24, 2017

    New Fake Amazon Email Scheme Targets Online Shoppers

    There are new reports of a a phishing scheme that targets Amazon customers.

  • attorney Aug 14, 2017

    British Cybersecurity Expert Pleads Not Guilty to US Charges

    A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack pleaded not guilty Monday to federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago....
    Marcus Hutchins entered his plea in Wisconsin federal court, where prosecutors charged him and an unnamed co-defendant with conspiring to commit computer fraud in the state and elsewhere....

  • attorney Aug 7, 2017

    UK Cybersecurity Expert Still in Custody After Las Vegas Arrest

    A British cybersecurity researcher has a date in federal court on Tuesday in Milwaukee, but he was still being held Monday at a U.S. lockup in Nevada, authorities said....
    Marcus Hutchins, a hacker who won acclaim after helping in May to curb the spread of WannaCry ransomware during an attack that crippled thousands of computers worldwide, is at the Southern Nevada...

  • Associated Press Aug 5, 2017

    $30K Bail Set for British Hacker Who Helped Stop Global WannaCry Ransomware Attack

    A Las Vegas federal judge set bail of $30,000 on Friday for a celebrated young British cybersecurity researcher accused by U.S. prosecutors of creating and distributing malicious software designed to steal banking passwords....
    The attorney for Marcus Hutchins, who has broad support in the information-security community, said the 23-year-old hacker would contest the charges. She said he would not be released...

  • Facebook Jul 5, 2017

    Ukraine Claims It Prevented Second Cyberattack

    Ukrainian authorities have avoided a second cyberattack, Interior Minister Arsen Avakov said in an announcement that suggests that the effort to wreak electronic havoc across Ukraine is ongoing. Ukraine is still trying to find its feet after scores or even hundreds of businesses and government agencies were hit by an explosion of data-scrambling software on June 27. Avakov said in...

  • Twitter May 15, 2017

    An Alert Researcher, Teamwork Helped Stem Huge Cyberattack

    The cyberattack that spread malicious software around the world, shutting down networks at hospitals, banks and government agencies, was thwarted by a young British researcher and an inexpensive domain registration, with help from another 20-something security engineer in the U.S....
    Britain’s National Cyber Security Center and others were hailing the cybersecurity researcher, a 22-year-old identified online as MalwareTech, who — unintentionally...

  • Europe May 13, 2017

    Global ‘WannaCry' Ransomware Cyberattack Seeks Cash for Data

    A global “ransomware” cyberattack, unprecedented in scale, had technicians scrambling to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network Saturday and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in many other nations....
    The worldwide effort to extort cash from computer users spread so widely that Microsoft quickly changed its policy, making security fixes available for free for the older...

  • Dallas Apr 20, 2017

    Breach Within Major Hotel Chain Hits More Than 1,000 Locations, Not 12

    InterContinental Hotels Group Notifies Guests of Payment Card Incident at IHG-Branded Franchise Hotel Locations in the Americas Region.

  • NBC Nov 22, 2016

    Hackers Hijack Smart Devices, Analysts Warn of ‘Cyber War'

    Baby monitors, thermostats, home surveillance cameras — these gadgets are not what comes to mind when picturing an evil army, but cybersecurity experts warn that malicious hackers are using common household smart devices to cause chaos and panic on the Internet, NBC 5 Chicago reported. “How could a baby monitor become an evil device for a hacker?” said Darren Guccione,...

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation Aug 30, 2016

    Information on 200K Voters May Have Been Exposed in Reported Hack on Illinois Voter System

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation is reportedly warning election officials across the country after it found evidence that foreign hackers were able to infiltrate state election databases in Illinois and Arizona.

  • United States Jan 15, 2016

    Hyatt Hotels: Payment Processing Systems Hit by Malware Last Year

    Hyatt said Thursday that it found malicious software in about 250 of its hotels that may have exposed customers’ credit- and debit-card numbers and other information to hackers....
    It’s the first time the hotel operator has listed the hotels affected since it announced it found malware at its hotels in December. The hotel chain does not know at this time how...

  • Facebook Aug 6, 2015

    Hackers Stealing Data on IOS Via Major Security Flaw

    Hackers are taking advantage of vulnerability in Apple’s iOS mobile operating system to install malicious software disguised as Facebook, Twitter, Skype and other apps to steal personal information, CNBC reported. According to a new report by cybersecurity firm FireEye, the installation happens when a user clicks a link that may have been sent to them via email, text message or...

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