Hacking

November 16, 2018 - 4:42 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. cybersecurity experts say hackers impersonating a State Department official have targeted U.S. government agencies, businesses and think tanks in an attack that bears similarity to past campaigns linked to Russia. The "spear phishing" attempts began on Wednesday, sending e-...
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October 19, 2018 - 5:16 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Officials say a government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people. The breached system was shut down and technicians are working to restore it before sign-up season starts Nov...
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FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
October 12, 2018 - 2:57 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook says hackers accessed a wide swath of information — ranging from emails and phone numbers to more personal details like sites visited and places checked into — from millions of accounts as part of a security breach the company disclosed two weeks ago. Twenty-nine million...
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October 05, 2018 - 2:29 am
HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese tech stocks Lenovo Group and ZTE Corp. have tumbled in Hong Kong following a news report Chinese spies might have used chips supplied by another company to hack into U.S. computer systems. Lenovo shares fell 20 percent on Friday but recovered some of that to be off 15...
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Mark Flynn, Director General for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, left, and Assistant Attorney General for National Security John Demers, attend a news conference, Thursday, Oct. 4, 2018, at the Justice Department in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
October 04, 2018 - 11:22 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a new wave of global cyberattacks blamed on Russia (all times local): 5:15 p.m. The World Anti-Doping Agency has welcomed a U.S. indictment of Russians accused of hacking sports organizations and releasing athletes' medical records. WADA says the alleged hackers "sought...
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FILE - In this March 29, 2018, file photo, the logo for Facebook appears on screens at the Nasdaq MarketSite in New York's Times Square. Facebook says it recently discovered a security breach affecting nearly 50 million user accounts. The hack is the latest setback for Facebook during a year of tumult for the global social media service. In a blog post , Friday, Sept. 28, the company says hackers exploited its "View As" feature, which lets people see what their profiles look like to someone else (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 28, 2018 - 10:28 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on Facebook's security breach (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Facebook says a hack affecting 50 million users could also have given attackers access to other apps. Facebook's vice president of product, Guy Rosen, says that attackers with access to a Facebook user's account...
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Alister Shepherd, the director of a subsidiary of the cybersecurity firm FireEye, gestures during a presentation about the APT33 hacking group, which his firm suspects are Iranian government-aligned hackers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. FireEye warned Tuesday that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 18, 2018 - 8:35 am
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cybersecurity firm is warning that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from the nuclear deal. Officials with FireEye said on Tuesday the hackers appear to belong to a group it...
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September 13, 2018 - 9:32 pm
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea has strongly denied claims by the United States that a computer programmer working for the North Korean government was involved in the hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment and the spread of the WannaCry ransomware virus. In a statement Friday, a North Korean...
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This undated photo released by the FBI shows Park Jin Hyok, a computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government, who was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. (FBI via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 4:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials have charged a North Korean computer programmer in connection with high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Here are key allegations from...
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United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The complaint alleges Park Jin Hyok, computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government, was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
September 06, 2018 - 3:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of...
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