Latest Cybercrime News

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents offers a rare window into pervasive state surveillance

Feb. 21, 2024 18:19 PM EST

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and...

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners

Feb. 21, 2024 14:33 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners.

Biden is boosting cybersecurity at US ports, where online attacks can be more ravaging than storms

Feb. 21, 2024 11:36 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden on Wednesday signed an executive order and created a federal rule aimed at better securing the nation's ports from potential cyberattacks. The administration is outlining a set of cybersecurity regulations that port operators must comply with...

Ransomware group LockBit is disrupted by a global police operation that includes 2 arrests

Feb. 20, 2024 14:51 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Law enforcement agencies have infiltrated and disrupted the prolific ransomware syndicate LockBit that has extracted $120 million from thousands of victims around the world, with two people arrested, British, U.S. and European officials said Tuesday. Britain's...

Ukrainian man pleads guilty in cyberattack that temporarily disrupted major Vermont hospital

Feb. 16, 2024 18:44 PM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Ukrainian man has pleaded guilty to involvement in two separate malware schemes including a cyberattack at the University of Vermont Medical Center in 2020 that temporarily shut down some of its vital services and cost it tens of millions of dollars,...

Pennsylvania courts say no ransom was paid in cyberattack, and attackers never sent a demand

Feb. 15, 2024 18:30 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state courts agency said Thursday that it never received a ransom demand as part of a cyberattack that briefly shut down some of its online services earlier this month and prompted a federal investigation. The attack, called a “denial of...

South Korea says presumed North Korean hackers breached personal emails of presidential staffer

Feb. 14, 2024 13:09 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s office said Wednesday that presumed North Korean hackers breached the personal emails of one of his staff members ahead of Yoon's trip to Europe in November. Yoon’s office said the breach only affected the...

Cyberattacks on hospitals are likely to increase, putting lives at risk, experts warn

Feb. 14, 2024 11:47 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are warning that hospitals around the country are at risk for attacks like the one that is crippling operations at a premier Midwestern children's hospital, and that the U.S. government is doing too little prevent such breaches. Hospitals in...

Albanian authorities accuse Iranian-backed hackers of cyberattack on Institute of Statistics

Feb. 14, 2024 01:09 AM EST

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s cybersecurity authorities have accused a hacker group “sponsored” by the Iranian government of attacking the country’s Institute of Statistics earlier this month. On Feb. 1, the institute reported becoming a target of a “sophisticated...

UN experts investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks valued at about $3 billion

Feb. 09, 2024 23:12 PM EST

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating 58 suspected North Korean cyberattacks between 2017 and 2023 valued at approximately $3 billion, with the money reportedly being used to help fund its development of weapons of mass destruction. And the high volume of...