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Man up for parole more than 2 decades after Dartmouth professor stabbing deaths

Apr. 17, 2024 09:06 AM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man who has served more than half of his life in prison for his role in the 2001 stabbing deaths of two married Dartmouth College professors as part of a plan to rob and kill people before fleeing overseas is getting his first chance at parole. James Parker...

Treasurer denies South Carolina Senate accusation he risked cyberattack in missing $1.8B case

Apr. 16, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Days after a contentious public hearing with state senators, Treasurer Curtis Loftis nearly put South Carolina's entire financial system at risk of a cyberattack by saying he was going to post reams of account data online, according to a report released Tuesday. ...

South Carolina's top officer not releasing details on 2012 hack that stole millions of tax returns

Apr. 10, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twelve years after a hacker stole personal data from more than 3.6 million people in South Carolina by obtaining Social Security numbers and credit card information from tax returns, the state's top police officer said Wednesday he thought he knew who did it but wasn't ready...

A senior UK lawmaker fell victim to a sexting scam. His colleagues are being urged to go to police

Apr. 05, 2024 08:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers who may have been targeted in a sexting scam were urged Friday to go to police, after a senior Conservative admitted disclosing the personal phone numbers of some colleagues to an unknown individual who held “compromising” material on him. ...

Scathing federal report rips Microsoft for shoddy security, insincerity in response to Chinese hack

Apr. 03, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a scathing indictment of Microsoft corporate security and transparency, a Biden administration-appointed review board issued a report Tuesday saying “a cascade of errors” by the tech giant let state-backed Chinese cyber operators break into email accounts of senior U.S....

US and UK go after Chinese hackers accused of state-backed operation against politicians, dissidents

Mar. 25, 2024 21:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers linked to the Chinese government launched a sweeping, state-backed operation that targeted U.S. officials, journalists, corporations, pro-democracy activists and the U.K.'s election watchdog, American and British authorities said Monday in announcing a set of criminal...

German authorities shut down online marketplace for drugs, data and cybercrime services

Mar. 21, 2024 10:18 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities said Thursday they have taken down a major online marketplace for drugs, cybercrime services and fraudulently obtained credit card data. Investigators seized the Nemesis Market platform's server infrastructure in Germany and Lithuania on Wednesday,...

UnitedHealth says it has made progress on recovering from a massive cyberattack

Mar. 19, 2024 02:05 AM EDT

UnitedHealth is testing the last major system it must restore from last month’s Change Healthcare cyberattack, but it has no date yet for finishing the recovery. The health care giant said Monday that it is testing software for submitting medical claims. It already has largely...

Some Alabama websites hit by 'denial-of-service' computer attack

Mar. 13, 2024 19:17 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Some Alabama state government websites have been hit by a “denial-of-service” attack. That type of cyberattack involves flooding a site with junk data to try and overwhelm it and knock it offline. Gov. Kay Ivey's office said the attack began Tuesday...

The massive health care hack is now being investigated by the federal Office of Civil Rights

Mar. 13, 2024 16:51 PM EDT

Federal civil rights investigators are looking into whether protected health information was exposed in the recent cyberattack on Change Healthcare. The Office for Civil Rights said Wednesday that it also will examine whether Change Healthcare followed laws protecting patient...