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FILE - This Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 file photo shows the logo of the Israeli NSO Group company on a building where they had offices in Herzliya, Israel. An Israeli court heard a case Thursday calling for restrictions to be slapped on NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes surveillance software that is said to have been used to target journalists and dissidents around the world. (AP Photo/Daniella Cheslow, File)

Rights group demands Israel rein in murky spyware company

Jan. 16, 2020 8:05 AM EST

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — An Israeli court heard a case Thursday calling for restrictions to be slapped on NSO Group, an Israeli company that makes surveillance software that is said to have been used to target journalists and dissidents around the world. The case, brought by Amnesty International, calls for...

FILE - In this Jan. 11, 2010 file photo, a display for Microsoft's Windows 7 is shown at the National Retail Federation's convention in New York. Users still running Microsoft's Windows 7, on their computer's might be at risk. Microsoft is no longer providing free security updates for the system as of Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to viruses and malware.  Users who want to protect their data need to upgrade to Windows 10. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Microsoft ends free Windows 7 security updates on Tuesday

Jan. 13, 2020 2:26 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — If you're still using Microsoft's Windows 7, your computer might soon be at risk. Microsoft will stop providing free security updates for the system on Tuesday, meaning computers using it will be more vulnerable to malware and hacking. Users who want to protect their computers need to...

Christmas ransomware attack hit New York airport servers

Jan. 10, 2020 11:48 AM EST

COLONIE, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York airport and its computer management provider were attacked by ransomware over Christmas, officials said. Officials at the Albany County Airport Authority announced Thursday that the attack came to light after Schenectady-based LogicalNet reported its own management...

FILE - In this Monday, June 7, 2010, file photo, a Travelex Group currency exchange booth is shown at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. A week after a malicious virus infected its network, the London-based foreign currency exchange company Travelex has yet to restore digital sales and was reported infected with ransomware by hackers threatening to release personal data unless it pays a $3 million ransom. In a Jan. 2, 2020, Twitter post, the company said the virus had compromised some of its services on New Year’s Eve and that it took all systems offline immediately. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

Report: Ransomware takes down online currency exchange

Jan. 7, 2020 7:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A week after a malicious virus infected its network, the London-based foreign currency exchange company Travelex had yet to restore digital sales and was reported infected with ransomware by hackers threatening to release personal data unless it pays a $3 million ransom. The U.K.-based...

In this picture released by the official website of the office of the Iranian supreme leader, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, right, meets family of Iranian Revolutionary Guard Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was killed in the U.S. airstrike in Iraq, at his home in Tehran, Iran, Friday, Jan. 3, 2020. Iran has vowed

Iranian cyberattacks feared after killing of top general

Jan. 4, 2020 12:18 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Iran’s retaliation for the United States' targeted killing of its top general is likely to include cyberattacks, security experts warned Friday. Iran’s state-backed hackers are already among the world’s most aggressive and could inject malware that triggers major...

Feds: No evidence hackers disrupted North Carolina voting

Dec. 30, 2019 7:59 PM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal investigation didn’t turn up any evidence that cyber attacks were responsible for computer errors that disrupted voting in a North Carolina county in 2016, according to a report issued Monday. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s report said it...

FILE - This April 2, 2015 file photo shows a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia.  The convenience store chain is facing a wave of lawsuits over a data breach that affected its 850 locations along the East Coast.
Wawa Inc. discovered malware on its payment processing servers this month before stopping the breach Dec. 12, 2019 the company has said. Officials with the company, based in Wawa, Pennsylvania, believe the malware had been collecting card numbers, customer names and other data since as early as March.(AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Wawa facing lawsuits over data breach at all of its stores

Dec. 27, 2019 10:42 AM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Wawa convenience store chain is facing a wave of lawsuits over a data breach that affected its 850 locations along the East Coast. Wawa Inc. discovered malware on its payment processing servers this month before stopping the breach Dec. 12, the company has said. Officials with the...

FILE- In this March 27, 2019, file photo, Jake Patterson appears for a hearing at the Barron County Justice Center, in Barron, Wis. Patterson could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents. Jayme Closs was 13 when she disappeared from her home outside Barron in western Wisconsin on Oct. 15, 2018. Her parents, James and Denise Closs, were gunned down. Jayme's disappearance was a mystery until the following January, when she escaped from a rural cabin in northwestern Wisconsin. (T'xer Zhon Kha/The Post-Crescent via AP, File)

Closs return, partisan bickering top Wisconsin news in 2019

Dec. 23, 2019 1:02 AM EST

Wisconsin saw its share of remarkable news stories in 2019. A Latino man in Milwaukee found himself the victim of an apparently unprovoked acid attack. The head of the state’s National Guard was forced out over the Guard's handling of a string of sexual assault and harassment complaints. And partisan...

FILE - This April 2, 2015 file photo shows a Wawa convenience store in Philadelphia. The Wawa convenience store chain says a data breach may have collected debit and credit card information from thousands of customers, Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Wawa says data breach affected thousands over 10 months

Dec. 19, 2019 6:47 PM EST

WAWA, Pa. (AP) — The Wawa convenience store chain says a data breach may have collected debit and credit card information from thousands of customers. Pennsylvania-based Wawa Inc. said Thursday that its information security team discovered malware on its payment processing servers on Dec. 10 and stopped...

Cyberattack, ransomware hobbles New Orleans city government

Dec. 13, 2019 7:00 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ransomware was detected after a suspected cyberattack prompted a shutdown of city government computers in New Orleans on Friday, officials said. The city had not received any ransom demands as of Friday afternoon, however, Mayor LaToya Cantrell said at a news conference. City officials...