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Costa Rica declares emergency in ongoing cyber attack

May. 12, 2022 13:19 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — After a month of crippling ransomware attacks, Costa Rica has declared a state of emergency. In theory, the measure usually reserved to deal with natural disasters or the COVID-19 pandemic would free up the government to react more nimbly to the crisis. ...

4 ways to protect your small business from cyberattacks

May. 12, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses have quickly adopted remote working and transitioned to new technologies, such as contactless payments and online ordering. Unfortunately, these adjustments have come with increased risks. According to a 2022 report from Barracuda, a...

Jury returns mixed verdict in New York terrorism case

May. 11, 2022 19:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A Manhattan federal court jury returned a mixed verdict Wednesday in the trial of a New Jersey software developer who authorities say researched and photographed U.S. landmarks for possible attacks. The jury was unable to reach a verdict on one terrorism charge —...

Hackers hit web hosting provider linked to Oregon elections

May. 10, 2022 15:32 PM EDT

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A week before Oregon's primary election, the secretary of state's office is moving to protect the integrity of its online system where campaign finance records are published after a web hosting provider was hit by a ransomware attack. Secretary of State Shemia...

The top 10 Apps on the Apple Store

May. 10, 2022 11:58 AM EDT

Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft, Mojang 2. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 3. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 4. Rovio Classics: Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment Oyj 5. HotSchedules, HotSchedules 6. Heads Up!,...

Spain fires intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals

May. 10, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government fired the director of the country's top intelligence agency Tuesday following the hacking of politicians’ cellphones, including the devices of the prime minister and several supporters of the Catalonia region’s secession. The National...

Catalan: Spain spy chief admits legally hacking some phones

May. 05, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A leading Catalan separatist politician said Thursday that Spain's top intelligence official acknowledged that her agency had hacked into the cellphones of “some” of the dozens of politicians reported to be targeted by spyware but she said it had proper judicial...

Spain govt says it has nothing to hide in spyware scandals

May. 03, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government said Tuesday it had nothing to hide amid mounting unease over national security controversies involving Pegasus spyware, including the hacking of the prime minister's cellphone and spying on Catalan separatists by unknown agents. Cabinet...

Michigan college cancels classes after ransomware attack

May. 02, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan community college has cancelled classes indefinitely following a ransomware attack over the weekend. Officials at Battle Creek-based Kellogg Community College said Sunday in a statement on its website that technology issues caused by the attack...

European Union moves forward in antitrust case against Apple

May. 02, 2022 08:13 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union stepped up its antitrust case against Apple on Monday, accusing the company of abusing its dominant position by limiting access to technologies allowing contactless payment. The 27-nation bloc's executive arm, the European Commission, has been...