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2 Iranians charged with threatening US voters in 2020

Nov. 18, 2021 17:21 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two suspected Iranian computer hackers have been charged in a broad campaign of election interference aimed at intimidating American voters during last year's presidential race and undermining confidence that the results of the contest could be trusted. ...

US charges 2 suspected Iranian computer hackers, alleging they tried to intimidate voters ahead of presidential election

Nov. 18, 2021 13:14 PM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — US charges 2 suspected Iranian computer hackers, alleging they tried to intimidate voters ahead of presidential election.

Cops search 4 Colorado locations in election security probe

Nov. 17, 2021 19:15 PM EST

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — An FBI-led law enforcement task force searched four western Colorado locations, including the home of an elections clerk, amid an investigation into allegations that the clerk was involved in a security breach of elections equipment earlier this year, a district...

Iran-backed hackers accused of targeting critical US sectors

Nov. 17, 2021 15:58 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers linked to the Iranian government have been targeting a “broad range of victims” inside the United States, including by deploying ransomware, according to an advisory issued Wednesday by American, British and Australian officials. The...

Report implicates Belarus in anti-NATO cyber campaign

Nov. 16, 2021 12:24 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Cybersecurity researchers say they have uncovered evidence that Belarus has been involved in a hybrid hacking and disinformation campaign against Eastern European NATO members since 2016 that aimed to sow discord in the military alliance, steal confidential information and spy...

Palestinians: Israeli NSO spyware found on officials' phones

Nov. 11, 2021 15:04 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Palestinian Foreign Ministry on Thursday said it has detected spyware developed by the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group on the phones of three senior officials and accused Israel of using the military-grade Pegasus software to eavesdrop on them. ...

Robinhood hit by data breach exposing users' emails, names

Nov. 08, 2021 17:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Popular investing app Robinhood said Monday that it suffered a security breach last week where hackers accessed some personal information for roughly 7 million users and demanded a ransom payment. The online trading platform said that it believes no...

Report: NSO spyware found on 6 Palestinian activists' phones

Nov. 08, 2021 14:37 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Security researchers disclosed Monday that spyware from the notorious Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group was detected on the cellphones of six Palestinian human rights activists, half affiliated with groups that Israel’s defense minister controversially claimed...

Suspected hackers linked to wave of ransomware attacks arrested as part of global crackdown on cybercrime

Nov. 08, 2021 09:52 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suspected hackers linked to wave of ransomware attacks arrested as part of global crackdown on cybercrime.

Key events in hacking of Palestinian activists' phones

Nov. 08, 2021 09:26 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Revelations on Monday that six Palestinian activists had their phones infected with software developed by the Israeli hacker-for-hire company NSO Group came as Israel has ramped up pressure on civil society organizations it says are linked to terrorism. ...