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Bulgaria detains cybersecurity employee in tax data hacking

Jul. 17, 2019 8:01 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police have detained a suspect who is allegedly behind the hacking of the national revenue agency, an attack that leaked the personal and financial data of millions of Bulgarians and companies. Police cybersecurity chief Yavor Kolev said Wednesday a 20-year-old Bulgarian...

Ukrainian hacker sought by US arrested

Jul. 16, 2019 11:28 AM EDT

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years. The head of Ukraine's national security service Ivan Bakanov said Tuesday that Mykhailo Rytikov was arrested in the city of Odessa, in an operation conducted in coordination with...

Hackers steal millions of Bulgarians' data; Russian tie seen

Jul. 16, 2019 10:31 AM EDT

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian officials said Tuesday that unidentified hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of people from Bulgaria's national revenue agency and noted a possible Russian link in the case. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called an emergency meeting of all law enforcement...

AP Exclusive: New election systems use vulnerable software

Jul. 13, 2019 5:49 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to update their systems. So far, nearly 60% have taken action, with $14.15 million of mostly federal funds...

Premera Blue Cross pays states $10 million over data breach

Jul. 11, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Premera Blue Cross, the largest health insurer in the Pacific Northwest, has agreed to pay $10 million to 30 states following an investigation into a data breach that exposed confidential information on more than 10 million people across the country. The settlement , negotiated with the...

Heather Mills gets UK phone hacking apology, payout

Jul. 8, 2019 7:05 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Heather Mills, the former wife of Paul McCartney, and her sister have received an apology and a settlement from Britain's defunct News of the World tabloid over the hacking of their phones. Heather Mills and her sister Fiona Mills both received a formal apology in Britain's High Court on...

Cyberattack forces Georgia agency to shut down websites

Jul. 1, 2019 6:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia state agency says a cyberattack has forced it to shut down some court websites. News outlets report hackers demanding a ransom infected computers with malware at the Georgia Administrative Office of the Courts. Agency spokesman Bruce Shaw said Monday that officials have...

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

Jun. 19, 2019 11:51 PM EDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this week to pay the hackers'...

AP-NORC poll: Majority worry about 2020 foreign meddling

Jun. 19, 2019 5:47 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A majority of Americans are concerned that a foreign government might interfere in some way in the 2020 presidential election, whether by tampering with election results, stealing information or by influencing candidates or voter opinion, a new poll shows. The poll from The Associated...

North Carolina wants to know who owns voting-machine makers

Jun. 14, 2019 4:02 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina won't clear voting-machine makers to sell their systems to county elections boards until it learns more about who owns them, the state's elections board chairman said Friday. The decision comes amid worries of foreign election interference that have grown since special...