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Mueller documents: Manafort pushed Ukraine hack theory

Nov. 3, 2019 5:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort's deputy told investigators during the special counsel's Russia probe. The unsubstantiated...

Florida officials remain mum on election security breaches

Nov. 1, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials vowed transparency in securing next year's elections but are continuing to shed little light on how Russian hackers infiltrated systems in at least two Florida counties . During a news conference in Tallahassee on Friday with state and federal officials, Florida...

Security firm says Chinese hackers intercepted text messages

Oct. 31, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted campaign that planted eavesdropping software on a telecommunications provider's servers, a cybersecurity firm said. FireEye said in a report issued on...

Hackers plead guilty in data breach that Uber covered up

Oct. 30, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. The pleas entered Wednesday in a San Jose,...

Threat to US elections in 2020 is not limited to Russia

Oct. 30, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well. But it's not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns...

Florida elections chief: State systems prepared for hackers

Oct. 29, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections officer insisted Tuesday that her state's voting systems are adequately prepared for electronic attacks despite persistent concerns that hackers could again infiltrate the state's voting systems. Earlier this year, the Mueller Report referenced at least one...

Man sentenced for hacking LA court system

Oct. 21, 2019 7:55 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who hacked Los Angeles County court computers, sent 2 million malicious phishing emails and stole hundreds of credit card numbers has been sentenced in Los Angeles. Oriyomi Aloba received a 12-year federal prison sentence Monday. Authorities say the 33-year-old Katy, Texas,...

Georgia county's experience shows perils of ransomware

Oct. 21, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

JEFFERSON, Ga. (AP) — On the first Saturday in March, computer screens at the 911 dispatch center in this small town went dark. Staff at the county jail around the same time could no longer open cell doors remotely with electronic controls, and sheriff's deputies lost the use of their laptops to look up...

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange loses bid to delay hearing

Oct. 21, 2019 9:18 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a U.K. court Monday to fight extradition to the United States on espionage charges, and he lost a bid to delay proceedings so that his legal team would have more time to prepare his case. Assange defiantly raised a fist to supporters who jammed the...

US: Russian hackers use Iranians to mask their identities

Oct. 21, 2019 5:42 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The United States and the U.K. say they have exposed how a group of Russian hackers hijacked the tools of their Iranian counterparts to attack dozens of countries around the world. The so-called Turla group, also known as Waterbug or Venomous Bear, is widely reported to be associated with...