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Oregon State University: Cyberattack exposed student data

Jun. 14, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon State University officials say a cyberattack exposed the data of 636 students, prospective students and family members to hackers. The Gazette-Times reports university spokesman Steve Clark says a university employee's email account was hacked in early May. He says the purpose...

Hong Kong protesters wary of Chinese surveillance technology

Jun. 13, 2019 9:20 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Young Hong Kong residents protesting a proposed extradition law that would allow suspects to be sent to China for trial are seeking to safeguard their identities from potential retaliation by authorities employing mass data collection and sophisticated facial recognition technology. Agnes,...

'Deepfakes' called new election threat, with no easy fix

Jun. 13, 2019 4:57 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — "Deepfake" videos pose a clear and growing threat to America's national security, lawmakers and experts say. The question is what to do about it, and that's not easily answered. A House Intelligence Committee hearing Thursday served up a public warning about the deceptive powers of...

Senators question FBI on Russian hack of voting firm

Jun. 12, 2019 2:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two U.S. senators asked the FBI on Wednesday to explain what it has done to investigate the suspected hack by Russian intelligence of a Florida-based voting software company before the 2016 election. In a letter sent to FBI Director Christopher Wray, Democratic Sens. Ron Wyden of Oregon...

Customs says hack exposed traveler, license plate images

Jun. 10, 2019 11:35 PM EDT

Customs and Border Protection said Monday that photos of travelers and license plates collected at a single U.S. border point have been exposed in a malicious cyberattack in what a leading congressman called a "major privacy breach." The federal agency did not name the subcontractor whose computer network was...

The Latest: Trump: Ireland shares US concerns about Huawei

Jun. 5, 2019 1:13 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's visit to Britain (all times local): 6:05 p.m. President Donald Trump says Ireland shares U.S. concerns that allowing China's Huawei Technologies to help build communications networks threatens global security. The U.S. is pressing its longtime allies to...

Arizona Attorney General: settlement reached in data breach

Jun. 5, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Attorney General's office says a settlement has been reached in the first health care data breach lawsuit involving numerous states. The office said Tuesday the deal was reached with health care software provider Medical Informatics Engineering Inc. and NoMoreClipboard, LLC,...

Report: Zuckerberg security chief accused of misconduct

May. 30, 2019 8:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's personal security chief faces accusations of sexual misconduct and making racist and homophobic comments, according to a report Thursday by a business news site. In a detailed article, Business Insider cited legal letters reportedly written by former...

Real estate title firm's lapse exposes data in 885M files

May. 25, 2019 7:13 AM EDT

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A security lapse at a major real estate title company exposed the bank account numbers and other sensitive information contained in 885 million files. First American Financial confirmed the problem Friday after it was reported by the blog Krebs On Security . A flaw in an internet...

Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital

May. 22, 2019 2:46 AM EDT
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia security minister says authorities will block social media in certain areas as election protests rock capital.