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Security firm finds flaws in Indian online insurance broker

Aug. 10, 2022 17:08 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Last month, a cybersecurity startup told a major Indian online insurance brokerage it had found critical vulnerabilities in the company’s internet-facing network that could expose sensitive personal and financial data from at least 11 million customers to malicious hackers. ...

Victim of private spyware warns it can be used against US

Jul. 28, 2022 07:39 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Months after her father was lured back to Rwanda under false pretenses and jailed, Carine Kanimba discovered her own phone had been hacked using private spyware. Kanimba is the youngest daughter of Paul Rusesabagina, who is credited with saving more than 1,200...

Wawa agrees to payment, security changes for '19 data breach

Jul. 26, 2022 13:37 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania-based convenience store chain will pay $8 million to several states over a 2019 data breach that involved some 34 million payment cards, authorities announced Tuesday. The Pennsylvania attorney general's office said Wawa Inc. did not take...

Log4j software flaw 'endemic,' new cyber safety panel says

Jul. 14, 2022 11:28 AM EDT

A computer vulnerability discovered last year in a ubiquitous piece of software is an “endemic” problem that will pose security risks for potentially a decade or more, according to a new cybersecurity panel created by President Joe Biden. The Cyber Safety Review Board said in a...

Ex-CIA engineer convicted in massive theft of secret info

Jul. 13, 2022 18:17 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA software engineer was convicted Wednesday of federal charges accusing him of the biggest theft of classified information in CIA history. Joshua Schulte, who chose to defend himself at a New York City retrial, had told jurors in closing arguments that...

3rd arrest made in alleged Colorado election security breach

Jul. 13, 2022 16:28 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The former elections manager for a Colorado clerk indicted on charges of tampering with voting equipment has been arrested on allegations that she was part of the scheme, an official said Wednesday. Sandra Brown, who worked for Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, turned...

Former Polish officials claimed as spyware hacking victims

Jul. 07, 2022 15:36 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Former officials in Poland have been identified among the victims of attempted phone hacking with the use of the powerful Pegasus spyware developed by Israel’s NSO Group, a rights watchdog said Thursday. Amnesty International said it confirmed the new...

Apple to add 'lockdown' safeguard on iPhones, iPads, Macs

Jul. 06, 2022 13:06 PM EDT

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple said it will roll out a “lockdown" option for iPhones, iPads and Mac computers intended to protect against spyware unleashed by state-sponsored hackers — although enabling that protection will also make these devices less useful. The safeguard...

Alleged Chinese police database hack leaks data of 1 billion

Jul. 05, 2022 20:36 PM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Hackers claim to have obtained a trove of data on 1 billion Chinese from a Shanghai police database in a leak that, if confirmed, could be one of the largest data breaches in history. In a post on the online hacking forum Breach Forums last week, someone using the...

Microsoft: Russian cyber spying targets 42 Ukraine allies

Jun. 22, 2022 11:53 AM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — Coinciding with unrelenting cyberattacks against Ukraine, state-backed Russian hackers have engaged in “strategic espionage” against governments, think tanks, businesses and aid groups in 42 countries supporting Kyiv, Microsoft said in a report Wednesday. ...