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US firm: Likely Iranian threat actor in Albania cyberattack

Aug. 04, 2022 13:34 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — A cyberattack that temporarily shut down numerous Albanian government digital services and websites in mid-July was likely the work of pro-Iranian hackers seeking to disrupt an Iranian opposition group's conference in Albania, a leading U.S. cybersecurity firm said...

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...

Study: Student gains last year narrowed COVID learning gap

Jul. 19, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

Despite a year of disruptions, students largely made academic gains this past year that paralleled their growth pre-pandemic and outpaced the previous school year, according to new research released Tuesday from NWEA, a nonprofit research group that administers standardized tests. ...

China's economy shrinks 2.6% during virus shutdowns

Jul. 15, 2022 01:09 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s economy contracted in the three months ending in June compared with the previous quarter after Shanghai and other cities shut down to fight coronavirus outbreaks, but the government said a “stable recovery” is under way after businesses reopened. The...

After two pandemic years, a summer travel bounce — and chaos

Jul. 01, 2022 20:02 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — At a tourism conference in Phuket last month, Thailand’s prime minister looked out at attendees and posed a question with a predictable answer. “Are you ready?” Prayuth Chan-ocha asked, dramatically removing his mask and launching what's hoped to be the...

Costa Rica chaos a warning that ransomware threat remains

Jun. 17, 2022 07:20 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Teachers unable to get paychecks. Tax and customs systems paralyzed. Health officials unable to access medical records or track the spread of COVID-19. A country’s president declaring war against foreign hackers saying they want to overthrow the government. For...

China's factory activity rebounds as anti-virus curbs ease

Jun. 15, 2022 01:46 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China’s factory output rebounded in May, adding to a recovery from the latest COVID-induced economic slump after controls that shut down Shanghai and other industrial centers eased. Industrial production rose 0.7% over a year earlier, recovering from April’s 2.9%...

Costa Rica public health system targeted by ransomware

May. 31, 2022 19:24 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — Another attempted hacking of a Costa Rican government agency’s computer system led the country’s public health agency to shut down its systems Tuesday to protect itself, complicating the medical care of thousands of people. At least 30 of the Social...

Breach exposed data of half-million Chicago students, staff

May. 21, 2022 15:05 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The personal information of more than half a million Chicago Public Schools students and staff was compromised in a ransomware attack last December, but the vendor didn't report it to the district until last month, officials said. The data breach occurred Dec. 1 and...

Ransomware gang threatens to overthrow Costa Rica government

May. 16, 2022 18:19 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) — A ransomware gang that infiltrated some Costa Rican government computer systems has upped its threat, saying its goal is now to overthrow the government. Perhaps seizing on the fact that President Rodrigo Chaves had only been in office for a week, the...