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Albania denies police system was attacked by Iranian hackers

Oct. 03, 2022 14:24 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian authorities on Monday denied the country's police system was hacked after local media reported that data on people being investigated for crimes was released from an Iranian hacking group. Albanian media reported a leaked file with a list of...

Live Updates: Russia-Ukraine War

Sep. 30, 2022 00:26 AM EDT

KIYV, Ukraine (AP) — UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. Security Council has scheduled a vote for Friday afternoon on a resolution that would condemn Russia for its “illegal so-called referenda” in four Ukrainian regions and declare that they “have no validity.” The U.S.- and...

Albania secures 2 satellites to monitor territory from space

Sep. 29, 2022 11:16 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania on Thursday reached a three-year agreement with an American company for a dedicated satellite constellation to provide the country with satellite imagery capabilities across its territory. The Albanian government signed the $6 million (6.2 million...

Albanian politicians see jailed Kosovo leaders in The Hague

Sep. 28, 2022 14:49 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Three former presidents of Albania and one of Kosovo on Wednesday visited ethnic Albanian former commanders in the fight against Serbian rule in Kosovo who are being held in a Netherlands prison pending trial for alleged war crimes. Former Kosovo President...

NATO's team in Albania to help on Iran-alleged cyberattack

Sep. 21, 2022 13:41 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — NATO sent a senior-level delegation to Albania on Wednesday to help the tiny Western Balkan country cope with the consequences of recent cyberattack that the government blamed on Iran. NATO said James Appathurai, the alliance's deputy assistant secretary...

Albania reports 2nd cyberattack by Iran, on border systems

Sep. 10, 2022 09:35 AM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania’s Interior Ministry said Saturday that one of its border systems was hit by a cyberattack that came from the same Iranian source as an earlier attack that led the country to break diplomatic relations with Iran. It said in a statement that the...

U.S. sanctions Iran intelligence over Albania cyberattack

Sep. 09, 2022 12:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government on Friday imposed sanctions on Iran's intelligence agency and its leadership in response to malicious cyberattacks on Albanian government computer systems in July. The Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control designated Iran’s...

Albanian police force open Iranian Embassy after expulsions

Sep. 08, 2022 14:43 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albanian special forces police forced the door of the Iranian Embassy in Tirana on Thursday and officers surrounded the compound in which it stands, shortly after the last staff members left the building following the government's order to expel them. The...

The last staff have left the Iranian embassy in Tirana after Albania expelled them over a cyberattack it blames on Iran

Sep. 08, 2022 05:29 AM EDT
TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The last staff have left the Iranian embassy in Tirana after Albania expelled them over a cyberattack it blames on Iran.

Albania cuts diplomatic ties with Iran over July cyberattack

Sep. 07, 2022 16:04 PM EDT

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania cut diplomatic ties with Iran and expelled the country's embassy staff over a major cyberattack nearly two months ago that was allegedly carried out by Tehran on Albanian government websites, the prime minister said Wednesday. The move by NATO member...