Latest Cybercrime News

Bermuda probes major cyberattack as officials slowly bring operations back online

Sep. 28, 2023 17:10 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Bermuda’s premier said Thursday that the government is slowly restoring operations after being hit by a “very sophisticated” cyberattack a week ago. An in-depth forensic audit is underway to determine how the attack occurred, and so far, experts...

Bermuda premier says 'sophisticated and deliberate' cyberattack hobbles government services

Sep. 25, 2023 18:29 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A major cyberattack has hobbled government operations in Bermuda, with officials struggling to restore service. Premier David Burt said Monday that the government is trying to identify what happened and how, adding that he could not provide details...

Two Vegas casinos fell victim to cyberattacks, shattering the image of impenetrable casino security

Sep. 15, 2023 21:07 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A persistent error message greeted Dulce Martinez on Monday as she tried to access her casino rewards account to book accommodations for an upcoming business trip. That's odd, she thought, then toggled over to Facebook to search for clues about the issue on a group...

Casino giant Caesars Entertainment reports cyberattack; MGM Resorts says some systems still down

Sep. 14, 2023 19:39 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Casino company Caesars Entertainment on Thursday joined Las Vegas gambling rival MGM Resorts International in reporting that it was hit by a cyberattack, but added in a report to federal regulators that its casino and online operations were not disrupted. The...

A second major British police force suffers a cyberattack in less than a month

Sep. 14, 2023 11:48 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Personal details of thousands of police officers and staff from Greater Manchester Police have been hacked from a company that makes identity cards, the second such cyberattack to affect a major British police force in less than a month. Details on identity badges and...

Powerful ethnic militia in Myanmar repatriates 1,200 Chinese suspected of involvement in cybercrime

Sep. 09, 2023 11:23 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — One of Myanmar’s biggest and most powerful ethnic minority militias has arrested and repatriated more than 1,200 Chinese nationals allegedly involved in criminal online scam operations, an official of the group said Saturday. The arrests were carried out in...

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Sep. 06, 2023 15:13 PM EDT

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. September 5, 2023. Editorial: An unwelcome wake-up call on cybersecurity The cyberattack on the HSHS Medical Group’s networks should be a wake-up call to health care throughout the region. It’s a serious matter that must be taken into...

FBI and European partners seize major malware network in blow to global cybercrime

Aug. 29, 2023 18:35 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials said Tuesday that the FBI and its European partners infiltrated and seized control of a major global malware network used for more than 15 years to commit a gamut of online crimes including crippling ransomware attacks. They then remotely removed...

Jury says UK teens were part of the hacking group behind a 'Grand Theft Auto' blackmail bid

Aug. 23, 2023 11:11 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British jury ruled Wednesday that two teenagers were part of a hacking and blackmail campaign against technology companies including the maker of the “Grand Theft Auto” game series. Jurors at Southwark Crown Court in London said 18-year-old Arion Kurtaj...

Cyberattack keeps hospitals' computers offline for weeks

Aug. 18, 2023 16:43 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, Conn. (AP) — Key computer systems at hospitals and clinics in several states have yet to come back online more than two weeks after a cyberattack that forced some emergency room shutdowns and ambulance diversions. Progress is being made “to recover critical systems...