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Tech disruptions sparked by software update highlight the fragility of globally connected technology

Jul. 19, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches. But all it took was one faulty CrowdStrike software update to cause global disruptions Friday that...

A massive tech outage is causing worldwide disruptions. Here's what we know

Jul. 19, 2024 16:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Much of the world faced online disarray Friday as a widespread technology outage affected companies and services across industries — grounding flights, knocking banks and hospital systems offline and media outlets off air. At the heart of the massive disruption is...

Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said an issue that has caused major disruptions is not a security incident or cyberattack

Jul. 19, 2024 06:01 AM EDT
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike said an issue that has caused major disruptions is not a security incident or cyberattack.

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Monday morning in May, I woke up and grabbed my cell phone to read the news and scroll through memes. But it was out of cell service. I couldn't make calls or texts. That, though, turned out to be the least of my problems. Using my home Wi-Fi...

Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded from a third-party platform in security breach

Jul. 13, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

The data of nearly all customers of the telecommunications giant AT&T was downloaded from a third-party platform in a security breach, the company said Friday, as cyberattacks against businesses, schools and health systems continue to spread globally. The breach, which took...

One Tech Tip: What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach

Jul. 12, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Data breaches like the most recent one involving AT&T customers are becoming an almost regular occurrence. As more of our lives move online, our personal data like email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and even passcodes are becoming ever more vulnerable to...

AT&T says 2022 security breach compromised data of its cellular customers and landline users that interacted with them

Jul. 12, 2024 07:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T says 2022 security breach compromised data of its cellular customers and landline users that interacted with them.

Election officials push back against draft federal rule for reporting potential cyberattacks

Jul. 10, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of state election officials is urging the nation’s cybersecurity agency to revise a draft rule that would require election offices to disclose suspected cyberattacks to the federal government, casting the mandate as too burdensome on overworked local...

Some data is 'breached' during a hacking attack on the Alabama Education Department

Jul. 03, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s education superintendent said Wednesday that some data was “breached” during a hacking attempt at the Alabama State Department of Education. Superintendent Eric Mackey said the June 17 attack was stopped while it was in progress. He said they...

Indonesia detains 103 Taiwanese in a raid in Bali involving suspected cybercrime

Jun. 28, 2024 00:00 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian immigration authorities have detained 103 Taiwanese people after a raid at a villa on the resort island of Bali, officials said Friday. They were accused of misusing their visas and residence permits and are suspected of possible cybercrimes,...