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Woman breaches security at WA governor's residence

Sep. 15, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was able to enter the secure grounds of the governor’s residence Wednesday morning before being stopped by the Washington State Patrol. The Northwest News Network reports Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee were...

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Sep. 14, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described...

How to update Apple devices to correct security flaw

Sep. 14, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

Apple has released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers say could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any involvement of the owner. Here's how to update your Apple devices. ...

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone

Sep. 13, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the...

Elections clerk under investigation says she's still working

Sep. 03, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado elections clerk whose whereabouts have been a mystery since she was accused of allowing a security breach of voting equipment that the FBI is investigating has told county commissioners that she remains on the job and has been working remotely. ...

Colorado election official files suit to remove county clerk

Aug. 30, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado secretary of state sued Monday to remove a rural county's election clerk who is accused of allowing a security breach of voting equipment that the FBI also is investigating. An initial investigation shows images of election management software...

T-Mobile CEO says "truly sorry" for hack of 50M users' data

Aug. 27, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — T-Mobile says it has notified nearly all of the millions of customers whose personal data was stolen and that it is “truly sorry” for the breach. CEO Mike Sievert said in a written statement Friday that the company spends lots of effort to try...

Tech companies pledge billions in cybersecurity investments

Aug. 25, 2021 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Some of the country's leading technology companies have committed to investing billions of dollars to strengthen cybersecurity defenses and to train skilled workers, the White House announced Wednesday following President Joe Biden's private meeting with top executives. ...

Colorado officials to clerk under federal probe: 'come home'

Aug. 25, 2021 18:29 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Rural Colorado county officials pled with community members to pass along a message to their missing-in-action county clerk who is being investigated for an election security breach: “Come home.” Mesa County commissioners made their plea Tuesday during...

Report finds NSO Group's spyware used on Bahraini activists

Aug. 24, 2021 12:12 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Nine activists from Bahrain had their iPhones hacked by advanced spyware made by the Israeli company NSO Group, the world's most infamous hacker-for-hire firm, a cybersecurity watchdog reported on Tuesday. Citizen Lab at the University of Toronto...