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S Korea seeks Interpol notice for two cyber gang leaders

Oct. 15, 2021 04:17 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it’s asked Interpol for help to arrest two foreigners it alleges played a leading role in cyberattacks and large-scale extortion that targeted South Korean and U.S. companies. The Korean Police Agency said it has...

Missouri gov slams paper for uncovering data security flaw

Oct. 14, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Gov. Mike Parson on Thursday condemned one of Missouri's largest newspapers for exposing a flaw in a state database that allowed public access to thousands of teachers' Social Security numbers, even though the paper held off from reporting about the...

UK High Court finds that Dubai ruler hacked ex-wife's phone

Oct. 06, 2021 15:10 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, hacked the phones of his ex-wife Princess Haya and her attorneys during the legal battle over custody of their two children, Britain’s High Court found Wednesday. Sheikh Mohammed, who is also...

Arizona launches command center to combat cyberattacks

Oct. 05, 2021 00:13 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey has launched a Cyber Command Center that will deal with threats to government computers. At a ceremony Monday at the Department of Public Safety’s Arizona Counter Terrorism Information Center in Phoenix, Ducey said the command...

Pottawatomie County fixing systems after ransomware attack

Oct. 01, 2021 12:02 PM EDT

WESTMORELAND, Kan. (AP) — Computer systems are being restored in Pottawatomie County are after hackers launched a ransomware attack on Sept. 17, county officials said Friday. The county resolved the attack by paying less than 10% of the hackers' original demands, County...

Data breach of website with far-right ties affects Mainers

Sep. 28, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Almost 200 Maine residents were exposed in a national data breach this month when the hacker group Anonymous published personal and financial information of users of the web hosting company Epik, which is popular with far-right fringe groups. In a...

EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections

Sep. 24, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday warned Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in some of the 27 member countries just as Germans were preparing to go the polls for weekend parliamentary elections. “Some EU member...

Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack

Sep. 20, 2021 07:15 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an...

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...