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Small businesses grapple with global tech outages created by CrowdStrike

Jul. 21, 2024 12:21 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — An owner of a consumer insights research firm couldn't pay her employees, make Friday's deadline to sign a contract for a new business or send key research to a key client. A psychiatrist, who runs a virtual mental health practice in Maryland, saw his business hobbled as some of...

What to know about the Kids Online Safety Act and its chances of passing

Jul. 21, 2024 07:16 AM EDT

The last time Congress passed a law to protect children on the internet was in 1998 — before Facebook, before the iPhone and long before today's oldest teenagers were born. Now, a bill aiming to protect kids from the harms of social media, gaming sites and other online platforms appears to have...

California officials say largest trial court in US victim of ransomware attack

Jul. 20, 2024 16:58 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A ransomware attack has shut down the computer system of the largest trial court in the country, officials with the Superior Court of Los Angeles County said. The cybersecurity attack began early Friday and is not believed to be related to the faulty CrowdStrike...

Malicious actors trying to exploit global tech outage for their own gain

Jul. 20, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

As the world continues to recover from massive business and travel disruptions caused by a faulty software update from cybersecurity firm CrowdStrike, malicious actors are trying to exploit the situation for their own gain. Government cybersecurity agencies across the globe and...

Tech outage latest | Airlines rush to get back on track after global tech disruption

Jul. 20, 2024 12:34 PM EDT

Transport providers, businesses and governments on Saturday are rushing to get all their systems back online after long disruptions following a widespread technology outage. The biggest continuing effect has been on air travel. Carriers canceled thousands of flights on Friday and...

How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

Jul. 20, 2024 09:45 AM 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 faulty software update causes havoc worldwide for airlines, hospitals and governments

Jul. 19, 2024 19:46 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A faulty software update caused technological havoc worldwide on Friday, grounding flights, knocking down some financial companies and news outlets, and disrupting hospitals, small businesses and government offices. The breadth of the outages highlighted the...

Your flight was canceled by the technology outage. What do you do next?

Jul. 19, 2024 19:43 PM EDT

Air travelers became the face of the widespread technology outage Friday as they posted pictures on social media of crowds of people stranded at airports in Europe and the United States. In the U.S., American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, Spirit Airlines and Allegiant...

Internet outage latest | Airlines, businesses, border crossings hit by global tech disruption

Jul. 19, 2024 17:28 PM EDT

Businesses and governments worldwide experienced hours-long disruptions Friday as a widespread technology outage affected services across industries. Flights were grounded and numerous hospitals, small businesses and government offices were disrupted. At the heart of the massive...

Tech outage halts surgeries, medical treatments across the US

Jul. 19, 2024 17:02 PM EDT

Alison Baulos says her 73-year-old father was about to head to a Kentucky hospital for open-heart surgery when it was abruptly canceled early Friday morning. His was one of the many operations and medical treatments halted across the country because of a global technology outage. ...