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Main Danish news agency offline following hacking attack

Nov. 24, 2020 9:41 AM EST

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Denmark’s biggest news agency that delivers text and photos to Danish media was knocked offline following a hacking attack Tuesday. "Ritzau has been the target of a hacker attack early this morning. It appears to be a professional attack,” the news agency’s...

Brazilian police investigate online hacking of high court

Nov. 5, 2020 5:40 PM EST

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police opened an investigation into the hacking of computers at one of the country's high courts on Thursday. The head of Brazil's Superior Court of Justice, Humberto Martins, said all sessions have been suspended until experts assure that they are safe from hacking. The...

Chester County, Pa., election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester., Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Post-election vote tallying raises fresh security concerns

Nov. 4, 2020 8:27 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day came and went without any overt signs of foreign interference affecting the vote, but that doesn’t mean the risk has faded. A prolonged vote-tallying period in swing states raises the prospect of multiple security concerns, including foreign or domestic disinformation...

FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo President Donald Trump throws a hat to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, Wis. Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

Oct. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct. 22 and...

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, photo, people walk near a Microsoft office in New York.  Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to spy on “high-profile” people using spoofed email invitations. The tech company said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, it detected attempts by the hacking group it calls Phosphorus to trick former government officials, policy experts and academics.  (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)

Microsoft says Iranian hackers targeted conference attendees

Oct. 28, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into the email accounts of “high-profile” people with spoofed invitations. The tech company said Wednesday it detected attempts by the hacking group it...

People watch from their vehicles as President Donald Trump, on left of video screen, and Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden speak during a Presidential Debate Watch Party at Fort Mason Center in San Francisco, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. The debate party was organized by Manny's, a San Francisco community meeting and learning place. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Election 2020 Today: Final debate, Russian hackers target US

Oct. 23, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, 11 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ON THE TRAIL: President Donald Trump will be in Florida; Democratic challenger Joe Biden will be in Delaware; Vice President...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo an election worker pulls a stack of returned ballots from a sorting machine at the King County Elections office Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Renton, Wash. U.S. officials said Thursday, Oct. 22, that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Oct. 23, 2020 1:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the election, amplified fears of the potential for tampering...

FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2020, file photo an election worker pulls a stack of returned ballots from a sorting machine at the King County Elections office Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020, in Renton, Wash. U.S. officials said Thursday, Oct. 22, that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

US: Russian hackers targeting state, local networks

Oct. 22, 2020 8:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Thursday that Russian hackers have targeted the networks of dozens of state and local governments in the United States in recent days, stealing data from at least two servers. The warning, less than two weeks before the election, amplified fears of the potential for...

European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell speaks during a media conference after a meeting of EU foreign ministers at the European Council building in Luxembourg, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. European Union foreign ministers were weighing Monday whether to impose sanctions on Russian officials and organizations blamed for the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a Soviet-era nerve agent. (Jean-Christophe Verhaegen, Pool via AP)

EU slaps sanctions on 2 Russians over Germany cyberattack

Oct. 22, 2020 11:59 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday imposed sanctions on two Russian officials and part of Russia’s GRU military intelligence agency over a cyberattack against the German parliament in 2015. EU headquarters said in a statement that travel bans and asset freezes have been imposed on the...

A poster showing six wanted Russian military intelligence officers is displayed before a news conference at the Department of Justice, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, pool)

6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

Oct. 20, 2020 9:00 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and American businesses. The case implicates the Kremlin unit that interfered in the 2016 U.S. election but is...