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Transportation agency hacked in 2nd Texas government attack

May. 17, 2020 5:45 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas' transportation agency has become the second part of the state government to be hit by a ransomware attack in recent days. On Thursday, someone hacked into the Texas Department of Transportation's network in a “ransomware event,” according to a statement the department...

Dark clouds envelop the skies as workers fold a billboard to prepare for the coming of typhoon Vongfong in Manila, Philippines Thursday May, 14, 2020. The first typhoon to hit the country this year roared toward the eastern Philippines on Thursday as authorities work to evacuate tens of thousands of people while avoiding overcrowding in shelters that could spread the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

The Latest: Philippines prep for typhoon amid coronavirus

May. 14, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. TOP OF THE HOUR: —Typhoon Vongfong bears down on Philippines during lockdown...

Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) walks to the Chancellery on foot, accompanied by her bodyguards, after the government questioning in the Bundestag in Berlin, Germany, Wednesday, May 13, 2020.  In the 159th session of the German Bundestag, besides the government questioning, discussions about foreign missions of the Bundeswehr are on the agenda. (Michael Kappeler/dpa via AP)

Merkel: evidence of Russian role in German parliament hack

May. 13, 2020 11:42 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday there is “hard evidence” of Russian involvement in a cyberattack on the German parliament in 2015 that reportedly also involved the theft of documents from her own parliamentary office. German daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported...

FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2015 file photo, Texas supreme court judges arrive in the chamber in Austin, Texas. Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management systems for the state's appellate and high courts. The attack on the courts' network was discovered by staff Friday May, 8, 2020, morning after beginning overnight, according a statement the Office of Court Administration issued Monday May 11. It says staff limited the damage by disabling part of their network and that the courts will not will not pay any ransom. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, Pool, file)

Texas high courts hit by ransomware attack, refuse to pay

May. 12, 2020 5:58 PM EDT

DALLAS (AP) — Texas courts have been hit with a ransomware attack that took down the website and case management systems for the state's appellate and high courts. The attack on the courts' network was discovered by staff Friday morning after beginning overnight, according a statement the Office of Court...

Convict in LA Times hack again accused of attacking media

Apr. 29, 2020 1:04 AM EDT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A journalist who went to federal prison for hacking attacks on California media is now charged with a similar attack on a magazine. Probation officials filed a petition Monday alleging that Matthew Keys, 33, of Sacramento violated the conditions of his release by hacking into and...

FBI official: Number of coronavirus cyber complaints on rise

Apr. 21, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cybercriminals are taking advantage of the pandemic, including hackers who target hospitals and medical research institutions that are studying the coronavirus, the head of the FBI's cyber division said Tuesday. The FBI has received thousands of complaints regarding scams and frauds...

High court to hear case about reach of computer hacking law

Apr. 20, 2020 12:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to decide a case from Georgia about the reach of a federal computer hacking law. The case involves Nathan Van Buren, who was a police sergeant in Cumming, Georgia. The FBI set up a sting operation to find out if Van Buren would provide law enforcement...

FILE - In this April 18, 2019 file photo, Zoom CEO Eric Yuan attends the opening bell at Nasdaq as his company holds its IPO in New York.  Millions of people are now working from home as part of the intensifying fight against the coronavirus outbreak. Beside relying on Zoom, the video conference service, more frequently as part of their jobs, more people are also tapping it to hold virtual happy hours with friends and family banned from gathering in public places.  (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Singapore stops Zoom for online education as hackers strike

Apr. 10, 2020 3:30 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — Singapore has suspended the use of Zoom for online education after hackers hijacked a lesson and showed obscene images to students. In what is known as “Zoombombing,” two hackers interrupted a geography lesson a day after Singapore closed schools on Wednesday in partial...

FILE - In this June 22, 2018, file photo, K'Andre Miller, second from right, wears a New York Rangers jersey and cap after being selected by the team during the NHL hockey draft in Dallas. A hacker posted a racial slur 45 times in an online fan video chat Friday, April 3, 2020, with black Rangers prospect Miller. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker it called “a vile individual” on the Zoom chat with Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Ainsworth)

Hacker posts racial slur on fan chat with black NHL player

Apr. 3, 2020 9:50 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times in an online fan video chat Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect. The NHL team scrambled to disable the hacker on the Zoom chat with K’Andre Miller, the 20-year-old former Wisconsin defenseman drafted No. 22 overall in 2018....

FILE - In this photo taken on March 21, 2020 police officers check on motorists in Baisieux, on the Belgian-French boarder, northern France. Criminals have spotted a new business opportunity with the coronavirus pandemic and are now plundering the needy and the fearful and even disrupting the medical sector, online and off, with fraud, counterfeit products and cybercrime, a report issued Friday by the European law enforcement agency Europol says. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

Europol: Criminals exploit virus crisis as fresh opportunity

Mar. 27, 2020 11:31 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Criminals are preying on a fearful public and disrupting the provision of medical care during the coronavirus pandemic by selling counterfeit products, impersonating health workers and hacking computers as many citizens do their jobs online at home, European law enforcement agency Europol said...