Latest Cybercrime News

Nantucket schools targeted by ransomware attack

Feb. 01, 2023 14:48 PM EST

NANTUCKET, Mass. (AP) — Public schools on the Massachusetts island of Nantucket remained closed on Wednesday a day after a ransomware attack targeted the district's computer system and prompted officials to send students home early. “Together with outside data security experts,...

Palestinian gunman kills 7 near Jerusalem synagogue

Jan. 27, 2023 22:51 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian gunman opened fire outside an east Jerusalem synagogue Friday night, killing seven people, including a 70-year-old woman, and wounding three others before he was shot and killed by police, officials said. It was the deadliest attack on Israelis in years and raised...

Fatal shooting at Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran raises tensions

Jan. 27, 2023 13:22 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A gunman stormed the Azerbaijan Embassy in Iran's capital Friday, killing its security chief and wounding two guards in an attack that spiked long-simmering tensions between the two neighboring countries. Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry said it...

Spain: 1 dead in church machete attacks, terror link probed

Jan. 25, 2023 23:31 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A machete-wielding man killed a sexton and injured a priest at two Catholic churches in the city of Algeciras on Wednesday before being arrested, Spain’s interior ministry said. Authorities are investigating the attacks as a possible act of terrorism. The...

Islamic State claims church bombing in east Congo; 14 dead

Jan. 16, 2023 07:04 AM EST

KASINDI, Congo (AP) — Islamic extremists claimed responsibility for a bombing of a church in eastern Congo as authorities said Monday that the toll from Sunday's attack had risen to at least 14 dead. The Islamic State group and its Aamaq news outlet issued statements saying that...

Ukrainian officials report explosions in Kyiv, say missile attack on infrastructure underway

Jan. 14, 2023 02:55 AM EST
KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian officials report explosions in Kyiv, say missile attack on infrastructure underway.

Trial opens in seditious conspiracy case of ex-Proud Boys leader, 4 other extremists charged in Jan. 6 Capitol attack

Jan. 12, 2023 11:31 AM EST
WASHINGTON (AP) — Trial opens in seditious conspiracy case of ex-Proud Boys leader, 4 other extremists charged in Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

Iowa's largest city cancels classes due to cyber attack

Jan. 09, 2023 19:39 PM EST

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's largest school district cancelled classes for Tuesday after determining there was a cyber attack on its technology network. Des Moines Public Schools announced Monday that classes would be cancelled for its 33,000 students after being “alerted to a...

Cyberattack halts Martinique's search for new flag, hymn

Jan. 04, 2023 12:43 PM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A quest to select the first official flag and hymn for the French Caribbean island of Martinique was interrupted Wednesday by a cyberattack. The attack on government servers upended a nearly two-week online voting window that began on Jan. 2. Officials...

Rockets hit US base in eastern Syria, no casualties reported

Jan. 04, 2023 12:17 PM EST

BEIRUT (AP) — Two rockets struck a base housing American troops in eastern Syria on Wednesday without causing any human or material losses, the U.S. military said. The morning attack on Mission Support Site Conoco came as Iran and its allies in the region marked the third...