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NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week

Jun. 11, 2021 14:27 PM EDT

A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked them out. Here are the facts: ___ Spike protein...

Donor's concerns voiced before Hannah-Jones' tenure stalled

Jun. 01, 2021 17:34 PM EDT

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A major University of North Carolina donor whose name is on its journalism school voiced concerns about the school's hiring of investigative journalist Nikole Hannah-Jones in the weeks before her application for tenure was halted. Walter...

Illinois secretary of state warns against email, text scams

May. 30, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White is warning state residents to be on the lookout for email and text scams claiming to be from his office. In some cases scammers copy website logos from his office to appear official and lure people into disclosing...

Human remains found at proposed Wisconsin golf course site

May. 29, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

Archeologists have unearthed human remains of Native Americans who lived up to 2,500 years ago during excavations of the Sheboygan County site along Lake Michigan where Kohler Co. envisions a golf course. A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee team in 2018 and 2019...

Microsoft: SolarWinds hackers target 150 orgs with phishing

May. 28, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The state-backed Russian cyber spies behind the SolarWinds hacking campaign launched a targeted spear-phishing assault on U.S. and foreign government agencies and think tanks this week using an email marketing account of the U.S. Agency for International Development, Microsoft...

Alaska courts restore email, lack answers on cyber attack

May. 11, 2021 20:40 PM EDT

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska court system said Tuesday it had restored email capabilities nearly two weeks after a cybersecurity attack. The court system, in a statement, said it doesn't know who was behind the attack, why the court system was targeted or how long...

US government taking creative steps to counter cyberthreats

Apr. 28, 2021 20:05 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — An FBI operation that gave law enforcement remote access to hundreds of computers to counter a massive hack of Microsoft Exchange email server software is a tool that is likely to be deployed “judiciously” in the future as the Justice Department, aware of privacy...

SolarWinds hacking campaign puts Microsoft in the hot seat

Apr. 23, 2021 14:54 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The sprawling hacking campaign deemed a grave threat to U.S. national security came to be known as SolarWinds, for the company whose software update was seeded by Russian intelligence agents with malware to penetrate sensitive government and private networks. ...

Jackson won't release email about 2020 water system problems

Apr. 19, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The city of Jackson, Mississippi, has denied a TV station's public records request for email about problems with the city water treatment system. WLBT-TV recently requested all city email related to the Environmental...

AP sources: SolarWinds hack got emails of top DHS officials

Mar. 29, 2021 15:54 PM EDT

Suspected Russian hackers gained access to email accounts belonging to the Trump administration's head of the Department of Homeland Security and members of the department's cybersecurity staff whose jobs included hunting threats from foreign countries, The Associated Press has learned. ...