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4 ways to protect your small business from cyberattacks

May. 12, 2022 07:27 AM EDT

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, small businesses have quickly adopted remote working and transitioned to new technologies, such as contactless payments and online ordering. Unfortunately, these adjustments have come with increased risks. According to a 2022 report from Barracuda, a...

Spain fires intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals

May. 10, 2022 08:06 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain's government fired the director of the country's top intelligence agency Tuesday following the hacking of politicians’ cellphones, including the devices of the prime minister and several supporters of the Catalonia region’s secession. The National...

Reports: Spain's Cabinet has dismissed the country's intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals

May. 10, 2022 05:13 AM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Reports: Spain's Cabinet has dismissed the country's intelligence chief amid phone hacking scandals.

Colorado clerk turns over voting system copies

May. 05, 2022 17:37 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado county clerk who made copies of voting system hard drives has turned over two copies to state officials under a judge's order. Court records show that Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder provided the copies in separate, sealed metal containers before...

US Cyber Command team helps Lithuania protect its networks

May. 05, 2022 17:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon's cyber arm says a team spent months working with officials in Lithuania to help protect government networks there from cyberattacks. The U.S. Cyber Command mission, known as a hunt forward operation, involved a specialized team that worked...

Catalan: Spain spy chief admits legally hacking some phones

May. 05, 2022 12:18 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A leading Catalan separatist politician said Thursday that Spain's top intelligence official acknowledged that her agency had hacked into the cellphones of “some” of the dozens of politicians reported to be targeted by spyware but she said it had proper judicial...

Spain govt says it has nothing to hide in spyware scandals

May. 03, 2022 09:53 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s government said Tuesday it had nothing to hide amid mounting unease over national security controversies involving Pegasus spyware, including the hacking of the prime minister's cellphone and spying on Catalan separatists by unknown agents. Cabinet...

Judge orders clerk to turn over copies of voting hard drives

May. 02, 2022 20:09 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A judge has ordered a county clerk who copied his voting system's hard drives to turn over his copies to Colorado's secretary of state by the end of the day Wednesday. Secretary of State Jena Griswold sued to force Elbert County Clerk Dallas Schroeder to turn over the...

A chilling Russian cyber aim in Ukraine: Digital dossiers

Apr. 28, 2022 11:51 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Russia's relentless digital assaults on Ukraine may have caused less damage than many anticipated. But most of its hacking is focused on a different goal that gets less attention but has chilling potential consequences: data collection. Ukrainian agencies breached...

Live Updates | Explosions in Ukrainian city of Kherson

Apr. 27, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine — In the southern Ukrainian city of Kherson, a series of explosions boomed near the television tower late Wednesday and at least temporarily knocked Russian channels off the air, Ukrainian and Russian news organizations reported. The Russian state news agency RIA...