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Feds unseal 2018 indictment charging Kazakh man in hacks

Jul. 7, 2020 8:07 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after a cyber-security firm released the identity of an alleged hacker from Kazakhstan, federal authorities in Seattle on Tuesday unsealed a 2018 indictment charging the man with an array of computer crimes. Andrey Turchin, known in hacking circles as “fxmsp,” and his...

Russian cybercriminal gets 9 years for online fraud website

Jun. 26, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Russian computer hacker who facilitated $20 million in credit card fraud and ran a sophisticated clearinghouse for international cybercriminals was sentenced Friday to nine years in prison. Prosecutors say Aleksei Burkov of St. Petersburg, Russia, filled a unique niche in the world...

FILE - In this May 1, 2019, file photo, buildings are reflected in the window as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is taken from court in London. The Justice Department says a federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that does not include new charges but broadens the scope of conduct that the government believes broke the law. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

WikiLeaks founder Assange faces new indictment in US

Jun. 24, 2020 10:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought to recruit hackers at conferences in Europe and Asia who could provide his anti-secrecy website with classified information, and conspired with members of hacking organizations, according to a new Justice Department indictment announced Wednesday....

In this courtroom sketch Joshua Schulte, center, is seated at the defense table flanked by his attorneys during jury deliberations, Wednesday March 4, 2020, in New York. A federal jury in Manhattan has heard closing arguments in the espionage trial of Schulte, a former CIA software engineer charged in the largest leak of classified information in the agency's history. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

CIA unit that crafts hacking tools didn't protect itself

Jun. 16, 2020 11:44 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A specialized CIA unit that developed sophisticated hacking tools and cyber weapons didn’t do enough to protect its own operations and wasn't prepared to adequately respond when the secrets were stolen, according to an internal report prepared after the worst data loss in the...

Alabama city to pay $300,000 ransom in computer system hack

Jun. 11, 2020 6:52 AM EDT

FLORENCE, Ala. (AP) — A city in northern Alabama will pay a ransom worth $300,000 in Bitcoins in response to a hack of its computer system. Florence City Council voted unanimously at an emergency meeting Wednesday evening to make the payment from the city's insurance fund in an effort to preserve...

FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, June 7, 2020, a long row of unsold cars at a Honda dealership in Highlands Ranch, USA.  Japanese carmaker Honda says in a statement released Tuesday June 9, 2020, it has been hit by a cyber attack on the Honda network, although the company says there was no information breach. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, FILE)

Japanese carmaker Honda hit by cyberattack

Jun. 9, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda said Tuesday that it has been hit by a cyberattack that disrupted its business in several countries, though it expects the overall impact to be contained. The company said in a statement that "a cyberattack has taken place on the Honda network.'' It said there was no...

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 17, 2020 file photo, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova gestures as she attends Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's annual roundup news conference summing up his ministry's work in 2019, in Moscow, Russia. Russia's Foreign Ministry has accused the Financial Times and the New York Times of spreading

Russia angrily denies German allegations on 2015 cyberattack

Jun. 4, 2020 12:05 PM EDT

MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday angrily rejected Germany's allegations over Russian intelligence involvement in a cyberattack against the German parliament. The ministry's spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said the claim concerning a 2015 hacking attack on the German parliament was...

FILE- in this March 27, 2018 file photo a sign reading 'Emabassy of the Russian Federation' displayed at entrance of the Russian embassy in Berlin, Germany. Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian ambassador Sergei Nechayev to inform him in person of the move. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

Germany confronts Russian ambassador over cyberattack

May. 28, 2020 9:51 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany said Thursday it is seeking EU sanctions against a Russian man over his alleged role in the hacking of the German parliament at a time when evidence shows he was working for Russian intelligence. Germany’s Foreign Ministry said it called in Russian ambassador Sergei Nechayev to...

FILE - In this May 4, 2014 file photo, shows the Sorek desalination plant in Rishon Letzion, Israel. The national cyber chief Thursday, May 28, 2020, officially acknowledged Israel had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to arch-enemy Iran, calling it a “synchronized and organized attack” aimed at disrupting key national infrastructure. (AP Photo/Dan Balilty, File)

Israeli cyber chief: Major attack on water systems thwarted

May. 28, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's national cyber chief Thursday officially acknowledged the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to arch-enemy Iran, calling it a “synchronized and organized attack” aimed at disrupting key...

Editorial Roundup: Georgia

May. 20, 2020 2:43 PM EDT

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ May 20 The Savannah Morning News on the appointment of a local judge to preside over the Ahmaud Arbery case: Overnight, Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley has gone from relative obscurity to the most closely watched jurist in America this side of...