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Masked Hamas militants wave their green flags during a protest against the Mideast plan announced by U.S. President Donald Trump, after the Friday prayer at the main road in Gaza City, Friday, Feb. 14, 2020. Arabic on the headband reads

Israeli army: Hamas hackers tried to 'seduce' soldiers

Feb. 16, 2020 5:06 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Sunday said it has thwarted an attempt by the Hamas militant group to hack soldiers' phones by posing as young, attractive women on social media, striking up friendships and persuading them into downloading malware. Lt. Col. Jonathan Conricus told reporters that the...

Wisconsin patient with coronavirus making 'good recovery'

Feb. 6, 2020 4:20 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin resident who was the state's first confirmed case of a new virus originating in China is recovering at home and the risk to the general public remains low, state health officials said Thursday. The confirmed case in Dane County, announced Wednesday, was the first in...

Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards speaks during his inauguration at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, La., Monday, Jan. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Brett Duke)

Louisiana governor urges officials to ready for cyberattacks

Feb. 5, 2020 3:38 PM EST

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards called on Louisiana's local government leaders Wednesday to protect their data, reminding them of recent cyberattacks across the state and saying they're likely to face such a strike in the future. “You may not have been hit yet in your town or in your...

Malware forces North Carolina county computers offline

Feb. 4, 2020 5:03 AM EST

KENANSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina county says it has taken its computers offline because of malware. Officials in Duplin County said while some services to residents may be limited, emergency and essential operations will continue as usual, news sources report. County spokeswoman Elizabeth Stalls...

File - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, the three-member Tillamook County Board of Commissioners hears final testimony on the application by tech giant Facebook over their seeking use of an oceanfront lot for the site of its proposed landing spot for a submarine fiber-optic cable in Tierra del Mar, Ore. A county in Oregon was struggling Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, to get its computer and telephone systems running after it was hit by a cyberattack. The attack has disrupted county business, including delaying mailing of notifications of the county commission's Jan. 9 decision to grant Facebook permission to build a landing spot for a fiberoptic undersea cable connecting America with Asia on a community's residential lot.  (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

County computers still down 1 week after ransomware attack

Jan. 29, 2020 5:29 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — One week after an Oregon county was hit by a cyberattack, the county computers remain unplugged while a cybersecurity firm tries to negotiate with criminals who deployed the ransomware, a county official said Wednesday. Tillamook County Sheriff's Lt. Gordon McCraw, who is the county...

FILE - In this June 18, 2014, file photo flags fly outside the United Nations building in Vienna, Austria. An internal confidential document from the United Nations, leaked to The New Humanitarian and seen by The Associated Press, says that dozens of servers were “compromised” at offices in Geneva and Vienna. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)

Leaked report shows United Nations suffered hack

Jan. 29, 2020 5:15 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Sophisticated hackers infiltrated U.N. networks in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation that top officials at the world body kept largely quiet. The hackers' identity and the extent of the data they obtained are not known. An internal confidential document from the...

FILE - In this May 9, 2019, file photo Jeff Bezos speaks at an event before unveiling Blue Origin's Blue Moon lunar lander in Washington. Two U.N. experts this week called for the U.S. to investigate a likely hack of Bezos' phone that could have involved Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. A commissioned forensic report found with “medium to high confidence” that Bezos' phone was compromised by a video MP4 file he received from the prince in May 2018. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

The big lesson from the Bezos hack: Anyone can be a target

Jan. 24, 2020 8:59 PM EST

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — You may not think you're in the same league as Jeff Bezos when it comes to being a hacking target. Probably not, but you — and just about anyone else, potentially including senior U.S. government figures — could still be vulnerable to an attack similar to one the...

File - In this Jan. 9, 2020, file photo, the three-member Tillamook County Board of Commissioners hears final testimony on the application by tech giant Facebook over their seeking use of an oceanfront lot for the site of its proposed landing spot for a submarine fiber-optic cable in Tierra del Mar, Ore. A county in Oregon was struggling Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, to get its computer and telephone systems running after it was hit by a cyberattack. The attack has disrupted county business, including delaying mailing of notifications of the county commission's Jan. 9 decision to grant Facebook permission to build a landing spot for a fiberoptic undersea cable connecting America with Asia on a community's residential lot.  (AP Photo/Andrew Selsky, File)

Cyberattacks hit county, city, slowing government functions

Jan. 23, 2020 6:03 PM EST

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon county was struggling Thursday to get its computer and telephone systems running again after it was hit by a cyberattack. a week after a nearby city lost data and computer programs in another apparent attack. “All computer systems are offline at this time, our website is...

This combination of photos shows Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on June 24, 2019 and Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and CEO, in Washington, on Sept. 13, 2018. Cybersecurity experts said Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, there are many questions still unanswered from an investigation commissioned by Bezos that said the billionaire's phone was hacked, apparently after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account of the crown prince. (AP Photo)

Questions linger over investigation into Jeff Bezos' hacking

Jan. 23, 2020 5:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Cybersecurity experts said Thursday there were still many unanswered questions from an investigation commissioned by Jeff Bezos that concluded the billionaire's cellphone was hacked, apparently after receiving a video file with malicious spyware from the WhatsApp account...

FILE - In this Oct. 14, 2019 file photo, Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman speaks to Russian President Vladimir Putin during the talks in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.  United Nations experts Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020 called for an

What we know, and don't, about the alleged Bezos phone hack

Jan. 23, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — U.N. human rights experts are asking Washington to investigate a suspected Saudi hack that may have siphoned data from the personal smartphone of Jeff Bezos, Amazon founder and owner of The Washington Post. But the forensic evidence they cite comes from an incomplete study of Bezos's phone,...