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2 Russians charged in 'Evil Corp' global cybertheft ring

Dec. 5, 2019 5:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and a top associate of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. and British officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more...

Holidays bring phishing scam surge aimed at small business

Dec. 4, 2019 1:13 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The email looked legitimate, so Danielle Radin clicked on the link it contained, expecting to have her products included in a holiday gift guide. “I instantly regretted it,” says Radin, owner of Mantra Magnets, a website that sells wellness products. “It took me to some...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Dec. 3, 2019 1:31 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending December 1, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. The Rise of Magicks by Nora Roberts - 9781250123060 - (St. Martin's Publishing Group) 2. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci - 9781538761625 - (Grand Central Publishing) 3. Criss Cross by James Patterson -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Dec. 3, 2019 1:29 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending December 1, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 2. Minecraft, Mojang 3. Bloons TD 6, Ninja Kiwi 4. NBA 2K20, 2K 5. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB 6. Procreate Pocket, Savage Interactive Pty Ltd 7. Terraria, 505 Games (US), Inc. 8. Plague Inc.,...

North Platte hospital reports ransomware attack

Nov. 27, 2019 10:49 AM EST

NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — A North Platte hospital is investigating a cyberattack that officials say has not compromised patient information. Great Plains Health says the ransomware attack became apparent Monday night. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security describes ransomware as a software designed to...

The top 10 books on Apple Books-US

Nov. 26, 2019 1:49 PM EST

Apple Book charts for week ending November 24, 2019: (Rank, Book Title by Author Name, ISBN, Publisher) 1. A Minute to Midnight by David Baldacci - 9781538761625 - (Grand Central Publishing) 2. A Warning by Anonymous - 9781538718476 - (Grand Central Publishing) 3. Tom Clancy Code of Honor by Marc Cameron -...

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Nov. 26, 2019 1:47 PM EST

App Store Official Charts for the week ending November 24, 2019: Top Paid iPhone Apps: 1. Minecraft., Mojang 2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros. 3. Human Anatomy Atlas 2020, Visible Body 4. Dirt Trackin 2, BENNETT RACING SIMULATIONS, LLC 5. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations 6. iSchedule, HotSchedules 7. Geometry Dash, RobTop...

Tech service provider for nursing homes a ransomware victim

Nov. 25, 2019 2:20 PM EST

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee-based company that provides technology services to more than 100 nursing homes nationwide is the victim of a ransomware attack, and hackers are demanding $14 million before they’ll restore the company’s access to its hijacked servers. Virtual Care Provider Inc....

New Jersey school district hit with ransomware attack

Nov. 25, 2019 5:52 AM EST

LIVINGSTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey school district has delayed opening after its computer system was infected with ransomware. In a statement to parents, Livingston School Superintendent Matthew Block says all schools will open two hours later on Monday and a meeting will take place on Monday night to...

Official: Oregon lags in socially conscious investing

Nov. 19, 2019 2:32 PM EST

TIGARD, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s state employee pension fund is invested in an Israeli company whose smartphone spyware has been used against dissidents, human rights defenders and journalists by repressive regimes. It’s also invested in two prison companies that run immigrant detention...