Latest Cybercrime News

Indonesia says a cyberattack has compromised its data center but it won't pay the $8 million ransom

Jun. 24, 2024 10:26 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's national data center has been compromised by a hacking group asking for a $8 million ransom that the government won't pay, authorities said Monday. The cyberattack has disrupted services of more than 200 government agencies at both the national...

Chinese hackers have stepped up attacks on Taiwanese organizations, cybersecurity firm says

Jun. 24, 2024 05:26 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A suspected Chinese state-sponsored hacking group has stepped up its targeting of Taiwanese organizations, particularly those in sectors such as government, education, technology and diplomacy, according to cybersecurity intelligence company Recorded Future. In...

Japan's space agency was hit by multiple cyberattacks, but officials say no sensitive data was taken

Jun. 21, 2024 07:49 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s space agency has suffered a series of cyberattacks since last year, but sensitive information related to rockets and satellites was not affected and it is continuing to investigate and take preventive measures, officials said Friday. Chief Cabinet Secretary...

Change Healthcare to start notifying customers who had data exposed in cyberattack

Jun. 20, 2024 17:05 PM EDT

Change Healthcare is starting to notify hospitals, insurers and other customers that they may have had patient information exposed in a massive cyberattack. The company also said Thursday that it expects to begin notifying individuals or patients in late July. Change...

Firewall to deter cyberattacks is blamed for Massachusetts 911 outage

Jun. 19, 2024 12:49 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A firewall designed to prevent cyberattacks and hacking was to blame for the 911 outage that hit Massachusetts this week, state officials said Wednesday. Massachusetts' 911 system was down for about two hours Tuesday, making it impossible for anyone to reach emergency...

Editorial Roundup: Michigan

Jun. 10, 2024 07:13 AM EDT

Traverse City Record-Eagle. June 7, 2024. Editorial: Strengthen disclosure laws now Perhaps you’ve received one of those carefully worded letters: Dear customer, you trusted your personal details to us and someone stole them. Maybe you were one of the...

TikTok says cyberattack targeted CNN and other 'high-profile accounts'

Jun. 04, 2024 17:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — TikTok said Tuesday it has taken steps to stop a cyberattack targeting high-profile accounts, including one belonging to CNN. “Our security team was recently alerted to malicious actors targeting CNN’s TikTok account," TikTok spokesperson Jason Grosse said in a...

Live Nation reveals data breach at its Ticketmaster subsidiary

Jun. 01, 2024 12:02 PM EDT

Live Nation is investigating a data breach at its Ticketmaster subsidiary, which dominates ticketing for live events in the United States. Live Nation, based in Beverly Hills, California, said in a regulatory filing Friday that on May 27 "a criminal threat actor'' offered to sell...

Cybersecurity labeling for smart devices aims to help people choose items less likely to be hacked

May. 22, 2024 12:56 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Consumer labels designed to help Americans pick smart devices that are less vulnerable to hacking could begin appearing on products before the holiday shopping season, federal officials said Wednesday. Under the new U.S. Cyber Trust Mark Initiative, manufacturers...

US says cyberattacks against water supplies are rising, and utilities need to do more to stop them

May. 20, 2024 20:35 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against water utilities across the country are becoming more frequent and more severe, the Environmental Protection Agency warned Monday as it issued an enforcement alert urging water systems to take immediate actions to protect the nation's drinking water. ...