Latest Hacking News

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...

Tips to help small business owners avoid phishing scam

Dec. 4, 2019 10:35 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Phishing scams that infect a computer and potentially allow hackers to invade bank and other accounts are highly preventable — but it takes eternal vigilance on the part of computer users. Even small business owners or employees who think they’re careful about clicking on...

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....

Disney Plus blames past hacks for user accounts sold online

Nov. 20, 2019 1:48 PM EST

Disney said Disney Plus account passwords being sold in underground hacking forums are coming from previous breaches at other companies, predating last week’s launch of its streaming service. The company reiterated Wednesday that it found no evidence of a security breach and that account problems are...

Mueller documents: Manafort pushed Ukraine hack theory

Nov. 3, 2019 5:15 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort pushed the idea that Ukraine, not Russia, was behind the hack of the Democratic National Committee servers, Manafort's deputy told investigators during the special counsel's Russia probe. The unsubstantiated...

Florida officials remain mum on election security breaches

Nov. 1, 2019 5:46 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida officials vowed transparency in securing next year's elections but are continuing to shed little light on how Russian hackers infiltrated systems in at least two Florida counties . During a news conference in Tallahassee on Friday with state and federal officials, Florida...

Security firm says Chinese hackers intercepted text messages

Oct. 31, 2019 10:35 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted campaign that planted eavesdropping software on a telecommunications provider's servers, a cybersecurity firm said. FireEye said in a report issued on...

Hackers plead guilty in data breach that Uber covered up

Oct. 30, 2019 8:23 PM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Two computer hackers have pleaded guilty to concocting an extortion scheme that entangled Uber in a yearlong cover-up of a data breach that stole sensitive information about 57 million of the ride-hailing service's passengers and drivers. The pleas entered Wednesday in a San Jose,...

Threat to US elections in 2020 is not limited to Russia

Oct. 30, 2019 4:42 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Russia interfered in the 2016 election and may try to sway next year's vote as well. But it's not the only nation with an eye on U.S. politics. American officials sounding the alarm about foreign efforts to disrupt the 2020 election include multiple countries in that warning. Concerns...

Florida elections chief: State systems prepared for hackers

Oct. 29, 2019 7:43 PM EDT

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's top elections officer insisted Tuesday that her state's voting systems are adequately prepared for electronic attacks despite persistent concerns that hackers could again infiltrate the state's voting systems. Earlier this year, the Mueller Report referenced at least one...