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Data breach of website with far-right ties affects Mainers

Sep. 28, 2021 11:51 AM EDT

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Almost 200 Maine residents were exposed in a national data breach this month when the hacker group Anonymous published personal and financial information of users of the web hosting company Epik, which is popular with far-right fringe groups. In a...

EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections

Sep. 24, 2021 11:45 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday warned Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in some of the 27 member countries just as Germans were preparing to go the polls for weekend parliamentary elections. “Some EU member...

Indonesia says no evidence of alleged Chinese intel hack

Sep. 20, 2021 07:15 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian authorities have found no evidence that the country's main intelligence service's computers were compromised, after a U.S.-based private cybersecurity company alerted them of a suspected breach of its internal networks by a Chinese hacking group, an...

Woman breaches security at WA governor's residence

Sep. 15, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was able to enter the secure grounds of the governor’s residence Wednesday morning before being stopped by the Washington State Patrol. The Northwest News Network reports Gov. Jay Inslee and First Lady Trudi Inslee were...

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

Sep. 14, 2021 21:59 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U.S. intelligence and military officials have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1.7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described...

How to update Apple devices to correct security flaw

Sep. 14, 2021 20:27 PM EDT

Apple has released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers say could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any involvement of the owner. Here's how to update your Apple devices. ...

Apple fixes security hole reportedly used to hack an iPhone

Sep. 13, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Apple released a critical software patch to fix a security vulnerability that researchers said could allow hackers to directly infect iPhones and other Apple devices without any user action. Researchers at the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab said the...

Elections clerk under investigation says she's still working

Sep. 03, 2021 14:08 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado elections clerk whose whereabouts have been a mystery since she was accused of allowing a security breach of voting equipment that the FBI is investigating has told county commissioners that she remains on the job and has been working remotely. ...

Colorado election official files suit to remove county clerk

Aug. 30, 2021 17:01 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado secretary of state sued Monday to remove a rural county's election clerk who is accused of allowing a security breach of voting equipment that the FBI also is investigating. An initial investigation shows images of election management software...

T-Mobile CEO says "truly sorry" for hack of 50M users' data

Aug. 27, 2021 11:26 AM EDT

BELLEVUE, Wash. (AP) — T-Mobile says it has notified nearly all of the millions of customers whose personal data was stolen and that it is “truly sorry” for the breach. CEO Mike Sievert said in a written statement Friday that the company spends lots of effort to try...