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US infiltrates big ransomware gang: 'We hacked the hackers'

Jan. 26, 2023 16:14 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI and international partners have at least temporarily disrupted the network of a prolific ransomware gang they infiltrated last year, saving victims including hospitals and school districts a potential $130 million in ransom payments, Attorney General Merrick Garland and...

Seoul: North Korean hackers stole $1.2B in virtual assets

Dec. 22, 2022 05:26 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean hackers have stolen an estimated 1.5 trillion won ($1.2 billion) in cryptocurrency and other virtual assets in the past five years, more than half of it this year alone, South Korea’s spy agency said Thursday. Experts and officials say North...

Not fare: Feds charge 2 in Russian hackers' airport cab scam

Dec. 20, 2022 14:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A plot to move some cabs to the front of the line for passengers at New York's Kennedy Airport was aided by Russian hackers who infiltrated an electronic taxi dispatch system, authorities said Tuesday as they announced the arrest of two men. The men, both U.S....

Hacker claims breach of FBI's critical-infrastructure portal

Dec. 14, 2022 21:06 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A hacker who reportedly posed as the CEO of a financial institution claims to have obtained access to the more than 80,000-member database of InfraGard, an FBI-run outreach program that shares sensitive information on national security and cybersecurity threats with public officials...

Worker pleads guilty in election equipment tampering case

Nov. 30, 2022 20:30 PM EST

DENVER (AP) — A former elections manager who prosecutors say assisted in a security breach of voting equipment in a Colorado county pleaded guilty on Wednesday under a plea agreement that requires her to testify against her former boss. Sandra Brown is one of two employees accused...

Mexico's domestic airline industry in shambles

Nov. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EST

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s domestic airline industry is in shambles, plagued by safety problems, a ratings downgrade by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration, and vandalism. This week alone, passengers missed connections because thieves cut the fiber optic cables leading...

European Parliament website affected by cyberattack

Nov. 23, 2022 11:11 AM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Parliament's web site came under a cyberattack by a pro-Moscow group only hours after lawmakers overwhelmingly backed a resolution calling Russia a state sponsor of terrorism, the legislature's president said Wednesday. President Roberta Metsola said in...

Officials say the European Parliament website has been affected due to a hacking attack

Nov. 23, 2022 10:41 AM EST
BRUSSELS (AP) — Officials say the European Parliament website has been affected due to a hacking attack.

Australia blames Russians for health insurance data theft

Nov. 11, 2022 02:35 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Moscow must he held to account for Russian cybercriminals accused of hacking Australia’s largest health insurer and dumping customers’ personal medical records on the dark web, Australian officials said Friday. Australian Federal Police took the...

Abortions exposed among Australian health insurer customers

Nov. 10, 2022 02:22 AM EST

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Extortionists dumped stolen client records relating to pregnancy terminations on the dark web on Thursday in their latest effort to pressure Australia’s largest health insurer to pay a ransom. The cybercriminals began dumping customer records on...