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South Carolina's top officer not releasing details on 2012 hack that stole millions of tax returns

Apr. 10, 2024 16:26 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Twelve years after a hacker stole personal data from more than 3.6 million people in South Carolina by obtaining Social Security numbers and credit card information from tax returns, the state's top police officer said Wednesday he thought he knew who did it but wasn't ready...

Scathing federal report rips Microsoft for shoddy security, insincerity in response to Chinese hack

Apr. 03, 2024 12:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — In a scathing indictment of Microsoft corporate security and transparency, a Biden administration-appointed review board issued a report Tuesday saying “a cascade of errors” by the tech giant let state-backed Chinese cyber operators break into email accounts of senior U.S....

US and UK go after Chinese hackers accused of state-backed operation against politicians, dissidents

Mar. 25, 2024 21:04 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers linked to the Chinese government launched a sweeping, state-backed operation that targeted U.S. officials, journalists, corporations, pro-democracy activists and the U.K.'s election watchdog, American and British authorities said Monday in announcing a set of criminal...

The French government says it's being targeted by unusual intense cyberattacks

Mar. 11, 2024 14:51 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The French government said Monday that several of its services have been targeted by cyberattacks of “unprecedented intensity,” and a special crisis center was activated to restore online services. Prime Minister Gabriel Attal’s office said in a statement that...

Microsoft says it hasn't been able to shake Russian state hackers

Mar. 08, 2024 19:47 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Microsoft said Friday it's still trying to evict the elite Russian government hackers who broke into the email accounts of senior company executives in November and who it said have been trying to breach customer networks with stolen access data. The hackers from...

Behind the doors of a Chinese hacking company, a sordid culture fueled by influence, alcohol and sex

Mar. 08, 2024 04:28 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — The hotel was spacious. It was upscale. It had a karaoke bar. The perfect venue, the CEO of the Chinese hacking company thought, to hold a Lunar New Year banquet currying favor with government officials. There was just one drawback, his top deputy said. “Who goes...

Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage from January cyberattack

Mar. 01, 2024 18:37 PM EST

Georgia's largest county is still repairing damage inflicted on its government a month ago by hackers who shut down office phone lines, left clerks unable to issue vehicle registrations or marriage licenses and threatened to publicly release sensitive data they claimed to have stolen unless...

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents offers a rare window into pervasive state surveillance

Feb. 21, 2024 23:49 PM EST

Chinese police are investigating an unauthorized and highly unusual online dump of documents from a private security contractor linked to the nation's top policing agency and other parts of its government — a trove that catalogs apparent hacking activity and tools to spy on both Chinese and...

An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners

Feb. 21, 2024 14:33 PM EST
BEIJING (AP) — An online dump of Chinese hacking documents reveals how Beijing watches both Chinese and foreigners.

South Korea says presumed North Korean hackers breached personal emails of presidential staffer

Feb. 14, 2024 13:09 PM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol’s office said Wednesday that presumed North Korean hackers breached the personal emails of one of his staff members ahead of Yoon's trip to Europe in November. Yoon’s office said the breach only affected the...