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Kaseya gets master decryption key after July 4 global attack

Jul. 22, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key that will decrypt all of the more than 1,000 businesses and public organizations crippled in the global incident. ...

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data

Jul. 21, 2021 11:24 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used in a cyber-extortion attempt involving a $50 million ransom demand — likely came from one of its contractors. ...

Russian hacker Levashov sentenced to time already served

Jul. 20, 2021 16:28 PM EDT

A Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master" was sentenced Tuesday to the 33 months he has already served in custody on federal charges he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distribute spam and install malicious software. ...

EU nations approve a dozen pandemic recovery plans

Jul. 13, 2021 10:44 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union nations approved the pandemic recovery plans of the bloc's four biggest economies and eight other member countries Tuesday, a move seen as a bellwether for an economic revival from the unprecedented recession caused by the coronavirus pandemic. ...

Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals

Jul. 10, 2021 00:07 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden has told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call that he must “take action” against cybercriminals acting in his country and that the U.S. reserves the right to “defend its people and its critical infrastructure" from future attacks. the...

Biden tells Putin Russia must crack down on cybercriminals

Jul. 09, 2021 16:18 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a Friday phone call that he must “take action” against cybercriminals acting in his country and that the U.S. reserves the right to “defend its people and its critical infrastructure" from future attacks....

Fallout continues from biggest global ransomware attack

Jul. 05, 2021 18:40 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The single biggest ransomware attack yet continued to bite Monday as more details emerged on how a Russia-linked gang breached the exploited software company. The criminals essentially used a tool that helps protect against malware to spread it globally. ...

Ransomware attack before holiday leaves companies scrambling

Jul. 03, 2021 18:12 PM EDT

Businesses around the world rushed Saturday to contain a ransomware attack that has paralyzed their computer networks, a situation complicated in the U.S. by offices lightly staffed at the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. It's not yet known how many...

Appeal seeks to let Indiana quit federal jobless programs

Jun. 30, 2021 16:53 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Attorneys for the state argue that Indiana’s economic recovery will “suffer irreparable harm” unless an appeals court overturns a judge’s order that the state must continue the federal government’s pandemic unemployment benefits programs. ...

Colombia catches hacker wanted in the U.S. for 'Gozi' virus

Jun. 29, 2021 19:23 PM EDT

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials say they have arrested a Romanian hacker who is wanted in the U.S. for distributing a virus that infected more than a million computers from 2007 to 2012. Mihai Ionut Paunescu faces computer intrusion and banking fraud...