Latest Cybercrime News

What's worse than thieves hacking into your bank account? When they steal your phone number, too

Jul. 14, 2024 00:12 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — One Monday morning in May, I woke up and grabbed my cell phone to read the news and scroll through memes. But it was out of cell service. I couldn't make calls or texts. That, though, turned out to be the least of my problems. Using my home Wi-Fi...

Data of nearly all AT&T customers downloaded from a third-party platform in security breach

Jul. 13, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

The data of nearly all customers of the telecommunications giant AT&T was downloaded from a third-party platform in a security breach, the company said Friday, as cyberattacks against businesses, schools and health systems continue to spread globally. The breach, which took...

One Tech Tip: What to do if your personal info has been exposed in a data breach

Jul. 12, 2024 09:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Data breaches like the most recent one involving AT&T customers are becoming an almost regular occurrence. As more of our lives move online, our personal data like email addresses, phone numbers, birthdates and even passcodes are becoming ever more vulnerable to...

AT&T says 2022 security breach compromised data of its cellular customers and landline users that interacted with them

Jul. 12, 2024 07:30 AM EDT
NEW YORK (AP) — AT&T says 2022 security breach compromised data of its cellular customers and landline users that interacted with them.

Election officials push back against draft federal rule for reporting potential cyberattacks

Jul. 10, 2024 18:56 PM EDT

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A group of state election officials is urging the nation’s cybersecurity agency to revise a draft rule that would require election offices to disclose suspected cyberattacks to the federal government, casting the mandate as too burdensome on overworked local...

Some data is 'breached' during a hacking attack on the Alabama Education Department

Jul. 03, 2024 17:43 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama’s education superintendent said Wednesday that some data was “breached” during a hacking attempt at the Alabama State Department of Education. Superintendent Eric Mackey said the June 17 attack was stopped while it was in progress. He said they...

Indonesia detains 103 Taiwanese in a raid in Bali involving suspected cybercrime

Jun. 28, 2024 00:00 AM EDT

DENPASAR, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian immigration authorities have detained 103 Taiwanese people after a raid at a villa on the resort island of Bali, officials said Friday. They were accused of misusing their visas and residence permits and are suspected of possible cybercrimes,...

Ex-Timberwolves analyst admits stealing hard drive with sensitive data from team executive

Jun. 27, 2024 17:53 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The since-fired Minnesota Timberwolves staffer accused of burglary has admitted to stealing a hard drive with proprietary and sensitive information from a team executive. Somak Sarkar pled guilty to a gross misdemeanor count of unauthorized computer access in...

One Tech Tip: What to do when you have too many passwords to remember

Jun. 27, 2024 06:57 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Everyone has too many passwords. The credentials we need to remember to navigate online life keep multiplying, not just for frequently used email, banking, social media, Netflix and Spotify logins, but also, say, the little-known e-commerce site you're not sure you'll buy from...

Indonesia won't pay an $8 million ransom after a cyberattack compromised its national data center

Jun. 25, 2024 00:55 AM EDT

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's national data center has been compromised by a hacking group asking for a $8 million ransom that the government says it won't pay. The cyberattack has disrupted services of more than 200 government agencies at both the national and regional...