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How a faulty CrowdStrike update crashed computers around the world

Jul. 20, 2024 09:45 AM EDT

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches. But all it took was one faulty CrowdStrike software update to cause global disruptions Friday that...

Tech disruptions sparked by software update highlight the fragility of globally connected technology

Jul. 19, 2024 16:33 PM EDT

Airlines, banks, hospitals and other risk-averse organizations around the world chose cybersecurity company CrowdStrike to protect their computer systems from hackers and data breaches. But all it took was one faulty CrowdStrike software update to cause global disruptions Friday that...

Chinese hackers have stepped up attacks on Taiwanese organizations, cybersecurity firm says

Jun. 24, 2024 05:26 AM EDT

HONG KONG (AP) — A suspected Chinese state-sponsored hacking group has stepped up its targeting of Taiwanese organizations, particularly those in sectors such as government, education, technology and diplomacy, according to cybersecurity intelligence company Recorded Future. In...

Germany recalls its ambassador in Russia for a week in protest over a hacker attack

May. 06, 2024 12:06 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Germany said Monday it recalled its ambassador to Russia for a week of consultations in Berlin following an alleged hacker attack on Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party. Germany last week accused Russian military agents of hacking into the top echelons of Scholz's...

German foreign minister says Russia will face consequences for monthslong cyber espionage

May. 03, 2024 16:27 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Germany on Friday accused Russian military agents of hacking the top echelons of Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s party and other sensitive government and industrial targets, and was joined by NATO and fellow European countries in warning that Russia’s cyberespionage would have...

French cyberwarriors ready to test their defense against hackers and malware during the Olympics

May. 03, 2024 15:27 PM EDT

SAINT-DENIS, France (AP) — Just like the Olympic athletes, the cyberwarriors that will be crucial for the success of the Paris Games are deep into training for the big event. They have turned to friendly hackers to probe their cyberdefenses, like boxers who use sparring partners to...

Change Healthcare cyberattack was due to a lack of multifactor authentication, UnitedHealth CEO says

May. 01, 2024 16:02 PM EDT

The Change Healthcare cyberattack that disrupted health care systems nationwide earlier this year started when hackers entered a server that lacked a basic form of security: multifactor authentication. UnitedHealth CEO Andrew Witty said Wednesday in a U.S. Senate hearing that his...

Finnish hacker imprisoned for accessing thousands of psychotherapy records and demanding ransoms

Apr. 30, 2024 10:56 AM EDT

HELSINKI (AP) — A Finnish court on Tuesday sentenced a 26-year-old man to six years and three months in prison for hacking tens of thousands of patient records at a private psychotherapy center and seeking ransom from some patients over the sensitive data. The case that was...

Hackers claim to have infiltrated Belarus' main security service

Apr. 26, 2024 14:28 PM EDT

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — A Belarusian hacker activist group claims to have infiltrated the network of the country’s main KGB security agency and accessed personnel files of over 8,600 employees of the organization, which still goes under its Soviet name. The authorities have not...