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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...

After cyber attack, NY county is extra careful with big vote

Nov. 09, 2022 18:06 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Uncertainty over the outcome of New York's governor's race was prolonged on Election Night when officials in one of the state's most populous counties spotted an unexpected slowdown in the wireless transmission of vote totals, and took action amid lingering concerns over a cyber...

US vote counting unaffected by cyberattacks, officials say

Nov. 09, 2022 16:30 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — No instances of digital interference are known to have affected the counting of the midterm vote after a tense Election Day in which officials were closely monitoring domestic and foreign threats. A few state and local governments appeared to be hit by a...

Hacking attack idles Polish government's investment website

Nov. 07, 2022 11:27 AM EST

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An attack Monday by unknown hackers idled the website of the Polish government office regulating public investment. The Public Procurement Office said the attack came from outside servers Monday morning and only idled the office’s e-Procurements platform....

Red Cross seeks 'digital emblem' to protect against hacking

Nov. 03, 2022 08:54 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — The International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday it is seeking support to create a “digital red cross/red crescent emblem” that would make clear to military and other hackers that they have entered the computer systems of medical facilities or Red Cross offices. ...