Feds to finally examine 2016 NC poll books for hacking

U.S. 06/06/19, 18:15

More than two years after voter check-in software failed on Election Day in a North Carolina county, federal authorities will finally conduct a forensic analysis of electronic poll books to see if Russian military hackers who targeted the software provider may have tampered with registration information to disrupt voting. The U.S. ...

2 Chinese men indicted for hacking Anthem, 3 other companies

Health 05/09/19, 17:47

A federal grand jury has indicted two Chinese men for hacking into the computers of health insurer Anthem Inc. and three other, unnamed companies, the Justice Department said Thursday.The indictment alleges Fujie Wang, 32, and a man identified only as John Doe stole the personal information of nearly 79 million ...

WikiLeaks’s Assange facing hearing on US extradition request

Europe 05/02/19, 02:48

WikiLeaks's founder Julian Assange is facing a court hearing over a U.S. request to extradite him for alleged computer hacking. Assange is expected to appear by video link from prison for Thursday's hearing at London's Westminster Magistrates' Court. The 47-year-old Australian is serving a 50-week prison sentence for jumping bail in 2012 ...

Czech court: rights of alleged Russian hacker violated

Business 04/09/19, 11:17

The Czech Republic's highest court says a former justice minister violated the rights of an alleged Russian hacker by allowing his extradition to the U.S. before a separate asylum case was finalized.Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of hacking computers at LinkedIn, Dropbox and other American companies in 2012, compromising the personal ...

Microsoft: Seizure of sites Iranian hackers used for attacks

Tech 03/27/19, 13:14

Microsoft says it has seized 99 websites used by Iranian hackers to launch cyberattacks.The company said Wednesday it took control of the websites after suing the hacking group and obtaining a U.S. judge's approval.Microsoft says it's been tracking the group since 2013. The company says the group has tried to ...

At age 30, World Wide Web is ‘not the web we wanted’

Europe 03/12/19, 07:56

At the ripe old age of 30 and with half the globe using it, the World Wide Web is facing growing pains with issues like hate speech, privacy concerns and state-sponsored hacking, its creator says, trumpeting a call to make it better for humanity.Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday joined a celebration ...

WWWorries? Inventor of Web laments coming-of-age woes

World 03/11/19, 16:27

The inventor of the World Wide Web knows his revolutionary innovation is coming of age, and doesn't always like what he sees: state-sponsored hacking, online harassment, hate speech and misinformation among the ills of its "digital adolescence."Tim Berners-Lee issued a cri-de-coeur letter and spoke to a few reporters Monday on ...

Microsoft detects hacking targeting Europe democracy groups

Europe 02/20/19, 07:40

A hacking group has targeted European democratic institutions including think tanks and non-profit groups ahead of highly anticipated EU parliamentary elections in May, Microsoft said.The company said Tuesday that a group called Strontium targeted email accounts for more than 100 people in six European countries working for the German Council ...

Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Europe 02/11/19, 03:34

When mysterious operatives lured two cybersecurity researchers to meetings at luxury hotels over the past two months, it was an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on their citizens. The Associated Press has now learned ...

Exclusive: Undercover spy exposed in NYC was 1 of many

Europe 02/10/19, 20:20

The Associated Press has identified a total of six people who have been approached by undercover operatives on false pretexts over the past two months, in an apparent bid to discredit their research about an Israeli company that makes smartphone hacking technology used by some governments to spy on citizens.The ...

Germany: Man arrested in probe of politicians’ hacked data

Europe 01/08/19, 03:35

German authorities said Tuesday they have detained a man in a suspected hacking case that resulted in hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information being posted online.The Federal Criminal Police Office said investigators searched the apartment of a 20-year-suspect from central Hesse state on Sunday and arrested him.It didn't give ...

German IT security agency criticized over hacking response

Europe 01/05/19, 08:13

Germany's IT security agency is coming under fire for its response to a massive online leak of hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information.Several German lawmakers on Saturday criticized the agency's apparent failure to inform affected politicians when it first learned of the leaks.The head of Germany's Federal Office for ...

Seoul says personal info of 1,000 NKorean defectors stolen

Asia & Pacific 12/28/18, 02:40

South Korea said Friday it's responding to a hacking attack that stole the names and addresses of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors who resettled in the South.A regional office of the Hana resettlement center said it has been notifying affected defectors after discovering last week that one of its computers ...

US charges 2 with China intelligence ties in hacking case

Politics 12/20/18, 11:36

U.S. officials say two Chinese citizens acting on behalf of their country's main intelligence agency carried out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from government agencies and companies in the United States and nearly a dozen other nations. It was the latest in a series of Justice Department indictments ...

US cybersecurity firm: Hackers stole EU diplomatic cables

Europe 12/19/18, 08:42

Hackers have spent years eavesdropping on the diplomatic communications of European Union officials, a U.S. cybersecurity firm said Wednesday, an operation disrupted only after researchers discovered hundreds of intercepted documents lying around on the internet.The documents were discovered a few months ago after a malicious email was caught by the ...

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