Hacking

October 05, 2019 - 11:32 am
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hospital system that quit accepting new patients after a ransomware attack says it has gotten a key to unlock its computer systems. DCH Health Systems announced Saturday it is bringing systems back online. A statement didn't say how the three-hospital system got...
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FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 27, 2019 file photo, Britain's Prince Harry walks through a minefield in Dirico, Angola, during a visit to see the work of landmine clearance charity the Halo Trust, on day five of the royal tour of Africa. The final day of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s 10-day visit to Africa with infant son Archie in tow has been overshadowed by a lawsuit she has filed against Britain’s Mail on Sunday tabloid. (Dominic Lipinski/Pool via AP, File)
October 05, 2019 - 3:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry is suing two British tabloid newspapers over alleged phone hacking. British media reports Friday night said Harry took legal action against the Sun and Mirror newspapers. Buckingham Palace confirmed in a statement on Saturday that claims regarding "illegal interception of...
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September 30, 2019 - 4:59 pm
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A former Yahoo software engineer has pleaded guilty to hacking into the accounts of some 6,000 Yahoo users in search of sexual photos and videos. The US Attorney's Office says Reyes Daniel Ruiz admitted in court Monday that he mostly targeted accounts belonging to younger...
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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, signs on a bank of computers tell visitors that the machines are not working at the public library in Wilmer, Texas. Some cybersecurity professionals are concerned that insurance policies designed to limit the damage of ransomware attacks might actually be encouraging hackers. Twenty-two local governments in Texas were hit in August. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)
September 20, 2019 - 8:36 am
CHICAGO (AP) — The call came on a Saturday in July delivering grim news: Many of the computer systems serving the government of LaPorte County, Indiana, had been taken hostage with ransomware. The hackers demanded $250,000. No way, thought County Commission President Vidya Kora. But less than a...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo people walk by a building in New York. You carry your smartphone everywhere. But the way you use it could leave you vulnerable to specific forms of identity theft, including robocall scams and hackers looking to hijack your phone number. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 13, 2019 - 8:05 am
Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities. Scammers can take advantage of day-to-day tasks that seem innocuous, like checking a bank balance or charging a phone at a public USB port, to exploit personal information for their...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 30, 2019, file photo, the logo for Capital One Financial appears above a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Data breaches through hacking attacks are common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. Yet few victims can ever pin the blame on any specific breach, whether that’s Equifax from 2017 or the recently disclosed breach at Capital One. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 03, 2019 - 6:38 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Equifax 2017 . Marriott 2018 . Capital One 2019 . Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. But it's hard to pin the blame on any specific hack,...
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Vehicles are parked outside the home of Paige A. Thompson, who uses the online handle "erratic," Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Seattle. Thompson was taken into custody Monday at her home and has been charged with computer fraud and abuse in connection with hacking data from more than 100 million Capital One credit holders or applicants. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 31, 2019 - 11:24 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — The Latest on the alleged Capital One hacker (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Federal authorities say a former Amazon software engineer accused of a massive hack of Capital One data recently threatened to "shoot up" a California social media company. Paige Thompson was arrested Monday...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 2, 2019 file photo, Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov arrives for an EU summit in Brussels. Bulgarian officials say unidentified hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of people from Bulgaria's national revenue agency. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called an emergency meeting Tuesday, July 16 of all law enforcement services to consider the potential harm to national security. (Geoffroy van der Hasselt, Pool Photo via AP, file)
July 17, 2019 - 5:00 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian police have detained a suspect who is allegedly behind the hacking of the national revenue agency, an attack that leaked the personal and financial data of millions of Bulgarians and companies. Police cybersecurity chief Yavor Kolev said Wednesday a 20-year-old...
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Ivan Bakanov, head of the Ukrainian Security Service, speaks to the media in Kiev, Ukraine, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. Ivan Bakanov said that the hacker Mykhailo Rytyikov, who controlled 40% of the world Russian-speaking Dark Net, was detained in Odessa. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
July 16, 2019 - 8:28 am
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine has arrested an alleged major computer hacker who has been sought by the United States for years. The head of Ukraine's national security service Ivan Bakanov said Tuesday that Mykhailo Rytikov was arrested in the city of Odessa, in an operation conducted in...
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July 16, 2019 - 3:15 am
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian officials say unidentified hackers have stolen the personal details of millions of people from Bulgaria's national revenue agency and note a possible Russian link in the case. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov called an emergency meeting Tuesday of all law enforcement...
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