Interpol president calls for unity in facing cyberattacks

SINGAPORE (AP) — The president of Interpol says countries and law enforcement agencies must work together to counter rising threats, especially those in cyberspace. In a wide-ranging...

Companies still hobbled from fearsome cyberattack

HOUSTON (AP) — Many businesses still struggled Friday to recover hopelessly scrambled computer networks, collateral damage from a massive cyberattack that targeted Ukraine three days ago. ...

New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

PARIS (AP) — A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private se...

New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

PARIS (AP) — A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especial...

AP Explains: What is ransomware?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Computers around the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom in a cyberattack Tuesday that paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corpora...

North Korea, cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What we really know

TOKYO (AP) — With the dust now settling after "WannaCry," the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protec...

North Korea, cyberattacks and 'Lazarus': What we really know

TOKYO (AP) — With the dust now settling after "WannaCry", the biggest ransomware attack in history, cybersecurity experts are taking a deep dive into how it was carried out, what can be done to protec...

Miss Waikiki attends cybersecurity seminar in Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The winner of Miss Waikiki 2017, Jocelyn K. Louie, visited Taiwan for the first time to attend a seminar series on cybersecurity in the Asia-Pacific region held ...

WannaCry written by Chinese speakers: Flashpoint

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Linguists at the dark web intelligence firm Flashpoint say the Mandarin Chinese version of the ransom message sent by the WannaCry malware program was the only o...

Best photos from the past week in Asia

North Korea test launched a ballistic missile that landed in the Sea of Japan, seen as a direct challenge to the new South Korean president, who took office earlier this month, as U.S., Japan and Euro...

Taiwan News Weekly Roundup - May 19

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The top stories this week in Taiwan included the ransomware WannaCry making Taiwanese want to cry, famous comedian Chu-Ke-liang dying at age 71, Fiji pulling its...

Frenchman claims cure for WannaCry-infected computers

PARIS (AP) — A French researcher has released a software tool that he claims can restore some of the computers infected by the WannaCry ransomware. Adrien Guinet, who works for a Par...

Experts question North Korea role in WannaCry cyberattack

TOKYO (AP) — Experts are questioning whether North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyberattack attack, saying it doesn't fit the pattern of previous hacks blamed on Pyongyang. Identify...

BC-AS--Asian News Digest, AS

ASIA: NKOREA-CYBERATTACK — Was the WannaCry cyberattack a North Korean job? Despite bits and pieces of evidence suggesting a possible link, experts warn there's nothing conclusive ye...

Hundreds of ATMs shut down across India to escape ransomware attack

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Amidst reports that India is among the worst affected countries by the WannaCry ransomware attack, the Indian government has shut down some Automated Teller Machine (ATMs)...