Norwegian aluminum producer hit by cyberattack

HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro says it has been a targeted by "an extensive cyberattack" through a ransomware virus impacting its key operations and disrupting its IT systems....

Engineer: Satellite suggests fire caused Venezuela outage

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — In the week since a massive blackout left millions in Venezuela without power, both the government and opposition have put forward disputing theories on what caused the outag...

Darkness lingers for Venezuela's most vulnerable

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Darkness has yet to lift for 72-year-old Elizabeth Guzman and thousands of her poor neighbors in a forgotten corner of Venezuela's capital that was barely getting by even bef...

Vulnerable to attack: Businesses should boost cyber defenses

NEW YORK (AP) — When cyberthieves attacked Empire Industries' computer network, technology manager Rich Shemanskis could see files in the process of being infected by malicious software. ...

Colombia: Even Maduro's relatives seeking relief from outage

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The blackout engulfing Venezuela is forcing many to seek refuge — even, as it turns out, President Nicolas Maduro's own relatives. Authorities in neighboring ...

AP Explains: What's behind Venezuela's historic blackout?

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A massive blackout that left millions of Venezuelans without power has triggered one persistent question: How could a country with the world's largest proven oil reserves go da...

The Latest: Spanish pilots ask airline to avoid Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Latest on Venezuela's political and economic crisis (all times local): 1:10 p.m. Spain's airline pilots union has asked for Spanish ai...

Power station blast adds to sense of chaos in Venezuela

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Witnesses say an explosion occurred at a power station in the Venezuelan capital as days of nationwide power cuts imposed increasing hardship on the country. ...

Russia presses case for greater control over its internet

MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin spokesman says reports that the U.S. military carried out a cyberattack in Russia ahead of the U.S. midterm elections proves that the country needs to create its own, self-co...

Australia blames state actor for hacking political parties

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia's prime minister says a "sophisticated state actor" is behind a cyberattack on Parliament's computing network that affected the networks of major political parties...

Judge refuses to throw out NAACP's lawsuit over 2020 Census

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A federal judge in Maryland is allowing the NAACP to pursue its claim that the U.S. Census Bureau has insufficient funds to properly conduct the 2020 Census, risking a massive un...

Key takeaways from annual US intelligence threat assessment

Top U.S. security officials warned Congress on Tuesday of an increasingly diverse range of security dangers around the globe, from North Korean nuclear weapons to Chinese cyberespionage to Russian cam...

Two ways China could paralyze Taiwan with cyberattacks

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The two ways China could launch a cyberattack against Taiwan include the cutting of undersea cables and the redirection of Taiwan's root domain, according to a report by a ...

Singapore says it won't name hackers who targeted PM

SINGAPORE (AP) — Singapore officials say it isn't in the country's interest to nab — or even name — the perpetrators behind a cyberattack that breached 1.5 million health records, including those of P...

UK hacker jailed for attack on Liberian telecoms firm

LONDON (AP) — A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia. Daniel Kaye was paid by a...