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US takes new aim at ransomware after costly year for attacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is taking new aim at ransomware after a year that officials say was the costliest on record for the crippling cyberattacks. Formation of a ta...

S. Korea spy agency: N. Korea hackers targeted vaccine tech

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean hackers attempted to steal information about coronavirus vaccines and treatments, South Korea’s intelligence service said Tuesday, but it denied a lawmaker's cla...

Google says North Korea-backed hackers sought cyber research

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Google says it believes hackers backed by the North Korean government have been posing as computer security bloggers and using fake accounts on social media while attempting ...

Justice Dept: North Korean hackers stole virtual currency

WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korean hackers stole millions of dollars from virtual currency accounts and then laundered the stolen funds in hopes of making the crime untraceable, according to a Justice Dep...

Israel says it foiled hackers targeting defense industry

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday it foiled a cyberattack targeting its defense industry by a shadowy group that the U.S. has linked to North Korea. The Israeli Defense Ministry...

EU, in first-ever cyber sanctions, hits Russian intelligence

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Thursday slapped sanctions on six people and three organizations, including Russia’s military intelligence agency, accusing them of responsibility for several cyb...

EU sanctions Russian, Chinese hackers over alleged cyberattacks

The European Union on Thursday imposed its first ever sanctions for alleged cyberattacks. The measures involve financial and travel restrictions against officials from Russian military intelligence, a...

Treasury imposes sanctions on 3 North Korean hacking groups

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three North Korean hacking groups suspected of cyberattacks across the globe have been placed on a Treasury Department sanctions list. The department says the group...

The Latest: Cyber expert gets time-served in malware case

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for a British cybersecurity expert who pleaded guilty to creating malware (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A British cybersec...

British cyber expert who helped stop WannaCry virus gets sentenced to no extra jail time for creating malware

MILWAUKEE (AP) — British cyber expert who helped stop WannaCry virus gets sentenced to no extra jail time for creating malware .

British cyber expert to be sentenced for creating malware

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Just as Marcus Hutchins was hailed as a hero for helping stop a worldwide computer virus in May 2017, his criminal past as a malware developer was about to catch up to him. ...

Old software makes new electoral systems ripe for hacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pennsylvania's message was clear: The state was taking a big step to keep its elections from being hacked in 2020. Last April, its top election official told counties they had to upd...

Florida city pays $600,000 ransom to save computer records

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from go...

British cyber expert pleading guilty to creating malware

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 is scheduled in Wisconsin federal court to plead guilty to developing malware to steal ban...

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. F...