6 Russian officers charged in 'destructive' hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department announced charges against Russian intelligence officers in cyberattacks that targeted a French presidential election, the Winter Olympics in South Korea and Am...

Twitter CEO admits straight blocking of New York Post article 'was wrong'

(Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Friday appeared to backtrack on its decision to block links to a New York Post article about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s son, despite reaffirming the...

Election 2020 Today: Trump, Biden spar from afar; vote surge

Here’s what’s happening Friday in Election 2020, 18 days until Election Day: HOW TO VOTE: AP’s state-by-state interactive has details on how to vote in this election. ...

Twitter changes hacked content rules after Biden story furor

Twitter said late Thursday it was changing its policy on hacked content after an outcry about its handling of an unverified political story that prompted cries of censorship from the right. ...

Barnes & Noble says shopper info may have been taken in hack

NEW YORK (AP) — Barnes & Noble said the personal information of its shoppers may have been stolen after its computer systems were hacked. The bookseller told customers in an ema...

Taiwan’s legislature attacked by hackers 5.5 million times in 2020

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Hackers have attacked the website of the Legislative Yuan 5.5 million times so far this year, but each of the attempts failed, reports said Thursday (Oct. 15). The info...

Hackers target Puerto Rico firefighting department servers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's firefighting department said Wednesday that its database was hacked by unknown people demanding $600,000 in an act of alleged extortion. Th...

Microsoft attempts takedown of global criminal botnet

Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts...

Google lists Republic of China founding as 1949 on Taiwan's National Day

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — On Saturday (Oct. 10), Taiwan's National Day, searches on Google with the terms "Republic of China establishment" suddenly yielded the date in 1949 that Kuom...

Watchdog urges more action to protect planes from hackers

Federal regulators have not taken adequate steps to protect computer systems on airliners from hackers, a government watchdog agency reported on Friday. The agency said the Federal A...

Scholar: Taiwan's new eID a juicy target for Chinese hackers

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As the Taiwanese government proudly presents its new electronic national identification cards (eID), a prominent engineering professor has lambasted the project as an infr...

With time short, judge mulls Georgia voting system changes

ATLANTA (AP) — With the start of early voting less than a week away and a software update being installed to address a glitch in Georgia's voting machines, a federal judge was still considering a requ...

Messner's law firm represented state-run Chinese insurer

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Corky Messner takes a hard line against China in his campaign, but his law firm once represented an insurance company run by the Chinese government tha...

Chinese hackers steal data of nearly half of Taiwan's workforce

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Chinese hackers allegedly stole personal data from millions of users of popular job sites in Taiwan and began selling the information on the dark web over the Mid-Autumn F...

AP-NORC poll: Americans concerned by foreign interference

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans are concerned at least somewhat by the potential for foreign interference in November's election, and a majority believes that Russia sought in 2016 to influence the o...