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...

Anthem to pay nearly $40M settlement over 2015 cyberattack

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Health insurer Anthem has agreed to another multimillion-dollar settlement over a cyberattack on its technology that exposed the personal information of nearly 79 million people. ...

Zhenhua data leak exposes China's new 'hybrid warfare'

More than 2 million people around the world have had their personal data collected on behalf of Chinese intelligence services, according to a leak of a dataset made public earlier this month by an Aus...

Hacked software provider won't say if ransomware involved

DALLAS (AP) — A day after informing customers that it had been hacked by an unknown intruder, a major U.S. provider of software services to state and local governments —including posting election data...

Data breach at software provider to local governments

DALLAS (AP) — A major provider of software services to local governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phon...

Cybersecurity experts: Requesting ballots by email is safe

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A group of leading cybersecurity experts told an Ohio court that absentee ballot applications can be safely transmitted using email, countering the secretary of state's assertion...

British man sentenced to 5 years for hacking US companies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man who was part of a hacking collective called The Dark Overlord was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for helping the group steal information from several companies...