Hacking

Alister Shepherd, the director of a subsidiary of the cybersecurity firm FireEye, gestures during a presentation about the APT33 hacking group, which his firm suspects are Iranian government-aligned hackers, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. FireEye warned Tuesday that Iranian government-aligned hackers have stepped up their efforts in the wake of President Donald Trump pulling America from the nuclear deal. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)
September 18, 2018 - 10:05 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Iranian government-aligned group of hackers launched a major campaign targeting Mideast energy firms and others ahead of U.S. sanctions on Iran, a cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, warning further attacks remain possible as America re-imposes others on Tehran...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2014, file photo, a poster for the movie "The Interview" is carried away by a worker after being pulled from a display case at a Carmike Cinemas movie theater in Atlanta. A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 countries and crippled parts of the British health care system, federal prosecutors said Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. U.S. officials believe the Sony hack was retribution for "The Interview," a comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco in a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
September 06, 2018 - 10:47 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 countries and crippled parts of the British health care...
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August 31, 2018 - 5:50 pm
PARIS (AP) — One day late last year, Qatari newspaper editor Abdullah Al-Athbah came home, removed the SIM card from his iPhone 7 and smashed it to pieces with a hammer. A source had just handed Al-Athbah a cache of emails suggesting that his phone had been targeted by hacking software made by...
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August 29, 2018 - 3:22 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI said Wednesday that it has no evidence Hillary Clinton's private email server was compromised even though President Donald Trump tweeted a news report that alleged the Chinese had hacked it. Trump tweeted Tuesday evening about a report in the conservative Daily Caller that...
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This undated image provided by the cybersecurity firm FireEye shows a Tweet from a social media persona related to a group called "Liberty Front Press" using the Twitter handle "@Berniecratss." FireEye called the group an influence operation apparently aimed at promoting Iranian political interests. The group had multiple social media personas that masqueraded as liberal U.S. activists. (FireEye via AP)
August 24, 2018 - 2:33 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster running a political-influence campaign. Facebook removed 652 suspicious...
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FILE- In this Dec. 30, 2006, file photo with the Capitol in the background, American flags fly at half-staff at the foot of the Washington Monument in Washington. Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. Three other fake sites were designed to look as if they belonged to the U.S. Senate. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
August 21, 2018 - 2:56 pm
Microsoft has uncovered new Russian hacking efforts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday that a group tied to the Russian government created fake websites that appeared to spoof two American conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the...
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August 20, 2018 - 7:39 pm
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers. Two laptops used by senior staffers for then-candidate David Min in Orange County's 45th Congressional District were found infected with...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2018, file photo, the sun shines off the rear deck of a roadster on a Tesla dealer's lot in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Martin Tripp, a former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada, is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. His lawyers filed a counterclaim in federal court in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 02, 2018 - 6:10 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of sabotage, hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. Lawyers for Martin Tripp filed...
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August 01, 2018 - 5:34 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man has been convicted by a federal jury for attacking the computer network of a world-renowned hospital. Prosecutors say 32-year-old Martin Gottesfeld was convicted Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Boston on two counts related to attempting to damage and damaging...
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In this May 31, 2016 photo, Joel Ortiz, center, poses for a photo with Mayor Marty Walsh, left, and public schools Superintendent Tommy Chang, right, during a luncheon for public schools valedictorians in Boston. Ortiz, who studies information technology at University of Massachusetts, Boston, was arrested on July 12, 2018, at Los Angeles International Airport, on suspicion of using his tech skills to hack victims' personal cell phones and steal millions of dollars in digital currency. (Jessica Rinaldi/The Boston Globe via AP)
August 01, 2018 - 4:54 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Massachusetts college student who was named his high school's valedictorian for his savvy tech skills hacked into unsuspecting investors' personal cellphones, email and social media accounts to steal at least $2 million in digital currency like Bitcoin, according to documents...
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