Hospitals resume accepting patients after malware attack
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama hospital chain that quit accepting new patients after a malware attack crippled computer systems said it has resumed normal operations after paying a ransom...
Alabama hospital system halts admissions amid malware attack
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A hospital system that serves a large part of rural west Alabama temporarily quit accepting new patients after a ransomware attack crippled some of its computer systems...
Airport says it has continued to experience malware attacks
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland Hopkins International Airport says it has spent nearly $2 million on upgrading its digital security since a malware attack this spring.
Ransomware attack hits school district twice in 4 months
WOLCOTT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut school district's teachers are working without computer access less than a week after a second malware attack targeted the district's servers.
Ransomware locks Rockford Public Schools’ phones, internet
ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Public schools in Rockford, Illinois are operating without internet, telephone or computer systems that track student attendance because of a ransomware attack.
Flagstaff schools closed because of cybersecurity issue
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Flagstaff Unified School District's schools will be closed for a second day Friday as district officials work to resolve a cybersecurity issue.
Texas says half of agencies hit by ransomware have recovered
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas authorities say they aren't aware of any money paid to hackers who used ransomware to target more than 20 communities last month.
Protecting companies’ systems needs to be ongoing process
NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses can take steps to make their computers and websites less vulnerable to cybercriminals, but owners also need to be vigilant about protecting their...
Idaho school district to investigate malware attack source
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho school district has distributed some unaffected computers to employees following a department-wide cyberattack.
Southwestern Idaho school district hit with malware attack
NAMPA, Idaho (AP) — Officials say schools in the Nampa School District in southwestern Idaho have shut down their internet following a malware attack.
Millennial Money: How to outsmart smartphone scammers
Your smartphone is your confidante, your hand-held connection to the world — and one of your biggest vulnerabilities.
Scammers can take advantage of day-to-day tasks that seem innocuous,...
Newport schools respond to possible malware attack
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Officials say a possible malware attack on a Rhode Island school system's computers has been stymied and it does not appear any sensitive student or financial information has...
Sheriff’s office in western Indiana affected by malware
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A sheriff's office in western Indiana says its computer systems have been infected with a malware virus.
The Vigo County Sheriff's Office says in a statement that...
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — A public school system in Alabama has delayed classes a second time because of continuing problems from a computer malware attack.
AMITE CITY, La. (AP) — With the school year beginning next week, a fourth Louisiana school district is assessing damage caused by hackers targeting its computer network.
No prison for British cyber expert in malware case
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity expert who admitted writing and selling malware was spared prison Friday by a judge who said the misconduct was outweighed by his help in stopping a...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for a British cybersecurity expert who pleaded guilty to creating malware (all times local):
- The Herald-ArgusMalware attack on county computersJuly 8, 2019
- Houston ChronicleIs warning about malicious virus for real?December 6, 2018
- Post-BulletinAsk Score: Be ready for an email malware attacksNovember 29, 2018
- The Washington TimesFBI issues warning on hacking group with Russian tiesMay 25, 2018
DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama school system is delaying the start of classes because of what officials describe as a malware attack on its computers.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards has issued an emergency declaration after malware attacks against three school systems in the state have been detected.
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — Officials of an Indiana county say they are trying to determine the extent of a malware attack on the county's computers.
Sheriff: Malware hurts SC county’s courthouse, tech
WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say malware designed to disrupt computer systems closed a South Carolina courthouse and compromised the local government's technology.
Clemson and other universities work to improve cybersecurity
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — This spring, a batch of tests were sent to 100 Clemson University faculty and staff emails in an attempt to access private and personal information.
US, European officials bring charges in global malware case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten people, including five Russian fugitives, have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and sought to...
Ten charged in US and Europe over malware attacks
WhatsApp flaw let spies take control with calls alone
Spyware crafted by a sophisticated group of hackers-for-hire took advantage of a flaw in the popular WhatsApp communications program to remotely hijack dozens of phones without any user...
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty in Wisconsin federal court to developing malware to steal banking...
- Business WireTwilio Joins the Messaging, Malware and Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group (M3AAWG)October 8, 2019
- Globe NewswireUPDATE: Avanan Email Security Granted US PatentSeptember 18, 2019
- Globe NewswireIndex Exchange Earns “TAG Platinum” Status by Securing All Four TAG SealsAugust 14, 2019
- Business Wirenpm, Inc. Catches Malware Attempt, Helps Komodo Protect $13M in Cryptocurrency AssetsJune 6, 2019
- Business WireFeaturespace Introduces Adaptive Behavioral Biometrics to Solve Complex Fraud Attacks in Digital ChannelsJune 3, 2019
CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say technical problems at Cleveland's main airport that plagued flight and baggage claim information screens all last week was related to a ransomware...
CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland officials say technical problems at its main airport that plagued flight and baggage claim information screens all week were caused by malware found in the computer...
British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information.
Chinese woman who entered Mar-a-Lago denied bail
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge denied bail Monday for a Chinese woman charged with lying to illegally enter President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club, saying her actions and...
Attorney: Mar-a-Lago infiltrator had hidden-camera detector
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Chinese woman recently arrested at President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago club lied repeatedly to Secret Service agents while carrying computer malware unlike anything...
PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Mar-a-Lago (all times local):
President Donald Trump is dismissing the arrest of a Chinese woman caught carrying a device containing...
Chinese woman carrying malware allegedly got into Mar-a-Lago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A woman carrying two Chinese passports and a device containing computer malware lied to Secret Service agents and briefly gained admission to President Donald Trump's...
BOSTON (AP) — The Taiwanese computer company ASUS is acknowledging that suspected nation-state hackers planted malware on its online automatic update service in a sophisticated and targeted...
BOSTON (AP) — In a sophisticated targeted espionage operation, hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software using the company's online...
6 things small businesses can do to improve cybersecurity
NEW YORK (AP) — Small businesses can be more vulnerable to cyberattacks than larger companies because they often don't have sophisticated and comprehensive systems to protect themselves from...
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.
RIGBY, Idaho (AP) — School officials in Idaho are working to combat the ever-growing rise of computer viruses and hacking of school data.
School districts are easy targets for viruses and...
Russian hackers use Brexit in phishing email, experts warn
LONDON (AP) — Cybersecurity experts at consulting firm Accenture are warning that Russian hackers are using public interest in Brexit as a lure in their latest phishing emails.
The company's security division issued an advisory Thursday about a Brexit-themed document intended to deliver malware to targets.
Accenture said the Microsoft Word file started circulating the same day this month that the British government agreed on a draft of its agreement to leave the European Union.
Feds investigate after hackers attack water utility
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Federal and state officials are working with a North Carolina water utility after hackers attacked some of its computer systems.
The head of the Onslow Water and Sewer Authority said in a news release Monday that its internal computer system, including servers and personal computers, were subjected to what was characterized as "a sophisticated ransomware attack."
The most dangerous celebrity online is revealed
NEW YORK (AP) — Ruby Rose has played some dangerous characters, like an inmate in "Orange Is the New Black" and a scientist battling a prehistoric shark in "The Meg." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous.
Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Tuesday crowned Rose the most dangerous celebrity on the internet. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware.
Wisconsin officials prepare for potential election hackers
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A private vendor inadvertently introduces malware into voting machines he is servicing. A hacker hijacks the cellular modem used to transmit unofficial Election Day results. An email address is compromised, giving bad actors the same access to voting software as a local elections official.
These are some of the potential vulnerabilities of Wisconsin's election system described by cybersecurity experts.
Contractor gets prison for sabotaging Army computer program
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — An Atlanta man convicted of sabotaging a computer program housed on servers at an Army base in North Carolina has been sentenced to two years federal prison.
Notorious Russian cybercriminal pleads guilty to US charges
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Russian man considered to be one of the world's most notorious hackers pleaded guilty Wednesday to U.S. charges alleging he operated a network of devices used to steal computer credentials, distribute spam emails and install malicious software.
Peter Levashov, 36, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, wire fraud, identity theft and other charges during an appearance in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut.
FBI probes computer hacks in California House campaigns
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The FBI launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic U.S. House candidates were targeted by computer hackers, though it's unclear whether politics had anything to do with the attacks.
Maine college says malware may have exposed personal data
BANGOR, Maine (AP) — Eastern Maine Community College in Bangor is warning of a possible data breach that could've exposed current and former staff and students.
School officials are notifying 42,000 current and former students that certain computers were recently infected with malware and may have been hacked.
Officials said the problem could apply to students dating back to 1998, and faculty dating to 2008.
City spends more than $150K to remove computer virus
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Officials in a New Hampshire city say they spent more than $150,000 to remove a virus that affected the city's entire computer system.
The Portsmouth Herald reports Portsmouth Deputy City Manager Nancy Colbert Puff announced Thursday the city has filed a $156,813 insurance claim for the costs of managing the Trojan horse malware called Emotet.
British cyber expert accused of lying to FBI about malware
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus last year faces new charges, including lying to the FBI, in an updated indictment Wednesday accusing him of developing malware to steal banking information.