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):
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, 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.
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
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...
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...
- 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
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...
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...
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...
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...
- Globe NewswireIndex Exchange Earns “TAG Platinum” Status by Securing All Four TAG SealsAugust 14, 2019
- Business WireCyber Forza, Inc. Announces a Strategic Partnership with Japan Radio Co. Ltd (JRC) to Bring Cognitive & Adaptive AI-Based Secure Communications to Japan and Worldwide Public SafetyAugust 9, 2019
- Business WireQuantum Vision Centers and Eye Surgery Center Provide Notice of Data Security IncidentJune 20, 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
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.
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.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island officials say several state agencies were targeted by an online malware threat.
WPRI-TV reports the Department of Children, Youth and Families, the Department of Human Services, and the Department of Behavioral Healthcare were among the agencies that experienced technical difficulties Friday due to the threat.
Last week, the FBI recommended rebooting home and small office routers that could have been infected with disruptive malware, allegedly by sophisticated state-backed Russian hackers . An estimated half million routers and network-attached storage devices have been infected.
US says North Korea behind malware attacks
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a fresh warning Tuesday about malicious North Korean cyber activity, as that nation's leader dispatched a top adviser to New York to prepare for a possible summit on its nuclear arsenal.
LONDON (AP) — A U.S. cybersecurity company says the hacking group behind a worrying breed of destructive software is operating well beyond the Middle East, raising the possibility that it is laying the groundwork for dangerous cyberattacks around the world.
FBI seeks to thwart major cyberattack on Ukraine
LONDON (AP) — The FBI has put a spoke in the wheel of a major Russian digital disruption operation potentially aimed at causing havoc in Ukraine, evidence pieced together from researchers, Ukrainian officials and U.S. court documents indicates.
Correction: Cyberattack Fighter-Detained story
MILWAUKEE (AP) — In a story May 16 about a court hearing for a cybersecurity expert accused of creating software to steal banking passwords, The Associated Press reported erroneously that FBI agents contradicted each other in testimony about when they showed Marcus Hutchins his indictment. It was the arrest warrant, not the indictment, that Hutchins was shown.
A corrected version of the story is below:
British cyber expert's attorney says FBI deceived him
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on the case of British cybersecurity expert accused of creating software to steal banking passwords (all times local):
Lawyers for a British cybersecurity expert credited with stopping the worldwide WannaCry computer virus say federal agents used deception when they interrogated him about criminal charges he faces for allegedly creating malware.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — British cybersecurity expert Marcus Hutchins, once credited with stopping the worldwide WannaCry computer virus, said in a jailhouse phone call that he wrote code for someone who used it for the malware Hutchins is now charged with, according to federal court documents released Tuesday.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Jury selection is set to begin in Virginia in the trial of a Latvian man accused of running a hacking operation offering malware products and services to cybercriminals.
Ruslans Bondars is to go on trial Monday on federal charges of conspiracy, wire fraud and computer hacking.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The case of British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus was delayed Thursday to allow his attorneys more time to prepare arguments on why a judge should suppress statements he made after his arrest for allegedly creating software to steal banking passwords.