Malware

In this Nov. 7, 2012 photo, U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel during the U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. embassy in Beijing. Government-linked Chinese hackers have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners by penetrating a telecommunications provider and planting eavesdropping software on its servers, the cybersecurity firm FireEye says. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 31, 2019 - 9:34 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers with a history of state-sponsored espionage have intercepted the text messages of thousands of foreigners in a targeted campaign that planted eavesdropping software on a telecommunications provider's servers, a cybersecurity firm said. FireEye said in a report...
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FILE - This Wednesday Oct. 12, 2011, file photo, shows the Blackberry logo on a box in Ottawa, Canada. A report Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, by Canadian company Blackberry identifies new espionage campaigns attempting to steal sensitive data from mobile devices. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
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October 23, 2019 - 9:37 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A security firm says fake smartphone apps laden with malware are targeting Pakistan's military and government. A report Wednesday by Canadian company BlackBerry identifies new espionage campaigns attempting to steal sensitive data from mobile devices. BlackBerry says it doesn't...
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FILE - This Jan. 11, 2018 file photo shows Alexis Bledel at the 23rd annual Critics' Choice Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Monday crowned Bledel the most dangerous celebrity on the internet in 2019. No other celebrity was more likely to land users on websites that carry viruses or malware. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
October 21, 2019 - 8:02 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Alexis Bledel has been bookish and sweet on "Gilmore Girls" and "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants." But the actress herself is now officially dangerous. Cybersecurity firm McAfee on Monday crowned Bledel the most dangerous celebrity on the internet in 2019. No other...
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October 11, 2019 - 8:23 am
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 demand. The DCH Health System said its hospitals in the west Alabama cities of Tuscaloosa, Northport and...
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FILE - In this Dec. 17, 2018, file photo people walk by a building in New York. You carry your smartphone everywhere. But the way you use it could leave you vulnerable to specific forms of identity theft, including robocall scams and hackers looking to hijack your phone number. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
August 13, 2019 - 10:05 am
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, like checking a bank balance or charging a phone at a public USB port, to exploit personal information for their...
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FILE - In this Sunday, Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, visitors watch the North side from the Imjingak Pavilion in Paju, South Korea. U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for its nuclear program, and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man, File)
August 12, 2019 - 7:52 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. experts say they are investigating at least 35 instances in 17 countries of North Koreans using cyberattacks to illegally raise money for weapons of mass destruction programs — and they are calling for sanctions against ships providing gasoline and diesel to the country...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows Marcus Hutchins, a British cybersecurity expert during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins, credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 is about to learn his sentence for creating malware designed to steal banking information. He appears in federal court in Milwaukee on Friday, July 26. He pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to distribute malware called Kronos from 2012 to 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
July 26, 2019 - 4:26 pm
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 worldwide computer virus in 2017. Marcus Hutchins, who was hailed as a hero for his role in stopping the "...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows Marcus Hutchins, a British cybersecurity expert during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins, credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 is about to learn his sentence for creating malware designed to steal banking information. He appears in federal court in Milwaukee on Friday, July 26. He pleaded guilty in May to conspiring to distribute malware called Kronos from 2012 to 2015. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
July 26, 2019 - 12:54 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for a British cybersecurity expert who pleaded guilty to creating malware (all times local): 12:50 p.m. A British cybersecurity expert credited with helping stop a worldwide computer virus in May 2017 won't serve any additional time behind bars for creating...
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May 19, 2019 - 11:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's top Democrat is calling on the federal government to step in and investigate whether a plan for new subway cars in New York City designed by a Chinese state-owned company could pose a threat to national security. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York said in a statement to...
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This undated poster released by the FBI includes five Russian fugitives that have been charged in connection with malicious software attacks that infected tens of thousands of computers worldwide and caused more than $100 million in financial losses. (FBI Pittsburgh Field Office via AP)
May 16, 2019 - 3:26 pm
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 steal $100 million from victims, U.S. and European authorities announced Thursday. The malware enabled...
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