Hacking

This Feb. 2, 2018, photo, shows a signboard of the name of cryptocurrency exchange Coincheck, in Tokyo. Tech Bureau Corp. said Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, a server for its Zaif exchange was hacked for two hours last week, and some digital currencies got unlawfully relayed from what’s called a “hot wallet,” or where virtual coins are stored at such exchanges. Earlier this year, Coincheck reported a 58 billion yen ($547 million) loss of a cryptocurrency called NEM from suspected criminal hacking. (Kyodo News via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 11:40 pm
TOKYO (AP) — Hackers have stolen 6.7 billion yen ($60 million) worth of cryptocurrencies from a Japanese digital currency exchange, the operators said Thursday. Tech Bureau Corp. said a server for its Zaif exchange was hacked for two hours last week, and some digital currencies got unlawfully...
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United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The complaint alleges Park Jin Hyok, computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government, was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
September 06, 2018 - 5:44 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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FILE - This Aug. 25, 2016 file photo shows the logo of the Israeli NSO Group company on a building in Herzliya, Israel. A lawsuit filed in a Tel Aviv court on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, carries a claim from five Mexican journalists and activists who allege they were spied on using NSO Group software. (AP Photo/Daniella Cheslow)
August 31, 2018 - 3:12 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 23, 2018 - 7:31 am
CHICAGO (AP) — What the Democratic Party first thought was a malicious attempt to hack the party's massive voter information file turned out to be just a security test. Bob Lord, the Democratic National Committee's chief security officer, said Thursday the attempted hack was "built by a third party...
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FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2017, file photo, a man is silhouetted as he walks in front of Microsoft logo at an event in New Delhi, India. Microsoft says it’s uncovered new Russian hacking attempts targeting U.S. political groups ahead of the midterm elections. The company said Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018, that a hacking group tied to the Russian government created fake internet domains that appeared to spoof two conservative organizations: the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
August 21, 2018 - 6:55 am
Microsoft has uncovered new hacking attempts by Russia 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...
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This undated photo provided by David Min shows the then-candidate for the House of Representatives in California in the June 2018 California primary. The FBI has launched investigations after two Southern California Democratic House candidates were targeted by computer hackers. Laptops used by senior staffers for then-candidate Min in Orange County's 45th Congressional District were found infected with malware in March 2018. A law enforcement official tells The Associated Press the FBI also is investigating a cyberattack on Hans Keirstead, who was a candidate in the 48th District. In both cases, it wasn't clear who was responsible. (Min For Congress via AP)
August 20, 2018 - 5:34 pm
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. A law enforcement official told The Associated Press the FBI...
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August 01, 2018 - 2:05 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Three Ukrainian members of a sophisticated international hacking group that targeted restaurants, casinos and other businesses in 47 U.S. states to steal credit and debit card records have been arrested and face charges in federal court in Seattle, officials said Wednesday. The...
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FILE - In this July 14, 2018, file photo, computer mouse pads with Secure the Vote logo on them are seen on a vendor's table at a convention of state secretaries of state in Philadelphia. As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration’s response as fragmented, without enough coordination across federal agencies. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
August 01, 2018 - 3:23 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — As alarms blare about Russian interference in U.S. elections, the Trump administration is facing criticism that it has no clear national strategy to protect the country during the upcoming midterms and beyond. Both Republicans and Democrats have criticized the administration's...
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July 26, 2018 - 4:02 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Claire McCaskill says Russian hackers tried unsuccessfully to infiltrate her Senate computer network, and says she "will not be intimidated." The Missouri Democrat released the statement after The Daily Beast website reported that Russia's GRU intelligence agency tried to...
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FILE - In this Jan. 31, 2018, file photo, the sun rises beyond power lines in St. Charles Parish, La. Homeland Security officials say that Russian hackers used conventional tools to trick victims into entering passwords in order to build out a sophisticated effort to gain access to control rooms of utilities in the U.S. The victims included hundreds of vendors that had links to nuclear plants and the electrical grid. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)
July 25, 2018 - 9:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The simplest way to hack into secure systems is to trick people into revealing their passwords, and U.S. officials say Russian hackers did just that last year to gain access to hundreds of U.S. utilities, manufacturing plants and other facilities. The head of the Department of...
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