Hacking

FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building viewed from the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
Associated Press
December 14, 2020 - 1:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. government agencies and private companies rushed Monday to secure their computer networks following the disclosure of a sophisticated and long-running cyber-espionage intrusion that experts said almost certainly was carried out by a foreign state. It was not yet clear who was...
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FILE - The U.S. Treasury Department building viewed from the Washington Monument, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. Hackers got into computers at the U.S. Treasury Department and possibly other federal agencies, touching off a government response involving the National Security Council. Security Council spokesperson John Ullyot said Sunday, Dec. 13, 2020 that the government is aware of reports about the hacks. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, file)
December 13, 2020 - 8:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hackers broke into the networks of the Treasury and Commerce departments as part of a monthslong global cyberespionage campaign revealed Sunday, just days after a prominent cybersecurity firm said it had been breached in an attack that industry experts said bore the hallmarks of...
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This Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015 photo shows FireEye offices in Milpitas, Calif. The cybersecurity firm said Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020 it was hacked by what it believes was a national government. The attacker targeted and stole assessment tools that FireEye uses to test its customers' security and which mimic the methods used by hackers, the company said. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)
December 08, 2020 - 6:19 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Prominent U.S. cybersecurity firm FireEye said Tuesday that foreign government hackers with “world-class capabilities” broke into its network and stole offensive tools it uses to probe the defenses of its thousands of customers, who include federal, state and local governments and top...
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FILE - This file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. Researchers at a cybersecurity firm say they have identified vulnerabilities in software widely used by millions of connected devices...flaws that could be exploited by hackers to penetrate business and home computer networks and disrupt them. Potentially affected devices from an estimated 150 manufacturers range from networked thermometers to “smart” plugs and printers to office routers and healthcare appliances to components of industrial control systems. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
December 08, 2020 - 9:41 am
BOSTON (AP) — Researchers at a cybersecurity firm say they have identified vulnerabilities in software widely used by millions of connected devices — flaws that could be exploited by hackers to penetrate business and home computer networks and disrupt them. There is no evidence of any intrusions...
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In this photo provided by the University of Vermont Health Network, IT staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center in Burlington, Vt., continue work to scan thousands of the hospital's computer systems for malware on Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, after the Oct. 28 cyberattack forced a shut down of the hospital's electronic medical records system and other key systems. (Ryan Mercer/University of Vermont Health Network via AP)
December 04, 2020 - 2:49 pm
BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — By late morning on Oct. 28, staff at the University of Vermont Medical Center noticed the hospital’s phone system wasn’t working. Then the internet went down, and the Burlington-based center's technical infrastructure with it. Employees lost access to databases, digital...
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December 03, 2020 - 5:01 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A computer hacker serving 20 years for giving the Islamic State group the personal data of more than 1,300 U.S. government and military personnel has been granted compassionate release because of the coronavirus pandemic and will be placed in ICE custody for prompt...
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FILE - This June 6, 2013, file photo shows the National Security Administration (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. American officials conducted a cyber operation with Estonia this fall at that country’s invitation. That’s according to officials from both countries. The joint operation is part of an election-season effort to preemptively identify cyber threats from Russia and other adversaries that could be used against U.S. networks (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
December 03, 2020 - 5:02 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the modern twist on old-fashioned war games, the U.S. military dispatched cyber fighters to Estonia this fall to help the small Baltic nation search out and block potential cyber threats from Russia. The goal was not only to help a NATO partner long targeted by its powerful...
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Chester County, Pa., election workers process mail-in and absentee ballots for the 2020 general election in the United States at West Chester University, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in West Chester., Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
November 04, 2020 - 3:23 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Election Day came and went without any overt signs of foreign interference affecting the vote, but that doesn’t mean the risk has faded. A prolonged vote-tallying period in swing states raises the prospect of multiple security concerns, including foreign or domestic disinformation...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2020 file photo President Donald Trump throws a hat to the crowd after speaking at a campaign rally at the Central Wisconsin Airport in Mosinee, Wis. Hackers stole $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 29. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)
October 29, 2020 - 10:48 am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party's account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party's chairman told The Associated Press on Thursday. The party noticed the suspicious activity on Oct...
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FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016, photo, people walk near a Microsoft office in New York. Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to spy on “high-profile” people using spoofed email invitations. The tech company said Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020, it detected attempts by the hacking group it calls Phosphorus to trick former government officials, policy experts and academics. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)
October 28, 2020 - 7:00 am
REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft says Iranian hackers have posed as conference organizers in Germany and Saudi Arabia in an attempt to break into the email accounts of “high-profile” people with spoofed invitations. The tech company said Wednesday it detected attempts by the hacking group it calls...
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