Hacking

January 11, 2019 - 12:50 pm
LONDON (AP) — A British computer hacker has been sentenced to 32 months in prison for a cyberattack that knocked out telecommunications services in Liberia. Daniel Kaye was paid by an employee of a rival firm to launch a distributed denial of service attack on Liberian phone and internet provider...
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FILE - The Sept. 22, 2017 file photo shows the Reichstag building, which host the German parliament Bundestag as it is reflected in the sunglasses of a woman in Berlin. German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer will inform in a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 on an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
January 08, 2019 - 7:48 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German student has admitted to obtaining and publishing online hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' data and told investigators that he acted alone, authorities said Tuesday. The 20-year-old, who wasn't identified in line with privacy regulations, lives with his parents and is...
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January 06, 2019 - 11:31 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's top IT security official faces a grilling Monday over his agency's handling of an alleged hacking case that saw hundreds of politicians' and celebrities' private information posted online . Daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Sunday quoted Germany's interior minister saying he's...
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FILE---In this picture taken Nov.21, 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) speaks in the Bundestag. (Ralf Hirschberger/dpa via AP)
January 05, 2019 - 12:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's IT security agency on Saturday defended its response to the leaking of hundreds of politicians' private information, after lawmakers accused it of failing to inform them quickly enough. Politicians from several parties questioned why the Federal Office for Information...
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FILE - This Oct. 5, 2010 file photo shows the exterior of a Marriott hotel in Santa Clara, Calif. Marriott says that fewer guest records were involved in a previously announced data breach than it initially disclosed. The lodging company said Friday, Jan. 4, 2019, that it now believes that the number of potentially involved guests is lower than the 500 million originally estimated. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
January 04, 2019 - 11:11 am
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — Fewer Marriott guest records than previously feared were compromised in a massive data breach, but the largest hotel chain in the world confirmed Friday that approximately 5.25 million unencrypted passport numbers were accessed. The compromise of those passport numbers has...
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FILE - In this July 8, 2009, file photo, women who defected from North Korea walk for their class at the Hanawon, a state-run official shelter for North Korean defectors, in Ansung, South Korea. South Korea on Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, says it's responding to a cyber-hacking attack that stole the names and addresses of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors who resettled in the South. (AP Photo/ Lee Jin-man, File)
December 28, 2018 - 2:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Friday it's responding to a hacking attack that stole the names and addresses of nearly 1,000 North Korean defectors who resettled in the South. A regional office of the Hana resettlement center said it has been notifying affected defectors after...
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This photo taken on Thursday, Nov. 15 2018, shows an exhibition in Tallinn presenting Estonia's digital achievements. The Baltic nation of 1.3 million people are engaged in an ambitious project to make government administration completely digital to reduce bureaucracy, increase transparency and boost economic growth. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
December 26, 2018 - 12:55 pm
TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — In the Estonian capital of Tallinn, three-day-old Oskar Lunde sleeps soundly in his hospital cot, snuggled into a lime green blanket decorated with red butterflies. Across the room, his father turns on a laptop. "Now we will register our child," Andrejs Lunde says with...
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A poster displayed during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018, shows two Chinese citizens suspected to be with the group APT 10 carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies. The Justice Department is charging two Chinese citizens with carrying out an extensive hacking campaign to steal data from U.S. companies. An indictment was unsealed Thursday against Zhu Hua and Zhang Shillong. Court papers filed in Manhattan federal court allege the hackers were able to breach the computers of more than 45 entities in 12 states. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
December 20, 2018 - 11:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday said two alleged Chinese hackers carried out an extensive campaign on behalf of Beijing's main intelligence agency to steal trade secrets and other information from government agencies and "a who's who" of major corporations in the United States and...
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December 20, 2018 - 11:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Chinese cyberespionage (all times local): 11:45 a.m. The British government has accused China of conducting a "widespread and significant" campaign of cyberespionage against the U.K. and its allies. The Foreign Office says a group known as APT 10, acting on behalf of...
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December 03, 2018 - 7:00 am
PRAGUE (AP) — A Czech spy agency says it's "obvious" that Russia was behind cyberattacks against the country's foreign ministry, calling them the most serious case of cyberespionage to hit the European country. The agency known as BIS said in its annual report Monday the attacks were part of the...
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