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Russian Businessman, Others Charged in Multi-Million Dollar Hacking Scheme

BOSTON–Five Russians including a Kremlin-linked businessman now in U.S. custody carried out a vast, $82 million insider trading scheme that allowed them to profit from corporate information stolen through hacking, U.S. authorities said on Monday. Vladislav Klyushin, the owner of …

Ransomware Persists Even as High-Profile Attacks Have Slowed

WASHINGTON (AP)–In the months since President Joe Biden warned Russia’s Vladimir Putin that he needed to crack down on ransomware gangs in his country, there hasn’t been a massive attack like the one last May that resulted in gasoline shortages. …

Cyberattacks Concerning to Most in US: Pearson/AP-NORC Poll

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. The poll by The Pearson Institute and The Associated …

Suit Blames Baby’s Death on Cyberattack at Alabama Hospital

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama woman whose 9-month-old daughter died has filed suit against the hospital where she was born claiming it did not disclose that its computer systems had been crippled by a cyberattack, which resulted in diminished …

Contract Tracing Breach Impacts Private Info of 72K People

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Employees of a vendor paid to conduct COVID-19 contact tracing in Pennsylvania may have compromised the private information of at least 72,000 people, including their exposure status and their sexual orientation, the state Health Department said …

Aon Buys Cytelligence to Bolster Group Handling Cyber Hacks

Aon Plc bought closely held Canadian firm Cytelligence Inc. to help boost its ability to respond to and investigate attacks on computer systems. Aon picked up employees with cybersecurity consulting and digital forensic expertise, the London-based insurance brokerage and advisory …

Cyber Weaknesses Should Deter U.S. from Waging War

A former top U.S. cybersecurity official says America’s computer systems are so vulnerable to attack that it should deter U.S. leaders from going to war with other nations. Richard Clarke, a top adviser to three presidents, joined a number of …