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Wray: FBI Blocked Planned Cyberattack on Children’s Hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI thwarted a planned cyberattack on a children’s hospital in Boston that was to have been carried out by hackers sponsored by the Iranian government, FBI Director Christopher Wray said Wednesday. Wray told a Boston College …

A Free-For-All but no Crippling Cyberattacks in Ukraine War

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Russia has some of the best hackers in the world, but in the early days of the war in Ukraine, its ability to create mayhem through malware hasn’t had much of a noticeable impact. Instead, it’s …

Toyota Restarting Japan Plants After Malware Hits Supplier

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota plans to resume production at all of its 14 plants as of Wednesday, after they were idled for a day due to a cyberattack on a domestic supplier. The supplier, Kojima Industries Corp., said Tuesday it …

N.J. Court: Insurer Cannot Cite War Exclusion to Deny Coverage for NotPetya Attack

Last month the Superior Court of New Jersey ruled insurers cannot use a policy exclusion to avoid covering about $1.4 billion in damages Merck & Co. said it suffered from a spring 2017 cyber attack known as NotPetya. The court …

Iran Says Cyberattack Closes Gas Stations Across Country

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A cyberattack crippled gas stations across Iran on Tuesday, leaving angry motorists stranded in long lines. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which rendered useless the government-issued electronic cards that many Iranians …

Governments Turn Tables on Ransomware Gang REvil by Pushing it Offline

The ransomware group REvil was itself hacked and forced offline this week by a multi-country operation, according to three private sector cyber experts working with the United States and one former official. Former partners and associates of the Russian-led criminal …

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 …

‘Holy Moly!’: Inside Texas’ Fight Against a Ransomware Hack

DALLAS (AP) — It was the start of a steamy Friday two Augusts ago when Jason Whisler settled in for a working breakfast at the Coffee Ranch restaurant in the Texas Panhandle city of Borger. The most pressing agenda item …

Stung By Pandemic and JBS Cyberattack, U.S. Ranchers Build New Beef Plants

U.S. cattle ranchers and investors are sinking hundreds of millions of dollars into new beef plants after temporary closures of massive slaughterhouses at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic left farmers with nowhere to send animals destined to be turned …

U.S. Water and Power Are Shockingly Vulnerable to Cyberhacks

When the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power was hacked in 2018, it took a mere six hours. Early this year, an intruder lurked in hundreds of computers related to water systems across the U.S. In Portland, Oregon, burglars …