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Once Hacked, Twice Shy: How Auto Supplier Harman Learned to Fight Cyber Carjackers

LAS VEGAS — When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made by supplier Harman International. Harman, now …

Huawei Tries to Overturn U.S. Ban That Cites ‘Cyber-Exploitation’ Risk

Huawei Technologies Co. is making a Hail Mary bid to undo a U.S. law that prohibits federal agencies and contractors from buying or using the Chinese telecom giant’s equipment because of the alleged risk of “cyber exploitation” by China. Lawyers …

Businesses are Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity

Companies are working to balance their desire for new innovations with their need for strong cyber-defenses, a new report from CompTIA, a technology industry trade association, finds. CompTIA’s “Cybersecurity for Digital Operations,” based on a survey of 500 U.S. businesses, …

Ransomware Attack Hits More than 20 Texas Local Governments

DALLAS — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Information …

U.S. Cyber Agency Says Reducing Risks From China Top Priority

A newly created U.S. cybersecurity agency said Thursday that China represents the greatest strategic risk to the U.S., and as a result, the agency’s top operational priority is reducing the risks from Chinese compromises to the global supply chain, including …

Accused Capital One Hacker’s Volatile History Put Before Judge

Federal prosecutors in Seattle have pieced together a string of disturbing social-media posts and police complaints to portray the accused Capital One Financial Corp. hacker as an unhinged danger to society who should remain locked up while awaiting trial. It’s …

Capital One Accused Hacker May Have Hit 30 Other Companies

The Seattle woman accused of hacking into Capital One Financial Corp.’s cloud and stealing personal information on more than 100 million Americans also broke into servers of more than 30 other companies, the U.S. said in a request to keep …

ECB Says One of Its Websites Was Hacked, Data Possibly Captured

The European Central Bank said one of its websites was hacked by unauthorized people who may have stolen private information including contact data. According to an emailed statement, hackers installed malware onto an external server that hosts the Banks’ Integrated …

Identity Theft Stings, but Hard to Pin on Specific Attacks

NEW YORK — Equifax 2017. Marriott 2018. Capital One 2019. Data breaches through hacking attacks are distressingly common these days, and personal details about you can lead to identity theft, such as credit cards and loans in your name. But …

Alleged CapitalOne Hacker Barely Bothered to Hide

SEATTLE — The 33-year-old former Amazon software engineer accused of hacking CapitalOne made little attempt to hide her attack. In fact, she effectively publicized it. It’s one of many riddles swirling around Paige Thompson, who goes by the online handle …