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Start Of School in Hartford Delayed by Ransomware Attack

HARTFORD, Conn. — One the worst cyberattacks yet against Connecticut’s capital city forced officials to postpone the first day of school Tuesday, disrupting the day for thousands of families as city computer experts rushed to restore systems vital for school …

Spies in Silicon Valley: Twitter Breach Tied to Saudi Dissident Arrests

An internal breach at Twitter Inc. a half decade ago yielded data that was later used by Saudi Arabia to harass or arrest people critical of the government, according to lawsuits, human rights groups and the relative of a person …

Robots Running the Industrial World Are Open to Cyber Attacks

Industrial robots are now being used to assemble everything from airplanes to smartphones, using human-like arms to mechanically repeat the same processes over and over, thousands of times a day with nanometric precision. But according to a new report entitled …

U.S. Issues Alert About Malware Used by Chinese Government

The U.S. government issued an alert Monday that a type of malware seen frequently by security researchers in the last decade is tied to the Chinese government, the latest in a series of American warnings about China’s cyber capabilities this …

NSA Warns of Ongoing Russian Hacking Campaign Against U.S. Systems

The U.S. National Security Agency on Thursday warned government partners and private companies about a Russian hacking operation that uses a special intrusion technique to target operating systems often used by industrial firms to manage computer infrastructure. “This is a …

Iran-Linked Hackers Recently Targeted Coronavirus Drugmaker Gilead -Sources

LONDON/WASHINGTON — Hackers linked to Iran have targeted staff at U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences Inc in recent weeks, according to publicly-available web archives reviewed by Reuters and three cybersecurity researchers, as the company races to deploy a treatment for the …

Cryptocurrency Investor Sues Suburban NYC Teen For $71.4M Over Alleged Swindle

NEW YORK — A U.S. cryptocurrency investor on Thursday sued a suburban New York high school senior, accusing the 18-year-old of being the mastermind and ringleader of a cybercrime scheme that defrauded him out of millions of dollars in digital …

SAP Discloses Security Lapses; Says There Was No Data Breach

BERLIN — Business software group SAP disclosed on Tuesday that some of its cloud products did not meet contractual or statutory security standards and said it would take remedial action to fix the problem as soon as possible. The shortcomings …

Flaw In iPhone, iPads May Have Allowed Hackers to Steal Data for Years

Apple Inc. is planning to fix a flaw that a security firm said may have left more than half a billion iPhones vulnerable to hackers. The bug, which also exists on iPads, was discovered by Zuk Avraham, chief executive of …

Cognizant Hit by ‘Maze’ Ransomware Attack

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp on Saturday said it was hit by a “Maze” ransomware cyber attack, resulting in service disruptions for some of its clients. The information technology services provider said it was taking steps to contain the incident, with …