FBI News

CNA Financial Paid $40 Million in Ransom After March Cyberattack

CNA Financial Corp., among the largest insurance companies in the U.S., paid $40 million in late March to regain control of its network after a ransomware attack, according to people with knowledge of the attack. The Chicago-based company paid the …

Hackers Try to Extort University of Colorado in Cyberattack

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Hackers are trying to extort the University of Colorado after a cyberattack that potentially compromised personal information from more than 310,000 files, including student data, medical information and several Social Security numbers, university officials said Friday. …

As Criminals Innovate, ATM Thefts Becoming a Growing Source of Insurer Loss

Convicted bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks, famously said, “because that’s where the money is.” In today’s socially distanced world, criminals increasingly are turning their attention to the money inside automated teller machines — whether outside …

Court: Georgia Lawyer Boasted About Storming Pelosi’s Office

AMERICUS, Ga. (AP) — The FBI says a Georgia attorney accused of joining the attack on the U.S. Capitol riot bragged on social media that he was among the first rioters to break into House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office, and …

FBI Probe of Major Hack Includes Project-Management Software From JetBrains

WASHINGTON, Jan 6 — The FBI is investigating whether the hackers behind a series of intrusions at U.S. federal agencies and companies also broke into project-management software created by the Czech-based company JetBrains in order to breach its customers, two …

More Than a Week Later, FBI Avoids Terror Label For Bombing

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The FBI investigation into whether the Nashville bombing was a terrorist act has sparked criticism about a possible racial double standard and drawn questions from downtown business owners whose insurance coverage could be affected by the …

Systems Remain Down at Health Network After Cyberattack

The University of Vermont Health Network, including six hospitals in Vermont and New York, on Friday was still dealing with a cyberattack that caused significant computer network problems with an official saying they did not know when the systems would …

Breach at Software Provider to Local Governments, Schools

DALLAS — A major provider of software services for governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems. It could not immediately be determined whether …

Airline Crews Report Jetpack Flier Near Los Angeles Airport

LOS ANGELES — The Federal Aviation Administration and the FBI said Tuesday they are investigating reports from airline pilots that someone was flying in a jetpack as they approached Los Angeles International Airport to land last weekend. “Two airline flight …

Search Warrant Served on Teen for Twitter Hack, NYT Reports

The FBI on Tuesday served a search warrant on a 16-year-old related to his alleged role in the July 15 hack on Twitter Inc., the New York Times reported. The youth was believed to have played a significant role in …