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In Florida City, a Hacker Tried to Poison the Drinking Water

A hacker gained entry to the system controlling the water treatment plant of a Florida city of 15,000 and tried to taint the water supply with a caustic chemical, exposing a danger cybersecurity experts say has grown as systems become …

Cybersecurity Firm: Booting Hackers a Complex Chore

BOSTON (AP) — Efforts to assess the impact of a more than seven-month-old cyberespionage campaign blamed on Russia — and boot the intruders — remain in their early stages, says the cybersecurity firm that discovered the attack. The hack has …

Finland Shocked by Therapy Center Hacking, Client Blackmail

HELSINKI — Finland’s interior minister summoned key Cabinet members into an emergency meeting Sunday after hundreds _ and possibly thousands _ of patient records at a private Finnish psychotherapy center were accessed by a hacker or hackers now demanding ransoms. …

Lawsuit Accuses Indian Hackers of Leaking Businessman’s Emails

Iranian-American businessman Farhad Azima has accused a pair of Indian companies of stealing his emails and publishing them to the web, according to alawsuit filed in federal court in North Carolina. Azima’s suit alleges that Indian security company CyberRoot Risk …

FBI Official Says Foreign Hackers Have Targeted COVID-19 Research

A senior cybersecurity official with the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Thursday that foreign government hackers have broken into companies conducting research into treatments for COVID-19, the respiratory illness caused by the coronavirus. FBI Deputy Assistant Director Tonya Ugoretz …

Travelex Says UK Money Transfer and Wire Services Back Online After Hack

Travelex’s UK international money transfer service and wire offering is fully operational again, it said on Tuesday, almost a month after a crippling ransomware attack forced staff to use pen and paper to calculate foreign currency exchanges. The cyber attack …

Russian Hacker Gets 4 Years in U.S. Prison for Malware Attacks

A Russian hacker who admitted to using malicious software known as NeverQuest to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars from online banking accounts was sentenced to four years in a U.S. prison. Stanislov Lisov, 33, also known as “Black” or …

Ransomware Attack At Mexico’s Pemex Halts Work, Threatens To Cripple Computers

MEXICO CITY — A ransomware attack hit computer servers and halted administrative work on Monday at Mexican state oil firm Pemex, according to employees and internal emails, in hackers’ latest bid to wring ransom from a major company. Hackers have …

Jury Indicts Capital One Hacker Suspect on Wire Fraud, Data Theft Charges

A federal grand jury has indicted the suspected hacker who obtained personal information of over 100 million people in the Capital One Financial Corp. data breach on charges of wire fraud and computer data theft, the U.S. Department of Justice …

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 …