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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 …

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 …

Hackers Are Targeting the Remote Workers Who Keep Your Lights On

In July alone, hackers took over the twitter accounts of U.S. politicians, stole terrabytes of coronavirus research and even infiltrated the U.K.’s Premier League soccer clubs. Can they cut off your electricity, too? They’re trying. With millions of Americans now …

Twitter’s Security Woes Included Broad Access to User Accounts

Twitter Inc. has struggled for years to police the growing number of employees and contractors who have the ability to reset users’ accounts and override their security settings, a problem that Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey and the board were …

U.S. Accuses Chinese Nationals of Hacking Spree Targeting COVID Data, Defense Secrets

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Justice Department indicted two Chinese nationals for hacking defense contractors, COVID researchers, and other companies worldwide, according to a court filing published on Tuesday. U.S. authorities said the Chinese nationals, Li Xiaoyu and Dong Jiazhi, participated …

Twitter Scammers Just Wanted Money. But What if They Had Worse Plans?

The hackers who seized control of the Twitter accounts of Joe Biden, Kim Kardashian, Barack Obama and Elon Musk appear to have been in it only for the money. But with social media now the main way many politicians, countries …

Zoom Sued by Church for Bible Class Hijacked by ‘Sick’ Porn

One of San Francisco’s oldest churches has joined the chorus of complaints that Zooming is not safe — with a lawsuit claiming its bible study class was “Zoombombed” with pornography. “The footages were sick and sickening — portraying adults engaging …

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 …

Hackers Target WHO by Posing as Think Tank, Broadcaster

The messages began arriving in World Health Organization employees’ inboxes in early April, seemingly innocuous emails about the coronavirus from news organizations and researchers. But a close examination revealed that they contained malicious links, and some security experts have traced …

Free Fast Food and Coupons Latest Virus-Related Hacker Scam

Hackers have been having a field day exploiting the coronavirus, sending phony emails with malicious links purporting to be from health agencies or other trusted sources. In one recent cyber scam, state-backed hackers posed as American fast-food franchises, according to …