Malware

June 06, 2018 - 3:20 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus last year faces new charges, including lying to the FBI, in an updated indictment Wednesday accusing him of developing malware to steal banking information. Marcus Hutchins now faces 10 charges...
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FILE - In this Feb. 27, 2018, file photo, Kim Yong Chol, center, a vice chairman of North Korea's ruling Workers' Party Central Committee, leaves to return to North Korea, at a hotel in Seoul, South Korea, (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
May 29, 2018 - 5:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration issued a fresh warning Tuesday about malicious North Korean cyber activity, as that nation's leader dispatched a top adviser to New York to prepare for a possible summit on its nuclear arsenal. The technical alert from the FBI and the Department of...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows Marcus Hutchins, a British cybersecurity expert during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. Hutchins once hailed as a hero for stopping the WannaCry computer virus that crippled computers worldwide will be in federal court in Milwaukee, Thursday, April 19, 2018, to try to weaken a criminal case against him by having his post-arrest statements tossed. Prosecutors filed charges against Hutchins last year, alleging he distributed a malicious software called Kronos to steal banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users. Hutchins pleaded not guilty to the charges in August. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
April 19, 2018 - 4:39 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The case of British cybersecurity expert once heralded as a hero for stopping the WannaCry worldwide computer virus was delayed Thursday to allow his attorneys more time to prepare arguments on why a judge should suppress statements he made after his arrest for allegedly creating...
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FILE - This Sunday, July 27, 2008, file photo shows an LED-illuminated wireless router in Philadelphia. On Monday, April 16, 2018, Washington and London jointly accused Russia’s government of targeting internet equipment in the U.S. and U.K. for political and economic espionage. The two governments said the operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay the foundation for future offensive cyberattacks. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
April 16, 2018 - 10:34 pm
The U.S., Britain and Australia have accused the Russian government of maliciously targeting global internet equipment for political and economic espionage. The governments said the Russian operations, which allegedly involve planting malware on internet routers and other equipment, could also lay...
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In this May 15, 2017, file photo, employees watch electronic boards monitoring possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea. A North Korean ambassador to the United Nations says the U.S. claim that Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack earlier this year is a baseless provocation and demanded Washington back up its accusations with evidence. Pak Song Il told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from New York late Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, : “If they are so sure, show us the evidence.”(Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP, File)
December 25, 2017 - 9:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's envoy in charge of U.S. affairs at the United Nations demanded Washington provide evidence to back up its claim Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack, an allegation has said was a "baseless provocation" being used to generate tensions. Pak Song Il told The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
December 19, 2017 - 5:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
December 18, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street...
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December 14, 2017 - 10:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers disrupted the operations at an industrial facility using malicious software which interfered with safety equipment. Milpitas, California-based FireEye Inc. provided a technical breakdown of the hack but provided few further details about the...
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Darryl Broome, a contractor who does remodeling and demolition work, poses in front of a Mecklenburg County county government office building on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Broome went in person to retrieve land information he normally could look up on his home computer in the aftermath of a cyberattack that affected dozens of county servers earlier in the week. Mecklenburg County was using backed-up data to make digital repairs after refusing to pay foreign hackers that froze dozens of county servers earlier this week. (AP Photo/Tom Foreman Jr.)
December 07, 2017 - 6:45 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest metro area was discovering just how hard it is to conduct business without county computers that handle numerous transactions on Thursday, a day after local leaders refused to pay hackers who froze their system. Mecklenburg County computer systems...
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November 27, 2017 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Chinese nationals are accused of operating a cybersecurity firm that used phishing scams and malware to steal data from international corporations. A federal indictment unsealed Monday in Pittsburgh says the trio's targets included Siemens AG, Moody's Analytics in New York...
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