Stories tagged: cyberattacks
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 6, 2018, 5:56 p.m.
A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 25, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Will your vote be safe this year from foreign adversaries working to undermine U.S. democracy? Some of the nation’s governors aren’t so sure.
Wed., Oct. 11, 2017, 12:54 p.m.
Hackers likely linked to the North Korean government targeted a U.S. electricity company last month, according to a security firm that says it detected and stopped the attacks.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 5:06 p.m.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday that “state-sponsored” or criminal hackers are targeting U.S. nuclear power plants and other energy providers, but said the government has resources to safeguard the …
Fri., June 30, 2017, 9:49 a.m.
Congressional campaigns rocked by Russian interference in the 2016 elections are trying to make sure that it never happens again.
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 5:44 p.m.
The cyberattack that has locked up computers around the world while demanding a ransom may not be an extortion attempt after all, but an effort to create havoc in Ukraine, …
Thu., April 27, 2017, 7:58 a.m.
Cyberattacks involving ransomware – in which criminals use malicious software to encrypt a users’ data and then extort money to unencrypt it – increased 50 percent in 2016, according to …
Tue., April 12, 2016, 9:52 a.m.
University of Washington and the U.S. Department of Defense are teaming up to stop complex cyberattacks using a new type of game theory.
Sat., June 6, 2015
WASHINGTON – The investigation into the cyberattack on computers at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management is proceeding on the theory that the hack was directed by the Chinese government …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2011, 10:56 a.m.
A computer security firm says cybercriminals have spent at least the past five years targeting more than 70 government entities, nonprofit groups and corporations around the world to steal troves …