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Cybercrime money-launders busted by European police, FBI

European and American officials said Thursday that they have arrested 20 people in several countries for allegedly belonging to an international ring that laundered millions of euros stolen by cybercriminals through malware schemes.

Microsoft attempts takedown of global criminal botnet

Microsoft announced legal action Monday seeking to disrupt a major cybercrime digital network that uses more than 1 million zombie computers to loot bank accounts and spread ransomware, which experts consider a major threat to the U.S. presidential election.

Cyberattack hobbles major U.S./U.K. hospital chain

Computer systems across a major hospital chain operating in the U.S. and Britain were down Monday because of what the company termed an unspecified technology “security issue.”

Negotiators report progress in coronavirus relief talks

WASHINGTON – Lawmakers reported progress on a huge coronavirus relief bill Saturday, as political pressure mounts to restore an expired $600-per-week supplemental unemployment benefit and send funding to help schools reopen.

2 Russians charged in multimillion-dollar malware scheme

The Justice Department unsealed charges Thursday against the alleged leader and an administrator of a Russian cybercriminal gang that U.S. officials say developed and distributed malware used to steal at least $100 million from banks and other financial institutions in more than 40 countries over the past decade.

Robert J. Samuelson: The Age of Malware

Welcome to the Age of Malware. It promises to be a huge downer and, possibly, a great tragedy. For years, we have regarded personal computers, the internet, smartphones and various digital devices as evidence that America continues to dominate the central new technology of our time.

FBI: Chinese man supplied rare, malicious malware

A Chinese man has been charged in California with distributing a type of computer malware that has been linked to attacks on U.S. businesses and to the theft of personnel records of millions of U.S. government employees, authorities said.

Two Latvians charged with running major hacking service

Two men from Latvia ran a malware service that has been in operation for over a decade and used in major attacks against American businesses, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria.

Cyberattack may not have been meant to get money

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, security experts say.

BBB Tip of the Week: Beware the malware

Learn how to avoid having your computer infected with malware, how to detect it and what to do if malware does make its way onto your computer.

Trump Hotels to pay New York $50,000 over data breaches

Trump Hotel Collection agreed to pay $50,000 in fines and strengthen security measures after data breaches exposed more than 70,000 credit-card numbers and other personal information, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Friday.