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Confidential information released after school district refused to pay hackers’ ransom demand, report says

Hackers may have gained access to confidential information about current and former staff and students of the fifth largest school district in the United States, according to a statement posted…

Hackers Have Infiltrated Many of Washington State’s Agencies

Photographer: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek Photographer: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek Hackers have launched a sprawling, multifaceted cyber-attack against the state of Washington, according to two people familiar with the matter. The attack infested many…

Instagram bug made users vulnerable to hackers, according to this report [Video]

Software company Check Point found a vulnerability in the Instagram app back in February, citing that with one single image on the platform can give an attacker access to use…

Hackers Keep Hitting Financial Services Despite Hefty Cyber Spend

Rod Holmes, vCISO, The Crypsis Group. getty Financial services organizations consistently outspend most of their vertical sector peers in cybersecurity staff, tools and associated investments, but the cyber hits just keep…

Ethical hacker’s tips for how to protect yourself online

Frank Villani is a 53-year-old information security specialist based in New Jersey who’s worked in information technology for 24 years and IT security for 12 years. He’s a ‘white hat’ hacker,…

How the NSA is disrupting foreign hackers targeting COVID-19 vaccine research

The headlines aren’t always kind to the National Security Agency, a spy agency that operates almost entirely in the shadows. But a year ago, the NSA launched its new Cybersecurity…

Officials say NASA facing increased targeting by foreign and domestic hackers

Top officials at NASA say the agency is facing increasing attempts by foreign hackers to target sensitive information as it works to improve its IT security during the COVID-19 pandemic. “NASA has…

Trump administration targets Iran-backed hackers with sanctions, charges

Sept. 17 (UPI) — The Trump administration on Thursday indicted and sanctioned dozens of Iranian hackers as part of a larger multiagency effort to disrupt cyberattacks connected to Iran’s Ministry…

U.S. accuses China of harboring hackers who targeted video game firms, universities and other companies

The Chinese defendants belong to a highly prolific hacking group industry analysts call Wicked Panda, or APT41, which is linked to the Chinese Ministry of State Security, a civilian spy…

US charges Chinese hackers with ‘unprecedented’ attacks on gaming companies

Hackers targeted multiple video game companies to generate and sell virtual currency online, the Justice Department said. James Martin/CNET Video games are a billion-dollar business, and hackers are starting to…