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Man Charged with Hiring Hackers to Sabotage Former Employer

Nov 10
In the first Minnesota case to address a new and growing form of cybercrime, federal prosecutors have charged a man with paying computer hackers to sabotage websites affiliated with his former employer.

Book: Hackers Pursued Democrats into Last Days of Election

By Raphael Satter | Nov 8
Hackers hounded the Democratic Party into the final days of the 2016 election, breaking into a server carrying critical voter data, according to a book published Tuesday.

Researchers Discover Vulnerability Affecting Wi-Fi Security

Oct 20
Security researchers have discovered a Wi-Fi network vulnerability that could allow attackers to steal sensitive information or spread malicious software while someone is logged into a computer or mobile device.

At Risk?: Equifax Hack Has Businesses Uneasy About Security

By Joyce M. Rosenberg | Sep 28
Small businesses often lag behind big companies in data security, not believing they might be targets. But 61 percent of the victims of breaches in 2016 were businesses with fewer than 1,000 employees.

Hackers Had Access to Millions of Social Security Numbers

Jul 26
Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states.

Hackers Break Into Centralized Password Manager OneLogin

Jun 3
Hackers have gained access to OneLogin, an online password manager that offers a single sign-on to multiple websites and services.

1.4M Illinois Job Seekers May Have Had Personal Data Hacked

Mar 28
About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

By Josef Federman | Mar 24
A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

By Raphael Satter | Mar 21
The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. But Norm Weatherill was no reporter. He was FBI agent Norman Sanders Jr., and the whole conversation was a trap.

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

By Vitniza Saldava and Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 13
For several years a group of Russian hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

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