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FBI: Foreign Hackers Targeted Two State Election Systems

The FBI is investigating possible database hacks targeting Illinois and Arizona's state election systems.

Lithuania Govt Websites Hit by Cyberattacks for 3rd Time

Lithuanian officials say government websites have been hit by cyberattacks for the third time this month.

Russia, China Are Greatest Cyberthreats, but Iran is Growing

PERSONAL TECH | By Lolita C. Baldor | Apr 9
Russia and China present the greatest cyber security threat to the U.S., but Iran is trying to increase and spend more on its capabilities, the Navy admiral in charge of the military's Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday.

Hackers Broke into Hospitals Despite Software Flaw Warnings

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Apr 8
The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007.

MedStar Paralyzed as Hackers Take Aim At Another U.S. Hospital

PERSONAL TECH | By Jack Gillum, David Dishneau, and Tamu Abdollah | Mar 31
Modern medicine in the Washington area reverted to 1960s-era paper systems when one of the largest hospital chains was crippled by a virus that shuttered its computers for patients and medical staff.

Latvian Who Co-Wrote Worldwide Computer Virus Can Go Home

PERSONAL TECH | By Larry Neumeister | Jan 6
A Latvian computer code writer who admitted a role in spreading a virus to more than a million computers worldwide, including some at NASA, can return home after serving 20 months in prison.

Ohio Man Allegedly Urged Service Members' Killings Online

PERSONAL TECH | By Eric Tucker and Tami Abdollah | Nov 15
An Ohio man accused of using social media to promote violence against U.S. service members opened at least eight anonymous online accounts in quick succession to make threats.

eBay Hacked :: Online Auctioneer Asks Users to Change Password

LOCAL | May 21
E-commerce site eBay is asking users to change their password after a cyberattack compromised a database containing encrypted passwords.

Huge ’botnet’ amputated, but criminals reconnect

PERSONAL TECH | By Jordan Robertson | Mar 11
The sudden takedown of an Internet provider thought to be helping spread one of the most promiscuous pieces of malicious software out there appears to have cut off criminals from potentially millions of personal computers under their control.

Feds go global to fight cybercriminals overseas

PERSONAL TECH | By Lolita C. Baldor | Dec 10
Concerned about the rise in this type of sophisticated computer attack from abroad, the FBI and the U.S. Secret Service are beefing up their international cybercrime enforcement, sending agents who specialize in the threats overseas to specifically deal with digital perils.

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