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Stories with subject: Hacking
  • Lawsuit points to hacking by Ethiopia as Obama makes visit 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 3:34 am

    WASHINGTON - As President Barack Obama faces pressure to discuss human rights in his first official visit to Ethiopia, a unique lawsuit back home is challenging whether the African country can spy on an American by turning his computer into a giant recording device.

  • Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4M vehicles to prevent hacking story has photos
    Updated: Jul-24-15 5:46 pm

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler has decided to recall about 1.4 million cars and trucks in the U.S. just days after two hackers revealed that they took control of a Jeep Cherokee SUV over the Internet.

  • Ex-tabloid editor Coulson faces $234,000 phone hacking bill 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 12:40 pm

    LONDON - A former tabloid editor who also served as British Prime Minister David Cameron's communications chief has been ordered to pay 150,000 pounds ($234,000) toward the costs of his trial for phone hacking at the now-defunct News of the World.

  • Fiat Chrysler says it has a software fix to prevent hacking 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 11:40 am

    DETROIT - Fiat Chrysler said Wednesday that it has a software fix that will prevent future hacking into the Jeep Cherokee and other vehicles.

  • Dead S. Korean agent left note denying spying on civilians 
    Updated: Jul-19-15 12:00 am

    SEOUL, South Korea - A South Korean government agent who was found dead in an apparent suicide left a note denying suspicion that the National Intelligence Service has been spying on South Koreans by intercepting cellphone and computer conversations, police said Sunday.

  • Major cyberattack targets UCLA hospital system 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 6:46 pm

    LOS ANGELES - A months-long cyberattack on the University of California, Los Angeles hospital system put at risk the personal information for up to 4.5 million people, officials said Friday.

  • Louisiana man accused in illegal computer hacking forum 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 11:40 am

    NEW ORLEANS - A Louisiana man was arrested in the government's crackdown an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones.

  • US seeks extradition of British man charged with hacking 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 6:55 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - A British man accused of hacking into U.S. government computer networks and stealing sensitive and confidential information was arrested in England, and U.S. prosecutors said they will attempt to have him transferred to New Jersey.

  • Spies in the hot seat after Italian surveillance firm breach 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 3:52 pm

    LONDON - A dramatic breach at an Italian surveillance company has laid bare the details of government cyberattacks worldwide, putting intelligence chiefs in the hot seat from Cyprus to South Korea. The massive leak has already led to one spymaster's resignation and pulled back the curtain on espionage in the iPhone age.

  • Feds say they have shut down Darkode malware marketplace story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-15-15 2:10 pm

    PITTSBURGH - The Justice Department shut down an online "criminal bazaar" where computer hackers bought and sold stolen databases, malicious software and other products that could cripple or steal information from computers and cellphones, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Leaked emails show Florida police agency sought spyware 
    Updated: Jul-11-15 7:22 am

    MIAMI - An Italian company that sells surveillance software to governments and law enforcement agencies worldwide is negotiating to provide a Florida police agency with spyware technology that infiltrates phones and computers, according to emails just released.

  • Under fire for data breach, Obama personnel chief steps down story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-10-15 6:47 pm

    WASHINGTON - The embattled head of the government's personnel office abruptly stepped down Friday, bowing to mounting pressure following the unprecedented breach of private information her agency was entrusted to protect.

  • With data breaches, bad news can show up well down the road 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 3:37 pm

    NEW YORK - The revelation that the data breach at the U.S. government's personnel office was actually much worse than the government originally thought is following a familiar script.

  • Hacker attacks gambling websites, demands Bitcoin ransom 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 9:25 pm

    ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey - A hacker shut down four New Jersey Internet gambling sites for half an hour last week and threatened more cyberattacks over the holiday weekend unless a ransom was paid using the online currency Bitcoin, authorities said Tuesday.