Malware

In this May 15, 2017, file photo, employees watch electronic boards monitoring possible ransomware cyberattacks at the Korea Internet and Security Agency in Seoul, South Korea. A North Korean ambassador to the United Nations says the U.S. claim that Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack earlier this year is a baseless provocation and demanded Washington back up its accusations with evidence. Pak Song Il told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from New York late Monday, Dec. 25, 2017, : “If they are so sure, show us the evidence.”(Yun Dong-jin/Yonhap via AP, File)
December 25, 2017 - 9:28 pm
TOKYO (AP) — North Korea's envoy in charge of U.S. affairs at the United Nations demanded Washington provide evidence to back up its claim Pyongyang was behind the Wannacry ransomware attack, an allegation has said was a "baseless provocation" being used to generate tensions. Pak Song Il told The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
December 19, 2017 - 5:28 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street...
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FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, White House homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks during the daily news briefing at the White House, in Washington. Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
December 18, 2017 - 10:38 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is publicly blaming North Korea for a ransomware attack that infected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide in May and crippled parts of Britain's National Health Service. Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert wrote in a Wall Street...
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December 14, 2017 - 10:39 am
LONDON (AP) — A U.S. cybersecurity firm says that hackers disrupted the operations at an industrial facility using malicious software which interfered with safety equipment. Milpitas, California-based FireEye Inc. provided a technical breakdown of the hack but provided few further details about the...
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Darryl Broome, a contractor who does remodeling and demolition work, poses in front of a Mecklenburg County county government office building on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, in Charlotte, N.C. Broome went in person to retrieve land information he normally could look up on his home computer in the aftermath of a cyberattack that affected dozens of county servers earlier in the week. Mecklenburg County was using backed-up data to make digital repairs after refusing to pay foreign hackers that froze dozens of county servers earlier this week. (AP Photo/Tom Foreman Jr.)
December 07, 2017 - 6:45 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's largest metro area was discovering just how hard it is to conduct business without county computers that handle numerous transactions on Thursday, a day after local leaders refused to pay hackers who froze their system. Mecklenburg County computer systems...
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November 27, 2017 - 2:50 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Chinese nationals are accused of operating a cybersecurity firm that used phishing scams and malware to steal data from international corporations. A federal indictment unsealed Monday in Pittsburgh says the trio's targets included Siemens AG, Moody's Analytics in New York...
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October 25, 2017 - 9:26 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A new strain of malicious software has paralyzed computers at a Ukrainian airport, the Ukrainian capital's subway and at some independent Russian media. The Odessa international airport in southern Ukraine, the Kiev subway and prominent Russian media outlets such as Interfax and...
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August 14, 2017 - 7:28 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack is expected in court Monday to hear federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information three years ago. Marcus Hutchins could enter a plea during...
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August 14, 2017 - 7:24 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with helping curb a recent worldwide ransomware attack is expected in court to hear federal charges accusing him of creating malicious software to steal banking information in 2014. Marcus Hutchins could enter a plea during Monday's...
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FILE - This Monday, May 15, 2017, file photo shows British IT expert Marcus Hutchins, branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyberattack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England. On Friday, Aug. 4, 2017, a computer law expert described the evidence so far presented to justify Hutchins' arrest in Las Vegas earlier in the week for allegedly creating and selling malicious banking software, as being problematic. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)
August 08, 2017 - 1:14 pm
MILWAUKEE (AP) — The arraignment planned for Tuesday of a British cybersecurity researcher, who was arrested last week in Las Vegas on federal charges that he created and distributed a malware program to obtain banking passwords from unsuspecting computer users, has been postponed until next week...
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