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Trump administration sanctions Russians for 2016 election interference, other cyber attacks
The Trump administration is hitting five Russian entities and 19 Russian citizens with sanctions for cyber activity, including their interference in the 2016 election. The sanctions represent some of the most significant actions by the Trump administration against Russians for their "malign cyber
5 things that could disrupt the global status quo in 2018
Coverage of global affairs in 2017 focused on the big flashpoints -- North Korea, the fight against ISIS and the aftershocks of Russia’s election meddling. But along with the familiar narratives there were a few plot twists –- from deadly drones to advances in artificial intelligence to new
Experts warn of holiday shipping scams
The FBI is warning consumers to be on the lookout for phishing scams, specifically emails that contain a link to pick up undeliverable packages.
WH formally blames North Korea for ransomware attack
The Trump administration said North Korea is behind the "wannacry" cyberattack that paralyzed hundreds of thousands of computers around the world.
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Better Business Bureau warns of a growing number of scams disguised as tech support pop-ups
A victim of the scam shares her story, and ABC News' Rebecca Jarvis offers tips on how to protect yourself.
'Tech support' scams hit millennials hardest and many don't even realize it
A new study of online “tech support” scams shows that millennials – not the elderly – may be hardest hit by the widespread frauds, and their victimization may extend far beyond the initial loss of money. Scam artists are using the ploy to plant malware in victims’ computers and steal personal and
Russian-speaking hackers stole about $10 million from US, Russian banks: Report
A top cybersecurity firm says it has identified a previously unknown group of Russian-speaking hackers who have allegedly stolen at least $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks over the past year and a half. The group, named the "The Money Takers" after a software tool they use, allegedly targeted
NC county will not make ransom payment to cyber criminals who attacked public services
Mecklenburg County, North Carolina will not pay “ ransomware criminals $23,000 to unlock many of the county’s applications that have been frozen since Monday,” county officials said in a release Wednesday afternoon. “I am confident that our backup data is secure and we have the resources to fix
Black Friday consumer warning issued for fake mobile apps
A cyber security firm warns many fake mobile apps looking to trick shoppers into entering personal credit card information, disclosing Facebook and Gmail logins or downloading malware that could potentially steal or lock your devices and hold it ransom