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June 8, 2024 at 3:58 AM

22 Chinese nationals sentenced to prison in Zambia for multinational cybercrimes

A Zambian court has sentenced 22 Chinese nationals to long prison terms for cybercrimes that included internet fraud and online scams targeting Zambians and people from Singapore, Peru and the United Arab Emirates
June 8, 2024 at 3:58 AM
Chinese nationals outside court in Lusaka, Zambia, Friday, June 7, 2024. A Zambian court on Friday jailed 22 Chinese nationals busted over cyber-related crimes that included internet fraud and online scams targeting Zambians and other people across the world. (AP Photo)
June 5, 2024 at 11:47 AM

A Russian gang is thought to be behind a ransomware attack that hit London hospitals

A Russian cyber gang is thought to be behind a ransomware attack that disrupted London hospitals and led to operations and appointments being canceled
June 5, 2024 at 11:47 AM
June 4, 2024 at 7:14 PM

CISA director shares tips for avoiding online attacks

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency Director Jen Easterly discusses a new campaign aimed at educating children and parents to avoid online attacks.
June 4, 2024 at 7:14 PM
VIDEO: CISA director shares tips for avoiding online attacks
June 2, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Ticketmaster confirms data breach; over 500 million compromised

Ticketmaster revealed in a filing with the federal government that it had had a data breach last week involving a "criminal threat actor."
June 2, 2024 at 6:30 PM
In this May 11, 2009, file photo, Ticketmaster tickets and gift cards are shown at a box office in San Jose, Calif.
June 2, 2024 at 2:58 PM

Ticketmaster confirms data breach

Ticketmaster’s parent company, Live Nation, confirmed it found “unauthorized activity” on its database on May 20.
June 2, 2024 at 2:58 PM
VIDEO: Ticketmaster confirms data breach
June 2, 2024 at 12:56 AM

Live Nation hit by cyberattack

On Saturday evening, Live Nation, the parent company of Ticketmaster, confirmed its system was compromised by a cyberattack.
June 2, 2024 at 12:56 AM
VIDEO: Live Nation hit by cyberattack
1 month ago

Hospital cyberattack fallout

Nurses and patients at hospitals across the country describe the situation as chaotic after one of the nation's largest healthcare systems fell victim to a ransomware attack.
1 month ago
VIDEO:  Hospital cyberattack fallout
1 month ago

Major health care network facing reported cyberattack

A spokesperson from Ascension says the nonprofit has “detected unusual activity” with some of its technology. The company runs 140 hospitals and 40 senior living facilities in 19 states.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Major health care network facing reported cyberattack
2 months ago

Heath care cyberattack fallout

UnitedHealth’s CEO says the company paid a $22 million ransom to hackers who compromised data, possibly affecting 1 out of 3 Americans. ABC News' Perry Russom reports how the hackers did it.
2 months ago
VIDEO:  Heath care cyberattack fallout
2 months ago

Emergency services a likely target for cyberattacks, warns DHS

Emergency services are increasingly likely targets for cyberattacks, warns the Department of Homeland Security.
2 months ago
A dispatcher with Anne Arundel County Fire Department  answers a 911 emergency call from their department dispatch center, April 14, 2020, in Glen Burnie, Md.
2 months ago

Authorities warn of growing 'pig butchering' crypto scam

Brooklyn-based victims were scammed out of $5 million after they were convinced to invest in cryptocurrency.
2 months ago
Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez speaks on stage during 38th Annual Brooklyn Tribute To Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, Jan. 15, 2024, in New York.
3 months ago

Tips on protecting consumer identity in light of AT&T data breach

ABC News’ Erielle Reshef spoke with Dr. Chris Pierson, CEO of BlackCloak on what customers can do if their data was compromised in the AT&T data leak.
3 months ago
VIDEO: Tips on protecting your personal info in light of AT&T breach
3 months ago

AT&T dark web data leak of over 70 million current, former customers

The telecom giant says over 70 million current and former AT&T customers from 2019 or earlier had their personal information leaked onto the dark web.
3 months ago
VIDEO: AT&T dark web data leak of over 70 million current, former customers
3 months ago

US sanctions China-based hackers for allegedly targeting critical infrastructure

The United States has sanctioned China-based hackers for allegedly targeting U.S. critical infrastructure, the Treasury Department announced Monday.
3 months ago
The Department of Justice seal is displayed on a podium in Washington, D.C., Dec. 20, 2018.
3 months ago

Viral TikTok star, financial columnist among those caught up in deceptive schemes

"Impact x Nightline" takes a look at some of the most sensational stories of people getting played by phony people online.
3 months ago
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3 months ago

UnitedHealth Group recovering from significant cyberattack: CEO

The UnitedHealth Group said it is making progress in its recovery from one of the worst cyberattacks on a health care system in United States history.
3 months ago
The UnitedHealth logo on a smartphone arranged in New York, on July 7, 2023.
3 months ago

Russian state-backed hackers breached Microsoft's core software systems, company says

A Russian state-backed group that Microsoft said hacked into its corporate email accounts was able to gain access to its core software systems, the company said.
3 months ago
A Microsoft logo adorns a building in Chevy Chase, Md., May 20, 2021.
4 months ago

Law enforcement warns of Russians hacking into 'compromised' internet routers

In a new cyber alert, the FBI and its international partners warn that Russians are exploiting Ubiquiti EdgeRouters and using their default credentials to hack into them.
4 months ago
A person types on a computer (Getty Images)
4 months ago

Cyberattack on major health insurer

ABC News’ Lionel Moise spoke with cybersecurity expert and www.sugarshot.io co-founder Scott Spiro about the breach and how it’s affecting patients.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Cyberattack on major health insurer
4 months ago

Pharmacies still facing disruptions after health care network cyberattack

Thousands of pharmacies are struggling to fill prescription drug orders because they use Change Healthcare's network to verify insurance coverage.
4 months ago
VIDEO: Pharmacies still facing disruptions after health care network cyberattack
4 months ago

Canadian federal police targeted in 'alarming' cyberattack

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police launched a criminal investigation into what happened and how their systems were able to be breached, the agency told ABC News.
4 months ago
In this Aug. 8, 2023, file photo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) vehicle appears in La Ronge, Saskatchewan, Canada.
4 months ago

Chinese hackers spent up to 5 years in US networks: Cyber officials

Hackers from China spent up to five years in U.S. networks as part of a cyber operation that targeted U.S. critical infrastructure, law enforcement agencies said.
4 months ago
In an undated stock photo, a computer hacker is seen typing on a laptop.
4 months ago

FBI looking into cyberattack at Chicago children's hospital

Lurie Children's Hospital was hit with a cybersecurity incident that's caused network outages to its electronic records and communications systems.
4 months ago
VIDEO: FBI looking into cyberattack at Chicago children's hospital
5 months ago

China looks to ‘wreak havoc in US

Intelligence leaders are warning that the country's civilian infrastructure, including water and power systems, is vulnerable to hackers now working on behalf of the Chinese government.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  China looks to ‘wreak havoc in US
5 months ago

DOJ disrupts Chinese hacker effort to use malware to hijack US-based routers

The 'Volt Typhoon" operation targeted U.S. infrastructure, the FBI director said
5 months ago
The seal of the Federal Bureau of Investigation is seen outside of its headquarters in Washington, DC, August 15, 2022.
5 months ago

China's hackers are preparing to 'cause real world harm' to Americans: FBI director

China's hackers are preparing to "wreak havoc" and "cause real world harm" to Americans, FBI Director Christopher Wray warned on Wednesday.
5 months ago
FBI Director Christopher Wray, speaks with reporters during a news conference at the Department of Justice, Dec. 6, 2023, in Washington, as Assistant Attorney General Nicole M. Argentieri of the Criminal Division, left, and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas, look on.
5 months ago

Microsoft executives’ emails hacked by group tied to Russian intelligence

Microsoft said its security team detected the attack earlier in January and identified the hacker as the Russian state-sponsored hacker group “Midnight Blizzard.”
5 months ago
VIDEO: Microsoft executives’ emails hacked by group tied to Russian intelligence
5 months ago

Microsoft reveals company hacked by Russian-backed group

Microsoft revealed that the Russian-backed hacker group Midnight Blizzard infiltrated a "small percentage" of the company's corporate email accounts.
5 months ago
In this April 27, 2021, file photo, a sign is shown on the Microsoft corporate campus in Redmond, Wash.
6 months ago

Teen found camping in mountains was victim of 'cyber kidnapping': Police

A foreign exchange student who disappeared in an alleged cyber kidnapping was found safe inside a tent on a Utah mountainside following a dayslong search, police said.
6 months ago
Police said missing foreign exchange student Kai Zhuang was found in Utah's Brigham City canyon area on Dec. 31, 2023.
6 months ago

Health system reports 2nd data breach, more than 1M patients affected

Corewell Health, a Michigan health system, reported a data breach among a vendor that may have exposed personal and medical data of more than 1 million patients.
6 months ago
In an undated stock photo, a computer hacker is seen typing on a laptop.
6 months ago

Mortgage giant Mr. Cooper cyberattack possibly affects more than 14 million people

The company said it involves "substantially all of our current and former customers" sensitive personal information.
6 months ago
The Mr. Cooper logo is seen in the background of a silhouetted person holding a mobile phone.
7 months ago

Cyberattack caused 'temporary disruption' to Staples online ordering

Office retail company Staples was hit with a cyberattack, the company announced in a post on their website Thursday.
7 months ago
A Staples store is seen on the shop in Williston, Vt.,  June 19, 2023.
7 months ago

Cyberattack caused 'temporary disruption' to Staples online ordering

It is unclear what type of cyberattack occurred.
7 months ago
It is unclear what type of cyberattack occurred.
7 months ago

New Jersey health system becomes latest victim in cyber attack affecting hospitals

A New Jersey health system says its recent outages are likely the result of a cyberware attack, the latest health care organization to be a victim of such attacks.
7 months ago
A computer hacker is pictured in an undated stock image.
7 months ago

Cyberattack affects hospitals in multiple states

A ransomware attack hit Ardent Health Services, which operates 30 hospitals in six states.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Cyberattack affects hospitals in multiple states
7 months ago

Iranian-backed hackers claim responsibility for cyberattack on water system

The attack targeted part of the system near Pittsburgh that was made by an Israeli company.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Iranian-backed hackers claim responsibility for cyberattack on water system
7 months ago

Western Pennsylvania water system involved in cyberattack

Iranian-based hackers claimed they targeted part of the Aliquippa water system because it uses software developed by an Israeli company.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Western Pennsylvania water system involved in cyberattack
7 months ago

Water system cyberattack threat

A cyber group backed by Iran has claimed responsibility for taking partial control of a water treatment plant in Pennsylvania. ABC News’ Rhiannon Ally has details.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Water system cyberattack threat
8 months ago

Cybercriminals targeting US on behalf of North Korea: Report

A new report details alleged funding mechanism of North Korean cyber espionage.
8 months ago
A person touches a keyboard in this stock image.
9 months ago

Pro-Russia hackers claim responsibility for crashing British royal family's website

Pro-Russia hackers have claimed responsibility for a cyber attack that crashed the British royal family's website over the weekend.
9 months ago
A general view of Buckingham Palace on Aug. 25, 2023 in London.
9 months ago

Las Vegas struggles to get back online after cyber attack

MGM Resorts have systems down after being targeted by a hacker a week ago. The disruptions have resulted in a cyber investigation by the FBI.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Las Vegas struggles to get back online after cyber attack
9 months ago

Business headlines: Clorox warns customers to expect shortages on some of its products

ABC News business reporter Alexis Christoforous breaks down the new warning from Clorox after a cyber-attack.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Business headlines: Clorox warns customers to expect shortages on some of its products
9 months ago

Clorox warns of product shortage after August cyberattack

An August cyberattack on Clorox caused "wide-scale disruptions" in its operations, which could mean product delays and shortages, according to a securities filing Monday.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Clorox warns of product shortage after August cyberattack
9 months ago

Clorox warns cyberattack could lead to product delays, shortages

An August cyberattack on Clorox caused "wide-scale disruptions" in its operations, which could mean product delays and shortages, according to a securities filing Monday.
9 months ago
Clorox bleach is displayed, April 21, 2021 in a New York store.
9 months ago

Cyberattack could lead Clorox shortage

An August cyberattack on Clorox caused "wide-scale disruptions" in its operations, which could mean product delays and shortages, according to a securities filing.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Cyberattack could lead Clorox shortage
9 months ago

Cyberattackers hit Caesars Entertainment, as MGM Resorts still reeling

MGM Resorts International said Thursday that it is still working to resolve issues from a cyberattack as another major resort operation said it was targeted too.
9 months ago
An exterior view of MGM Grand hotel and casino, after MGM Resorts shut down some computer systems due to a cyber attack in Las Vegas, Sept. 13, 2023.
9 months ago

Vegas casino hackers threaten new cyberattacks

Hackers targeting hotels and casinos in Las Vegas are threatening to do more damage unless their demands are met.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Vegas casino hackers threaten new cyberattacks
9 months ago

Massive cyberattack targets hotels and casinos in Las Vegas

MGM properties says the hack crippled key cards, slot machines and ATMs at nearly a dozen of its resorts and casinos on the Strip.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Massive cyberattack targets hotels and casinos in Las Vegas
9 months ago

Cyberattack cripples major Las Vegas resorts

MGM Resorts International said on Thursday it is still working to resolve issues after Sunday's attack while Caesars Entertainment acknowledged it was also the target of a cyberattack.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Cyberattack cripples major Las Vegas resorts
9 months ago

Las Vegas hotels still reeling from cyberattack

A shadow hacker group is claiming responsibility for the attack on MGM hotels boasting how easily they crippled the company.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Las Vegas hotels still reeling from cyberattack