Cyber Security
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September 4, 2020, 4:36 AM

Teenager arrested for alleged cyber attacks on public schools

Authorities say the 16-year-old suspect is a student at South Miami Senior High School who allegedly confessed to eight cyber attacks that disrupted online classes during the first week of school.
September 4, 2020, 4:36 AM
Teenager arrested for alleged cyber attacks on public schools
September 3, 2020, 12:12 AM

Minister: New Zealand enduring wave of cyberattacks

New Zealand’s justice minister says the nation is confronting cyberattacks on an unprecedented scale, targeting everything from the stock market to the weather service
September 3, 2020, 12:12 AM
Minister: New Zealand enduring wave of cyberattacks
2 months ago

Garmin confirms it was victim of 'cyber attack,' but says no indication customers' data was compromised

Garmin confirms it was victim of 'cyber attack,' but says no indication customers' data was compromised; services are expected to be restored over the coming days.
2 months ago
Garmin confirms it was victim of 'cyber attack'
3 months ago

Ex-eBay employees face cyberstalking charges

Six former eBay employees are accused of a cyberstalking campaign that authorities say targeted a couple who published a newsletter that was occasionally critical of the e-commerce site.
3 months ago
Ex-eBay employees face cyberstalking charges
3 months ago

Japanese carmaker Honda hit by cyberattack

Japanese carmaker Honda says it has been hit by a cyberattack
3 months ago
9 months ago

The Department of Homeland Security responds to federal website hack

The website of the Federal Depository Library Program was taken offline after the site was defaced with anti-U.S. messaging.
9 months ago
The Department of Homeland Security responds to federal website hack
9 months ago

Austrian Foreign Ministry under 'serious cyberattack'

Foreign Ministry says its IT systems under attack, counter measures were taken.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Cyber attack forces airline to cancel flights in Alaska

RavnAir canceled at least a half-dozen flights at the peak of holiday travel.
9 months ago
9 months ago

New Orleans city government hit with cyberattack

The computer network that handles governmental operations for the city of New Orleans was taken offline Friday by a cyberattack, city officials say.
9 months ago
New Orleans city government hit with cyberattack
1 year ago

Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools

The FBI says cyberattacks have become common at schools.
1 year ago
Cyberattacks inflict deep harm at technology-rich schools
1 year ago

Baltimore approves $10M in funding for cyber attack relief

Baltimore City officials approved using $10 million in excess revenue to cover the ongoing cost of the cyber attacks that immobilized some of the city's systems almost two months ago
1 year ago
2 years ago

'No company which can't be hacked': The remote Romanian town dubbed 'Hackerville'

Ramnicu Valcea, Romania, has earned a reputation for being a hacker breeding ground, both those who break into systems and steal information, as well as those trying to stop them.
2 years ago
'No company which can't be hacked': The remote Romanian town dubbed 'Hackerville'
2 years ago

DHS chief: America facing 'pandemic' of cyber threats from Russia and elsewhere

DHS Secretary Nielsen and FBI Director Wray are testifying to the Senate today.
2 years ago
America facing 'pandemic' of cyber threats from Russia and elsewhere: DHS chief
3 years ago

Cyberattackers strike city of Atlanta

The city of Atlanta's computer network was targeted today by hackers demanding ransom, prompting an investigation by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, officials said.
3 years ago
Cyberattackers strike city of Atlanta
3 years ago

Cyberattackers strike city of Atlanta

The mayor of Atlanta said her city was the target of a cyberattack today.
3 years ago
Cyberattackers strike city of Atlanta
3 years ago

HBO is facing a major cyber attack

Hackers bragged about stealing HBO programing including written material from upcoming "Game of Thrones" episode.
3 years ago
HBO is facing a major cyber attack
3 years ago

HBO hit by major hack

HBO CEO Richard Pepler told employees in an email obtained by ABC News that the hack "resulted in some stolen proprietary information, including some of our programming."
3 years ago
HBO hit by major hack
3 years ago

Fears of hackers targeting hospitals, medical devices

"Nightline" was on-site for the first-ever hospital cyber attack simulation designed to help doctors prepare for what cybersecurity experts say is a very real threat.
3 years ago
Fears of hackers targeting hospitals, medical devices
3 years ago

Who's disrupted by the latest global cyberattack

A massive cyberattack that seizes computers and demands ransom to regain access hit companies in the United States and elsewhere around the world this week.
3 years ago
Who's disrupted by the latest global cyberattack
3 years ago

Fears of hackers targeting US hospitals, medical devices for cyber attacks

Experts are warning that not only is the randsomware problem getting worse, but hospital computers and medical devices are vulnerable to hacking.
3 years ago
Fears of hackers targeting US hospitals, medical devices for cyber attacks
3 years ago

What we know about the kill switch in Petya ransomware attack

U.S. researcher has found a temporary "vaccine" against the attack.
3 years ago
What we know about the kill switch in ransomware attack
3 years ago

Massive cyberattack spreads ransomware across Europe, US

A massive ransomware attack struck computers across Europe Tuesday, affecting major companies in Russia and Ukraine as well as the world's largest shipping firm, Maersk.
3 years ago
Massive cyberattack spreads ransomware across Europe, US
3 years ago

At least 1 US nuclear plant's computer system was hacked

There was no evidence that sensitive or operational systems were breached.
3 years ago
US nuclear plant's computer system hacked
3 years ago

Tens of thousands of computers hit by global cyberattack

Ransomware has spread throughout four continents and affected networks of several major U.S. companies.
3 years ago
Tens of thousands of computers hit by global cyberattack
3 years ago

New cyberattack freezes computers across the globe

The 'Petya' ransomware spread throughout networks in Europe and affected several major U.S. companies on Tuesday.
3 years ago
New cyberattack freezes computers across the globe
3 years ago

Trail of ransomware attacks could lead to North Korea

Researchers identified code used in WannaCry that appeared in other attacks linked to North Korea.
3 years ago
Trail of ransomware attacks could lead to North Korea
3 years ago

Trail of global cyberattack could lead to North Korea

Researchers pointed to a piece of code suggesting North Korean involvement.
3 years ago
Trail of global cyberattack could lead to North Korea
3 years ago

A timeline of the WannaCry cyberattack

By Monday, the attack had hit more than 200 organizations in 150 countries.
3 years ago
How the WannaCry cyberattack spread
3 years ago

News analysis: 4 takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack

Governments and companies have failed to address cybersecurity vulnerabilities.
3 years ago
4 takeaways from the WannaCry cyberattack
3 years ago

Hospitals remain key targets as ransomware attacks expected to increase

The British National Health Service was attacked with "WannaCry" ransomware.
3 years ago
Hospitals remain key targets as ransomware attacks expected to increase
3 years ago

What the WannaCry cyberattack means for the US

ABC News' Amna Nawaz interviews chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross on the growing fears of a worldwide cyberattack.
3 years ago
What the WannaCry cyberattack means for the US
3 years ago

Unprecedented global cyberattack is 'an urgent call' to action, homeland security adviser says

Attack has affected more than 200,000 organization around the world.
3 years ago
Unprecedented global cyberattack 'an urgent call' to action, homeland security adviser says
3 years ago

Number of cyberattack victims in Europe not rising as feared: Europol

A spokesperson from Europol said the attack appears to have been stabilized.
3 years ago
Number of cyberattack victims in Europe not rising as feared: Europol
3 years ago

Law enforcement officials fear second wave of cyberattacks

Ransomware spread throughout six continents before researchers discovered 'kill switch'.
3 years ago
Law enforcement officials fear second wave of cyberattacks