Cyber Security
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September 24, 2021, 3:38 PM

EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections

The European Union is warning Russia against allowing hackers to attack data bases or spread disinformation in the bloc just as Germans prepare to go the polls for parliamentary elections
September 24, 2021, 3:38 PM
EU warns Russia over cyberattacks ahead of German elections
1 month ago

Iowa farm cooperative hit by ransomware, systems go offline

A ransomware attack hit a cooperative of Iowa corn and soy farmers.
1 month ago
1 month ago

Hit with ransomware attack, Howard University forced to cancel classes

After being hit with a ransomware attack, Howard University was forced to cancel classes Tuesday, but it didn't say who was behind it or what the demand was.
1 month ago
Hit with ransomware attack, Howard University forced to cancel classes
2 months ago

Holiday weekend ransomware warning

The government tells companies to stay alert for potential cyberattacks over Labor Day.
2 months ago
Holiday weekend ransomware warning
2 months ago

Tech companies pledge billions in cybersecurity investments

Top tech firms have committed to investing billions to strengthen cybersecurity.
2 months ago
Tech companies pledge billions in cybersecurity investments
2 months ago

Cyber-security experts say 3 random words are better for passwords

Instead of a complex series of letters, numbers, and symbols, they say random words create unusual letter combinations, which are more difficult for hacking software to guess.
2 months ago
Cyber-security experts say 3 random words are better for passwords
3 months ago

4 South African ports working to reopen after cyberattack

South Africa's state-owned rail and ports operator Transnet says that four of the country's largest ports are starting to reopen after having been closed by a cyberattack
3 months ago
3 months ago

Biden to meet next month with private sector on cyber issues

A U.S. official says President Joe Biden plans to meet next month with business executives about cybersecurity
3 months ago
3 months ago

DOJ charges 4 Chinese nationals with state-backed hacking

The Justice Department on Monday released an indictment charging four Chinese nationals with state-backed worldwide hacking campaign.
3 months ago
DOJ charges 4 Chinese nationals with state-backed hacking
3 months ago

DOJ charges 4 Chinese nationals with state-backed worldwide hacking campaign

The Justice Department on Monday released an indictment charging four Chinese nationals with state-backed worldwide hacking campaign.
3 months ago
DOJ charges 4 Chinese nationals with state-backed worldwide hacking campaign
3 months ago

US, allies join forces against China to expose hacking activities

The NSA, FBI and Homeland Security officials claim that China has been contracting with, and profiting from, criminal hackers who attack companies around the world.
3 months ago
US, allies join forces against China to expose hacking activities
3 months ago

$10 million rewards bolster White House anti-ransomware bid

The State Department will offer rewards up to $10 million for information leading to the identification of anyone engaged in foreign state-sanctioned malicious cyber activity, including ransomware attacks, against critical U.S. infrastructure
3 months ago
$10 million rewards bolster White House anti-ransomware bid
3 months ago

Fallout continues from biggest global ransomware attack

The single biggest global ransomware attack yet continues to bite as more details emerge on how a Russia-linked gang breached the company whose software was exploited
3 months ago
Fallout continues from biggest global ransomware attack
3 months ago

Latest ransomware attack

A Russia-based hacking group is believed to be behind the latest ransomware attack targeting small businesses across the globe. ABC News’ Faith Abubey has more.
3 months ago
Latest ransomware attack
3 months ago

Targeted ransomware attack aimed at IT management software provider, Kaseya

While Kaseya reports less than 1% of customers were affected by the hack, it’s being called the largest security breach ever.
3 months ago
Targeted ransomware attack aimed at IT management software provider, Kaseya
3 months ago

Scale, details of massive Kaseya ransomware attack emerge

Cybersecurity working to stem the impact of the biggest global ransomware attack
3 months ago
3 months ago

Fallout after major ransomware attack

Officials say a Russian hacking group is responsible for the cyberattack, putting thousands of small businesses on hold.
3 months ago
Fallout after major ransomware attack
3 months ago

More than 1,000 companies worldwide hit by latest cyber attack

The hack saw ransomware spread through a software company used by the businesses to manage computer services.
3 months ago
More than 1,000 companies worldwide hit by latest cyber attack
3 months ago

Ransomware attack before holiday leaves companies scrambling

Situation complicated in the U.S. by offices lightly staffed for Fourth of July.
3 months ago
4 months ago

Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible

As ransomware attacks surge, the FBI is doubling down on its guidance to affected businesses: Don’t pay the cybercriminals
4 months ago
Hit by a ransomware attack? Your payment may be deductible
4 months ago

Peloton security flaw may allow hackers to access personal data

A security vulnerability may leave users of the company’s popular bikes vulnerable to hackers, according to a report published by security software company McAfee.
4 months ago
Peloton security flaw may allow hackers to access personal data
4 months ago

Polish lawmakers to hold closed-door session on cyberattacks

The speaker of Poland's parliament says lawmakers will hold a closed-door session with the country's prime minister to discuss a number of cyberattacks on Polish government officials
4 months ago
4 months ago

Video game company falls victim to cyberattack

Video game giant Electronic Arts claimed no player data was stolen from the breach.
4 months ago
Video game company falls victim to cyberattack
4 months ago

FBI says ransomware attacks have tripled in last year, urges companies not to pay

FBI Director Christopher Wray said the agency is investigating over 100 ransomware attacks and said the problem is worsening. He said paying the ransom “encourages more of this kind of activity.”
4 months ago
FBI says ransomware attacks have tripled in last year, urges companies not to pay
4 months ago

JBS paid $11 million in ransom after cyberattack

Meat supplier JBS, which was the victim of a ransomware attack over Memorial Day weekend, paid $11 million in bitcoins to the hackers that penetrated their system.
4 months ago
JBS paid $11 million in ransom after cyberattack
4 months ago

Cybersecurity experts break down a cyberattack as they become increasing threat

The bad guys are getting more sophisticated.
4 months ago
Cybersecurity experts break down a cyberattack
4 months ago

JBS paid $11 million in ransom after cyberattack, company says

Federal agencies recommend not paying hackers ransom.
4 months ago
Meat supplier paid $11 million in ransom after cyberattack, company says
4 months ago

How 'white hat' hackers work

ABC News’ Pierre Thomas takes an inside look at how cyberattacks work as ransomware attacks are on the rise and companies try to protect themselves.
4 months ago
How 'white hat' hackers work
4 months ago

Inside the secretive world of hackers who help protect companies from attacks: Part 1

Amid a spate of cyberattacks on companies vital to infrastructure, security consultants called "red teams" are hired by companies to probe their defenses before cybercriminals ever get the chance.
4 months ago
Inside the secretive world of hackers who help protect companies from attacks: Part 1
4 months ago

A company's cybersecurity weaknesses are exposed in overnight operation: Part 2

In an overnight test of a Minnesota company’s security, Brian Halbach and Jonathan Studebaker used novel gadgets to break into the company’s office building and network.
4 months ago
A company's cybersecurity weaknesses are exposed in overnight operation: Part 2
4 months ago

Small or large, every business is vulnerable to ransomware attacks: DHS secretary

In an interview with ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas, Secretary Mayorkas said every sector is vulnerable whether a business is small, medium or large.
4 months ago
Small or large, every business is vulnerable to ransomware attacks: DHS secretary
4 months ago

Kroger CEO talks how meat cyberattack, supply chain issues could impact consumers

Rodney McMullen discusses how the ransomware attack of its supplier, JBS Foods, impacted production for the grocery chain and what that means for in-store customer prices.
4 months ago
Kroger CEO talks how meat cyberattack, supply chain issues could impact consumers
4 months ago

DOJ recovers millions paid in cyberattack ransom

The Justice Department announced Monday that it successfully seized millions of dollars in cryptocurrency that Colonial Pipeline paid to the cybercriminal group DarkSide last month.
4 months ago
DOJ recovers millions paid in cyberattack ransom
4 months ago

Energy chief cites risk of cyberattacks crippling power grid

U.S. adversaries are capable of using cyber intrusions to shut down power grid.
4 months ago
4 months ago

White House calls growing cyber threats a ‘rising national security concern’

President Joe Biden is set to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who has denied Russian involvement in hacking cases.
4 months ago
White House calls growing cyber threats a ‘rising national security concern’
4 months ago

DOJ official declares ransomware national security threat

The FBI director is linking many of the ransomware attacks to Russia and drawing a response from President Vladimir Putin himself.
4 months ago
DOJ official declares ransomware national security threat
4 months ago

Global war on ransomware? Hurdles hinder the US response

Foreign keyboard criminals with scant fear of repercussions have paralyzed U.S. schools and hospitals, leaked highly sensitive police files, triggered fuel shortages and, most recently, threatened global food supply chains
4 months ago
Global war on ransomware? Hurdles hinder the US response
4 months ago

White House issues new warning in wake of cyber attacks

In light of recent assaults on major meat and gas industry suppliers, the Biden administration is urging businesses to act now to protect themselves from hackers, saying no company is safe.
4 months ago
White House issues new warning in wake of cyber attacks
4 months ago

Why ransomware cyberattacks are on the rise

A recent spate of ransomware attacks has left the nation reeling.
4 months ago
As ransomware attacks cripple US infrastructure, a look at why they're on the rise
4 months ago

White House delivers warning on ransomware

The White House issued a memo that said businesses should take immediate action to prevent cyberattacks. The FBI is blaming cyber criminals believed to be based in Russia for the recent attacks.
4 months ago
White House delivers warning on ransomware
4 months ago

Cyberattacks raise questions over what American institutions could be at risk

The White House is urging businesses to step up their cybersecurity efforts in the wake of recent attacks.
4 months ago
Cyberattacks raise questions over what American institutions could be at risk
5 months ago

ABC News Live Update: Wave of cyberattacks target US infrastructure

Plus, President Biden calls for “month of action” to boost vaccinations and the NFL ends controversial “race norming” practice in concussion evaluations.
5 months ago
ABC News Live Update: Wave of cyberattacks target US infrastructure
5 months ago

ABC News Live Update: New details in wave of cyberattacks targeting the US

Plus, an inside look at how Russia cultivates its hacker talent at conventions and competitions.
5 months ago
ABC News Live Update: New details in wave of cyberattacks targeting the US
5 months ago

How the US can defend against ransomware cyberattacks

What we know about the groups behind the attacks and how the U.S. can prevent them in the future.
5 months ago
How the US can defend against ransomware cyberattacks
5 months ago

US faces cyberattacks

A hack on JBS, the world’s largest meat supplier, is the latest in a string of cyberattacks that has hit NYC’s MTA, the Colonial Pipeline and Massachusetts' ferry system.
5 months ago
US faces cyberattacks
5 months ago

Pressure on White House to stop cyberattacks

President Joe Biden is under increasing pressure to put an end to the cyberattacks and plans to confront Russian President Vladimir Putin about the costly attacks in Geneva in less than two weeks.
5 months ago
Pressure on White House to stop cyberattacks
5 months ago

String of cyberattacks raising alarms, national security

JBS, the largest U.S. meat supplier, said that their “systems are coming back online” after a ransomware attack shut down U.S. plants. The FBI is investigating criminal organizations based in Russia.
5 months ago
String of cyberattacks raising alarms, national security
5 months ago

White House ‘not taking options off of the table’ in response to cyberattacks

America’s largest meat supplier is just one of the many businesses and government agencies that have been targeted by ransomware.
5 months ago
White House ‘not taking options off of the table’ in response to cyberattacks
5 months ago

ABC News Live Update: Cyberattack shuts down major meat supplier

Plus, the U.K. records zero daily COVID-19 deaths for the first time and new details in a fire department shooting.
5 months ago
ABC News Live Update: Cyberattack shuts down major meat supplier
5 months ago

One of world’s largest meat suppliers hit by cyberattack

Meat processing company JBS said it was the victim of a ransomware attack on Sunday, just weeks after the destructive Colonial Pipeline hack.
5 months ago
One of world's largest meat suppliers hit by cyberattack