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Ukrainian Hacker Admits Plotting to Use Stolen News Releases

A Ukrainian hacker pleaded guilty Monday to his role in an international scheme that used stolen unpublished news releases to make $30 million in profits.

German Intelligence Agency Warns of Russian Cybersabotage

The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency has warned that Russia is being increasingly aggressive in its cyberwar activities.

Digital Spring Cleaning: 4 'Cyber Hygiene' Tips to Stay Safe

PERSONAL TECH | By Bree Fowler | May 7
Spring cleaning isn't just about tossing old furniture and torn clothing: It's a great time to clear out your digital clutter and make sure you're protected against hackers.

Lithuania Govt Websites Hit by Cyberattacks for 3rd Time

Lithuanian officials say government websites have been hit by cyberattacks for the third time this month.

Philippine Voter Data Hacked but Polls to Go Ahead

PERSONAL TECH | By Teresa Cerojano | Apr 22
The hacking of a Philippine election database may have exposed the personal information of all 55 million registered voters, but will not undermine May 9 national elections.

Russia, China Are Greatest Cyberthreats, but Iran is Growing

PERSONAL TECH | By Lolita C. Baldor | Apr 9
Russia and China present the greatest cyber security threat to the U.S., but Iran is trying to increase and spend more on its capabilities, the Navy admiral in charge of the military's Cyber Command told Congress Tuesday.

Hackers Broke into Hospitals Despite Software Flaw Warnings

PERSONAL TECH | By Tami Abdollah | Apr 8
The hackers who seriously disrupted operations at a large hospital chain recently and held some data hostage broke into a computer server left vulnerable despite urgent public warnings since at least 2007.

Cyber Thieves Target Cities and Hospitals with Ransomware

In February, a Los Angeles hospital paid hackers about $17,000 worth of bitcoins after a data breach.

MedStar Paralyzed as Hackers Take Aim At Another U.S. Hospital

PERSONAL TECH | By Jack Gillum, David Dishneau, and Tamu Abdollah | Mar 31
Modern medicine in the Washington area reverted to 1960s-era paper systems when one of the largest hospital chains was crippled by a virus that shuttered its computers for patients and medical staff.

Does An Extremist's iPhone Contain A "Cyber Pathogen"?

PERSONAL TECH | By Brandon Bailey | Mar 6
A local prosecutor has offered an unusual justification for forcing Apple to help hack an iPhone used by a San Bernardino mass killer: The phone might have been "used as a weapon" to introduce malicious software to county computer systems.

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