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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.

Lax Oversight Could Lead to Crowdfunding Fraud

The people who should get the money don't always wind up with the funds they deserve.

IRS: Personal Info of Over 700K May Have Been Stolen

Hackers used the "Get Transcript" program, which allows you to check your tax history online.

Kik Messenger App Scrutinized Following 13-Year-Old's Death

PERSONAL TECH | By Ron Harris | Feb 8
Kik Messenger, a smartphone app popular among younger teens, is on the defensive following the stabbing death of a 13-year-old girl in Virginia who told friends she was using Kik to connect with an 18-year-old man.

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