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Nation Apr 06Hackers broke into hospitals despite software flaw warnings
WASHINGTON — 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 warnings since at least 2007 that it needed to be fixed with a…
Nation Apr 055 ways to become a smaller target for ransomware hackers
Hacking for ransom is on the rise — on pace to beat out last year's figures — and hits people where it hurts, locking them out of files, photos and critical records.
Nation Mar 29Apple remains in dark on how FBI hacked iPhone without its help
The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone is a public setback for Apple Inc., as consumers suddenly discover they can't keep their most personal information safe.
Nation Mar 28Justice Department cracks iPhone, withdraws legal action against Apple
WASHINGTON — The FBI says it successfully used a mysterious technique without Apple's help to break into an iPhone linked to the gunman in a California mass shooting.
Nation Mar 09Security experts conduct a drill to stop cyberattacks
The moment a U.S. official pressed a computer key, dozens of security experts who gathered in an underground control room girded themselves for cyberattacks.
Nation Mar 08Justice Department appeals ruling on unlocking data in New York iPhone case
WASHINGTON — Calling a New York judge's ruling "an unprecedented limitation" on judicial authority, the Justice Department has asked a Brooklyn federal court to reverse a decision that said Apple Inc. wasn't required to pry open a locked iPhone.
Nation Feb 23Apple to tell judge Congress must decide California case
The Associated Press has learned that Apple Inc. will tell a judge this week in legal papers that its fight with the FBI over iPhone encryption should be kicked to Congress, rather than decided by courts.
Politics Feb 22Apple tells employees why it won’t help hack shooter’s phone
WASHINGTON -- Apple Inc. CEO Tim Cook acknowledged to employees Monday that "it does not feel right" to refuse to help the FBI hack a locked iPhone used by a gunman in the San Bernardino mass shootings. But he said…
Politics Feb 09Obama seeks cybersecurity boost to replace ‘ancient’ tech
WASHINGTON — The federal government is relying on archaic, leaky and broken computers systems to protect reams of critical data from cyberattacks, President Barack Obama warned Tuesday as he announced a new, centralized effort to boost cybersecurity.
Politics Feb 05Twitter suspends 125,000 accounts for promoting terrorist acts
Twitter says it's now using spam-fighting technology to seek out and automatically flag accounts that might be promoting terrorist activity.