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TikTok is under intense political scrutiny. The U.S. Department of Justice has expressed concerns that the video-streaming app's Chinese parent company, ByteDance, may be sharing user data with the Chinese government. Now tech giant Microsoft says it’s interested in purchasing…
Two major cybersecurity intrusions, each with global implications, are in the news. On Wednesday, hackers accessed high-profile Twitter accounts, using them to promote the cryptocurrency Bitcoin. Also, three countries accused Russia of trying to steal research into a possible COVID-19…
By Jill Lawless, Danica Kirka, Associated Press
The three nations alleged Thursday that hacking group APT29, also known as Cozy Bear and believed to be part of the Russian intelligence service, is attacking academic and pharmaceutical coronavirus research institutions involved in vaccine development.
In our news wrap Thursday, Iran dismissed President Trump’s claim it is planning an attack on U.S. targets in Iraq. On Twitter, Foreign Minister Javad Zarif wrote “Iran starts no wars, but teaches lessons to those who do.” Also, a…
By Eric Tucker, Michael Balsamo, Associated Press
The 2017 breach affected roughly 145 million people, with the hackers successfully stealing names, Social Security numbers and other personal information stored in the company's databases.
By Jamey Keaten, Frank Bajak, Associated Press
Sophisticated hackers infiltrated U.N. offices in Geneva and Vienna last year in an apparent espionage operation.
By Jamie Leventhal
Researchers reviewed 24 smart home security gadgets, finding that the majority of these popular systems contained critical design flaws.
By Kathleen Foody, Associated Press
Government agencies that fail to keep reliable backups of their data could be forced to choose between paying ransoms or spending even more to rebuild lost systems. Officials are increasingly turning to cybersecurity insurance to help curb the growing threat.
By Lisa Mascaro, Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday blocked a House-passed bill that would authorize $775 million to beef up state election systems. GOP leaders made the case that the Trump administration has already made great strides in protecting the vote…
By Tami Abdollah, Associated Press
William Barr's comments at a cybersecurity conference mark a continuing effort by the Justice Department to push tech companies to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted devices and applications during investigations.
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