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1.4M Illinois Job Seekers May Have Had Personal Data Hacked

1.4M Illinois Job Seekers May Have Had Personal Data Hacked

Mar 28
About 1.4 million job seekers in Illinois may have had their personal information compromised when one of the state's employment security agency vendors was hacked, the governor's office said Friday.

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

Israel Arrests Hacker Linked to Threats on U.S. Jewish Centers

By Josef Federman | Mar 24
A 19-year-old American-Israeli Jew was arrested Thursday as the prime suspect in a wave of bomb threats against U.S. Jewish community centers, a startling turn in a case that had stoked fears of rising anti-Semitism in the United States.

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

How A School Bomb-Scare Case Sparked A Media vs. FBI Fight

By Raphael Satter | Mar 21
The young hacker was told in no uncertain terms: You are safe with me. But Norm Weatherill was no reporter. He was FBI agent Norman Sanders Jr., and the whole conversation was a trap.

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

Russian Hackers Get Burned in Deal with Russia's Spy Agency

By Vitniza Saldava and Vladimir Isachenkov | Feb 13
For several years a group of Russian hackers have been posting letters and documents stolen from senior Russian officials with impunity. And then the nation's spy agency tracked them down and offered them a deal.

Phone Hacking Company Falls Victim to Hackers

Jan 16
Cellebrite, a digital forensics firm known for helping law enforcement crack into locked smartphones, has itself fallen victim to hackers.

Election System Susceptible to Rigging Despite Red Flags

By Michael Rubinkam and Frank Bajak | Dec 30
The prevalence of paperless digital voting machines magnifies other risks in the election system, such as the possibility that hackers might compromise the computers that tally votes, by making failures or attacks harder to catch.

Yahoo's Mega Breach Shows Just How Vulnerable Data Is

By Bree Fowler | Dec 19
The revelation of Yahoo's latest hack underscores what many Americans have known for years: All those emails, photos and other personal files stored online can easily be stolen, and there's little anyone can do about it.

Arkansas Sheriff's Office Hit by Ransomware Pays Hackers

Dec 15
An Arkansas sheriff's office paid hackers the equivalent of $2,400 to regain access to hijacked computer files.

San Francisco's Public Railway System Hit by Hackers

Nov 30
Some passengers on San Francisco's public railway enjoyed free rides during part of the Thanksgiving holiday weekend after hackers infiltrated hundreds of its workers' computers and email accounts.

Microsoft: Windows Flaw Used by Hackers Linked to Russians

By Brandon Bailey | Nov 3
Microsoft says a newly discovered flaw in its Windows software was used by a hacking group that other researchers have linked to Russia's government and computer intrusions at the Democratic National Committee.

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