Computer viruses and worms

April 20, 2019 - 8:26 am
MILWAUKEE (AP) — A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty to developing malware to steal banking information. Federal prosecutors in Wisconsin and Marcus Hutchins' attorneys said in a filing Friday that the 24-year-old is...
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This Feb 23, 2019, photo shows the inside of a computer with the ASUS logo in Jersey City, N.J. Security researchers say hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software for months last year through the company’s online automatic update service. Kaspersky Labs said Monday, March 25, that the exploit likely affected more than 1 million computers from the world’s No. 5 computer company, though it was designed to surgically install a backdoor in a much smaller number of PCs. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
March 26, 2019 - 10:05 am
BOSTON (AP) — The Taiwanese computer company ASUS is acknowledging that suspected nation-state hackers planted malware on its online automatic update service in a sophisticated and targeted espionage operation. Security researchers at Kaspersky Lab disclosed Monday that hackers infected tens of...
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This Feb 23, 2019, photo shows the inside of a computer with the ASUS logo in Jersey City, N.J. Security researchers say hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software for months last year through the company’s online automatic update service. Kaspersky Labs said Monday, March 25, that the exploit likely affected more than 1 million computers from the world’s No. 5 computer company, though it was designed to surgically install a backdoor in a much smaller number of PCs. (AP Photo/Jenny Kane)
March 25, 2019 - 6:54 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Security researchers say that hackers infected tens of thousands of computers from the Taiwanese vendor ASUS with malicious software last year through the company's online automatic update service. Kaspersky Lab, a Russian cybersecurity firm, said Monday that it detected 57,000...
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March 19, 2019 - 8:34 am
HELSINKI (AP) — Norwegian aluminum producer Norsk Hydro says it has been a targeted by "an extensive cyberattack" through a ransomware virus impacting its key operations and disrupting its IT systems. The Oslo-based company that is one of the world's largest aluminum producers said Tuesday it has...
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December 29, 2018 - 10:08 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A computer virus hit newspaper printing plants in Los Angeles and at Tribune Publishing newspapers across the country. Tribune Publishing said a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers, the Chicago Tribune reported. The print edition of...
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December 29, 2018 - 9:58 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a computer virus that has affected the printing and delivery of newspapers across the nation (all times local): 11 p.m. Tribune Publishing says a computer virus disrupted production of the Chicago Tribune and its other newspapers across the country, the Chicago...
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Alleged fraudsters are presented before media at a police station in Noida, a suburb of New Delhi, India, Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Indian police said Thursday that they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to rectify the problem at a price. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
November 29, 2018 - 3:11 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian police said Thursday they have arrested nearly two dozen people on suspicion of defrauding people around the world by sending fake pop-up messages warning them that their computers were infected with a virus and offering to fix the problem at a price. Police officer Ajay Pal...
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United States Attorney Tracy Wilkison announces a criminal complaint being filed against a North Korean national accused in a series of destructive cyberattacks around the world, at a news conference in Los Angeles Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. The complaint alleges Park Jin Hyok, computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government, was charged Thursday in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
September 06, 2018 - 5:44 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A computer programmer working for the North Korean government was charged with devastating cyberattacks that hacked Sony Pictures Entertainment and unleashed the WannaCry ransomware virus that infected computers in 150 countries and crippled parts of the British health care...
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This undated photo released by the FBI shows Park Jin Hyok, a computer programmer accused of working at the behest of the North Korean government, who was charged Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, in connection with several high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. (FBI via AP)
September 06, 2018 - 2:29 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. officials have charged a North Korean computer programmer in connection with high-profile cyberattacks, including the Sony Pictures Entertainment hack and the WannaCry ransomware virus that affected hundreds of thousands of computers worldwide. Here are key allegations from...
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