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Saturday, March 24, 2018


Global cyberattack seems intent on havoc, not extortion

PARIS (AP) — A cyberattack that caused indiscriminate economic damage around the world was apparently designed to create maximum havoc in Russia's neighbor and adversary Ukraine, security researchers said. While the rogue software used in the attack was configured as extortionate "ransomware," that may have just been a ruse. "It is clear that this was

Experts: Mexico opposition party targeted by spyware

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's scandal of high-tech spying against journalists and human rights defenders widened Thursday, with experts confirming that leading members of a main opposition party were also targeted by Israeli-made spyware sold exclusively to governments. The conservative National Action Party, or PAN, had asked internet watchdog Citizen Lab to investigate suspicious messages

The Latest: Retailers issue warnings after cyberattack

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latest on cyberattacks (all times local): 5:35 p.m. Online retailers are warning customers to prepare for delays as the disruption caused by Tuesday's cyberattack spreads across the shipping industry. Several firms have issued warnings after the sudden outbreak of malicious software that centered on Ukraine and spread to major multinationals,

Online hate speech may soon incur a hefty bill in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — German lawmakers are poised to pass a bill designed to enforce the country's existing limits on free speech – including the long-standing ban on Holocaust denial – in social networks. Critics including tech giants and human rights campaigners say the legislation could have drastic consequences for free speech online. The proposed measure

Experts encourage more public awareness of Russian meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States will get hit again by Russian cyberattacks if the country doesn't pay closer attention and work more closely with European allies who are also victims, international elections experts warned on Wednesday. In testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee, experts described extensive Russian interference in European elections and encouraged more