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Frenchmen Claim Cure for WannaCry-Infected Computers

Frenchmen Claim Cure for WannaCry-Infected Computers

May 20
French researchers have released software tools that they claim can restore some of the computers locked up by a global cyberattack that held users' files for ransom.

What We Currently Know About the Global Cyberattack

What We Currently Know About the Global Cyberattack

By Anick Jesdanun | May 17
The danger from a global cyberattack that spread to some 150 nations continues to fade, and that's only some of the good news.

Experts Try to Figure Out Who's Behind Global Cyberattack

Experts Try to Figure Out Who's Behind Global Cyberattack

By Kelvin Chan | May 16
Experts are trying to figure out who's behind a global "ransomware" software cyberattack that shut down hundreds of thousands of computers around the world by exploiting a software vulnerability.

'WannaCry' Virus Spreads to Asia, Experts Warn of New Wave

'WannaCry' Virus Spreads to Asia, Experts Warn of New Wave

By Jill Lawless and Danica Kirka | May 16
The worldwide "ransomware" cyberattack spread to thousands more computers on Monday as people across Asia logged in at work, disrupting businesses, schools, hospitals and daily life.

Log In, Look Out: Cyber Chaos May Grow at Workweek's Start

Log In, Look Out: Cyber Chaos May Grow at Workweek's Start

By Sylvia Hui and Christopher S. Rugaber | May 15
As a loose global network of cybersecurity experts fought the ransomware hackers, officials and experts on Sunday urged organizations and companies to update older Microsoft operating systems immediately

Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Computer Hacking

Trump Signs Executive Order to Prevent Computer Hacking

May 15
President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at modernizing and improving the nation's computer networks.

U.S. Watched Russia Hack French Systems During Election

U.S. Watched Russia Hack French Systems During Election

By Deb Reichmann | May 11
The United States watched Russians hack France's computer networks during the election and tipped off French officials before it became public, a U.S. cyber official told the Senate on Tuesday.

Spying Made Simple: Hackers Use Old Tools to Dodge Detection

Spying Made Simple: Hackers Use Old Tools to Dodge Detection

By Raphael Satter | May 8
A Romanian security firm says it has discovered a ring of digital spies using bottom-rung tools to break into hundreds of government computers. The find suggests that you don't necessarily need sophistication to steal secrets.

Google Warns of Email Scam That Impersonates Google Docs

Google Warns of Email Scam That Impersonates Google Docs

May 6
Google said it shut down an email spam campaign that impersonated its online file service, Google Docs.

Germany Approves Bill Curbing Online Hate Crime, Fake News

Germany Approves Bill Curbing Online Hate Crime, Fake News

By Kristen Grieshaber | Apr 7
Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a new bill that punishes social networking sites if they fail to swiftly remove illegal content such as hate speech or defamatory fake news.

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