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New highly virulent strain of ransomware cripples networks

Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:32:28 GMT2017-06-28T04:32:28Z

PARIS (AP) -- A new, highly virulent strain of malicious software that is crippling computers globally appears to have been sown in Ukraine, where it badly hobbled much of the government and private sector on the eve of a holiday celebrating a post-Soviet constitution....



AP Explains: What is ransomware?

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:56:50 GMT2017-06-27T21:56:50Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Computers around the world were locked up and users' files held for ransom in a cyberattack Tuesday that paralyzed some hospitals, government offices and major multinational corporations....



EU hits Google with $2.7B fine for abusing weaker rivals

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:41:56 GMT2017-06-27T21:41:56Z

BRUSSELS (AP) -- European regulators fined Google a record 2.42 billion euros ($2.72 billion) for abusing its dominance of the online search market in a case that could be just the opening salvo in Europe's attempt to curb the company's clout on that continent....



The Latest: Ukraine cites rouge accounting software update

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 21:27:30 GMT2017-06-27T21:27:30Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- The Latest on a widespread cyberattack that is affecting companies and government systems (all times EDT):...



Florida bitcoin processing boss gets 5 1/2 years in prison

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 20:33:18 GMT2017-06-27T20:33:18Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A Florida man was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison by a judge who said he used a "pyramid of lies" to boost a business that helped criminals process millions of dollars in illegal bitcoin transactions....



A look at some of the institutions hit by the cyberattack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:33:17 GMT2017-06-27T19:33:17Z

LONDON (AP) -- As a new cyberattack hits companies and government agencies around the world, here is a look at some of those that have confirmed they are affected....



Mossad launches fund to invest in firms developing spy tech

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 19:03:33 GMT2017-06-27T19:03:33Z

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel's Mossad is launching an investment fund for start-ups developing "groundbreaking" technologies that could be used by the spy agency....



Number of people using Facebook reaches 2 billion

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:29:28 GMT2017-06-27T17:29:28Z

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) -- Facebook is reaching another milestone, announcing that it now has more than 2 billion users....



New cyberattack causes mass disruption globally

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:22:14 GMT2017-06-27T17:22:14Z

PARIS (AP) -- A new and highly virulent outbreak of malicious data-scrambling software appears to be causing mass disruption across the world, hitting companies and governments in Europe especially hard....



A look at some of the firms, agencies hit by the cyberattack

Tue, 27 Jun 2017 17:15:56 GMT2017-06-27T17:15:56Z

LONDON (AP) -- As a new cyberattack hits companies and government agencies around the world, here is a look at some of those that have confirmed they are affected....