Computing and information technology

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 22, 2015, file photo, Stijn Vanveerdeghem, left, an engineer with Cisco, shows graphics with live wireless traffic to FedEx employee Barry Poole during the RSA Conference in San Francisco, where threat analysts, security vendors and corporate IT administrators gathered to talk about malicious software, spear-phishing and other attacks that can steal money or secrets from companies and consumers. As the Friday, May 12, 2017, global cyberextortion attack that held people’s computer files hostage slows, authorities are working to catch the crooks behind it, which is a difficult task that involves searching for digital clues and following the money. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
May 16, 2017 - 7:52 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Cybersecurity experts are pointing to circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi,...
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CORRECTS FROM HUTCHIS TO HUTCHINS -British IT expert Marcus Hutchins who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, sits at his workstation during an interview in Ilfracombe, England, Monday, May 15, 2017. Hutchins thwarted the virus that took computer files hostage around the world, including the British National Health computer network, telling The Associated Press he doesn’t consider himself a hero but fights malware because “it’s the right thing to do.’’ (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 16, 2017 - 7:10 am
ILFRACOMBE, England (AP) — As a vast "ransomware" attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt. But Marcus Hutchins doesn't consider himself a hero. The 22-year-old...
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A customer walks by the notice about "ransomware" at CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 15, 2017. The letters read "Due to ransomware affection, we are unable to screen advertisement. The movie is going to start 10 minutes after the ticket time." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 16, 2017 - 6:50 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean cybersecurity expert said Tuesday there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to...
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Homeland security adviser Tom Bossert speaks about the mass destruction offensive malware, Monday, May 15, 2017, during the daily press briefing at the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
May 16, 2017 - 6:48 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's homeland security adviser has a message to those blaming U.S. intelligence agencies for the cyberattack encircling the globe: Don't point a finger at the National Security Agency. Blame the hackers. Since Friday, malware has infected an estimated 300,000...
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May 16, 2017 - 6:47 am
MOSCOW (AP) — In another round of sanctions in response to Russia's annexation of Crimea, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko says he will block access to Russia's most popular social media websites and search engines. Poroshenko's office on Tuesday published the decree that he signed on Monday,...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2015 file photo, a man surfs Internet on his laptop computer at a Starbuck cafe in Beijing. Security researcher say China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack. Beijing has tolerated rampant use of unlicensed software copies despite repeated promises to crack down and warnings by industry groups that China is leaving itself open to being hurt by malicious code. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
May 16, 2017 - 5:54 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack. Beijing has tolerated rampant use of unlicensed software copies despite repeated promises to crack down and warnings by industry groups that China is leaving itself open to being...
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May 16, 2017 - 5:23 am
BEIJING (AP) — Security researcher say China's fondness for pirated software left it especially vulnerable to the latest global cyberattack. Beijing has tolerated rampant use of unlicensed software copies despite repeated promises to crack down and warnings by industry groups that China is leaving...
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A customer walks by the notice about "ransomware" at CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 15, 2017. The letters read "Due to ransomware affection, we are unable to screen advertisement. The movie is going to start 10 minutes after the ticket time." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 16, 2017 - 5:17 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean cybersecurity expert said Tuesday there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way the hackers took hostage computers and servers across the world was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to...
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CORRECTS FROM HUTCHIS TO HUTCHINS -British IT expert Marcus Hutchins who has been branded a hero for slowing down the WannaCry global cyber attack, during an interview in Ilfracombe, England, Monday, May 15, 2017. Hutchins thwarted the virus that took computer files hostage around the world, including the British National Health computer network, telling The Associated Press he doesn’t consider himself a hero but fights malware because “it’s the right thing to do.’’ (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
May 16, 2017 - 4:53 am
ILFRACOMBE, England (AP) — As a vast "ransomware" attack raced from computer to computer, infecting tens of thousands around the world, a young tech expert worked from his bedroom in England to bring the rampage to a halt. But Marcus Hutchins doesn't consider himself a hero. The 22-year-old...
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A customer walks by the notice about "ransomware" at CGV theater in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, May 15, 2017. The letters read "Due to ransomware affection, we are unable to screen advertisement. The movie is going to start 10 minutes after the ticket time." (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 16, 2017 - 4:00 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean cyber security expert says there is more circumstantial evidence that North Korea may be behind the global "ransomware" attack: the way hackers took computers hostage was similar to previous cyberattacks attributed to North Korea. Simon Choi, a director at...
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