All posts tagged "hackers"

  • FILE - In this July 22, 2003, file photo, nurses evacuate a patient after a fire broke out on the third floor of the 434-bed the formerly named Queen of Angels-Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center, with visibly blackened windows, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles. The FBI says Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, it is investigating a computer network extortion plot at the Los Angeles hospital. In the attacks known as "ransomware," hackers lock up an institution's computer network and demand payment to reopen them. FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Wednesday that the agency is investigating such a plot at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
    LA hospital paid 17K ransom to hackers of its computer network

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles hospital paid a ransom in bitcoins equivalent to about $17,000 to hackers who infiltrated and disabled its computer network, the medical center’s chief executive said Wednesday. It was in the...

    • Posted February 17, 2016
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  • North Korean workers outside of their home country claim that most of their wages get sent to the North Korean government. (Yonhap)
    [BBC] N. Korean hackers ‘could kill’, warns key defector

        North Korean hackers are capable of attacks that could destroy critical infrastructure and even kill people, a high-profile defector has warned. Speaking exclusively to BBC Click, Prof Kim Heung-Kwang said the country had around...

    • Posted June 1, 2015
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  • "The Interview" poster.
    Hackers demand Sony cancel release of ‘The Interview’

    A group claiming to have hacked Sony Pictures demanded Monday that the company cancel the upcoming release of the movie, “The Interview.” Calling itself the Guardians of Peace (GOP), the group posted a statement on the website...

    • Posted December 9, 2014
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  • "Digital Laundry" services are on the rise in South Korea in order to remove unwanted personal data from the internet (Yonhap)
    NIS: North Korea attempts to hack into South Koreans’ smartphones

    SEOUL (Yonhap) — North Korea attempted to hack into South Koreans’ smartphones by spreading malicious applications online, possibly infecting more than 20,000 smartphones, Seoul’s spy agency said Wednesday. The malicious applications, disguised as games, were spread on...

    • Posted October 28, 2014
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