Tag: Computing and information technology

France weighs cybersecurity moves after spyware reports

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PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron held an emergency cybersecurity meeting Thursday to weigh possible government action after reports that his cellphone and those...

Ransomware victim Kaseya gets master key to unlock networks

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BOSTON — The Florida company whose software was exploited in the devastating Fourth of July weekend ransomware attack, Kaseya, has received a universal key...

China fines tech giants for content exploiting children

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HONG KONG — China’s internet watchdog said Wednesday it has fined platforms operated by e-commerce company Alibaba and gaming firm Tencent for spreading sexually...

Morocco denies using spyware to target French officials

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RABAT, Morocco — Morocco’s government has denied reports that the country's security forces may have used spyware made by Israel’s NSO Group to eavesdrop...

Stellantis CEO expects chip shortage to drag into next year

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DETROIT — The leader of the world's fourth-largest automaker expects a global computer chip shortage that has cut vehicle production to last into next...

Agency eyes ‘right-to-repair’ rules to aid consumers, shops

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WASHINGTON — Americans would be freer to repair their broken cellphones, computers, videogame consoles and even tractors themselves or to use independent repair shops...

Saudi Aramco facing $50M cyber extortion over leaked data

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DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Saudi Arabia’s state oil giant acknowledged Wednesday that leaked data from the company — files now apparently being used...

France investigates alleged spyware use against dissidents

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PARIS — The Paris prosecutor’s office is investigating the suspected widespread use of spyware made by Israel-based NSO Group to target journalists, human rights...

Russian hacker known as ‘bot master’ to be sentenced in US

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Federal prosecutors are seeking a lengthy prison sentence for a Russian hacker known internationally as the “bot master" on charges he operated a network...

Macron among 14 heads of states on potential spyware list

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BOSTON — French President Emmanuel Macron leads a list of 14 current or former heads of state who may have been targeted for hacking...