LA VALLEY COLLEGE PAID $28K CYBER-RANSOM TO HACKERS

Los Angeles Valley College paid a cyber-ransom in order to get back online after the school’s computer network came under attack, officials confirmed. The cyber-attack caused widespread disruption to online, email, financial aid and voicemail systems, including locking out 1,800 students and teachers from their computers. The hack, which launched…

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12 charged with online abuse of Istanbul victims

Twelve people are to be prosecuted for alleged online abuse directed at the Jordanian victims of the Istanbul nightclub attack on New Year’s Eve, a security source said on Thursday, as security and intelligence agencies continue to investigate potentially criminal social media posts. Meanwhile, the government is mulling a law…

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Ex-banker guilty of fraud

A former banker who held several senior-level positions in Tuscaloosa and Bibb county has agreed to plead guilty to bank fraud. John Kevin Vann, 56, has agreed to plead guilty to a federal bank fraud charge, according to U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance. He was the president of BankTrust Bank…

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Yahoo took its time probing security breach

San Francisco • Yahoo detected evidence that a hacker had broken into its computer network at least 18 months before launching an investigation that discovered personal information had been stolen from about 500 million user accounts. The timeline outlined in a regulatory filing raises further questions about why it took…

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Hackers access city of Middletown computer servers

Computer servers operated by the city of Middletown were hacked remotely sometime overnight between Wednesday and Thursday, but the city’s Information Systems Department “is confident that there was no breach of data,” according to a release from the city. The servers handled information about city payroll and human-resources information. City…

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