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Muni computer systems were compromised late Friday after an SFMTA employee apparently downloaded what is called “ransomware,” a form of malware that allows an attacker to lock up a victim’s computers, and demand a ransom to release them for use.  (Joe Fitzgerald Rodriguez/S.F. Examiner)

Muni guarantees customer data not at risk as hacker sends new threat

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has guaranteed its transit customers are…

 

In this file photo provided by U.S. Customs and Border Protection shows Tashfeen Malik, left, and her husband, Syed Farook, at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection via AP, File)

Apple remains in dark how FBI hacked iPhone without its help

WASHINGTON — The FBI's announcement that it mysteriously hacked into an iPhone…

 

Attorney General Loretta Lynch on Tuesday will discuss the encryption and other issues of digital privacy at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

Attorney General turns up the heat in public war with Apple

The nation's top law officer called for dialogue with the tech industry,…

 

A schism has emerged among family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack, with at least a couple supporting Apple Inc. in its battle against a federal court order to help the FBI hack into a shooter's locked iPhone.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

NY judge: US cannot make Apple provide iPhone data

NEW YORK — The U.S. Justice Department cannot force Apple to provide…

A schism has emerged among family members of victims and survivors of the San Bernardino, California terrorist attack, with at least a couple supporting Apple Inc. in its battle against a federal court order to help the FBI hack into a shooter's locked iPhone.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
In this 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino. Faced with a federal judge's order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)

Fight over gunman’s locked iPhone could have big impact

WASHINGTON — An extraordinary legal fight is brewing with major privacy implications…

In this 2014 file photo, Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an announcement of new products in Cupertino. Faced with a federal judge's order to help investigators break into an iPhone allegedly used by one of the San Bernardino shooters, Apple may well argue that the request would place an unreasonable burden on the company. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
A June 10, 2015 photo shows Ashley Madison's Korean web site on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea.  (Lee Jin-man/AP)

Ashley Madison users in US sue cheating website over breach

LOS ANGELES — Eight people across the U.S. who registered to use…

A June 10, 2015 photo shows Ashley Madison's Korean web site on a computer screen in Seoul, South Korea.  (Lee Jin-man/AP)
Toronto Police Services Superintendent Bryce Evans, right, speaks to the media regarding the investigation into the AshleyMadison.com breach during a press conference in Toronto on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  (Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star, The Canadian Press via AP)

Police: Ashley Madison hack might have led to suicides

TORONTO — The hack of the cheating website Ashley Madison has triggered…

Toronto Police Services Superintendent Bryce Evans, right, speaks to the media regarding the investigation into the AshleyMadison.com breach during a press conference in Toronto on Monday, Aug. 24, 2015.  (Melissa Renwick/Toronto Star, The Canadian Press via AP)
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Hackers warn not to release 'The Interview' in any form

Hackers sent a new email Friday to Sony Pictures Entertainment, gloating over…

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Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack?

The detective work blaming North Korea for the Sony hacker break-in appears…

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Sony hackers reference 9/11 in new threats against theaters

Hackers calling themselves Guardians of Peace made ominous threats Tuesday against movie…

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Sony denies it will soon name North Korea as hacker

Sony Pictures said Wednesday that the investigation into the cyberattack that crippled…

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Kickstarter says hackers got customer data

Online fundraising site Kickstarter says hackers got some of its customer data.…