Canadian Suspect in Yahoo Breach Appeals Custody Decision

A Canadian suspected of involvement in a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo email accounts linked to Russia is appealing a decision to hold him in custody pending an extradition hearing, the man's lawyer said. A bail appeal hearing for Karim Baratov is scheduled for June 5, attorney Amedeo DiCarlo said. Authorities will meet on June 16 to set a date for his hearing to determine if Baratov will be extradited to the United States.

FBI Probes Attempted Overseas Cyberattack Against Trump Organization

The FBI is investigating an attempted overseas cyberattack against the Trump Organization, summoning President Donald Trump’s sons, Don Jr. and Eric, for an emergency session with the bureau’s cybersecurity agents and representatives of the CIA, officials tell ABC News.Law enforcement officials who spoke to ABC News on the condition of anonymity confirmed the attempted hack and said the subsequent meeting took place at the FBI’s New York headquarters on May 8, the day before Trump fired FBI director James Comey. 

Tech Companies Urge Congress to Change Internet Surveillance Law

Facebook, Amazon and more than two dozen other U.S. technology companies pressed Congress to make changes to a broad internet surveillance law, saying they were necessary to improve privacy protections and increase government transparency. The request marks the first significant public effort by Silicon Valley to wade into what is expected to be a contentious debate later the year over the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, parts of which will expire on Dec. 31 unless Congress reauthorizes them.

Cybersecurity Researchers See New Type of 'WannaCry'-Type Threat

A newly found flaw in widely used networking software leaves tens of thousands of computers potentially vulnerable to an attack similar to that caused by WannaCry, which infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide, cybersecurity researchers said. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced the vulnerability, which could be exploited to take control of an affected computer, and urged users and administrators to apply a patch.

China Arrests 44 People in Asset Scam Conducted Online

China's police have arrested 44 people over a scam which saw many as 93,000 people contribute start-up capital to "unfreeze" assets smuggled overseas when the Nationalist government was overthrown in 1949, police authorities said. The criminal network used Wechat and other communication tools to encourage people to pay 10 yuan ($1.46) for membership in a scheme which promised returns of as much as 50,000 yuan ($7,280) once the assets were unfrozen, the Ministry of Public Security said in a notice on its website.

U.K. Prime Minister Wants Internet Companies to Fight Extremism

Theresa May will take her beef with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. to the Group of Seven meeting in Sicily, where the U.K. leader will call on Internet companies to do more to fight terrorism and take extremist material offline. In the wake of the Manchester bombing, the prime minister will say that companies should develop tools to automatically identify and remove material based on what it contains and who has posted it -- and help the authorities identify and catch extremists, according to a senior British official speaking on condition of anonymity to preview the plan.

Foreign Companies Confront China's New Cybersecurity Law

Just days before China’s new Cybersecurity Law goes into force, foreign companies are grappling with rules that could tighten what is already one of the world’s most restricted technology regimes.Recent changes to the language of the law ahead of its June 1 implementation, such as a broader definition of those affected, could drag in a wider array of services and products.

'Shadow Brokers' Hackers May Try to Expose Identities of NSA Team

The mysterious hacking group that supplied a critical component of the WannaCry “ransomware” software attack that spread across the globe in mid-May has been releasing alleged National Security Agency secrets for the past eight months. Former intelligence officials now fear that the hackers, who go by the name Shadow Brokers, are taking a new tack: exposing the identities of the NSA’s computer-hacking team.

'Wannacry' Ransomware Hackers Attack Russia's Postal Service

Russia's postal service was hit by Wannacry ransomware and some of its computers are still down, three employees in Moscow said, the latest sign of weaknesses that have made the country a major victim of the global extortion campaign. Wannacry compromised the post office's automated queue management system, infecting touch-screen terminals which run on the outdated Windows XP operating system, one of the workers said.

Proposal Would Allow U.S. Government to Seize, Destroy Any Drone

The Trump administration is asking Congress to give the federal government sweeping powers to track, hack and destroy any type of drone over domestic soil with a new exception to laws governing surveillance, computer privacy and aircraft protection, according to a document obtained by The New York Times. The document is a 10-page draft and summary of legislation the executive branch circulated among several congressional committees, according to a congressional aide.

Target to Pay $18.5 Million in Settlement for Largest Data Breach

Retail giant Target will pay an $18.5 million multistate settlement, the largest ever for a data breach, to resolve state investigations of the 2013 cyber attack that affected more than 41 million of the company's customer payment card accounts. Announced by 47 states and the District of Columbia, the agreement sets new industry standards for companies that process payment cards and maintain confidential information about their customers.

PayPal Files Trademark Suit Against Pandora Over 'P' Logo

Arguing that Pandora's minimalist logo "dilutes the distinctiveness" of its own branding, PayPal filed a trademark infringement lawsuit against the music streaming service in Manhattan federal court. "Element by element and in overall impression, the similarities between the logos are striking, obvious, and patently unlawful," the lawsuit alleges.

Symantec Says North Korea 'Highly Likely' Linked to 'WannaCry' Attack

Cyber security firm Symantec Corp. said it was "highly likely" a hacking group affiliated with North Korea was behind the WannaCry cyber attack this month that infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide and disrupted operations at hospitals, banks and schools across the globe. Symantec researchers said they had found multiple instances of code that had been used both in the North Korean group's previous activity and in early versions of WannaCry.

Lawyer Disbarred for Role in 'Scheme' Targeting Porn Downloaders

John L. Steele, a Chicago lawyer already indicted for his role in the Prenda Law shakedown scheme targeting downloaders of online porn, has been disbarred. The criminal and professional actions against Steele arose out of his actions through the firms of Steele Hansmeier PLLC, Prenda Law and other associated business entities to use the courts to allegedly orchestrate “an elaborate scheme to fraudulently obtain millions of dollars in copyright lawsuit settlements by deceiving state and federal courts throughout the country,” according to federal prosecutors.