Alan Suderman, The Associated Press

Alan Suderman

The Associated Press

Richmond, VA, United States

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Recent articles by Alan:

Microsoft: Russian-backed hackers targeting cloud services

The group, which Microsoft calls Nobelium, has employed a new strategy to piggyback on the direct access that cloud service resellers have to their customers’ IT systems, hoping to “more easily impersonate an organization’s trusted technology partner to gain access to their downstream customers.” → Read More

New documents show how Facebook appeared to stumble in Jan. 6 Capitol riot response

New documents provided by a Facebook whistleblower provide a rare glimpse into how the company appears to have simply stumbled into the Jan. 6 riot. → Read More

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place i… → Read More

Amid the Capitol riot, Facebook faced its own insurrection

WASHINGTON (AP) — As supporters of Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6th, battling police and forcing lawmakers into hiding, an insurrection of a different kind was taking place inside the world’s largest social media company. → Read More

Poll: 9 in 10 Americans concerned over cyberattacks

Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats. → Read More

Cyberattacks concerning to most in U.S., says Pearson/AP-NORC poll

Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U.S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. → Read More

Cyberattacks are concerning to most people in the US, poll shows

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Most Americans across party lines have serious concerns about cyberattacks on U. S. computer systems and view China and Russia as major threats, according to a new poll. The poll by The Pearson Institute and the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that about 9 in 10 Americans are at least somewhat concerned about hacking that involves their… → Read More

Port of Houston target of suspected nation-state hack

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A major U. S. port was the target last month of suspected nation-state hackers, according to officials. The Port of Houston, a critical piece of infrastructure along the Gulf Coast, issued a statement Thursday saying it had successfully defended against an attempted hack in August and “no operational data or systems were impacted. ” → Read More

3 former US officials charged in UAE hacking scheme

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three former U. S. intelligence and military operatives have admitted providing sophisticated computer hacking technology to the United Arab Emirates and agreed to pay nearly $1. 7 million to resolve criminal charges in an agreement that the Justice Department described Tuesday as the first of its kind. → Read More

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around … → Read More

Justice Department says Russians hacked federal prosecutors

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts some of the most prominent federal prosecutors’ offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said Friday. → Read More

Russians hacked federal prosecutors, Justice Department says

The Russian hackers behind the massive SolarWinds cyberespionage campaign broke into the email accounts of some of the most prominent federal prosecutors' offices around the country last year, the Justice Department said Friday. → Read More

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

Almost always in arm's reach, rarely turned off and holding huge stores of personal and sensitive data, cellphones have become top targets for hackers looking to steal text messages, contacts and photos, as well as track users' locations and even secretly turn on their video and microphones. → Read More

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure. → Read More

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got s… → Read More

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — At a time of widespread digital insecurity it turns out that the oldest and simplest computer fix there is — turning a device off then back → Read More

Taking this simple step can thwart top phone hackers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure. Step One: Turn off phone. Step Two: Turn it back on. That’s it. → Read More

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure. → Read More

Turn off, turn on: Simple step can thwart top phone hackers

As a member of the secretive Senate Intelligence Committee, Sen. Angus King has reason to worry about hackers. At a briefing by security staff this year, he said he got some advice on how to help keep his cellphone secure. → Read More

Ransomware attack payments might be tax deductible, says US government

Some fear the deduction is a problematic incentive that could entice businesses to pay ransoms against the advice of law enforcement. At a minimum, they say, the deductibility sends a discordant message to businesses under duress. → Read More