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Cyberattack

A new digital plague has hit the Internet, infecting millions of personal and business computers in what seems to be the first step of a multistage attack. The world’s leading computer security experts do not yet know who programmed the infection, or what the next stage will be. In recent weeks a ...

Blogs on the Web site of The Joplin Globe fell prey Tuesday to hackers opposed to U.S. and Israeli policy in Gaza. The blogs remained off-line Wednesday, but Dave Woods, the Globe’s new-media editor, said files were being restored, and that the blogs should be up and running on the Web site by the...

Blogs using SoapBlox but hosted elsewhere are, for the moment, still up. However, I’m hearing that the software has been irretrievably hacked: security can no longer be guaranteed, for anyone. If true, this means that hackers have private information — including passwords and IP addresses — fr...