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Hackers in Bangladesh Bank Cyber Heist Pocketed About $70M; NY Fed Criticized

Hackers are likely to get away with about $70 million of Bangladesh’s foreign reserves after a brazen cyber-attack against the South Asian nation, according to Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith. The Philippines — where most of the funds ended …

Bangladesh Bank Cyber-Heist Hackers Exploited Vulnerabilities in SWIFT Software

The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE Systems. SWIFT, …

Bangladeshi Investigators Identify 20 Foreign Suspects in Cyber Bank Heist

Bangladeshi investigators have identified 20 foreigners – 12 Philippine nationals and eight Sri Lankans – suspected to have been involved in the cyber heist of tens of millions of dollars from its central bank, a police officer said on Monday. The officer …

Bangladesh Hack Opens Door to Attacks on Financial Institutions: Cyber Expert

The founder of cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab expects more attacks on financial targets after hackers recently stole funds from Bangladesh’s central bank and moved the Russian ruble’s exchange rate. “Criminal innovations that we see in some parts of the world …

BAE Uses Cyber Skills Developed in British Intelligence Services to Help Clients

In January, BAE Systems Plc got a routine call from a new client: The health-care company’s computer systems were mysteriously crashing. BAE’s sleuths soon discovered a dangerous new strain of a virus called Qbot. Using skills honed via years of …

Cyber Criminals Reap Billions of Dollars via Email Scams Across the Globe

Businesses have lost billions of dollars to fast-growing scams where fraudsters impersonate company executives in emails that order staff to transfer to accounts controlled by criminals, according to the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation. Losses from these scams, which are …

Beazley & Munich Re to Offer Broad Cyber Cover for Large Global Companies

Beazley, a pioneer in data breach response insurance and the largest insurer of cyber liability risks in the Lloyd’s market, has partnered with the Corporate Insurance Partner unit of Munich Re to offer broad protection for the digital assets and …

Islamic Militants Could Target Nuclear Industry, Security Experts Warn

Meter-thick concrete walls and 1950s-style analog control rooms help protect nuclear plants from bomb attacks and computer hackers, but Islamist militants are turning their attention to the atomic industry’s weak spots, security experts say. Concerns about nuclear terrorism rose after Belgian …

Tech Firms Warn of Growing Cyber Risks: From Medical Devices to Sex Toys

It’s not just computers and mobile phones that are vulnerable to cyber attack, according to software firm Trend Micro. As more devices are hooked up to the internet, it could be anything from medical equipment to industrial machinery – and even sex …

Apple Ransomware Attack Thwarted Before Large Number of Computers Infected

The first known ransomware attack on Apple Inc.’s Mac computers, which was discovered over the weekend, was downloaded more than 6,000 times before the threat was contained, according to a developer whose product was tainted with the malicious software. Hackers …