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It’s Easy to Get Hacked: Just Connect to Fraudulent Wireless Hotspots

If anyone attending the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week doubts how easy it is to hack smartphones and tablets, Filip Chytry and his team plan to set them straight. By hacking into their devices. Chytry’s company, Prague’s Avast …

Utah Seeing More Cyber-Attacks, Likely Due To NSA Facility

Utah state officials have seen what they describe as a sharp uptick in attempts to hack into state computers in the last two years, and they think it related to the NSA data center south of Salt Lake City. The …

Barrage of Cyber Attacks Force Companies to Rethink Defense Strategies

A barrage of damaging cyber attacks is shaking up the security industry, with some businesses and organizations no longer assuming they can keep hackers at bay, and instead turning to waging a guerrilla war from within their networks. U.S. insurer …

Threat of Cyber Attacks Must Be Priority for Corporate Boards: KPMG

The threat of cyber attacks must be taken more seriously by corporate boards at Britain’s largest companies, according to a survey by KPMG LLP today. Less than 40 percent of board members in the FTSE 350 Index companies said they …

U.K. Power Grid Under Cyber-Attack Every Minute; Government Hikes Defenses

The U.K. government is one step ahead of hackers trying to turn off the country’s lights — for now. The prospect of cyber-attacks on the nation’s power network is major threat to the country’s security, according to James Arbuthnot, a …

Risk Modelers Aim to Gauge Risks of ‘Cyber Hurricane’

Even as the Sony Corp. cyber attack laid bare the kinds of vulnerabilities that typically drive companies to buy insurance policies, the lack of a risk model for insurers means such protection is not always easy to get. Unlike earthquakes, …

Hackers Increasingly Target Banks, Corporations Instead of Consumers

Hackers are increasingly stealing directly from banks and other companies and helping organized crime to operate more efficiently, according to the chief of cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab. Examples range from infecting cash machines to dispense all their money to thieves, …

Companies Should Assume Cyber Attackers Are Already Inside: McAfee

Companies seeking to shield valuable data from criminals and government spying should assume the attackers have already penetrated their systems and adjust defensive strategies, security firms McAfee and Symantec Corp. said. “You must assume something is going on and you …

Cyber Attacks, Drones Pose Threat to Plane Safety: Allianz

Cyber attacks and commercial drones pose a growing risk of commercial airplane crashes, a major insurer said, running counter to a long-term decline in fatal accidents and insurance premiums. Technical advances in aircraft design and navigation systems have reduced the …

Iran Hackers Targeted Airlines, Energy Firms Across Globe: Cylance Report

Iranian hackers have infiltrated some of the world’s top energy, transport and infrastructure companies over the past two years in a campaign that could allow them to eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance. Aerospace firms, …