cyber crime News

Update: Hackers Steal $31M from Russian Central & Commercial Banks

Hackers stole more than 2 billion roubles ($31 million) from correspondent accounts at the Russian central bank and from accounts in commercial banks, the bank said on Friday [Dec. 2], the latest example of an escalation of cyber attacks on financial institutions …

Bank of England Beefs Up Cyber Resilience Tests for UK Banks After Tesco Hack

The recent theft of money from accounts at retailer Tesco’s online banking arm caused the British authorities to enact contingency plans to allow lenders to share information after the attack, the Bank of England said on Wednesday. The bank also …

Tesco Reveals $3M Was Stolen from 9,000 Customers in Recent Cyber Bank Theft

Retailer Tesco Plc’s banking arm said on Tuesday that 2.5 million pounds ($3 million) had been stolen from 9,000 customers over the weekend in what cyber experts said was the first mass hacking of accounts at a western bank. Tesco …

Tesco Bank’s Cyber Attack Investigated by UK’s National Crime Agency

Britain’s National Crime Agency (NCA) is leading a criminal inquiry into the theft of money from thousands of Tesco Bank accounts that the UK financial watchdog said was unprecedented. New cyber crime agency National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), a government …

French Utility Firm Veolia Beefs Up Cyber Security to Protect Water Plants

Veolia Environnement SA, the French utility that provided drinking water to 100 million people last year, has beefed up cyber security to protect installations from hackers. “Cyber crime is the main threat for the company,” Jean-Louis Fiamenghi, the head of …

Hiscox Launches Crime Cover to Protect UK & Irish SMEs Against Fraud

Specialist insurer Hiscox has launched a new crime product, Hiscox Crime Insurance, designed to protect small businesses in the UK and Ireland against a broad range of fraudulent acts from both internal and external parties. Designed to complement other commercial …

Ironshore’s IronPro Launches Cyber Crime Product for English & Welsh Solicitors

IronPro, Ironshore’s financial and professional lines unit, is introducing Ironshore CyberCrime and DataProtect for English and Welsh Solicitors. Paragon International Insurance Brokers, a London-and-Bermuda-based independent global insurance broker, will exclusively market this product in conjunction with cyber monitoring and alert …

Hacker Used Employee Credentials to Breach University of Alaska Data

University of Alaska officials say someone used an employee’s credentials to hack into a network drive that contained private information like Social Security numbers of more than 5,400 students at the Mat-Su campus. Officials said in a release that there …

More Businesses Fear Losing Data than Getting Hacked, Survey Shows

Losing data strikes more fear in businesses than getting hacked. A survey released today by San Francisco, Calif.-based Wells Fargo Insurance shows 47 percent of mid-sized companies were concerned with losing private data compared with 26 percent worrying about hackers …

Cooper Gay Appoints Hacker as Group Chief Innovation Officer

Cooper Gay, the global reinsurance, wholesale and specialty broker, announced the appointment of Peter Hacker as group chief innovation officer. He takes up his role with immediate effect reporting to Steve Hearn, group CEO. Hacker will develop risk and advisory …