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Oil & Gas Industry Faces More Frequent & Sophisticated Cyber Attacks: Deloitte

Three out of four oil and natural gas companies fell victim to at least one cyber attack last year as hacking efforts against the industry become more frequent and sophisticated. That’s the finding from a report released Monday by industry consultant …

Cyber Criminals or State-Backed Hackers? It’s Getting Harder to Tell…

Veteran espionage researcher Jon DiMaggio was hot on the trail three months ago of what on the face of it looked like a menacing new industrial espionage attack by Russian cyber spies. All the hallmarks were there: targeted phishing emails …

At Least 60 Chipotles in Minnesota Hit by Malware

Chipotle says customers at more than 60 of its fast food restaurants in Minnesota are among hundreds across the country exposed to possible credit or debit card fraud. Chipotle says many of its locations were victims of the malicious software …

Cyber Insurance Market Growing Slower Than Expected: Allianz

The tiny market for cyber insurance has been slower to develop than generally anticipated, a member of Allianz’s board said in an interview. The European market for cyber insurance currently has a premium volume of around 200 million euros ($224 …

Cyber Security Expert Leonardo to Offer Anti-Ransomware Weapon

When a wave of ransom-requesting cyber attacks hit computers across the globe earlier this month, Leonardo SpA cyber-security experts had already warned clients that a larger-than-usual strike was about to hit. Now, the company is set to roll out a …

WannaCry Attack Could Be Opportunity for Cautious Insurance Industry: A.M. Best

According to a rating agency A.M. Best, the the recent WannaCry ransomware attack could be a benefit to the insurance industry if it leads to better-crafted policies with clear language that provide the desired protection for policyholders. A.M. Best said …

Firms Turn to Kidnap Insurance Policies to Cover Ransomware Losses

Companies without cyber insurance are dusting off policies covering kidnap, ransom and extortion in the world’s political hotspots to recoup losses caused by ransomware viruses such as “WannaCry,” insurers say. Cyber insurance can be expensive to buy and is not …

European Cyber Police Hunt for Culprits of Global Ransomware Attack

Days after the global cyber attack, U.K. police are trying to figure out whether it was an established network of criminals, state-backed hackers or bored teenagers that crippled the country’s health service. The malware campaign affected more than 200,000 computers …

WannaCry Ransomware Hackers Threaten to Release More Malicious Code

Governments turned their attention to a possible new wave of cyber threats on Tuesday after the group that leaked U.S. hacking tools used to launch the global WannaCry “ransomware” attack warned it would release more malicious code. The fast-spreading cyber …

Some Firms Opt to Pay Hackers’ Ransoms, but Fail to Recover Data: Opinion

Behind the rise of ransomware lies the rise of bitcoin, the virtual currency of choice for hacker blackmailers who steal huge amounts of sensitive data. That doesn’t mean bitcoin is inherently to blame, but it does suggest that business has …