Articles by Jim Finkle and Pavel Polityuk

Ukraine Says Russia Plotting Cyber Attack

Hackers have infected at least 500,000 routers and storage devices in dozens of countries, some of the world’s biggest cyber security firms warned on Wednesday, in a campaign that Ukraine said was preparation for a future Russian cyber attack. The …

U.S. & U.K. Blame Russia for Global Cyber Attacks on Governments, Businesses

The United States and Britain on Monday accused Russia of launching cyber attacks on computer routers, firewalls and other networking equipment used by government agencies, businesses and critical infrastructure operators around the globe. Washington and London issued a joint alert …

Flaws in AMD Chips Make Them Vulnerable to Hacks: Israeli Cyber Security Firm

An Israeli cyber security research firm with six employees on Tuesday said it had found flaws in Advanced Micro Devices microprocessors that made them vulnerable to hacks. AMD said it was investigating the claims, which were followed by heavy trade …

SEC Updates Guidance on Cyber Disclosure by Companies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers. The guidance also said company executives …

Equifax Breach Could be Costliest Yet at $439M; Insurance to Cover $125M

Equifax Inc. said it expects costs related to its massive 2017 data breach to surge by $275 million this year, suggesting the incident at the credit reporting bureau could turn out to be the most costly hack in corporate history. …

SEC Updates Guidance on Cyber Disclosure by Companies

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Wednesday updated guidance to public companies on how and when they should disclose cyber security risks and breaches, including potential weaknesses that have not yet been targeted by hackers. The guidance also said …

Wary Businesses Test Fixes for Chip Flaws Before Installing

Chances that a fix to a major microchip security flaw may slow down or crash some computer systems are leading some businesses to hold off installing software patches, fearing the cure may be worse than the original problem. Researchers this …

Hackers Target SWIFT Payments System at Russia’s Globex Bank

Hackers tried to steal 55 million roubles ($940,000) from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the bank said on Thursday, the latest in a string of attempted cyber heists that use fraudulent wire-transfer requests. Globex …

Nation-State Believed Responsible for ‘Watershed’ Cyber Attack on Industrial Plant

Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to cyber investigators and the firm whose software was targeted. FireEye Inc. disclosed the incident …

Cyber Criminals Steal $64M of Bitcoin From Cryptocurrency Firm NiceHash

A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, said it lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight risks that uneven oversight and security pose to booming digital currencies. NiceHash matches …