Articles by Jordan Robertson, Nico Grant and Molly Schuetz

Global Cyber Attack Affects Shipping, FedEx, Emails and More

The global cyberattack that has been wending its way across continents since Tuesday started creating real consequences at some businesses even as the virus’s spread seemed to be abating. FedEx Corp. said it could suffer a “material” financial impact after …

Global Cyber Attack Expected to Continue but Malware Spread Slows

Governments and companies around the world began to gain the upper hand against the first wave of an unrivaled global cyber attack, even as the assault was poised to continue claiming victims this week. More than 200,000 computers in at …

Global Cyber Attack Temporarily Disabled by Security Specialist

The cyber attack that spread rapidly around the globe was stifled when a security researcher disabled a key mechanism used by the worm to spread, but experts said the hackers were likely to return as many computers remain at risk. …

Update: Ransomware Hack of UK Hospitals Part of Global Cyber Attack

Extortionist hackers who may be using leaked computer exploits from the U.S. National Security Agency infiltrated computers in dozens of countries in a fast-spreading attack that forced British hospitals to turn away patients and breached systems at Spain’s Telefonica SA …

Hackers, Spies Hired to Fight Cyber Attacks

It’s a seller’s market for the cyber war’s special forces. Just ask Scott Davies, 30, who left a career snooping on Australia’s enemies in December for a similar gig at FireEye Inc. Or Brian Varner, 35, who swapped a job …

Cyber Attack Retaliation Is Government’s Job: Poll

At a time when most people aren’t confident their workplace is safe from a hacking attack, respondents to the Bloomberg Global Poll are more certain about one thing: Vengeance is not mine. Companies shouldn’t get a pass from the government …

Corporations Warned Not to Hack Back

The hacked are itching to hack back. So say a dozen security specialists and former law enforcement officials who described an intensifying and largely unspoken sense of unease inside many companies after the recent breach of Sony Corp.’s networks. U.S. …

JPMorgan Hackers May Have Hit Multiple Financial Firms

The hackers who raided the data banks of JPMorgan Chase & Co. used computers now linked to possible attacks on at least 13 more financial companies, according to a person familiar with the investigation. More than a month after the …

Report: Russian Hackers Attack 5 Big Banks, Steal Customer Data

Russian hackers attacked JPMorgan Chase & Co. and at least four other banks this month in a coordinated assault that resulted in the loss of gigabytes of customer data, according to two people familiar with the investigation. At least one …

California Data Breach Shows Risk of Online Health Records

Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see. There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers and doctors’ notes. Among the files were summaries that spelled out, in painstaking …