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3 Ukrainians Arrested for Costly Cyber Attacks on U.S. Firms: Justice Department

Three Ukrainians have been arrested on criminal hacking charges including stealing payment card numbers, in attacks on more than 100 U.S. companies that cost businesses tens of millions of dollars, the U.S. Justice Department said on Wednesday. U.S. prosecutors alleged …

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 …

International, Large-Scale Cyber Attack Uncovered by Cyber Security Watchdogs

A large-scale cyber attack from a group targeting organizations in Japan, the United States, Sweden and many other European countries through IT services providers has been uncovered, the Swedish computer security watchdog said on Wednesday. The cyber attack, uncovered through …

New Digital Evidence Emerges of N. Korea Connection to Bangladesh Bank Heist

Cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab on Monday said it had obtained digital evidence that bolsters suspicions by some researchers that North Korea was involved in last year’s $81 million cyber heist of the Bangladesh central bank’s account at the Federal …

Fatal Colombia Jet Crash Investigators to Examine Whether Plane Ran Out of Fuel

Air-safety experts probing the jetliner crash that killed 71 people, including most of Brazil’s Chapecoense soccer squad, will look at whether the plane ran out of fuel while on a flight close to the limits of its range. The distance …

Update: Plane Crash in Colombia Kills 75; Brazilian Soccer Players on Board

An aircraft carrying 81 people, including players from the Brazilian soccer team Chapecoense, crashed on route to Colombia’s second-largest airport Monday, killing at least 75, according to local reports. The BAE Systems Plc RJ-85 plane chartered from Bolivia’s Lamia had …

Bangladesh Bank Cyber-Heist Hackers Exploited Vulnerabilities in SWIFT Software

The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE Systems. SWIFT, …

BAE Uses Cyber Skills Developed in British Intelligence Services to Help Clients

In January, BAE Systems Plc got a routine call from a new client: The health-care company’s computer systems were mysteriously crashing. BAE’s sleuths soon discovered a dangerous new strain of a virus called Qbot. Using skills honed via years of …

Cyber Attacks Bring New Clients – Including Insurers – to Defense Firms

A broadening wave of cyber attacks is drumming up new clients for defense companies as anxiety about the loss of sensitive data spreads from military chiefs to company bosses. Banks, utilities and media groups are the new customers of defense …

Carnival Files Suit Against Alabama Ship Repair Firm

The Carnival Corp. filed a lawsuit last week seeking more than $12 million in damage that its cruise ship, Triumph, sustained in an early April windstorm.AL.com reported that in the lawsuit, Carnival argues that mooring equipment being used by BAE …