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U.S. Charges 3 North Koreans in $1.3B Hacking of Banks, Sony, Others

The United States has charged three North Korean computer programmers with a massive hacking spree aimed at stealing more than $1.3 billion in money and cryptocurrency, affecting companies from banks to Hollywood movie studios, the Department of Justice said on …

North Korean Hackers Targeting Banks Around the Globe

North Korean hackers are tapping into banks around the globe to make fraudulent money transfers and cause ATMs to spit out cash, the U.S. government warned on Wednesday. A technical cybersecurity alert jointly written by four different federal agencies, including …

Capital One Will Pay $80 Million Fine for Data Breach During Cloud Transfer

Capital One Financial Corp will pay an $80 million penalty to a U.S. bank regulator after the bank suffered a massive data breach one year ago. The fine, announced Thursday by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, punishes …

Report Finds Rise in State-Sponsored Cyber Attacks on Financial Firms

Cyber attacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states, resulting in destructive and disruptive damages rather than just theft, according to a report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Out of 94 cases of cyber attacks reported …

UK Regulator to Punish Financial Services Firms for Failures with Cyber Defenses

Britain’s Financial Conduct Authority will punish firms that are failing to get the basics right on cyber defenses, or whose botched IT projects harm consumers, a senior official at the markets watchdog said on Tuesday. Outages at banks such as …

AXA Mexico Confirms Client Information, Resources Are Safe After Cyber Attack

AXA Mexico said the information and resources of its customers are safe and have not been affected by a cyber attack, which it discovered on Oct. 22. In a statement, AXA Mexico said that it had “identified anomalies in its …

AXA Cyber Attack Prompts Mexico Central Bank to Issue Security Alert

Mexico’s central bank said on Tuesday it had raised the security alert level in its payment system after a non-banking financial user reported “inconsistencies” in the cash payment matching system. Insurer AXA said in a separate statement it suffered a …

Banks on Alert After FBI Warning of Cyber Attacks on ATMs

Banks are on alert for new attacks targeting cash in ATMs after the Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. lenders last week of a potential threat. “The FBI routinely advises private industry of various cyber-threat indicators observed during the course …

UK Banks Should Be on ‘War Footing’ over Rising Cyber Threats: Regulator

The Bank of England told banks to be ready for war against the mounting threat of crippling cyber attacks. “I would like our firms to be on a WAR footing: withstand; absorb; recover,” Lyndon Nelson, deputy chief executive of the …

Mastermind Behind ATM Malware Attacks Arrested in Spain

The mastermind behind malware attacks that programmed ATMs to spit out cash on demand and caused more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of losses, has been arrested in Spain. The leader of a criminal gang that carried out the …