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Vietnam-Linked Hackers Steal Intellectual Property from Competitors: Experts

A Vietnam-based hacking group is learning from China’s playbook, using increasingly sophisticated cyber attacks to spy on competitors and help Vietnam catch up to global competitors, according to cyber-security experts. In the last two years, the group, which is believed …

Ransomware Hackers Demand $5M from Mexico State Oil Firm Pemex

Hackers demanded about $5 million in bitcoin from Mexico’s Pemex, they told Reuters on Tuesday, saying the state oil firm missed a special discount by not paying immediately after a cyber attack that fouled up the company’s systems. The hack, …

Iran Increases Cyber Attacks on U.S. Gov’t, Infrastructure: Cyber Security Firms

Iran has increased its offensive cyber attacks against the U.S. government and critical infrastructure as tensions have grown between the two nations, cyber-security firms say. In recent weeks, hackers believed to be working for the Iranian government have targeted U.S. …

New AIG Cyber Model to Evaluate, Score Client Cyber Risk

American International Group, Inc. has launched a new cyber benchmarking model that quantifies and scores client cyber risk. The AIG model evaluates a client’s cyber security maturity against 10 common attack patterns across 11 commonly used technology devices. The model …

U.S. Warns of Hacker Attacks on Energy, Aviation, Manufacturing Industries

The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security …

U.S. Forming Central Cybersecurity Agency

The U.S. government is creating a new agency to monitor cybersecurity threats, pooling and analyzing information on a spectrum of risks, a senior Obama administration official said on Tuesday. The Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) will be an “intelligence …