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French Privacy Watchdog Probes Massive Leak of Sensitive Health Data

France’s privacy watchdog said it’s investigating the leak of sensitive health data on half a million people and said the companies involved could face heavy penalties if they don’t come forward with details of the breaches. The leaks were of …

France to Boost Cyber Security Defenses After Attacks

President Emmanuel Macron announced new investment to bolster France’s cyber security defenses after two hospitals were struck by ransomware and the national security agency linked a large cyber attack spanning three years to Russian hackers. The government is earmarking around …

Internet of Things Devices Increase Risk of Cyber Attacks on Industrial Sector: Lloyd’s

Internet of Things (IoT) devices are increasing the risk of cyber attacks to industrial and manufacturing businesses, according to a report published by Lloyd’s in partnership with cyber analytics specialist CyberCube and reinsurance broker Guy Carpenter. As cyber threats continue …

Polish Game Maker CD Projek Hit by Cyber Attack

A cyber attack on Polish video games maker CD Projekt will slow fixes to its flagship Cyberpunk 2077 game and other development work, the company said on Tuesday. CD Projekt said on Twitter the attack compromised some of its internal …

N. Zealand Stock Exchange Cyber Attack also Targeted Insurers, Banks, Financial Firms

More than 100 banks, exchanges, insurers and other financial firms worldwide were targets of the same type of cyber attack that crippled the New Zealand Stock Exchange in August, though they didn’t suffer the same extent of damage. Most companies …

How a 2020 Cyber Attack Brought the New Zealand Stock Exchange to Its Knees

The website of the New Zealand Stock Exchange slowed to a crawl on a Tuesday afternoon in August. It was so badly throttled that the exchange couldn’t post market announcements, as required by financial regulators. So with an hour left …

SolarWinds Attackers Focused on Cyber and Tech Firms

Whether it was opportunity, strategy or sheer chutzpah, the suspected Russian hackers behind a massive cyber-attack revealed last month focused particular attention on technology companies, including cyber-security firms entrusted to find malicious activity in their clients’ networks. Four cyber-security companies …

British Airways Faces Major UK Class-Action Lawsuit After 2018 Data Breach

British Airways Plc faces the largest privacy class-action lawsuit in UK history over its 2018 customer data breach. More than 16,000 victims have now joined a case seeking compensation from the airline. They could claim 2,000 pounds ($2,724) each, according …

Russian Spy Tools Linked to SolarWinds Hack, Says Cyber Security Firm Kaspersky

The group behind a global cyber-espionage campaign discovered last month deployed malicious computer code with links to spying tools previously used by suspected Russian hackers, researchers said on Monday. Investigators at Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky said the “backdoor” used …

Cyber Attacks Cost Russian Companies and Citizens $49B in 2020: Sberbank

MOSCOW – Cyber attacks have cost Russian companies and citizens up to 3.6 trillion roubles ($49 billion) this year, the country’s largest lender Sberbank said. Russia has encouraged its citizens to switch to bank cards and limit cash use to …