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Russian-Speaking Hackers Steal $10M from U.S., Russia Banks: Cyber Security Firm

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe. …

Cyber Criminals Steal $64M of Bitcoin From Cryptocurrency Firm NiceHash

A Slovenian cryptocurrency mining marketplace, NiceHash, said it lost about $64 million worth of bitcoin in a hack of its payment system, the latest incident to highlight risks that uneven oversight and security pose to booming digital currencies. NiceHash matches …

UK Banks Under-Reporting Successful Cyber Attacks: Regulator

UK banks still aren’t telling regulators about all the cyber attacks on the financial services industry despite a ten-fold increase in reports to the Financial Conduct Authority over the last four years. “Our suspicion is that there’s currently a material …

Global Banks Face ‘Significant Evolution’ in Cyber Threat Level: SWIFT

Global banks need to do more to protect themselves from cyber attacks after a “significant evolution” in the threat level in the last 18 months, according to the SWIFT global payments network. Hackers are deploying increasingly sophisticated ways of breaching …

Uber’s UK Data Breach Exposed Accounts of 2.7M Customers in 2016

Uber Technologies Inc. said information from 2.7 million U.K. customers was taken in a 2016 security breach that hit 57 million riders and drivers globally and that the company kept secret from the public and authorities until recently. Uber said …

Millions of Devices in Europe Remain Undefended Against Cyber Attacks: Report

A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said. Computer security company …

With 4,000 Ransom Attacks a Day, Cyber Crime Threatens Financial Sector: Europol

The “remorseless” growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs’ technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday. Online criminals have become so sophisticated that …

Nepal Bank Latest Victim in String of Global Cyber Heists

A bank in Nepal is the latest victim in a string of cyber heists, though most of the stolen funds have been recovered, two officials involved in the investigation confirmed on Tuesday. [Editor’s note: Reuters issued a clarification to say …

Malaysia, Australia Investigate Massive Commercial, Governmental Data Breaches

Malaysia is investigating the theft of mobile-phone records for 46.2 million customers, while an online security lapse in Australia exposed personal details of almost 50,000 employees. The Malaysian government is working with carriers and police to investigate the issue and …

Basic IT Best Practice Would Have Limited WannaCry Cyber Attack: UK Report

The U.K. government holds North Korea responsible for the global WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled parts of the state-run National Health Service as a damning report highlighted its weak defense against such attacks. While the rogue Asian state has long …