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Israel Thwarts Major Cyber Attack Against Its Water Systems

Israel’s national cyber chief Thursday officially acknowledged the country had thwarted a major cyber attack last month against its water systems, an assault widely attributed to arch-enemy Iran, calling it a “synchronized and organized attack” aimed at disrupting key national …

EU Urged to Create Insurance Catastrophe Backstop for Pandemics, Huge Cyber Attacks

A European Union framework is needed to provide insurance cover for catastrophes such as pandemics and huge cyber attacks, the Federation of European Risk Management (FERMA) said on Tuesday. This would involve public-private partnerships and could cover events which hit …

Chinese Hackers Blamed for Accessing Records of 9 Million easyJet Customers

Chinese hackers are suspected of accessing email and travel details of about nine million easyJet customers, said two sources familiar with the investigation into a cyber attack disclosed by the British airline on Tuesday. The sources said the hacking tools …

CyberCube Launches Cyber Analytics Product for Broker Market

Cyber risk analytics specialist CyberCube has launched a new software-as-a-service application designed specifically for insurance brokers called “Broking Manager.” “Broking Manager” facilitates client insight for both generalist and cyber specialist brokers, designed to help brokers quantify, understand, and explain to …

Zoom Video Login Details Put on Sale by Hackers on Dark Web: Times Report

Hackers put more than half a million login details for the teleconferencing app Zoom on the dark web, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. The logins were put up for sale at 1 pence (1.25 cents) each and were discovered and …

CyberCube Releases New Edition of Cyber Accumulation Model

CyberCube, the cyber analytics provider for the insurance industry, has released an updated version of Portfolio Manager, the cyber risk modeling platform. Portfolio Manager allows insurers to stress test re/insurance portfolios against a range of systemic cyber-related scenarios, including data …

Cyber Criminals Increasingly Will Target Top Executives in Ransomware Attacks: Report

Senior executives increasingly will be targeted by cyber criminals looking for ways to steal money from large corporations, according to a report from cyber analytics provider CyberCube. Organized criminals and hackers are moving away from high volume, low-value methods of …

Health-Care Providers See Surge in Ransomware Attacks in Europe, U.S.

When hackers broke into computers at Hammersmith Medicines Research, a London-based company that carries out clinical trials for new medicines, it was a nightmare scenario for managing director Malcolm Boyce. The coronavirus crisis was just beginning to take hold in …

UK’s Virgin Media, Owned by Liberty Global, Reports Database Breach

Virgin Media, owned by Liberty Global, on Thursday reported a breach that allowed unauthorized access to the cable company’s database that contained personal information of about 900,000 customers. The company said the breach did not happen due to a hack …

Smart Cameras, Baby Monitors at Risk from Hackers: UK Cyber Security Agency

Baby monitors and wireless cameras risk being hacked by cyber criminals unless people take security measures to protect themselves, British security experts warned on Tuesday [March 3]. Internet-connected cameras used in the home are becoming popular and affordable but security …