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SMEs Underestimate Cyber Risks Which Could Prove ‘Fatal’: Allianz Report

Small- and medium-sized enterprises are waking up to the realities of cyber risks but still underestimate their exposures, which could prove catastrophic for some, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). For medium-sized companies with …

India Cyber Bank Heist Used ‘Similar’ Methods to $81M Bangladesh Bank Hack

Hackers who tried to steal nearly $2 million from India’s City Union Bank this month used tactics similar to those employed in the unsolved cyber heist of $81 million from Bangladesh’s central bank in 2016, City’s CEO said on Monday. …

India’s City Union Bank Hit by Cyber Heist via SWIFT Payments System

India’s City Union Bank said on Sunday that “cyber criminals” had hacked its systems and transferred nearly $2 million through three unauthorized remittances to lenders overseas via the SWIFT financial platform. The comments come after the small private lender on …

Cyber Risk Management Fails to Measure Up to Escalating Cyber Risks: Marsh, Microsoft

Few organizations are highly confident in their ability to manage the risk of a cyber attack, despite viewing cyber security as a top risk management priority, according to a new global survey conducted by Marsh and Microsoft Corp. In the …

Help Wanted: Data Protection Officers to Aid Anxious Firms with EU Data Law

They may not have the cachet of entrepreneurs, or geek chic of developers, but data protection officers are suddenly the hottest properties in technology. When Jen Brown got her first certification for information privacy in 2006, few companies were looking …

Bangladesh to File Suit Against Philippines Bank over $81M Cyber Heist

Bangladesh’s central bank will file a lawsuit against a Philippines bank for its role in one of the world’s biggest cyber-heists two years ago, a deputy governor said on Wednesday. Unidentified hackers stole $81 million from Bangladesh Bank’s account at …

Nearly 75% of Organizations in 5 Countries Fail in Cyber Security Readiness: Hiscox

Major shortcomings exist in cyber security readiness for nearly three-quarters (73%) of more than 4,100 organizations in five countries, despite keen awareness of the threat, according to a study commissioned by specialist insurer Hiscox. Indeed, almost half, or 45 percent, …

Cyber Risk Ranks as Most Feared BI Trigger for Global Firms: Allianz

Business interruption (BI) and cyber incidents interlink as the major threat facing companies, according to a report published by Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS). Allianz revealed that BI — including supply chain disruption — ranks as the most important …

More Hackers Target Red-Hot Cryptocurrency Space: Report

Bitcoin’s popularity and the emergence of about 1,500 other digital coins or tokens have drawn more hackers into the red-hot cryptocurrency space, expanding opportunities for crime and fraud, cyber security firm Digital Shadows warned in a report on Thursday. “Cyber …

Insurers Begin to Offer Cryptocurrency Theft Cover, Tackling Risks of Growing Sector

Major global insurers are starting to offer protection against cryptocurrency theft, willing to tackle daunting challenges it brings rather than miss out on this volatile and loosely regulated, but rapidly growing business. So far only a few insurers sell such …