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U.S. Says It ‘Hacked the Hackers’ to Bring Down Hive Ransomware Gang

The FBI on Thursday revealed it had secretly hacked and disrupted a prolific ransomware gang called Hive, a maneuver that allowed the bureau to thwart the group from collecting more than $130 million in ransomware demands from more than 300 …

Britain Sounds Alarm on Russia-Based Hacking Group

A Russia-based hacking group named Cold River is behind an expansive and ongoing information-gathering campaign that has struck various targets in government, politics, academia, defense, journalism, and activism, Britain said on Thursday. In an advisory, the National Cyber Security Centre …

Australia’s Health Care System Prime Target for Cyber Attackers: Minister

Australia’s hospitals and health care system are at a high risk from cyberattackers targeting citizens’ personal data, the home affairs minister said, adding the country needed to step up its efforts to combat hacking attempts. Speaking ahead of an international …

Cyber Protection as Important as Missile Defense Systems: Retired NATO General

A cyber attack on the German ports of Bremerhaven or Hamburg would severely impede NATO efforts to send military reinforcements to allies, retired U.S. General Ben Hodges told Reuters. The European Commission proposed an action plan to bolster cyber defense …

Abortions, Drug Use Exposed in Cyber Attack on Australian Health Insurer Medibank

When the Australian health insurer Medibank Private Ltd. was hit with a ransomware attack last month, it provided regular updates to its customers, including the revelation that personal information from nearly 10 million of them was exposed. It also followed …

Medibank Hack Could Cost A$700M for Damages and Fixes

The data breach at Medibank Private Ltd. could cost the Australian health insurer A$700 million ($450 million) if customers decide to sue for damages after personal medical details were posted to a forum on the dark web, according to Bloomberg …

Data Stolen From Australian Health Insurer Medibank Posted on Dark Web

Data stolen from an Australian health insurer, including the names, addresses and birthdates of hundreds of customers, has been posted to a forum on the so-called dark web. The files appear to be a sample of the data that was …

Cyber Attack on Australian Insurer Medibank Far Bigger Than Initially Thought

A hack on an Australian health insurer appears to be far larger than initially suspected, with the company saying it will refuse to pay a ransom for the theft of data. The attack on Medibank Private Ltd. exposed the data …

Ukraine War, Geopolitics Fuel Cyber Attacks: EU Agency

Geopolitics such as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has led to more damaging and widespread cybersecurity attacks in the year to July, EU cybersecurity agency ENISA said in its annual report on Thursday. ENISA’s study follows concerns about the role of …

Cyber Officials From 37 Countries, 13 Firms to Meet in Washington on Ransomware

The White House will host officials from 37 countries and 13 global companies in Washington this week to address the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, including the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, a senior U.S. official said. The …