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Nation-State Believed Responsible for ‘Watershed’ Cyber Attack on Industrial Plant

Hackers likely working for a nation-state recently invaded the safety system of a critical infrastructure facility in a watershed attack that halted plant operations, according to cyber investigators and the firm whose software was targeted. FireEye Inc. disclosed the incident …

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 Cyber Security Agency Issues Warning About Kaspersky Lab Antivirus Software

Britain’s cyber security agency has told government departments not to use antivirus software from Moscow-based firm Kaspersky Lab amid concerns about Russian snooping. Ciaran Martin, head of the National Cyber Security Centre, said: “Russia is acting against the U.K.’s national …

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 …

Insurtech Startup Debuts with $6M and Proactive Cyber Risk Product

A California insurtech startup with a new cyber product has launched today to offer brokers and their clients what it calls “redesigned insurance, with cyber security expertise at its core.” Mountain View, Calif.-based At-Bay launched out of stealth mode along …

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 …

Canada Concerned About Cyber Attacks Targeting Critical Infrastructure: Source

The Canadian government is “really worried” about cyber attacks that have targeted critical infrastructure and has helped companies improve their defenses without disclosing hacks to the public, a senior intelligence official said on Monday. The comment by Scott Jones, an …

Marsh Taps Saunders from UK National Crime Agency as Cyber Risk Consultant

Marsh announced the appointment of Dr. Jamie Saunders as a strategic adviser on cyber risk management within its UK specialist cyber security and risk team, part of the firm’s Client Advisory Services division. Saunders will be based in London. One …

Cyber Security Specialists Warn Wi-Fi Vulnerable to Hacker Attacks

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites …