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Russian Spy Tools Linked to SolarWinds Hack, Says Cyber Security Firm Kaspersky

The group behind a global cyber-espionage campaign discovered last month deployed malicious computer code with links to spying tools previously used by suspected Russian hackers, researchers said on Monday. Investigators at Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky said the “backdoor” used …

Cyber Attacks Cost Russian Companies and Citizens $49B in 2020: Sberbank

MOSCOW – Cyber attacks have cost Russian companies and citizens up to 3.6 trillion roubles ($49 billion) this year, the country’s largest lender Sberbank said. Russia has encouraged its citizens to switch to bank cards and limit cash use to …

Cyber Experts Race to Secure Networks Following Broad Cyber Attack on U.S.

Russian hackers who broke into U.S. government agencies also spied on less high-profile organizations, including groups in Britain, a U.S. internet provider and a county government in Arizona, according to web records and a security source. More details were revealed …

Cyber Security Top Concern for Businesses in ‘Age of Risk:’ Marsh & McLennan’s Glaser

Cyber security has emerged as the most pressing exposure for business confronting a new “age of risk,” topping the coronavirus pandemic and climate change, in part because cybercrime is so pervasive, the head of insurance broker and consulting firm Marsh …

Vertafore Reveals Potential Breach of Texas Driver Information

Denver, Colo.-based insurance information technology company, Vertafore Inc., says a potential breach has occurred of data involving information about anyone who was issued a driver’s license in Texas prior to February 2019. The company reported to the Texas Department of …

Wisconsin Republican Party: Hackers Stole $2.3M

Hackers have stolen $2.3 million from the Wisconsin Republican Party’s account that was being used to help reelect President Donald Trump in the key battleground state, the party’s chairman told The Associated Press. The party noticed the suspicious activity on …

Russia-Based Hackers Plan New Wave of Attacks Against U.S. Hospitals: Security Firm

A Russia-based ransomware group responsible for a new wave of attacks against U.S. hospitals is laying the groundwork to cripple at least ten more, according to the cyber-security firm Prevailion Inc. Prevailion’s analysis comes a day after the FBI and …

Pandemic Amplified Security Gaps for Public Sector Cyber Officials

While the pandemic has highlighted the resilience of public sector cyber officials, it has also called attention to chronic challenges facing state information technology organizations including securing adequate budgets and talent, and coordinating security steps across agencies, a new report …

Businesses Face Fewer Cyber Events, But the Attacks Are More Costly

The stakes are higher than ever for businesses when it comes to cyber risk, especially with the added complexity of COVID-19 thrown into the mix. Yet, even before the global pandemic struck, companies had been taking more action than ever …

Ex-Security Chief Martin Urges UK to Outlaw Cyber Ransoms

Ciaran Martin, who stepped down as head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre this month, will call on Boris Johnson’s government to make it illegal for companies to pay cyber hackers a ransom. “If I had one policy card …