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Timeline: More Than $1 Billion in Cryptocurrency Thefts Since September 2012

Investors’ shaky confidence in virtual currencies took another hit after crypto exchange Bithumb, ranked seventh in the world by traded value on Coinmarketcap.com, suffered a hack that saw about 35 billion won ($32 million) worth of coins stolen. The South …

Hackers Steal $32M from S. Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Bithumb

South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Bithumb said 35 billion won ($31.5 million) worth of virtual coins were stolen by hackers, the second local exchange targeted in just over a week as cyber thieves exposed the high risks of trading the digital …

Insurer Liberty Faces Scrutiny from South Africa Regulator over Cyber Attack

Insurer Liberty Holdings faced questions from South Africa’s Information Regulator on Monday, a day after the company said it had become the victim of a cyber attack. The regulator said it was concerned about the data breach and wanted to …

South Africa Insurer Liberty Refuses to Pay Ransom Demand After Data Breach

Liberty Holdings Ltd., the South African insurer midway through an overhaul to improve profit, said it refused a ransom demand after hackers breached its information-technology infrastructure and accessed some emails. The stock fell the most since April 4. “We did …

Massive Cyber Attack of UK Retailer Dixons Carphone Prompts Data Watchdog Probe

The U.K.’s data-protection watchdog said it’s investigating a cyber attack at Dixons Carphone Plc that affected almost 6 million payment cards. The retailer, already struggling with a slowing mobile-phone market in the U.K. and the rise of Amazon.com Inc., said …

UK Banks Should Be on ‘War Footing’ over Rising Cyber Threats: Regulator

The Bank of England told banks to be ready for war against the mounting threat of crippling cyber attacks. “I would like our firms to be on a WAR footing: withstand; absorb; recover,” Lyndon Nelson, deputy chief executive of the …

UK Electronic Retailer Dixons Carphone Hit by Major Cyber Attack

British mobile phone and electricals retailer Dixons Carphone has become the victim of a major cyber attack for the second time in three years after discovering unauthorized access to its payment card data. Shares in Dixons Carphone, which issued a …

Massachusetts Holds 7th Annual National Cyber Crime Conference

More than 700 law enforcement officers, prosecutors and investigators from across the U.S. and Canada recently attended the seventh annual National Cyber Crime Conference hosted by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey. The three-day conference serves as the largest of its …

Equifax Sued by Australia’s Competition Regulator for Allegedly Misleading Consumers

Australia’s competition regulator said on Friday it was suing credit reporting company Equifax Pty Ltd, owned by U.S.-based Equifax Inc, alleging it misled consumers and used unfair tactics with people in financial hardship. The alleged consumer law breaches by Equifax’s …

Number, Complexity of Cyber Attacks Rising: Dutch Intelligence Agency

Attempts at digital espionage and online political manipulation in Europe are on the rise both in number and in complexity, the Netherlands’ main intelligence agency said Tuesday [March 6] in its annual report. Adding its voice to fears around the …