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Mastermind Behind ATM Malware Attacks Arrested in Spain

The mastermind behind malware attacks that programmed ATMs to spit out cash on demand and caused more than 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of losses, has been arrested in Spain. The leader of a criminal gang that carried out the …

Uber Sued in Pennsylvania After Data Stolen by Hackers Covered Up

The ride-hailing company Uber broke Pennsylvania law when it failed to notify potential victims, including thousands of drivers, for a year after it discovered hackers had stolen their personal information, said the state attorney general, who sued the company Monday. …

University of Alaska Data Breach Hits Staff, Students

Officials say a data breach at the University of Alaska has impacted dozens of current and former employees and students. KTVA-TV reported that a university statement says security officials first started looking into the breach when problems arose with password-protected …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Cyber Attacks on U.S. Power Grids Can Be Deterred With Password Changes

A key to preventing cyber attacks from crippling U.S. power grids could be changing passwords on internet routers, wifi-connected thermostats and smart lawn-sprinklers. “A significant share” of internet attacks result from unchanged factory default passwords on web-connected devices that allow …

Lebanon Spy Agency Turns Smartphones into Spycams in 21 Countries: Researchers

Lebanon’s intelligence service may have turned the smartphones of thousands of targeted individuals into cyber-spying machines in one of the first known examples of large-scale state hacking of phones rather than computers, researchers say. Lebanon’s General Directorate of General Security …

Hackers Target SWIFT Payments System at Russia’s Globex Bank

Hackers tried to steal 55 million roubles ($940,000) from Russian state bank Globex using the SWIFT international payments messaging system, the bank said on Thursday, the latest in a string of attempted cyber heists that use fraudulent wire-transfer requests. Globex …