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Arizona Utility Portal Back up Following Cyberattack

The utility billing citizen self-service online portal for Kingman, Ariz., is once again fully functional following a cyberattack two months ago, city officials said Wednesday. The Feb. 26 attack from an unknown source knocked down the city’s computer system, blocking …

Washington State Pushing Measure to Create Office of Cybersecurity

In response to a security breach that exposed personal information from around 1.6 million unemployment claims filed last year, the Washington Senate has unanimously passed a measure that creates a state Office of Cybersecurity. The measure, passed by the chamber …

Baltimore to Buy $20M in Cyber Insurance Months After Attack

The city of Baltimore is set to purchase $20 million in cyber insurance coverage, five months after an attack hobbled its computer network. The city’s Board of Estimates on Wednesday approved the purchase of two $10 million policies. The premiums …

How Cyber Insurance Supports the Fight AGAINST Ransomware: Marsh

As the cyber insurance market continues to grow, it’s only natural to discuss its place in the battle against cyber-attacks, including ransomware, which has been a prevalent topic in recent months. Over the last several years, the cyber insurance market …

Ransomware Attack Locks Out New Bedford City Data

A Massachusetts mayor says hackers demanded $5.3 million from his city in a ransomware attack this summer. New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell disclosed Wednesday that a variant of the Ryuk virus blocked access to information on 158 city computers in …

Philippines’ RCBC Sues Bangladesh Central Bank over ‘Vicious’ Cyber Heist Claims

A Philippine bank has filed a lawsuit accusing Bangladesh’s central bank of defamation, hitting back at what it says are baseless claims of its complicity in the world’s biggest cyber heist. In February 2016, criminals used fraudulent orders on the …

Stolen Apple IDs Used by Hackers to Steal Cash, Warn Chinese Digital Payments Firms

Ant Financial’s Alipay and Tencent Holdings Ltd. warned that cyber attackers employed stolen Apple IDs to break into customers’ accounts and made off with an unknown amount of cash, in a rare security breach for China’s top digital payments providers. …

North Korean Hackers Tried to Steal $1.1B over 4-Year Period: FireEye Report

A North Korean hacking group focused on financial gain for the rogue state has penetrated banks around the world with a series of ongoing attacks, and has tried to steal at least $1.1 billion over the last four years, according …

UK’s Tesco Bank Slapped with $21.4M Fine for ‘Foreseeable’ Cyber Attack in 2016

Britain’s markets watchdog has fined Tesco 16.4 million pounds ($21.4 million) for failing to protect account holders at its bank from a “foreseeable” cyber attack two years ago. The Financial Conduct Authority said that in November 2016 cyber attackers exploited …

Cyber Criminals Steal $13.5M from India’s Cosmos Bank

Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India’s Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police. The co-operative bank said unidentified hackers stole customer …