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Worker Offered $1M to Sew Malware in Nevada

A Russian citizen has been arrested and charged with offering an employee of a Nevada company $1 million to sew malware for an attack to harvest company data for ransom, U.S. authorities said. Egor Igorevich Kriuchkov, 27, was arrested Saturday …

Websites of Many Kansas Counties May Lack Security Against Hackers: Report

Many Kansas counties’ websites may be at risk as they lack basic protocols that make it easier for hackers to impersonate websites in order to install malware or trick individuals into giving out their personal information. Out of 105 counties, …

Wawa Facing Lawsuits Over Data Breach at All of Its Stores

The Wawa convenience store chain is facing a wave of lawsuits over a data breach that affected its 850 locations along the East Coast. Wawa Inc. discovered malware on its payment processing servers this month before stopping the breach Dec. …

‘Sextortion’ Is Emerging Cyber Risk for Businesses, Warns Beazley

A new form of online bribery is emerging where cyber criminals attempt to extort cryptocurrency by claiming to have potentially embarrassing evidence of people using adult websites on work computers, according to a report issued by Beazley Breach Response (BBR) …

Hackers with Russian Ties Hit 3 E. European Companies: Cyber Security Firm

Hackers have infected three energy and transport companies in Ukraine and Poland with sophisticated new malware and may be planning destructive cyber attacks, a software security firm said on Wednesday. A report by researchers at Slovakia-based ESET did not attribute …

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 …

Basic IT Best Practice Would Have Limited WannaCry Cyber Attack: UK Report

The U.K. government holds North Korea responsible for the global WannaCry ransomware attack that crippled parts of the state-run National Health Service as a damning report highlighted its weak defense against such attacks. While the rogue Asian state has long …

NotPetya Cyber Attack Cost World’s Biggest Container Shipping Line up to $300M

The June cyber attack that paralyzed the computer systems in companies around the world is estimated to have cost the world’s biggest container shipping line between $200 million and $300 million, A.P. Moller-Maersk said Wednesday. The Copenhagen-based group, which was …

Cyber Spies with Possible Russian Links Targeted European Hotel Guests: FireEye

A cyber-spying group with suspected links to Russian military intelligence was probably behind a campaign targeting hotel guests in eight mostly European countries last month, researchers at security firm FireEye said on Friday. The espionage group, dubbed APT 28, sought …

Demand for Cyber Insurance in China Expected to Rise After WannaCry Attack: AIG

Demand for cyber insurance from firms in Greater China and elsewhere in Asia is poised to soar, based on inquiries received after the “WannaCry ransomware” attack earlier this year, executives at American International Group Inc. said. The American insurer saw …