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Cyber Attackers Cripple IT Systems of Prominent Indian Hospital

Cyber attackers have crippled systems at one of India’s most prominent hospitals for a week, forcing the institution to operate a raft of key medical services and labs manually. The All India Institute of Medical Sciences — a hospital that’s …

Abortions, Drug Use Exposed in Cyber Attack on Australian Health Insurer Medibank

When the Australian health insurer Medibank Private Ltd. was hit with a ransomware attack last month, it provided regular updates to its customers, including the revelation that personal information from nearly 10 million of them was exposed. It also followed …

U.S. Banks Spent $1B on Ransomware Payments in 2021: Treasury Department

US financial institutions spent nearly $1.2 billion on likely ransomware-related payments last year, most commonly in response to breaches originating with Russian criminal groups, according to the Treasury Department. The payments more than doubled from 2020, underscoring the pernicious damage …

Cyber Officials From 37 Countries, 13 Firms to Meet in Washington on Ransomware

The White House will host officials from 37 countries and 13 global companies in Washington this week to address the growing threat of ransomware and other cyber crime, including the illicit use of cryptocurrencies, a senior U.S. official said. The …

Cyber Attacks on Western European Firms on the Rise Since Ukraine War: Italy Minister

Italy’s foreign minister said cyber attacks on western European companies have risen following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, as Rome deals with the fallout from hacker actions targeting energy companies earlier this week. The minister, Luigi Di Maio, said on …

Italian Oil Giant Eni Hit by Cyber Attack

The Italian oil giant Eni SpA said Wednesday that its computer networks were hacked in recent days and that the consequences so far appeared to be minor. “Eni confirms that the internal protection systems have detected unauthorized access to the …

Luxury British Jeweler Pays $7.5 Million in Crypto Ransom to Russian Hackers

Luxury British jeweler Graff Diamonds Corp. paid $7.5 million ransom in Bitcoin to a Russian hacking gang after it leaked data on the jeweler’s high-profile clients, according to a London lawsuit. Graff, that counts Middle East royalty among its client …

Ransomware Attack Exposed Data of More Than 500,000 Chicago Students, Staff

The personal information of more than half a million Chicago Public Schools students and staff was compromised in a ransomware attack last December, but the vendor didn’t report it to the district until last month, officials said. The data breach …

Businesses See Cyber Attacks as Biggest Threat – Ahead of Pandemic, Economy: Survey

Cyber attacks are now seen as the dominant risk for many businesses – ahead of the pandemic, economic downturn, skills shortages and other issues, according to a report published by Hiscox. For its Cyber Readiness Report 2022, Hiscox found that …

German Fuel Storage Firm Mabanaft Still Unable to Restore Operations After Cyber Attack

Germany’s Mabanaft GmbH & Co. KG, the fuel storage and distribution company that suffered a cyber attack at the end of January, said its first tests to restore operations weren’t successful, according to a letter sent to customers seen by …