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Following Pandemic, Cyber Vaccines Needed to Protect Digital Economy: Viewpoint

A surge in cyber attacks and ransomware hacks since the start of pandemic lockdowns is alarming for a world of finance moving headlong into digital money and remote working longer term. The flipside of the digital revolution has always been …

Meat Producer JBS Paid $11M in Ransom to Cyber Attackers

Meat producer JBS USA paid the equivalent of $11 million in ransom in response to the May 30 criminal hack against its meat plant operations, the company confirmed in a statement released Wednesday. At the time of payment, the company …

Hackers Only Needed a Single Password to Disrupt Colonial Pipeline, CEO Testifies

The head of Colonial Pipeline told U.S. senators on Tuesday that hackers who launched last month’s cyber attack against the company and disrupted fuel supplies to the U.S. Southeast were able to get into the system by stealing a single …

Russia-Linked Hacking Group Is Behind JBS Cyber Attack: Sources

A notorious Russia-linked hacking group is behind the cyber attack against JBS SA, according to four people familiar with the assault who were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter. The cyber gang goes by the name REvil or …

Australian, North American Units of World’s Largest Meat Supplier Hit by Cyber Attack

MELBOURNE – Australian and North American units of the world’s largest meat works were hit over the weekend by an organized cyber attack on its information systems, Brazil’s JBS SA said in a statement. The attack caused its Australian operations …

Ransomware Attack Still Disrupting IT Systems of New Zealand Hospitals

Systems are still down a week after a ransomware attack disrupted the IT network of five hospitals in the New Zealand district of Waikato, and concerns remain that private patient information may have been exposed. Patients are being asked to …

Hack of Leading Japanese Dating App Could Expose Personal Data of 2 Million Users

A leading Japanese matchmaking app was hacked, likely exposing the personal information of more than 1.7 million account holders, in the latest high-profile online attack. Net Marketing Co., which runs the Omiai dating app, said that it found evidence of …

CNA Paid $40 Million in Ransom After March Cyber Attack

CNA Financial Corp., among the largest insurance companies in the U.S., paid $40 million in late March to regain control of its network after a ransomware attack, according to people with knowledge of the attack. The Chicago-based company paid the …

Irish Health Service Hackers Offer Decryption Key – but $20M Ransom Demand Remains

A day after threatening to publicly release patient data, the hackers who targeted Ireland’s health service offered a decryption key that they said could be used to unlock computers infected with ransomware. While seeming to offer an olive branch — …

Irish Patient Data May Have Been Posted on Dark Web After Cyber Attack: Minister Says

Reports of Irish patient data posted online after a cyber attack on Ireland’s health service appear to be accurate, a government minister said, as the fallout from the hack continues. A Financial Times report that some patient data has appeared …