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Russian-Speaking Hackers Steal $10M from U.S., Russia Banks: Cyber Security Firm

A previously unknown ring of Russian-speaking hackers has stolen as much as $10 million from U.S. and Russian banks in the last 18 months, according to a Moscow-based cyber-security firm that runs the largest computer forensics laboratory in eastern Europe. …

UK Banks Under-Reporting Successful Cyber Attacks: Regulator

UK banks still aren’t telling regulators about all the cyber attacks on the financial services industry despite a ten-fold increase in reports to the Financial Conduct Authority over the last four years. “Our suspicion is that there’s currently a material …

With 4,000 Ransom Attacks a Day, Cyber Crime Threatens Financial Sector: Europol

The “remorseless” growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs’ technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday. Online criminals have become so sophisticated that …

Cyber Risk Is Putting Pressure on Property Insurance Underwriters

Property underwriters are feeling the pressure as cyber has become an increasing source of risk within the property insurance industry, according to panelists at Advisen’s 2017 Cyber Risk Insights Conference, held last week in New York City. “I think ‘under …

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 …

Beazley to Manage Data Breaches for Generali Brazil’s Cyber Insurance Clients

Beazley, a specialist in data breach response insurance, has partnered with Generali Brazil to manage data breaches for Generali’s corporate and commercial cyber insurance customers. Beazley will coordinate the breach response for policyholders, including IT experts, legal services, identity monitoring, …

Banks Seek More Insurance Protection Against Cyber Attacks, Rogue Traders

Banks are increasingly turning to insurance to protect their capital from “operational risks” like cyber attacks and rogue traders, and insurers say they can help safeguard lenders by providing an extra layer of expertise. After a spate of expensive court …

Hackers Release More Unaired HBO Episodes: AP Report

Hackers have released more unaired episodes of popular HBO shows but the latest leak did not include anything on the hit series “Game of Thrones,” the Associated Press reported on Sunday. The hackers, who broke into HBO’s computer network and …

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 …

HBO Cyber Attack – Latest in Growing Problem for Hollywood

Sony. Netflix. And now, HBO. While the 2014 hacking at Sony Pictures pushed entertainment giants to take computer security more seriously, recent incidents have exposed weaknesses throughout Hollywood’s food chain. Last week, as HBO investigated a cyber attack on its …