WannaCry ransomware News

Second Florida City Pays Hackers As Third City Faces Breach

A second small Florida city this month has paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to hackers who took over most of its computer operations, an official said Wednesday, while a third Florida city said its data was breached. The attacks …

Florida City Pays $600K to Hackers to Save Computer Records

A Florida city agreed to pay $600,000 in ransom to hackers who took over its computer system, the latest in thousands of attacks worldwide aimed at extorting money from governments and businesses. The Riviera Beach City Council voted unanimously this …

Singapore Data Leak of Records of 14,200 HIV Patients Blamed on U.S. Citizen

Records of as many as 14,200 people with HIV and their 2,400 contacts have been “illegally disclosed online”, Singapore’s health ministry said in a statement, marking the second cyber attack the city-state has suffered in a year. The HIV-registry data …

U.S. Charges North Korean Hacker for WannaCry and Sony Cyber Attacks

The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyber assault on Sony Corp , U.S. officials said. The charges, part of a strategy by the U.S. …

Cyber Attacks Pose Greatest Threat to UK Businesses, Investors: PwC Survey

Investors and chief executives say cyber attacks pose the greatest threat to businesses operating in the U.K., outweighing other material risks including populism, trade protectionism and over-regulation, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. An annual survey carried out by the accountancy firm …

Siemens Joins 8 Industry Partners (Including Allianz) to Counter Cyber Attacks

Siemens AG is joining with companies including Airbus SE and IBM to try to counter large-scale hacking attacks that threaten to cost $8 trillion in damage over the next five years. The group signed a charter Friday at a security …

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 …

Malaysia, Australia Investigate Massive Commercial, Governmental Data Breaches

Malaysia is investigating the theft of mobile-phone records for 46.2 million customers, while an online security lapse in Australia exposed personal details of almost 50,000 employees. The Malaysian government is working with carriers and police to investigate the issue and …

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 …

More Clients Want Cyber Cover with BI, Supply Chain Protection: Beazley, Munich Re

Beazley and Munich Re, through their Vector partnership, have reported strong demand for “holistic cover” to protect against cyber attacks and resulting business interruption and supply chain risks. Vector was established in 2015 to offer tailor-made expertise and capacity for …