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Hackers Hit Dozens of Countries With a Stolen N.S.A. Tool

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 12, 2017 in Industry News
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LONDON — Hackers using a tool stolen from the United States government conducted extensive cyberattacks on Friday that hit dozens of countries around the world, severely disrupting Britain’s public health system and wreaking havoc on computers elsewhere, including Russia. Hospitals in Britain appeared to be the...

USA Today owner Gannett hit by phishing attack, nearly 18000 employees’ accounts possibly compromised

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 3, 2017 in Industry News
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Gannett, which owns more than 100 newspapers across the US, including USA Today, has been hit with an email phishing attack, potentially compromising the accounts of nearly 18,000 current and former employees. The media company said hackers may have accessed employees' personal data after several...

Hackers Ran Through Holes in Swift’s Network

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: May 1, 2017 in Industry News
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The Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication has James Bond-level security at the facilities it uses to move millions of bank-payment orders around the world every day. Visitors to a Swift operations center in Culpeper, Va., say their car trunks were inspected upon arrival by armed...

Ransomware attacks around the world grow by 50%

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 27, 2017 in Industry News
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Ransomware attacks on businesses around the world rose 50% last year, research into successful cyber-breaches shows. Its popularity means malware is now responsible for 51% of all the incidents analysed in the annual Verizon data breach report. This analyses almost 2,000 breaches to find out how firms...

Swift urges global banks to ‘pay close attention’ to security after hackers leak ‘NSA’ exploits

Reading Time: < 1 minute  |  Published: April 19, 2017 in Industry News
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Swift, the global banking platform used to manage money transfers between over 10,000 financial institutions, is urging its users to bulk up security amid revelations the US National Security Agency (NSA) exploited vulnerabilities in Microsoft products to spy on its clients. Last week, a hacking group...