US puts sanctions on N.Korea hacking groups behind major thefts

[ad_1] The US Treasury on Friday placed sanctions on three North Korea government-sponsored hacking operations which it said were behind the theft of possibly hundreds of millions of dollars and destructive cyber-attacks on infrastructure. The Treasury said the three groups—dubbed Lazarus Group, Bluenoroff and Andariel—were behind major thefts from financial institutions and cryptocurrency exchanges, as […]

Ukrainian man pleads guilty to hacking, wire fraud charges

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain A member of a sophisticated international hacking group that authorities say targeted businesses in 47 states to steal credit and debit card records pleaded guilty to hacking and wire fraud charges in Seattle. Fedir Hladyr, a 34-year-old Ukrainian, also agreed to pay $2.5 million in restitution as part of his […]

Poland to launch cyberspace defence force

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain NATO member Poland will launch a cyberspace defence force by 2024 made up of around 2,000 soldiers qualified in cybersecurity, the defence minister said on Thursday after formally approving it. “We’re well aware that in today’s world it’s possible to influence the situation in states by using these methods (cyberwar),” […]

Report reveals growing threat of cyberattacks to food safety

[ad_1] Credit: University of Minnesota A new report by University of Minnesota researchers indicates cyberattacks pose a rising threat to food production and safety. “Adulterating More Than Food: The Cyber Risk to Food Processing and Manufacturing,” released today by the University’s Food Protection and Defense Institute (FPDI), illustrates the mounting cybersecurity risk facing the food […]

FBI and Nigeria step-up cyber-crime investigations

[ad_1] Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country, is saddled with an infamous reputation for online fraud committed by so called “yahoo yahoo” boys The FBI and Nigeria’s anti-graft agency said Tuesday they have intensified a joint investigation into cyber criminal networks, weeks after the US government released a wanted list of 77 Nigerian cyber fraud suspects. […]

Security report on iPhone hack created 'false impression'

[ad_1] Apple says the Google security report on a hacking operation targeting iPhones was inacurate and created a false impression of “mass exploitation” Apple hit back Friday at a Google research report suggesting iPhones may have been targeted by a long-running hacking operation, calling it inaccurate and misleading. Apple spokesman Fred Sainz said in a […]

Oklahoma pension fund reports $4.2 million cyber theft

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Officials with the pension system for retired Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers and other state law enforcement officers say the FBI is investigating after computer hackers stole $4.2 million in funds. A notice posted on the Oklahoma Law Enforcement Retirement System website on Friday said no pension benefits of any members […]

Texas says half of agencies hit by ransomware have recovered

[ad_1] Credit: CC0 Public Domain Texas authorities say they aren’t aware of any money paid to hackers who used ransomware to target more than 20 communities last month. The Texas Department of Information Resources said in a statement Thursday that more than half of the local governments hit by ransomware in August have returned to […]

Amazon's Ring doorbell cameras attract congressional concern

[ad_1] In this Tuesday, July 16, 2019, file photo, Ernie Field pushes the doorbell on his Ring doorbell camera at his home in Wolcott, Conn. Amazon-owned doorbell camera company Ring is facing questions from a U.S. senator over its partnerships with police departments around the country. Sen. Edward Markey, a Massachusetts Democrat, sent a letter […]

On face recognition, Americans trust police over private firms

[ad_1] A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but are less comfortable with private sector usage, according to a new survey A majority of Americans trust law enforcement to use facial recognition technology responsibly but fewer are comfortable about its deployment by the private sector, a poll showed Thursday. […]