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Ukraine central bank warns of new cyber-attack risk

August 18, 2017 By Natalia Zinets KIEV (Reuters) – The Ukrainian central bank said on Friday it had warned state-owned and private lenders of the appearance of new malware as security services said Ukraine faced cyber attacks like those that knocked out global systems in June. The June 27 attack, dubbed NotPetya, took down many Ukrainian government agencies and businesses, before spreading rapidly through corporate networks of multinationals with operations or suppliers in eastern Europe. Kiev’s central bank has since been working with the government-backed Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT)…

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Hackers release more HBO episode shows: report

August 14, 2017 By Jilian Mincer (Reuters) – 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 have released stolen information for several weeks, provided more unaired episodes, including the popular show “Curb Your Enthusiasm, ” which returns in October. They also leaked episodes of “Insecure,” “Ballers” and “The Deuce,” according to the Associated Press. Time Warner Inc’s HBO…

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China cyber authority says Baidu, Tencent, Weibo platforms under investigation

August 11, 2017 BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s top cyber authority said on Friday it is investigating several of China’s most popular internet platforms over breaches of cyber laws. The investigation includes China’s most popular social media platforms, Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat and Weibo Corp, as well as Baidu Inc’s forum site Tieba. The Cyberspace Administration of China accuses the sites of failing to remove violent and obscene content, as well as terrorism content and false news, according to local regulations. (Reporting by Cate Cadell; Editing by Neil Fullick) Powered by…

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Kaspersky Lab to withdraw Microsoft antitrust complaints

August 10, 2017 By Dustin Volz SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Moscow-based cyber security firm Kaspersky Lab said on Wednesday it would withdraw antitrust complaints made in Europe against Microsoft after the U.S. technology giant agreed to change how it delivers security updates to Windows users. Both companies simultaneously announced a resolution to nearly a year of disputes that included Kaspersky alleging that Microsoft had erected unfair obstacles for independent security vendors on its Windows 10 operating system. Kaspersky Lab in June accused Microsoft of abusing its dominance in the personal…

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Greater China cyber insurance demand to soar after WannaCry attack: AIG

August 9, 2017 By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) – Demand for cyber insurance from firms in Greater China and elsewhere in Asia is poised to soar, based on enquiries received after the “WannaCry ransomware” attack earlier this year, executives at American International Group Inc said. The U.S. insurer saw an 87 percent jump in enquiries for cyber insurance policies in May compared to April for Greater China, including Hong Kong, as a direct result of the WannaCry attack, while the global increase was 38 percent, they said. “The big…

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UK government sets out tougher guidelines to protect smart cars from hackers

August 6, 2017 LONDON (Reuters) – The British government issued new guidelines on Sunday requiring manufacturers of internet-connected vehicles to put in place tougher cyber protections to ensure they are better shielded against hackers. The government said it was concerned that smart vehicles, which allow drivers to do things such as access maps and travel information, could be targeted by hackers to access personal data, steal cars that use keyless entry systems, or take control of technology for malicious reasons. The new guidelines will also ensure that engineers seek to…

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Cyber expert who stopped ‘WannaCry’ attack arrested in U.S. on hacking charges

August 4, 2017 By Dustin Volz and John L. Smith SAN FRANCISCO/LAS VEGAS (Reuters) – A cyber security researcher widely credited with helping to neutralize the global “WannaCry” ransomware attack earlier this year has been arrested on unrelated hacking charges, according to court documents unsealed on Thursday. Marcus Hutchins, a 23-year-old British-based malware researcher who gained attention in May for detecting a “kill switch” that effectively disabled the WannaCry worm, was detained by the FBI in Las Vegas on Wednesday, a U.S. Justice Department spokesman said. He was among tens…

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Symantec raises FY revenue forecast above estimates

August 2, 2017 (Reuters) – Symantec Corp raised its full-year adjusted revenue forecast above analysts’ estimates as the cyber security provider benefits from strong demand in its enterprise division. Shares of the Norton antivirus maker were up 2.5 percent at $32 in after-hours trading on Wednesday. Revenue in Symantec’s enterprise security division, its biggest by sales, jumped 34 percent to $646 million in the first quarter. The company is getting a lift from a spate of cyber attacks since the “WannaCry” incident in May that infected more than 300,000 computers…

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FireEye researcher hacked; firm says no evidence its systems hit

July 31, 2017 SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Cyber security firm FireEye said on Monday one of its researchers based in Israel had several of his online accounts hacked by unknown attackers, but added the breach did not appear to involve any company systems. Shares of FireEye traded 4.2 percent lower at 1448 GMT on Nasdaq. The company is due to report second-quarter results on Tuesday. Analysts expect quarterly losses to narrow from the year-ago period. Hackers published a zip file containing roughly 370 megabytes of compromised personal and professional files tied…

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FireEye researcher hacked; firm says no evidence its systems hit

July 31, 2017 SINGAPORE/FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Cyber security firm FireEye said on Monday one of its researchers based in Israel had several of his online accounts hacked by unknown attackers, but added the breach did not appear to involve any company systems. Shares of FireEye traded 4.2 percent lower at 1448 GMT on Nasdaq. The company is due to report second-quarter results on Tuesday. Analysts expect quarterly losses to narrow from the year-ago period. Hackers published a zip file containing roughly 370 megabytes of compromised personal and professional files tied…

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