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London Hospitals Knew of Cyber Vulnerabilities Years Before Hack

A group of London hospitals struggling to contain the fallout from a cyberattack against a critical supplier had known for years about weaknesses that left them vulnerable to hacks, according to documents reviewed by Bloomberg News. The Guy’s and St …

US Cyber Agency Warns of Compromise at Sisense Data Firm

The US lead agency for federal cybersecurity is warning that Sisense Inc., a data analytics company, has suffered a compromise that could expose customer credentials and cryptographic secrets. Sisense provides AI-driven analytics to thousands of customers, according to the company’s …

Prudential Reports Unauthorized Access to Its Computer Systems

Prudential Financial has disclosed a hacker gained unauthorized access to its systems earlier this month. In a Feb. 13 filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Prudential said that on Feb. 5 it detected a threat actor — believed …

Viewpoint: Some Insurers are Delaying Payment on Ransomware Claims

Ransomware attacks are on the rise. Cyber criminals continue to exploit lax security measures, which have become more acute in the work-from-home environment, and hack into companies’ systems, encrypt their data, and then demand multimillion-dollar ransoms. Though cyber insurance policies …

Major US Pipeline Halts Operations After Ransomware Attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is working with the Georgia-based company that shut down a major pipeline transporting fuel across the East Coast after a ransomware attack, the White House says. The government is planning for various scenarios and …

Security Camera Hack Exposes Hospitals, Workplaces, Schools

Hackers aiming to call attention to the dangers of mass surveillance say they were able to peer into hospitals, schools, factories, jails and corporate offices after they broke into the systems of a security-camera startup. That California startup, Verkada, said …

Microsoft Server Hack Has Victims Hustling to Stop Intruders

BOSTON (AP) — Victims of a massive global hack of Microsoft email server software — estimated in the tens of thousands by cybersecurity responders — hustled Monday to shore up infected systems and try to diminish chances that intruders might …

FBI Probes Russian-Linked Postcard Sent to FireEye CEO After Hack

The FBI is investigating a mysterious postcard sent to the home of cybersecurity firm FireEye’s chief executive days after it found initial evidence of a suspected Russian hacking operation on dozens of U.S. government agencies and private American companies. U.S. …

Sources Say More Than 1,000 People at Twitter Had Ability to Aid Hack of Accounts

SAN FRANCISCO — More than a thousand Twitter employees and contractors as of earlier this year had access to internal tools that could change user account settings and hand control to others, two former employees said, making it hard to …

Flood Risk Heightened for California’s Mojave River Dam

LOS ANGELES — A California dam could fail during an extreme storm and send water flooding into Mojave Desert communities that are home to about 300,000 people, authorities said Friday. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it has …