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UN Official Warns Digital Technologies Open Areas for Attack

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. disarmament chief warned Tuesday that digital technologies are lowering barriers to malicious intrusions and opening potential areas for governments, armed groups, terrorists and criminals to carry out attacks, including across international borders. Izumi Nakamitsu …

Ransomware Gangs Get Paid Off as Officials Struggle for Fix

BOSTON (AP) — If your business falls victim to ransomware and you want simple advice on whether to pay the criminals, don’t expect much help from the U.S. government. The answer is apt to be: It depends. “It is the …

U.S. Says Ransomware Attack on Meatpacker JBS Likely From Russia

CHICAGO/ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE — The White House said on Tuesday that Brazil’s JBS SA has informed the U.S. government that a ransomware attack against the company that has disrupted meat production in North America and Australia originated from a …

As Criminals Innovate, ATM Thefts Becoming a Growing Source of Insurer Loss

Convicted bank robber Willie Sutton, when asked why he robbed banks, famously said, “because that’s where the money is.” In today’s socially distanced world, criminals increasingly are turning their attention to the money inside automated teller machines — whether outside …

U.S. Eyes Stronger Cyber Defenses for Small Business

The U.S. government is making it easier for small businesses to beef up defenses against cyber criminals through a free, online tool, the top U.S. communications regulator said Monday. The Small Biz Cyber Planner will allow business owners to create …