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For Large Companies, Odds Are Even For a Cyberattack This Year

For the the top 250 U.S. firms in terms of revenue, the chance of a data breach in any given year is about the same as the chance a coin will turn up heads when flipped, according to an analysis …

U.S. Health Agency Suffers Cyber-Attack During Covid-19 Outbreak

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department suffered a cyber-attack on its computer system Sunday night during the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to three people familiar with the matter. The attack appears to have been intended to …

U.S. ‘Dangerously Insecure’ in Preparing for Major Cyber-Attacks

The U.S. Cyberspace Solarium Commission — a bipartisan body of lawmakers, intelligence officials and others — warned that the nation is “dangerously insecure in cyber,” and recommended a series of actions intended to avert damaging attacks on critical infrastructure and …

Coronavirus Outbreak Expands Risk of Cyberattack

As U.S. employers ask employees to work from home to avoid exposure to coronavirus, they may be exposing themselves to another kind of risk: Cyberattacks. Aon on Friday issued an advisory cautioning employers to take steps to ensure that work-from-home …

U.S. Aims to Stop Flow of Private Data to China With Charges

For the last several years, hackers based in China have allegedly been sucking up vast amounts of personal data of U.S. citizens: names, dates of birth, Social Security numbers, even fingerprints. On Monday, the U.S. Justice Department took another stab …

Travelex Restoring Some Electronic Services After Cyber Attack

Travelex is restoring operations to process foreign exchange orders electronically, it said on Monday, almost two weeks aftercyber hackers took hold of its systems, leading to a global blackout of its online services. Staff at Travelex were forced to use …

U.S. Officials Brace for Cyber-Attack Retaliation From Iran

Iranian officials are likely considering a cyber-attack against the U.S. in the wake of an airstrike that killed one of its top military officials. Former U.S. officials and security experts said there is precedent for such concerns amid years of …

Iran’s Cyber Attack on Billionaire Adelson Provides Lesson on Strategy

As the U.S. awaits possible retribution over a recent airstrike that killed a top general, there’s at least one American businessman who can attest, in detail, to what happened after he provoked Iran. In October 2013, Sheldon Adelson, the casino …

Alaska Flights Continued to Be Cancelled After Cyber Attack

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — RavnAir continued to cancel some flights Monday, three days after what the company described as a malicious cyber attack on its computer network. The company said Monday that of its three airlines, RavnAir Alaska and its Dash …

Mexican Minister Says Pemex Oil Firm Unaffected By Cyberattack, Workers Disagree

Mexico City — A cyberattack on computer networks of the Mexican national oil company Pemex is “totally under control” and did not have any negative consequences, Security Minister Alfonso Durazo said on Thursday. The attack was first detected on Sunday …