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Norsk Hydro’s Production Near Normal after Cyber Attack

Production at Norwegian aluminum maker Norsk Hydro was back to near normal after a cyber attack last month, the company said on Friday. The group halted some of its production on March 19 and switched other units to manual operation …

Cyber-Extortionists Target Financial Sector, Demand Ransom in Bitcoin

A cybercriminal group going by the name “DD4BC” is blackmailing financial institutions, threatening to take down their customer websites unless they pay a hefty bitcoin ransom. DD4BC – which stands for “DDoS for Bitcoin” (Distributed Denial of Service for Bitcoin) …

Employee Negligence Biggest Cause of Data Breaches

Mary Jo White, the chair of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, said in a speech Friday that cyberattacks against the U.S. are the “biggest risk we face.” On the same day, USA Today reported that John Carlin, the head …