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Misuse of Alphabet’s Virus Scanner is Exposing Sensitive Files

Companies are misusing Alphabet Inc.’s virus scanner and similar products, and are unwittingly leaking data such as factory blueprints to intellectual property online, Israeli cybersecurity company Otorio Ltd. said. The firm said it discovered thousands of unprotected files from companies …

Georgia County’s Experience Shows Perils of Ransomware

JEFFERSON, Ga. — On the first Saturday in March, computer screens at the 911 dispatch center in this small town went dark. Staff at the county jail around the same time could no longer open cell doors remotely with electronic …

Survey Suggests Ransomware Broadening Perceptions of Cyber Risks

Corporate risk managers are increasingly focusing on protecting their enterprises from business interruption after a series of ransomware attacks on government agencies highlighted the peril of losing access to their computer networks, according to a survey released by Zurich Insurance …

Lawsuit Filed Against Dunkin’ Donuts Over Security Breaches

NEW YORK — Dunkin’ Donuts failed to notify almost 20,000 customers across the U.S. about cyberattacks on their accounts in 2015 and inadequately warned more than 300,000 customers about another hacking attack in 2018, New York’s attorney general said in …

Business News: Liberty Mutual and Duck Creek, Marsh, Cognizant and One Inc.

Liberty Mutual Selects Duck Creek for Comp Claims Liberty Mutual has contracted with Duck Creek Technologies to merge two legacy systems into a single fully-integrated workers’ compensation management system. The Boston-based carrier said Duck Creek will lead a multi-year effort …

17 Cybersecurity Products the Cyber Insurance Industry Says Are Worthwhile

Insurance broker Marsh has unveiled the inaugural class of cybersecurity products and services receiving a Cyber Catalyst designation that is part of an evaluation program its backers hope will bring greater clarity in the crowded cybersecurity marketplace. Cyber Catalyst by …

Once Hacked, Twice Shy: How Auto Supplier Harman Learned to Fight Cyber Carjackers

LAS VEGAS — When researchers remotely hacked a Jeep Cherokee in 2015, slowing it to a crawl in the middle of a U.S. highway, the portal the hackers used was an infotainment system made by supplier Harman International. Harman, now …

Huawei Tries to Overturn U.S. Ban That Cites ‘Cyber-Exploitation’ Risk

Huawei Technologies Co. is making a Hail Mary bid to undo a U.S. law that prohibits federal agencies and contractors from buying or using the Chinese telecom giant’s equipment because of the alleged risk of “cyber exploitation” by China. Lawyers …

Businesses are Walking a Fine Line Between Innovation and Cybersecurity

Companies are working to balance their desire for new innovations with their need for strong cyber-defenses, a new report from CompTIA, a technology industry trade association, finds. CompTIA’s “Cybersecurity for Digital Operations,” based on a survey of 500 U.S. businesses, …

Ransomware Attack Hits More than 20 Texas Local Governments

DALLAS — More than 20 local governments in Texas were targeted in a coordinated ransomware attack of unprecedented size on Friday, but several of the cities had resumed normal operations by Tuesday, state officials said. The Texas Department of Information …