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New Tool Fools Hackers into Sharing Keys for Better Cybersecurity

Instead of blocking hackers, a new cybersecurity defense approach developed by University of Texas at Dallas computer scientists actually welcomes them. The method, called DEEP-Dig (DEcEPtion DIGging), ushers intruders into a decoy site so the computer can learn from hackers’ …

Viewpoint: How to Build a Morally Ethical Self-Driving Car

Not too long ago, tech enthusiasts were telling us that by 2020, we’d see self-driving cars hit the mainstream, with some 10 million on the roads. That turned out to be a wild overestimation. The actual number of vehicles in …

Fraudsters Posing as Art Dealer Got Gallery to Pay Millions

Hackers posing as a veteran London art dealer tricked a Dutch museum buying a John Constable painting into paying 2.4 million pounds ($3.1 million) into a fraudulent bank account. Scamming their way into the middle of months of negotiating emails …

Viewpoint: Attack on Travelex Has Alarming Implications

As ransomware attacks go, the cyber intrusion at Travelex that emerged on New Year’s Eve could have lasting consequences — and ones that shouldn’t be just a worry to the currency dealer. Travelex, known mostly for its airport shops and …

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 …

Travelex Staff Go Back to Basics as Ransomware Cripples Systems

LONDON — Staff at foreign exchange firm Travelex are using pen and paper to serve thousands of customers after the company said cyber hackers were holding its systems to ransom, leading to a global blackout on its online currency exchange …

Vietnam-linked Hacking Group Targets Toyota, Other Companies

A Vietnam-based hacking group is learning from China’s playbook, using increasingly sophisticated cyber-attacks to spy on competitors and help Vietnam catch up to global competitors, according to cybersecurity experts. In the last two years, the group, which is believed to …

Report: North Korean Hackers are Working with Eastern European Cybercriminals

North Korean state-backed hackers appear to be cooperating with Eastern European cybercriminals, a report said on Wednesday, a finding that suggests digital gangsters and state-backed spies are finding common ground online. Mountain View, California-based SentinelOne says that the Lazarus Group …

Operator of ‘Booter’ Service for Cyber Attacks Sentenced to 13 Months

An Illinois man who has been hacking since he was a teenager was sentenced last week to 13 months in prison and ordered to forfeit $542,925 for operating a service that charged subscription fees to hackers who launched millions of …

U.S. Manufacturing Group Hacked By China as Trade Talks Intensified-Sources

WASHINGTON — As trade talks between Washington and Beijing intensified earlier this year, suspected Chinese hackers broke into an industry group for U.S. manufacturers that has helped shape President Donald Trump’s trade policies, according to two people familiar with the …