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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 …

Microsoft Says Russia-Linked Hackers Target Sports Organizations

Microsoft Corp said it has tracked “significant” cyberattacks coming from a group it calls “Strontium” or “Fancy Bear,” targeting anti-doping authorities and global sporting organizations. The group, also called APT28, has been linked to the Russian government, Microsoft said in …

Viewpoint: Scrutiny Undermines Argument that Cyber Insurance Encourages Ransomware

As the cyber insurance market continues to grow, it’s only natural to discuss its place in the battle against cyber-attacks, including ransomware, which has been a prevalent topic in recent months. Over the last several years, the cyber insurance market …

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 …