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Cyber Risk Headlines

Google launches advanced Gmail security features for high-risk users

Alphabet's Google Inc said on Tuesday it would roll out an "advanced protection program" to provide stronger email security for some users such as government officials, political activists and journalists who are at a higher risk of being targeted by sophisticated hackers.

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware.

IRS puts Equifax contract on hold during security review

The U.S. Internal Revenue Service has temporarily suspended a contract worth more than $7 million it recently awarded to Equifax Inc following a security issue with the beleaguered credit reporting agency's website on Thursday.

SWIFT says hackers still targeting bank messaging system

Hackers continue to target the SWIFT bank messaging system, though security controls instituted after last year's $81 million heist at Bangladesh's central bank have helped thwart many of those attempts, a senior SWIFT official told Reuters.