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Apple, Cisco team up to push for cyber security insurance discounts


Apple Inc is working with Cisco Systems Inc to help businesses that primarily use gear from both companies to get a discount on cyber-security insurance premiums, Apple Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook said on Monday.

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Ohio governor's website restored after pro-Islamic State hacking 26 Jun 2017

Nearly a dozen Ohio state websites, including Governor John Kasich's, were up and running again on Monday, a day after hackers posted messages of support for the Islamic State on their homescreens.

U.S. to work with Israel, seek other ties to combat cyber attacks 26 Jun 2017

TEL AVIV The U.S. government will seek to collaborate with Israel and other countries to develop new ways to thwart computer hacks and other cyber attacks, U.S. President Donald Trump’s homeland security adviser said on Monday.

China, Canada vow not to conduct cyber attacks on private sector 26 Jun 2017

China and Canada have signed an agreement vowing not to conduct state-sponsored cyber attacks against each other aimed at stealing trade secrets or other confidential business information.

British lawmakers hit by 'sustained' cyber attack 24 Jun 2017

LONDON Britain's parliament was hit by a "sustained and determined" cyber attack on Saturday designed to identify weak email passwords, just over a month after a ransomware worm crippled parts of the country's health service.

Anthem to pay record $115 million to settle U.S. lawsuits over data breach 23 Jun 2017

Anthem Inc , the largest U.S. health insurance company, has agreed to settle litigation over hacking in 2015 that compromised about 79 million people's personal information for $115 million, which lawyers said would be the largest settlement ever for a data breach.

Germany's BSI says company executives being targeted by cyber attacks 23 Jun 2017

BERLIN Germany's federal cyber-security agency, BSI, said on Friday the private email inboxes of German executives and government employees were being targeted by professional cyber attacks.

Google pushes framework for law enforcement access to overseas data 22 Jun 2017

WASHINGTON Alphabet Inc's Google pressed U.S. lawmakers and the international community on Thursday to update laws on how governments access customer data stored on servers located in other countries, hoping to address a mounting concern for both law enforcement officials and Silicon Valley.

Russians targeted 21 election systems, U.S. official says 22 Jun 2017

WASHINGTON Russian hackers targeted 21 U.S. state election systems in the 2016 presidential race and a small number were breached but there was no evidence any votes were manipulated, a Homeland Security Department official told Congress on Wednesday.

Nigerian man pleads guilty to taking part in global email scams 21 Jun 2017

NEW YORK A Nigerian man on Tuesday pleaded guilty to taking part in email scams attempting to defraud thousands of victims around the world out of millions of dollars, U.S. prosecutors said.

Intel to collaborate with Israel's Team8, Illusive on cybersecurity 21 Jun 2017

JERUSALEM Intel Corp. has joined Team8, an Israeli creator of cybersecurity start-ups, as a strategic partner and will help with the formation of companies that address the largest cybersecurity problems, Team8 said on Wednesday.

Honda halts Japan car plant after WannaCry virus hits computer network 21 Jun 2017

TOKYO Honda Motor Co said on Wednesday it halted production at a domestic vehicle plant for a day this week after finding the WannaCry ransomware that struck globally last month in its computer network.

Startup Cybereason raises $100 million from SoftBank 21 Jun 2017

Cybereason said on Wednesday it received $100 million in investment from its biggest investor SoftBank Corp, as the cybersecurity-focused startup looks to develop new technologies and increase distribution channels.

Qatar says news agency hacking linked to states boycotting Doha 20 Jun 2017

DOHA Qatar's attorney general said on Tuesday his country has evidence that the hacking of Qatar's state news agency was linked to countries that have severed ties with Doha.

Italy investigates foreign ministry hacking attempt 20 Jun 2017

ROME Italy's foreign ministry said on Tuesday it was investigating a hacking attempt, after a group calling itself Anonymous published what it said was stolen ministry data.

U.S. banks, corporations establish principles for cyber risk ratings firms 20 Jun 2017

More than two dozen U.S. companies, including several big banks, have teamed up to establish shared principles that would allow them to better understand their cyber security ratings and to challenge them if necessary, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce said on Tuesday. Large corporations often use the ratings, the cyber equivalent of a FICO credit score, to assess how prepared the companies they work with are to withstand cyber attacks. Insurers also look at the ratings when they make underwriting decisions on cyber liability.

EU agrees to use sanctions against cyber hackers 19 Jun 2017

LUXEMBOURG The European Union can levy economic sanctions on anyone caught attacking EU states' computer networks, EU foreign ministers said on Monday, the bloc's latest step to deter more attacks following incidents in Britain and France.

Thailand plans cyber network scrutiny, law to toughen online monitoring 19 Jun 2017

BANGKOK Thailand aims to buy software to strengthen the military government's ability to track online networks and monitor online activity while planning a cyber law that will expand powers to pry into private communications.

Apparel retailer Buckle says some credit card information compromised 17 Jun 2017

Apparel retailer Buckle Inc said on Friday that credit card information of some of its customers may have been compromised after its payment system was breached by a "criminal entity" following purchases made at some of its stores.

Canada cyber-spy agency expects hacktivist attacks in 2019 vote 16 Jun 2017

OTTAWA/TORONTO Canada's electronic spy agency said on Friday it was "very likely" that hackers will try to influence Canada's 2019 elections and it planned to advise political parties next week on how to guard against cyber threats.