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Hackers attacked one million-plus Asus users through malicious update

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Hackers were able to deliver malware to the more one million-plus Asus computer owners last year by hijacking the company's software update system, security researchers said on Monday.

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Norsk Hydro steps up production at business hit by cyber attack 25 Mar 2019

OSLO Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, said on Monday one of its major divisions was back up to 60 percent of capacity after a cyber attack earlier in March.

State-sponsored cyberattacks on banks on the rise: report 22 Mar 2019

NEW YORK Cyberattacks on financial institutions are increasingly being linked to nation-states, resulting in destructive and disruptive damages rather than just theft, according to a report by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

FDA says cybersecurity vulnerabilities found in some Medtronic devices 22 Mar 2019

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday said cybersecurity vulnerabilities were identified in Medtronic Plc's implantable cardiac devices, clinic programmers, and home monitors.

Pastor convicted of hacking, insider trading gets five years prison: NY judge 21 Mar 2019

NEW YORK A former hedge fund manager who also worked as a pastor was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison after being convicted of insider trading on non-public corporate press releases stolen by computer hackers.

Hydro products unit running at 50 percent after cyber attack 21 Mar 2019

OSLO Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, said a key unit is operating at only 50 percent of capacity following a cyber attack on the company this week.

Lithuanian pleads guilty in U.S. to massive fraud against Google, Facebook 21 Mar 2019

NEW YORK A Lithuanian man on Wednesday pleaded guilty to U.S. charges that he helped orchestrate a scheme to defraud Facebook Inc and Alphabet Inc's Google out of more than $100 million, federal prosecutors announced.

Netanyahu says Iran has 'sensitive information' on rival, Tehran denies hack 20 Mar 2019

JERUSALEM Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu alleged on Wednesday that Iran could blackmail his main election rival, Benny Gantz, after hacking the former armed forces chief's phone, even as Tehran denied doing so.

Nordic metals firm Hydro restoring systems after cyber attack 20 Mar 2019

OSLO Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, has made some progress restoring operations but is not yet back to normal after it was hit by a ransomware cyber attack, the company said on Wednesday. | Video

Aluminum maker Hydro battles to contain ransomware attack 19 Mar 2019

OSLO Norsk Hydro, one of the world's largest aluminum producers, battled on Tuesday to contain a cyber attack which halted parts of its production, the latest example of the damage hackers can cause to business and industry.

Norway says Norsk Hydro has been exposed to LockerGoga ransomware attack 19 Mar 2019

OSLO Aluminum producer Norsk Hydro has been exposed to a LockerGoga ransomware attack, a spokesman for the Norwegian National Security Authority, in charge of cyber security, told Reuters on Tuesday.

Hackers demanded ransom money from Norsk Hydro to stop cyber attack: NRK 19 Mar 2019

OSLO Hackers demanded ransom money from Norsk Hydro to stop an ongoing cyber attack on its IT systems, public broadcaster NRK reported on its website, citing a message sent by the Norwegian National Centre for Cybersecurity.

Norway say Hydro cyber attack began Monday evening and escalated during the night 19 Mar 2019

OSLO The cyber attack on aluminum producer Norsk Hydro began on Monday evening and escalated during the night, the Norwegian state agency in charge of cyber security said on Tuesday.

Norsk Hydro shuts some extrusion plants due cyber attack 19 Mar 2019

OSLO Aluminum maker Norsk Hydro has closed down some of its metal extrusion plants due to a cyber attack on its operations, it said on Tuesday.

Healthcare organizations are battling phishing 08 Mar 2019

(Reuters Health) - Many healthcare organizations remain vulnerable to phishing attacks, a new study finds.

Citrix Systems says hackers gained access to its internal network 08 Mar 2019

Networking software company Citrix Systems Inc said on Friday it has taken action to fix incident involving unauthorized access, possibly by international cyber criminals, to its internal network.

Marriott CEO apologizes for data breach, unsure if China responsible 08 Mar 2019

WASHINGTON Marriott International Inc Chief Executive Arne Sorenson apologized on Thursday before a U.S. Senate panel for a massive data breach involving up to 383 million guests in its Starwood hotels reservation system and vowed to protect against future attacks. | Video

State-sponsored espionage group Whitefly behind Singapore cyberattack: report 07 Mar 2019

NEW YORK Singapore's worst cyberattack, which stole personal information regarding 1.5 million people, including the prime minister, from a health database, was the work of a state-sponsored espionage group called Whitefly, Symantec Corp said on Wednesday.

Britain's Hunt promises 'doctrine of deterrence' against cyberattacks on democracy 07 Mar 2019

LONDON British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt will set out on Thursday a "doctrine of deterrence", including economic and diplomatic counter-measures, to prevent cyberattacks that threaten to turn elections into "tainted exercises".

Bank of England to test banks' resilience to cyber attacks 05 Mar 2019

LONDON Britain's banks will have to show they could recover from a cyber attack within hours to avoid customer payments being delayed to the next day, the Bank of England said on Tuesday.

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