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U.S. may accuse North Korea in Bangladesh cyber heist: WSJ


NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors are building potential cases that would accuse North Korea of directing the theft of $81 million from Bangladesh Bank's account at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year, and that would charge alleged Chinese middlemen, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday.

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U.S. charges Lithuanian man with $100 million email fraud Mar 21 2017

NEW YORK U.S. prosecutors have charged a Lithuanian man with engaging in an email fraud scheme in which he bilked two U.S.-based companies out of more than $100 million by posing as an Asian hardware vendor.

Google and sister company to offer cyber security to election groups Mar 21 2017

FRANKFURT/AMSTERDAM Google and sister company Jigsaw are joining forces to defend election organizers and civic groups against cyber attacks free of charge as the broader tech industry seeks to fend off criticism that it is not doing enough to stop online efforts to distort elections.

German cybersecurity watchdog raises attack alert level: paper Mar 18 2017

FRANKFURT Germany has raised its alert level against cyber attacks to "heightened readiness" ahead of parliamentary elections, saying government websites are already subjected to daily assault, newspaper Welt am Sonntag said.

New Jersey pastor, Florida programer convicted of bitcoin exchange scheme Mar 17 2017

A New Jersey pastor and a Florida software engineer were convicted on Friday of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities.

G20 to jointly fight bank sector hacking Mar 17 2017

BADEN-BADEN, Germany The world's biggest economies will pledge to jointly fight cyber attacks on the global banking system, one of the biggest coordinated efforts yet to protect lenders since an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh central bank's account last year.

Dutch suspect in Amanda Todd case gets 10-year sentence for cyber-bullying Mar 16 2017

AMSTERDAM A Dutchman who convinced young girls and gay men to take off their clothes in front of web cams and then used the images to blackmail them was sentenced to more than 10 years in prison by a Dutch court on Wednesday.

Global private companies confident, but unprepared for hacking threat: PwC Mar 15 2017

LONDON The chief executives of some of the worlds' leading private companies are confident about their firms' prospects and plan to recruit more staff, but are ill-prepared for cyber attacks, according to a report by PwC on Thursday.

North Korean hacking group behind recent attacks on banks: Symantec Mar 15 2017

BOSTON A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent cyber campaign targeting organizations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Wednesday.

Government leakers are 'enemies to our state,' White House official says Mar 15 2017

WASHINGTON Individuals who steal classified information from the U.S. government are "enemies to our state" and must be punished forcefully, the White House's homeland security adviser said on Wednesday.

Twitter accounts hijacked with 'Nazi' hashtags in Turkish Mar 15 2017

FRANKFURT A diplomatic spat between Turkey, the Netherlands and Germany spread online on Wednesday when a large number of Twitter accounts were hijacked and replaced with anti-Nazi messages in Turkish.

Dutch voting guide sites offline in apparent cyber attack Mar 15 2017

AMSTERDAM Two publicly-funded websites used by Dutch voters to help them decide which party to vote for in their national election were inaccessible on Wednesday, apparently victims of a cyber attack.

SAP pushes to patch risky HANA security flaws before hackers strike Mar 14 2017

FRANKFURT Europe's top software maker SAP said on Tuesday it had patched vulnerabilities in its latest HANA software that had a potentially high risk of giving hackers control over databases and business applications used to run big multinational firms. While hacks on phones, websites and computers that consumers rely on every day grab headlines, vulnerabilities in big business software are more lucrative to attackers as these tools store data and run transactions which are the lifeblood of businesses. The latest security weaknesses, known in industry parlance as "zero day" vulnerabilities, rank among the most critical ever found in HANA, the engine that runs SAP’s latest database, cloud and other more traditional business apps, according to Onapsis, the security company which uncovered these issues.

Canadian agency breached as hackers exploit new software bug Mar 13 2017

Canada's government said on Monday that it shut down its website for filing federal taxes after hackers broke into a web server at the nation's statistics bureau last week by exploiting a newly disclosed software bug.

UK political parties warned of Russian hacking threat: report Mar 12 2017

LONDON A British intelligence agency has told political parties to protect themselves against potential cyber attacks, citing allegations that Russian hackers tried to influence last year's U.S. presidential election.

U.S. jury to weigh case against pastor, programer over bitcoin exchange Mar 10 2017

NEW YORK Jurors in Manhattan federal court on Friday prepared to weigh charges against a Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor accused of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange escape scrutiny.

UK terrorism reinsurance fund hopes to include cyber: CEO Mar 10 2017

LONDON Britain's 6 billion pounds ($7.3 billion) terrorism reinsurance fund hopes to extend its cover to include cyber attacks on property, chief executive Julian Enoizi said.

FBI Director Comey at cyber conference: 'You're stuck with me' Mar 08 2017

BOSTON FBI Director James Comey said he has no plans to step down anytime soon in a speech on Wednesday, days after he reportedly pushed back against President Donald Trump's allegations that the Obama administration had tapped phones at Trump Tower.

Consumer Reports to consider cyber security in product reviews Mar 06 2017

Consumer Reports, an influential U.S. non-profit group that conducts extensive reviews of cars, kitchen appliances and other goods, is gearing up to start considering cyber security and privacy safeguards when scoring products.

France drops electronic voting for citizens abroad over cybersecurity fears Mar 06 2017

PARIS France's government has dropped plans to let its citizens abroad vote electronically in legislative elections in June because of concern about the risk of cyber attacks, the Foreign Ministry said on Monday.