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UK regulator fines Equifax Ltd 500,000 pounds for 2017 security breach

A British regulator on Thursday fined credit reference company Equifax Inc's UK arm, Equifax Ltd, 500,000 pounds for failing to protect the personal information of up to 15 million people in Britain during a 2017 cyber attack.

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Japan's Tech Bureau says about $60 million stolen in crypto hack 8:25pm EDT

TOKYO Japanese startup Tech Bureau Corp said on Thursday its cryptocurrency exchange Zaif had been hacked, with losses of Bitcoin and two other digital currencies estimated at about 6.7 billion yen ($59.67 million).

Altaba settles cases related to 2014 Yahoo breach for $47 million Sep 17 2018

Altaba Inc, formerly known as Yahoo! Inc, said https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1011006/000119312518274605/d615583dex991.htm on Monday it expects to incur a total of $47 million in litigation expenses to settle the three cases for failing to disclose the 2014 cyber security breach.

Southeast Asian cyber security center opens in Thailand Sep 14 2018

BANGKOK A cyber security center opened in Thailand on Friday to train personnel from countries in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to help combat cyber threats in the attack-prone region.

North Korea says U.S. accusation of hacking a 'smear campaign' Sep 13 2018

SEOUL North Korea said on Friday U.S. accusations that it was responsible for cyber attacks in 2014 and 2017 were a "smear campaign" and the man sanctioned by Washington does not exist, the official KCNA news agency said.

Cyber attacks cost German industry almost $50 billion: study Sep 13 2018

BERLIN Two thirds of Germany's manufacturers have been hit by cyber-crime attacks, costing industry in Europe's largest economy some 43 billion euros ($50 billion), according to a survey published by Germany's IT sector association on Thursday.

Trump signs order to enable sanctions for U.S. election meddling Sep 12 2018

WASHINGTON Under fire over his handling of Russian election meddling, U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday meant to strengthen election security by slapping sanctions on foreign countries or people who try to interfere in the U.S. political process.

Russian pleads guilty in U.S. to operating Kelihos botnet Sep 12 2018

A Russian man pleaded guilty on Wednesday in U.S. federal court in Connecticut to criminal hacking charges stemming from his operation of the Kelihos botnet, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

Exclusive: Trump to target foreign meddling in U.S. elections with sanctions order Sep 12 2018

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump plans to sign an executive order as soon as Wednesday that will slap sanctions on any foreign companies or people who interfere in U.S. elections, based on intelligence agency findings, two sources familiar with the matter said. | Video

Russian extradited to U.S. to face charges over JPMorgan hack Sep 07 2018

NEW YORK A Russian man has been extradited to the United States from Georgia on charges that he took part in a massive computer hack, which targeted JPMorgan Chase & Co and other U.S. companies, U.S. prosecutors announced on Friday.

BA apologizes after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack Sep 07 2018

LONDON British Airways apologized on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the most serious attack on its website and app. | Video

Breakingviews - BA is guinea pig for tougher EU data rules Sep 07 2018

LONDON (Reuters Breakingviews) - British Airways is a test case for how harsh Europe’s new data rules are in practice. The airline said late on Thursday that some customer payment records had been stolen. Companies used to shrug off such attacks. But this breach comes after tough data protection laws were introduced in May. Now that non-compliance means fines, such lapses can hit investors as well as customers.

UK authorities working to better understand BA cyber attack: PM's spokeswoman Sep 07 2018

LONDON The government is aware of a cyber attack affecting British Airways customers and authorities are working to better understand the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said on Friday.

BA says notified customers as soon as possible after data breach Sep 07 2018

LONDON British Airways contacted affected customers as soon as it found out data from its website and mobile app had been breached, its boss said on Friday.

U.S. charges North Korean hacker in Sony, WannaCry cyberattacks Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. government on Thursday charged and sanctioned a North Korean man in the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware cyberattack and the 2014 cyberassault on Sony Corp , U.S. officials said. | Video

U.S. Treasury sanctions North Korean hacker, company for cyber attacks Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday imposed sanctions against a North Korean computer programmer and the company he worked for, accusing them of the 2017 global WannaCry ransomware attack and the 2014 cyber attack on Sony Corp.

U.S. charges North Korean hacker for cyber attacks against Sony, UK NHS Sep 06 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. Justice Department charged a North Korean hacker for cyber attacks against Sony Corp and the United Kingdom's National Health Service, according to a criminal complaint released on Thursday.

Germany, seeking independence from U.S., pushes cyber security research Aug 29 2018

BERLIN Germany announced a new agency on Wednesday to fund research on cyber security and to end its reliance on digital technologies from the United States, China and other countries.

Bank of Spain's website hit by cyber attack Aug 27 2018

MADRID The Bank of Spain's website has been hit since Sunday by a cyber attack which has temporarily disrupted access to the site, a spokesman for the central bank said on Monday.

Democrats say hack alert was false alarm Aug 23 2018

U.S. Democratic National Committee officials incorrectly interpreted security testing conducted on behalf of Michigan Democrats as a sign foreign hackers were looking to attack a party voter database, a DNC source said on Thursday. | Video