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Cyberattack on Singapore health database steals details of 1.5 million, including PM


SINGAPORE A major cyberattack on Singapore's government health database stole the personal information of about 1.5 million people, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, the government said on Friday.

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U.S. energy regulator wants more disclosure of cyber attacks Jul 19 2018

The U.S. government on Thursday asked power generators to disclose more information about cyber attacks amid growing concern that foreign hackers could disrupt the electric grid.

Vietnam says controversial cybersecurity law aims to protect online rights Jul 19 2018

HANOI Vietnam's new cybersecurity law is designed to protect online rights and create a "safe and healthy cyberspace," the foreign ministry said on Thursday, although critics have warned it gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crack down on dissent.

U.S. lawmakers urge Google, Facebook to resist Vietnam cybersecurity law Jul 17 2018

HANOI Seventeen U.S. lawmakers have urged the CEOs of Facebook and Google to resist changes stipulated by a new cybersecurity law in Vietnam, which critics say gives the Communist-ruled state more power to crackdown on dissent.

Insider threat management firm ObserveIT raises $33 million Jul 17 2018

JERUSALEM ObserveIT, a provider of insider threat management software, said on Tuesday it raised $33 million in a private funding round with participation from Bain Capital Ventures and Spring Lake Equity Partners.

Russia says it prevented 25 million cyber attacks, other acts during World Cup Jul 16 2018

MOSCOW Russia prevented nearly 25 million cyber attacks and other criminal acts against its information infrastructure related to the soccer World Cup, the Kremlin quoted President Vladimir Putin as saying.

U.S. indictments show technical evidence for Russian hacking accusations Jul 13 2018

SAN FRANCISCO U.S. indictments against a dozen Russian intelligence officers on Friday provided detailed technical evidence to back up allegations of Russian hacking and leaking of information to influence the 2016 U.S. presidential election.

Accused Silk Road administrator extradited to U.S. from Ireland Jul 13 2018

NEW YORK Ireland extradited an Irish national on Friday to the United States to face charges that he helped run the now-defunct Silk Road, an online black market where illegal drugs and other goods were bought and sold, U.S. prosecutors announced.

U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure Jul 13 2018

WASHINGTON The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the "warning lights are blinking red again" nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

New York jury convicts two men for trading on hacked press releases Jul 06 2018

NEW YORK A federal jury in Brooklyn, New York on Friday convicted two men for their roles in an international scheme to make millions of dollars by illegally trading on corporate press releases that were stolen by computer hackers before they became public.

Top-ranked Australian university hit by Chinese hackers: media Jul 06 2018

SYDNEY Australia's top-ranked university on Friday said it had spent several months fighting off a threat to its computer systems, which media said had been compromised by Chinese hackers.

Israel charges former employee of NSO Group with cyber crimes Jul 05 2018

TEL AVIV A former employee of cyber surveillance company NSO Group has been charged with stealing intellectual property and trying to sell it for $50 million over the Darknet in a manner that could harm state security, Israel's Justice Ministry said.

Israel's ThetaRay raises over $30 million for money laundering prevention Jul 03 2018

TEL AVIV Israel's ThetaRay, which uses mathematics to provide early detection from cyber threats, has completed a fundraising round of over $30 million, bringing the total amount raised to date to more than $60 million.

Israel says Hamas tried to snare soldiers in World Cup cyber trap Jul 03 2018

TEL AVIV Israel's military accused the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas on Tuesday of trying to hack the mobile phones of Israeli soldiers through a malicious World Cup score-tracking app and two bogus dating apps.

U.S. online sex trafficking law challenged in court Jun 29 2018

NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new U.S. law designed to combat online sex trafficking could actually make sex workers more vulnerable by shutting down websites that support them, rights workers said in a legal challenge to the legislation.

U.S. charges former Equifax manager with insider trading Jun 28 2018

A former Equifax Inc software development manager was charged on Thursday with insider trading before the credit reporting company disclosed a cyber attack that exposed the personal data of about 148 million people last year.

Ticketmaster UK says customer data may have been stolen in hack Jun 27 2018

Ticketmaster UK said it had identified malicious software on a customer support product hosted by an external supplier, and some of its customers' personal or payment data may have been accessed by an unknown third-party.

Exclusive: Ukraine says Russian hackers preparing massive strike Jun 27 2018

KIEV Hackers from Russia are infecting Ukrainian companies with malicious software to create "back doors" for a large, coordinated attack, Ukraine's cyber police chief told Reuters on Tuesday.

SkyHigh not the limit of McAfee's ambition, IPO an option Jun 21 2018

TEL AVIV Cybersecurity firm McAfee is looking at further acquisitions after buying security provider SkyHigh Networks this year and has not ruled out going public again to widen its options, its chief executive said.

German intelligence sees Russia behind hack of energy firms: media report Jun 20 2018

BERLIN Russia was probably behind a widespread cyber attack on German energy providers disclosed last week, the head of Germany's BfV domestic intelligence agency told the RND newspaper chain.