Saudi Arabia’s government agencies were hit with a cyberattack that security researchers are blaming on a worm-like malware that can wipe computer systems, destroying data.
Several government bodies and vital installations suffered the attack, disrupting their servers, the country’s Saudi Press Agency said on Thursday. The transportation sector was among the agencies hit by an actor from outside the country, the press agency said.
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Over the weekend, riders of San Francisco’s municipal transit system (Muni) were allowed to travel for free because hackers had infected subway computers with ransomware. According to CSO Online, the attackers have demanded some $73,000 worth of bitcoin.
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A suspected cyberattack has disrupted internet service for nearly a million households in Germany. Only specific models of routers were affected, leading technicians to suspect a deliberate hack.
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A probe has been reportedly launched into Tesco Bank, in efforts to determine whether the bank failed to heed warnings of a security flaw in its payment systems, which may have allowed hackers to make away with millions of pounds. Authorities believe that the bank may have failed to act on a warning from Visa, issued out a year ago, according to reports.
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There has been a near 50pc increase in the number of cyber attacks reported by Irish law firms in the past year, according to research published today [November 21, 2016]. Three firms out of every ten have been subject to a cyber attack in the past 12 months, while 38pc of the country’s top 20 firms have been the target of an attack.
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Can a non-state actor take down critical infrastructure with a cyberattack? If it is not possible today, will it be possible in the future? Experts disagree about the capabilities of non-state actors in cyberspace, let alone agree on their future capability.
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The hacker who shut down large parts of the US internet last month was probably a disgruntled gamer, said an expert whose company closely monitored the attack Wednesday.
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