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Fiscal crisis biggest risk to global business, says WEF

Business leaders 'deeply concerned' by their governments' fiscal resilience.

North Korea took US$2 bil in cyberattacks to fund weapons program

While planning its programme of mass destruction, Pyongyang has been stealing from banks and cryptocurrency exchanges.

Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest

The hardest-hit were the foreign ministry, the central bank, the president's office, the internal revenue service, and several ministries and universities.

Climate change seen as top threat, but US power a growing...

Worries about climate change have increased sharply since 2013.

European heavyweights Airbus, Altran targeted by cyberattacks

The Airbus inquiry is still underway to determine who was behind the attack.

Poor cyber hygiene to blame for most attacks, says expert

Cyber security adviser John McCarthy says 95% of cyber security budgets is spent on equipment, but 80% of attacks stem from human error.

Cyber attacks: NATO warns Russia to halt ‘reckless’ behaviour

Dutch officials publicly identified four men suspected of being Russian military intelligence agents behind a bid to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in the Hague.

UK, Australia blame Russian military for cyber attacks

Researchers at the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London said Russia often conducts cyber attacks to simply show it is capable of disrupting the networks of a potential enemy.

British minister slams ‘pariah state’ Russia

Ties between Britain and Russia are at rock bottom after a nerve agent attack targeting former Kremlin agent Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury.

Elite North Korean hacker group tied to bank attacks

Some of the known attacks have targeted the Vietnam TP Bank in 2015, Bangladesh Bank in 2016, Far Eastern International Bank of Taiwan in 2017 and Bancomext of Mexico and Banco de Chile in 2018.

Chinese cyber spies target Taiwan’s leader before elections

President Tsai on Thursday urged governments around the world to beware of Chinese efforts to influence global public opinion by spreading disinformation via the Internet.

Estonia more than ready to face Russia in a cyberwar

While Russia’s army is more than 150 times bigger, Estonia hosts NATO’s cyber-defence centre and organised the first cyber exercises for European Union defence ministers in 2017.

In cyber, Germany needs to counter-attack, minister says

The agency also reported that the volume of cyber-attacks from China had seemingly dwindled as the number of acquisitions of German high-tech companies by Chinese firms had risen.

Russia inundated by cyber-attacks during World Cup: Putin

Cyber-attacks and other criminal acts on information structures in Russia, linked in one way or another to the World Cup, were neutralised.

Cyber attacks may cost Malaysia US$12.2 bil in economic losses

Experts say losses could be in the form of direct financial losses while indirect losses may be in the form of reputation loss.

Croatian police arrest suspect behind global cyber attack platform

The suspect is alleged to have run Webstresser.org, a website that allows clients to pay for DDoS attacks.

In a first, US blames Russia for cyber attacks on energy...

The Trump administration on Thursday blamed the Russian government for a campaign of cyber attacks stretching back at least two years that targeted the U.S. power grid, marking the first time the United States has publicly accused Moscow of hacking into American energy infrastructure.

Researchers: Hackers could get even nastier in 2018

McAfee researchers said that as ransomware profitability fades in the face of new defenses, hackers will turn to new kinds of attacks that could involve damage or disruption of computers and networks.

US warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

The Department of Homeland Security and FBI warned that hackers had succeeded in compromising some targeted networks, but did not identify specific victims or describe any cases of sabotage.

Flush times for hackers in booming cyber security job market

As tech has taken over the world, the opportunities in the security field have exploded.

‘Companies should invest more in IT security’

Malaysia still lacks experts in the cyber security field, leaving it unprepared to face attacks when they occur.

Survey: Malaysian companies are unprepared for cyber attacks

Quann managing director Foo Siang Tse says many companies are not investing enough in IT security despite the obvious threats.

Macron’s French presidential campaign emails leaked online

Some nine gigabytes of data were posted by a user called EMLEAKS to Pastebin, a document-sharing site that allows anonymous posting.

Malaysian firms prepare for North Korean cyber attacks

Bank staff have been warned to take safety precautions in the wake of crumbling diplomatic ties with the communist state which has been accused of carrying out cyber attacks by South Korea and Japan.

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