Bangladesh Bank heist used compromised SWIFT software

Apr 25, 2016

Bangladesh Bank heist used compromised SWIFT software

The attackers who stole $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank probably hacked into software from the SWIFT financial platform that is at the heart of the global financial system, said security researchers at British defense contractor BAE Systems. SWIFT, a cooperative owned by ...

Mar 23, 2016

Ransomware threat growing, aimed at more soft targets

Hackers are stepping up efforts to turn their exploits into cold cash, locking a user’s data unless a ransom is paid, a report found Tuesday. In the fourth quarter of 2015, so-called ransomware increased 26 percent quarter-over-quarter, according to Intel Security. One single ransomware ...

Feb 3, 2016

U.S. to rework arms control rule on exporting hacker tools

The U.S. government is rewriting a proposal under arms control rules from 20 years ago to make it simpler to export tools related to hacking and surveillance software since they are also used to secure computer networks. The White House said it supports making ...

Oct 29, 2015

Narita Airport operator files claim over cyberattack

Narita International Airport Corp. has filed a claim with police about a suspected cyberattack that made access to its official website difficult, officials of the airport operator said Thursday. The Chiba Prefectural Police Department accepted the claim on Oct. 22 over the alleged fraudulent ...