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Cyber Attack

Report: Iran-Sponsored Hackers Targeting U.S. Companies

NBC News reports: A private cybersecurity firm has identified what it says is a hacking group sponsored by the Iranian government that has targeted organizations in the U.S., the Middle East and Asia.

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HBO Accidentally Broadcasts Latest Episode of ‘Game of Thrones’

The Spain affiliate of HBO accidentally broadcast the latest episode of the network’s massively popular fantasy series Game of Thrones for a short time on Tuesday, leading full, high-definition copies of the episode to become available on file-sharing sites four days ahead of its scheduled release, according to reports.

Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones (HBO, 2011)

Report: Global Cyber Attack Could Spur $53 Billion in Losses

(Reuters) – A major, global cyber attack could trigger an average of $53 billion of economic losses, a figure on par with a catastrophic natural disaster such as U.S. Superstorm Sandy in 2012, Lloyd’s of London said in a report on Monday.

The Associated Press

Israel on High Alert for Cyber Attacks Following Global Onslaught

In order to ensure Israel’s preparedness against the ongoing threat, National Infrastructure, Energy and Water Minister Yuval Steinitz declared an increased state of cyber alert for the country’s energy and water infrastructure on Saturday afternoon.

The Associated Press

NHS Tech Glitch Part of Fast-Moving Global Cyber-Attack

LONDON (AFP) – A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency. The attacks – which experts said affected dozens of countries – used a technique

NHS Hospitals Across The UK Are Hit By Cyber Attack

Founder of First Cyber Military Unit Deems Iran as ‘Most Persistent’ Threat to U.S.

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. government civilian and military units have warned for nearly 25 years about a damaging cyber attack dubbed the “electronic Pearl Harbor,” but while threats continue to intensify, America’s ability to deter and defend against such an assault still suffers from capability gaps, testified a top expert before a House panel.

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Comptroller Warns Israel Unprepared for Cyber Attacks

A new report published on Tuesday by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira addressed multiple flaws in a myriad of Israeli sectors ranging from the country’s inability to meet postal service requirements to the state’s apparent lethargy in preparing to counter cyber attack threats.


Britain to Spend 1.9 Billion Boosting Cyber Defences

LONDON, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Britain will boost its cyber security defences with a 1.9 billion pound ($2.32 billion) investment due to be announced by Finance Minister Philip Hammond later on Tuesday, a statement from the Treasury said.


Congress Warned About Russian Hackers Targeting DNC a Year Ago

An exclusive report from Reuters reveals that congressional leaders were warned about Russian hackers targeting the Democratic National Committee (DNC) a year ago, but the information in the briefing was so sensitive that DNC officials could not be warned.


Rash of Cyber Attacks on Texas School District Worries Some Parents

One Texas school district admits cybercriminals hacked into their records multiple times and across 20 of its campuses, attempting to hold data for ransom. To their knowledge, no pertinent confidential student data was seized; however, the news of these attacks has some parents worried.


Israeli Generals Among 1,600 Global Targets of Iran Cyber-Attack

The Times of Israel reports: Iran launched a cyber-attack targeting Israeli army generals, human rights activists in the Persian Gulf and scientists, an Israeli cyber-security firm said Thursday. Gil Shwed, CEO of Check Point Software Technologies, said the attack began