BOSTON (Reuters) – Iranian hackers have infiltrated major airlines, energy companies, and defense firms around the globe over the past two years in a campaign that could eventually cause physical damage, according to U.S. cyber security firm Cylance.
The report comes as governments scramble to better understand the extent of Iran’s cyber capabilities, which researchers say have grown rapidly as Tehran seeks to retaliate for Western cyber attacks on its nuclear program.
BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation warned U.S. businesses that hackers have used malicious software to launch destructive attacks in the United States, following a devastating cyber attack last week at Sony Pictures Entertainment.
The five-page, confidential “flash” warning issued to businesses late on Monday provided some technical details about the malicious software that was used in the attack, though it did not name the victim.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Security researchers say they have uncovered a cyber espionage ring focused on stealing corporate secrets for the purpose of gaming the stock market, in an operation that has compromised sensitive data about dozens of publicly held companies.
Cybersecurity firm FireEye Inc, which disclosed the operation on Monday, said that since the middle of last year, the group has attacked email accounts at more than 100 firms, most of them pharmaceutical and healthcare companies.
May 19 (Reuters) – The United States on Monday charged five
Chinese military officers and accused them of hacking into
American nuclear, metal and solar companies to steal trade
secrets, ratcheting up tensions between the two world powers
over cyber espionage.
China immediately denied the charges, saying in a strongly
worded Foreign Ministry statement the U.S. grand jury indictment
was “made up” and would damage trust between the two nations.
By Jim Finkle and Dan Levine
(Reuters) – Oracle Corp and SAP SE have settled long-running copyright litigation for $356.7 million over improper downloads of Oracle files, ending a fierce legal battle between the two enterprise software rivals.
The case involved SAP’s TomorrowNow unit, which the German company bought to provide software support to Oracle customers at lower rates than what Oracle charged, hoping to persuade them to become SAP customers.
BOSTON, Nov 13 (Reuters) – Two U.S.-based groups
representing some of the world’s biggest automakers have agreed
on privacy standards for securing vast quantities of data
generated by the dozens of tiny computers and tracking systems
used in modern vehicles.
“Automakers pledge to provide protections for sensitive
information that goes beyond similar principles in other
industry sectors,” Mitch Bainwol, chief executive officer of the
Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, said in a statement.