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British Airways apologises after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack

British Airways apologises after 380,000 customers hit in cyber attack

British Airways was forced to apologise on Friday after the credit card details of hundreds of thousands of its customers were stolen over a two-week period in the worst ever attack on its website and app.

India's Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 mn in cyber attack

India's Cosmos Bank loses $13.5 mn in cyber attack

Cyber criminals hacked the systems of India's Cosmos Bank and siphoned off nearly 944 million rupees ($13.5 million) through simultaneous withdrawals across 28 countries over the weekend, the bank has told police.

Singapore cyber attack may be state-linked: minister

Singapore cyber attack may be state-linked: minister

Hackers broke into a government database and stole the health records of 1.5 million Singaporeans, including Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Croatian police arrest suspect behind global cyber attack platform

Croatian police arrest suspect behind global cyber attack platform

Croatian police said on Wednesday they had arrested a 19-year old man they suspect of being behind an illegal internet service for cyber attacks called Webstresser.org.

Malaysian central bank says it foiled hacking attempt

Malaysian central bank says it foiled hacking attempt

Bank Negara Malaysia said no funds were lost in the incident, which it identified on Tuesday and involved falsified wire-transfer requests over the SWIFT bank messaging network.

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

UK blames Russia for cyber attack, says won't tolerate disruption

Britain blamed Russia on Thursday for a cyber-attack last year, publicly pointing the finger at Moscow for spreading a virus which disrupted companies across Europe including UK-based Reckitt Benckiser.

New cyber attacks hit airport, metro in Ukraine

New cyber attacks hit airport, metro in Ukraine

Ukraine was the chief victim of a major cyber attack earlier this year, and the government had warned on October 13 that another strike might be coming.

Qatar urges global banning of information obtained through piracy

Qatar urges global banning of information obtained through piracy

Qatar’s Attorney General HE Dr Ali bin Fetais al-Marri has urged the international community to ban information obtained through piracy, and prevent it from having any legal value or being used as a basis for evidence.

Hackers target Qatar Radio website, plant fake stories

Hackers target Qatar Radio website, plant fake stories

The Qatar Radio's website was hacked on Tuesday, the station announced on its Twitter account. Following the cyber attack at about 5.30 am, the hackers posted some fake news and insulting words on the site.

Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected

Germany says cyber threat greater than expected, more firms affected

Germany's BSI federal cyber agency said on Friday that the threat posed to German firms by recent cyber attacks launched via a Ukrainian auditing software was greater than expected, and some German firms had seen production halted for over a week.

Ukraine says Russia involved in cyber attack

Ukraine says Russia involved in cyber attack

Ukraine's state security service (SBU) said on Saturday that the Russian security services were involved in a recent cyber attack that hit Ukraine, saying the aim was to destroy important data and spread panic.

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

Cyber attack sweeps globe, researchers see 'WannaCry' link

A major global cyber attack disrupted computers at Russia's biggest oil company, Ukrainian banks and multinational firms with a virus similar to the ransomware that infected more than 300,000 computers last month.