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Industry News: ESG5

RedCurl Cybercrime Group Has Hacked Companies for Three Years

2020-08-13

ZDNet: Security researchers have uncovered a new Russian-speaking hacking group that they claim has been focusing on the past three years on corporate espionage, targeting companies across the world to steal documents that contain commercial secrets and employee personal data.

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Defense Establishment Thwarts Cyberattack Targeting Israeli Companies

2020-08-13

The Jerusalem Post: The cyberattack was conducted by an international cyber group called “Lazarus,” an organization that is backed by a foreign country. While the statement did not mention which foreign country was believed to be involved, cyber experts have said after the incident that the perpetrators were most likely linked to North Korea.

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Amadeus Capital Plans to Raise $400 Million for Three New Funds

2020-08-12

Yahoo Finance: Venture capital firm Amadeus Capital Partners is planning to raise three funds with a combined target of about $400 million for tech investments in industries including enterprise software, artificial intelligence and cybersecurity, people with knowledge of the matter said.

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AT&T Survey: 70% of Large Businesses Think Remote Working Makes Them More Vulnerable to Cyberattacks

2020-08-04

Fierce Telecom: AT&T's survey found that 70% of the large business felt remote working made them more vulnerable to cyberattacks. AT&T's study of 800 cybersecurity professionals across the U.K., France and Germany found that more than half (55%) now believe remote working is making their companies more vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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Hackers Stole €1.2m Worth of Cryptocurrency from 2gether

2020-08-03

Security Affairs: Hackers stole roughly €1.183 million worth of cryptocurrency from investment accounts of 2gether, 26.79% of overall funds stored by the accounts. The attack took place on July 31 at 6.00 pm CEST, when hackers compromised the company servers.

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Crypto Wallet Maker Ledger Loses 1M Email Addresses in Data Theft

2020-07-29

Coindesk: In a note to clients, CEO Pascal Gauthier said the French hardware wallet provider fell victim to a large-scale data breach from an unauthorized third party. The hacker, whose identity remains unknown, gained access to Ledger's e-commerce and marketing database.

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Tony Blair Calls on Government to Investigate Moscow’s Alleged Interference in Brexit

2020-07-26

Independent: Releasing a 50-page document earlier this week, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) warned that Moscow’s influence in the UK was the “new normal” and accused successive governments of not wanting to address the issue surrounding the 2016 vote with a “10-foot pole”.

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Ransomware Attack Locked a Football Club's Turnstiles

2020-07-23

ZDNet: The UK's National Cyber Security Centre has detailed the cyber threats faced by the elite sports industry – and revealed that more than 70% of sports institutions have been the victim of some kind of attempted cyberattack or hacking incident over the past 12 months.

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U.S. Offers $2 Million Reward In Global Search For Ukrainians Accused Of Hacking SEC Database

2020-07-22

Radio Free Europe: Artem Radchenko, 28, and Oleksandr Ieremenko, 28, acquired inside information on publicly traded companies by stealing test versions of quarterly and annual reports filed with the SEC but not yet available to investors, the Secret Servicesaid in a statement on July 22.

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Dubai Launches Cyber Index to Promote Online Safety Standards

2020-07-08

Saudi Gazette: Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, crown prince of Dubai and chairman of the executive council of Dubai, on Wednesday launched the Dubai Cyber Index, an initiative aimed at supporting the efforts of Dubai’s government entities to ensure the highest standards of cybersecurity. The first initiative of its kind in the world, the index seeks to establish Dubai as the city with the safest cyberspace in the world.

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