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Two more fall prey to bank fraud in Punjab

PAKPATTAN: Two more cases of hacking of bank account surfaced in Punjab on Sunday and this time hackers deprived a teacher and a local person of their life savings. According to the details, hackers withdrew over Rs0.3.2 million from two bank accounts in Pakpattan and Bahawalnagar. In the latest cyber attack, a group of hackers siphoned off Rs0.2 million from the bank account of a school teacher in Pakpattan. The teacher, Abdul Ghafar said his money was transferred in no time, soon after he provided details about his bank…

Banks’ data hacking: SBP, FIA contradictory statements create confusion

KARACHI: Contradictory statements of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) and the State Bank of Pakistan over hacking of Pakistani banks' data has created confusion and anxiety in the account holders, ARY News reported on Wednesday. The FIA had earlier disclosed in a statement that the data of almost all Pakistani banks has been stolen by the hackers sitting outside of Pakistan. The FIA officials also said that the website of a Pakistan was also hacked. The central bank spokesman , however, denied the incident of the…

Tesco Bank fined by UK regulator over hacking

LONDON: Britain's Tesco Bank has been fined £ 16.4 million ($21.4 million, 18.4 million euros) for failing to protect customers during a 2016 cyber attack, regulators said Monday. The supermarket's bank division failed "to exercise due skill, care and diligence in protecting its personal current account holders against a cyber attack", the Financial Conduct Authority said in a statement. The attackers netted £2.26 million during the 48-hour incident in November 2016, according to the watchdog. The attack "exploited…

Samsung Galaxy S7 smartphones ‘vulnerable to hacking’

LONDON: Samsung’s Galaxy S7 smartphones contain a microchip security flaw, uncovered earlier this year, that put tens of millions of devices at risk to hackers looking to spy on their users, researchers told Reuters. The Galaxy 7 and other smartphones made by Samsung Electronics were previously thought to be immune to a security vulnerability known as Meltdown, which researchers said affected most of the world’s PCs, smartphones and other computing devices. Researchers from Austria’s Graz Technical University told…

US accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking as summit looms

WASHINGTON: A federal grand jury charged 12 Russian intelligence officers on Friday with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed US accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump. The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes for a summit next week between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Officers of Russia’s military intelligence…

Canadian charged in Yahoo hacking case to plead guilty in US

SAN JOSE: A Canadian accused by the United States of helping Russian intelligence agents break into email accounts as part of a massive 2014 breach of Yahoo accounts is expected to plead guilty next week, according to court records. Karim Baratov, who earlier this year waived his right to fight a US request for his extradition from Canada, is scheduled to appear in federal court in San Francisco on Tuesday for the plea hearing, according to a court calendar seen on Friday. Baratov, a 22-year-old Canadian citizen born…

US warns public about attacks on energy, industrial firms

WASHINGTON: The US government issued a rare public warning about hacking campaigns targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest evidence that cyber attacks present an increasing threat to the power industry and other public infrastructure. The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back…

Researchers uncover flaw that makes Wi-Fi vulnerable to hacks

WASHINGTON: Cyber security watchdogs and researchers are issuing warnings over risks associated with a widely used system for securing Wi-Fi communications after the discovery of a flaw that could allow hackers to read information thought to be encrypted, or infect websites with malware. An alert from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Computer Emergency Response Team on Monday said the flaw could be used within range of Wi-Fi using the WPA2 protocol to hijack private communications. It recommended installing vendor…

North Korea hacked Seoul’s war plan: report

SEOUL: North Korea computer hackers have stolen hundreds of classified military documents from South Korea including detailed wartime operational plans involving its US ally, a report said Tuesday. Rhee Cheol-Hee, a lawmaker for the ruling Democratic party, said the hackers had broken into the South's military network last September and gained access to 235 gigabytes of sensitive data, the Chosun Ilbo daily reported. Among the leaked documents was Operational Plans 5015 for use in case of war with the North and…

FA to increase World Cup cyber security over hacking concerns

LONDON: The English Football Association will increase cyber security for the 2018 World Cup in Russia after hacking attacks by a group suspected of links to a Russian spy agency, media reports said. The FA has written a letter to soccer’s governing body FIFA expressing its concerns about sensitive information such as injuries, strategies and tactics being leaked before matches during the World Cup, British newspapers said. England players and staff have been advised not to use public Wi-Fi in Russia, including the…