News highlights – 15 March

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News highlights for 15 March

Suspected Russian hackers
March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas

Yahoo indictments uncovering relationships with Moscow security services

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Wednesday’s indictments in the United States of four people in a 2014 cyber attack on Yahoo Inc provides the clearest details yet on what some U.S. officials say is a symbiotic relationship between Moscow’s security services and private Russian hackers. Read more…

Private companies more confident, but unprepared for cyber attacks

LONDON (Reuters) – The chief executives of some of the worlds’ leading private companies are confident about their firms’ prospects and plan to recruit more staff, but are ill-prepared for cyber attacks, according to a report by PwC on Thursday. Read more…

North Korean group Lazarus probably behind many cyber attacks

BOSTON (Reuters) – A North Korean hacking group known as Lazarus was likely behind a recent cyber campaign targeting organizations in 31 countries, following high-profile attacks on Bangladesh Bank, Sony and South Korea, cyber security firm Symantec Corp said on Wednesday. Read more…

WhatsApp, Telegram patch security flaws

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – WhatsApp and Telegram patched flaws in their popular instant messaging applications after security researchers showed that they could seize control of user accounts. Read more…

SK Group officials next for questioning in South Korea scandal

SEOUL (Reuters) – Prosecutors questioned three officials linked to South Korea’s third-largest conglomerate, SK Group, on Thursday as part of a widening corruption scandal that led to the dismissal of President Park Geun-hye. Read more…

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