Vestas wind turbine data compromised by cyber attack on Monday.

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Vestas data ‘compromised’ by cyber attack

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) -Wind turbine maker Vestas on Monday said the cyber attack it reported at the weekend has affected parts of its internal IT infrastructure and that data has been “compromised”.

Cybersecurity startup Arctic Wolf seeks to hire advisors for U.S. IPO

Cybersecurity startup Arctic Wolf, which recently raised funding at a valuation of over $4 billion, is seeking to hire financial advisors for a stock market listing early next year in the United States, a top executive told Reuters.

Indonesia probe police hack in latest cyber breach

Indonesian police are investigating claims by a hacker who said this week they have stolen personal data of thousands of police officers, the latest in a spate of cyber attacks that has highlighted the country’s digital vulnerabilities.

Banks ordered to promptly flag cybersecurity incidents under new U.S. rule

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -U.S. banking regulators on Thursday finalized a rule that directs banks to report any major cybersecurity incidents to the government within 36 hours of discovery.

U.S. says Iran-backed hackers launching disruptive cyberattacks on U.S. firms

A hacking group “sponsored” by Iran’s government is launching disruptive cyberattacks against a wide range of U.S. companies, including healthcare providers and transportation firms, according to a cybersecurity alert published by the U.S. Homeland Security Department (DHS) on Wednesday.

Private investment in Israeli cyber at $6 billion, triple that of 2020, PM says

Private investment in Israeli defensive and other cyber technologies has reached $6 billion in value this year, triple the figure for 2020, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Wednesday.

Facebook says hackers in Pakistan targeted Afghan users amid government collapse

(Reuters) -Hackers from Pakistan used Facebook to target people in Afghanistan with connections to the previous government during the Taliban’s takeover of the country, the company’s threat investigators said in an interview with Reuters.

China regulator proposes cybersecurity review for some Hong Kong IPOs

BEIJING (Reuters) -China’s cyberspace regulator on Sunday proposed requiring companies pursuing share listings in Hong Kong to apply for cybersecurity inspections if they handle data that concerns national security.

Hackers compromise FBI email system, send thousands of messages

(Reuters) -Hackers compromised a Federal Bureau of Investigation email system on Saturday and sent tens of thousands of messages warning of a possible cyberattack, according to the agency and security specialists.

Ransomware takes center stage in U.S. official’s Middle East trip

U.S. Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo will travel to the Middle East on Friday, a Treasury spokesperson told Reuters, where he will seek to build partnerships on ransomware and cybersecurity as hackers wreak havoc among some of America’s more vital industries.



White House says it is ‘grateful’ Trump got, promoted COVID-19 booster shot

The White House is grateful that former U.S. President Donald Trump received and promoted getting the COVID-19 vaccine booster shot, press secretary Jen Psaki said on Thursday.

Two Georgia poll workers sue One America News, Giuliani over debunked fraud claims

U.S. congresswoman carjacked at gunpoint in Philadelphia park