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Aircraft part manufacturer says cybercrime incident cost it $54 million

An Austrian airplane component maker for Boeing and Airbus said earlier this week a cybercrime-related fraud has caused it €50 million (US$54 million) in damages.

Backdoor account replaced by another backdoor in vendor stumble

A vendor of audio visual networking equipment replaced one serious security vulnerability with another in a long line of products, despite being warned of the dangers.

Ukrainian power companies are getting hit with more cyberattacks

A number of Ukrainian power companies are seeing fresh cyberattacks following ones in December that briefly knocked out power for tens of thousands of customers.

FireEye to grow intelligence capabilities with iSight Partners deal

FireEye has acquired Texas-based iSight Partners for US$200 million, a deal that executives say will give FireEye stronger intelligence on cybercriminal and hacking groups before they strike.

Oracle issues record number of patches

Oracle admins will be busy: The company issued 248 patches on Tuesday, its largest-ever release, according to one security vendor.

Dridex banking malware adds a new trick

IBM's X-Force researchers have found that the latest version of Dridex uses a DNS (Domain Name System) trick to direct victims to fake banking websites.

British voice encryption protocol has massive weakness, researcher says

A protocol designed and promoted by the British government for encrypting voice calls has a by-design weakness built into it that could allow for mass surveillance, according to a University College London researcher.

LastPass phishing attack could have scooped up passwords

A relatively simple phishing attack could be used to compromise the widely used password manager LastPass, according to new research.

Researcher finds fault in Apple's Gatekeeper patch

Apple hasn't completely fixed a weakness in Gatekeeper, its security technology that blocks harmful applications from being installed.

Android malware steals one-time passcodes

One-time passcodes, a crucial defense for online banking applications, are being intercepted by a malware program for Android, according to new research from Symantec.

Microsemi builds better security into network time appliance

To make timekeeping more reliable, Microsemi is releasing two appliances it says are hardened against attacks and have better redundancy if other services such as GPS aren't working.

Trend Micro flaw could have allowed attacker to steal all passwords

A discovery by a well-known Google security researcher provides further proof how antivirus programs designed to shield computers from attacks can sometimes provide a doorway for hackers.

Malware alone didn't cause Ukraine power station outage

A new study of a cyberattack last month against Ukrainian power companies suggests malware didn't directly cause the outages that affected at least 80,000 customers.

Russian group suspected to be linked to Ukraine power station cyberattack

A cyberattack that knocked out power in the Ukraine last month is believed to have been initiated by a hacking group with strong Russian interests.

Android-powered smart TVs targeted by malicious apps

Smart TVs running older versions of Android are being targeted by several websites offering apps containing malware, according to Trend Micro.