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US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

US cyber-attack: US energy department confirms it was hit by Sunburst hack

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Boots halts Advantage Card payments after cyber-attack

Boots halts Advantage Card payments after cyber-attack

Technology
Boots has suspended payments using loyalty points in shops and online after attempts to break into customers' accounts using stolen passwords.Customers will not be able to use Boots Advantage Card points to pay for products while the issue is dealt with.Boots said none of its own systems were compromised, but attackers had tried to access accounts using reused passwords from other sites.It comes days after a similar issue hit 600,000 Tesco Clubcard holders.A spokeswoman for Boots told the BBC the issue affected less than 1% of the company's 14.4 million active Advantage Cards - fewer than 150,000 people.But it could not give an exact number as the company was still dealing with the problem.No credit card information had been accessed, they said.Suspending...
Travelex: Banks halt currency service after cyber-attack

Travelex: Banks halt currency service after cyber-attack

Business
A number of High Street banks have stopped customers ordering foreign currency, following a ransomware cyber-attack on Travelex.Problems at Lloyds, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland follow disruption at supermarkets Sainsbury's and Tesco.All get their foreign notes from Travelex, whose computer system is down after hackers demanded $ 6m (£4.6m) in return for customer data.Travelex says there is no evidence customer data has been compromised.However, Travelex cashiers have been resorting to using pen and paper to keep money moving at cash desks in airports and on the High Streets.And banks are now reporting their supply of notes from Travelex has dried up following the cyber-attack, which struck last week.An RBS representative said: "We are currently una...
Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Security flaw put RBS customers at risk of cyber-attack

Technology
Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) customers have been put at risk of cyber-attack after being recommended flawed security software.Since January, the banking group has begun to offer its business banking customers a product called Thor Foresight Enterprise free of charge.Heimdal Security sells it as "next generation protection" against cyber-threats. Security researchers uncovered a flaw in it that made customers less secure. The bug has now been fixed with Heimdal Security estimating that about 50,000 people were using the vulnerable software.RBS said it had only affected Natwest customers as it was not yet being offered to its RBS and Ulster banks. The company would not disclose how many of its customers would have been at risk.Fall...
Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Cyber-attack disrupts distribution of multiple US newspapers

Technology
Several US newspapers suffered major printing and delivery disruptions on Saturday following a cyber-attack.The attack led to delayed distribution of The Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, Baltimore Sun and other titles belonging to Tribune Publishing.The company said it first detected the malware on Friday, which hit papers sharing the same printing plant.The attack is believed to have come from outside the US, the LA Times said.West Coast editions of the Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, which share the same production platform in Los Angeles, were also affected."We believe the intention of the attack was to disable infrastructure, more specifically servers, as opposed to looking to steal information," an anonymous s...