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Startups Helping Insurers Assess the Risk of Hacking – Haaretz

In November the Japanese insurer Sompo Holdings announced it was setting up a financial technology hub in Israel, becoming the first Japanese insurer to identify local cybersecurity startups whose products could be marketed in Japan. Why would an insurance company sell cybersecurity? The rise in cyberattacks has brought with it …

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New Report: North Korean Hackers Stole Funds From South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchanges – Cointelegraph (Bitcoin, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain News)

US cybersecurity firm Recorded Future has released a new report linking Lazarus, a North Korean hacking group, to various South Korean cryptocurrency exchange hacking attacks and security breaches. In a report entitled “North Korea Targeted South Korean Cryptocurrency Users and Exchange in Late 2017 Campaign,” the firm’s researchers stated that …

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New evidence reportedly puts North Korean hackers behind a list of high-stakes bitcoin heists – Business Insider

Reuters/KCNA North Korean hackers have been linked to recent attacks on a South Korean cryptocurrency exchange.  US cyber-security firm Recorded Future analyzed methods used in recent cryptocurrency attacks and noticed a trend.  The malware is linked to a North Korea-tied hacking unit called Lazarus. The report comes amid recent allegations that North …

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