ICYMI: Russian bank attack; UK CISO?; banks suspended; Crypto hack, hospital ransom

The latest In Case You Missed It (ICYMI) looks at Rusian bank attack thwarted; need for UK CISO?; banks hack themselves; Cypto key hack; US hospital ransomed.

Criminals get hold of 'Russian state malware'
Criminals get hold of 'Russian state malware'

Russian police prevent massive banking sector cyber-attack

The Russian Interior Ministry's department of cyber-crimes says it has uncovered a criminal group which had planned a series of massive cyber-attacks on the Russian banking system and international payment systems.

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Does the UK need a CISO?

In the US the Federal CISO “establishes the direction of Federal cyber-security policy and strategy [with the Federal Chief Information Officer], to include management practices, budget priorities ..., overseeing implementation across the entire government.”  Should UK plc now follow suit?

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Russian bank licences revoked for using hackers to withdraw funds

Following a recent investigation, the Russian Central Bank suspects that certain national banks have directly participated in using hackers to withdraw funds from the accounts of their clients illegally. The un-named banks and financial institutions have had their licences revoked as they are believed to have used fake cyber-attacks to help them to cover up previous crimes or violations, as well as to withdraw money from the accounts of their clients.

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Tel Aviv team steal high-level PC crypto - through a wall

An Israeli security research team has described how to steal a cryptographic key from a computer simply by monitoring the radio waves it emits while decrypting a cipher.  They hacked a standard laptop ostensibly protected by the latest ECDH commercial encryption, in an attack carried out in seconds and through a wall.

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Ransomware goes to Hollywood medical centre

Computer systems at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center (HPMC) have been taken down by a ransomware attack with US$ 3.6 million (£2.4 million) demand from attackers. The outage at the southern California hospital has lasted over a week at the time of reporting.

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