Mexican Banks Targeted in Cyber Attack

Cyber attackers attempted to penetrate Mexico’s electronic payment systems Friday, forcing three banks to enact contingency plans, according to people familiar with the matter. Three banks experienced “incidents” in recent days when operating the SPEI, Mexico’s interbank electronic transfer system, and will be connecting to the central bank’s network under “contingency schemes,” Banco de Mexico…

Tech giants sign pledge not to aid government cyberattacks

More than 30 major technology firms, including Microsoft and Facebook, signed a pledge on Tuesday agreeing that they would not assist any government in launching cyberattacks, vowing to “protect all customers regardless of nationality, geography or attack motivation.” In the new list of principles, titled the Cybersecurity Tech Accord, companies also committed to aiding nations that…

Staff changes upend White House cyber team

The White House cybersecurity team is undergoing a major shuffle that former officials say could jeopardize the administration’s efforts to develop cyber policy and punish hackers for disruptive attacks. President Trump’s cybersecurity coordinator, Rob Joyce, revealed this week that he would vacate his post and return to the National Security Agency (NSA), ending a 14-month…

Russia Steps Up Hacking, Spurring U.S.-U.K. Warning on Risk

Russia is using compromised computer-network equipment to attack U.S. and British companies and government agencies, the two countries warned in an unprecedented joint alert. The warning on Monday came from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation and Britain’s National Cyber Security Center. It included advice to companies about how to…