In the wake of the Petya ransomware attack on businesses in Russia, Ukraine and Western Europe, there are several basic steps that companies and organisations can take to improve their resilience.
A report by the Lloyd’s of London insurance market finds that the sector is second only to financial services as the target of attacks.
The succession issue will arise in more than 20 countries this year, putting the stability of many regions in question reports the risk management group.
The country’s long-standing antipathy to cryptocurrencies appears to be dissolving, with hints that it could recognise bitcoin as early as next year.
A report by UK daily The Guardian suggests that at least US$20bn and possibly quadruple that figure was moved out of Russia over four years to 2014.
The DDoS attack continued over two days and is among the biggest ever aimed against Russian banks.
After steadily worsening for seven years, FICO reports that its credit health index for Russia has started to trend upwards.
The Swedish and Norwegian banks will combine their businesses in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to become “the main bank for customers in the Baltics”.
The issue will be the country’s first since the war in Ukraine triggered sanctions from the West.
Frequent liquidations will see continued high creditor losses, predicts the credit ratings agency.