The bomb threat emails to airports and media in Bulgaria were sent by providers from Switzerland and Seychelles, the Chief Directorate for Combatting Organised Crime (CDCOC) said on August 22. A day earlier, such emails were sent to institutions in several other European countries and in Vancouver, Canada, reports BNT.
Bulgaria is the first country in Europe to offer insurance against hacking attacks. Both citizens and institutions and businesses will be able to benefit from the service. The IT sector has been pushing for more effective work between institutions and the private sector to prevent hacking attacks. One good example is Israel, where good public-private partnerships work.
The Bulgarian government and the IT industry must cooperate to create cyber-security infrastructure, said Bulgarian Cybersecurity Association President Miroslav Stefanov during an open discussion on "Public-Private Partnership Opportunities in the Field of Cybersecurity."
Business always goes a few steps, he said.
Today, a discussion is underway on Public-Private Partnership as Strategic Solutions for Countering Cyber Threats.
Pavel Dimitrov, a spokesman for a major insurance company and co-organizer of the event, told BNR that society needs a similar partnership between the private sector and the state in the field of cybersecurity.
The personal data of 106 million people in the United States and Canada were stolen after a hacker attack by a US financial company.
The information was confirmed by its representatives, stating that the hacker had made the breakthrough, had already been arrested. Data indicate that the attack took place on July 19th.
The TAD GROUP owner Ivan Todorov is being searched for in the Schengen area, NOVA TV reported. Ivan Todorov is accused of instigating the of personal data leak from the NRA which affected millions of Bulgarians.
He said he could not say for sure whether the incident was the result of an attack on the part of the competition.