Harris Federation hit by ransomware attack affecting 50 schools

The IT systems and email servers of London-based nonprofit multi-academy trust Harris Federation were taken down by a ransomware attack on Saturday. Harris Federation is an education charity running 50 Harris primary and secondary academies with 37,000 students from London Read More …

Newly-Discovered Vulnerabilities Could Allow for Bypass of Spectre Mitigations in Linux

Two new vulnerabilities have been patched in the Linux kernel which, if exploited, could bypass existing mitigations for the Spectre vulnerabilities. The vulnerabilities were discovered by Piotr Krysiuk, a researcher on Symantec’s Threat Hunter team, who reported them to the Read More …

Australia cyber attacks hit television channel and parliament

A cyber attack has disrupted Channel Nine’s live broadcasts from Sydney, the TV company has confirmed, at the same time as an attack led to Parliament House’s email system being taken offline. As a result of the attack, the channel’s Read More …

Apple releases emergency update for iPhones, iPads, and Apple Watch

Apple has released an emergency update to patch a serious vulnerability (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212258) found in iOS, iPadOS, and watchOS. The patches are iOS 14.4.2, iPadOS 14.4.2, and watchOS 7.3.3, respectively. The vulnerability, discovered by Google’s Threat Analysis Group, affects Apple’s WebKit Read More …

The security dilemma of smart factories [Part 1] Specificity of the programming languages used to move industrial robots

Industrial robots are the core of the automation of manufacturing processes in smart factories, and are the most important components as they support the manufacture of all kinds of products such as automobiles, aircraft, processed foods, and pharmaceuticals. In addition, Read More …