New W3C Web Bluetooth API Is a Privacy Nightmare
October 30, 2016
The World Wide Web Consortium’s (W3C) new Web Bluetooth API is riddled with potential security holes which, if left unaddressed during the specification’s drafting, will open the door for user fingerprinting and potentially IoT equipment hacking.
Botnet of 100,000 IoT Devices Behind Dyn DDoS Attack
October 27, 2016
Scott Hilton, EVP of Product for Dyn, issued a statement today disclosing that a botnet of around 100,000 bots, all IoT devices infected with the Mirai malware, had been the predominant force behind the DDoS attacks on his company.
Nuclear plants leak critical alerts in unencrypted pager messages
October 26, 2016
A surprisingly large number of critical infrastructure participants – including chemical manufacturers, nuclear and electric plants, defense contractors, building operators and chip makers – rely on unsecured wireless pagers to automate their industrial control systems..
U.S. calls on automakers to make cyber security a priority October 24, 2016
Automakers should make shielding the electronic and computer systems of vehicles from hackers a priority, developing layers of protection that can secure a vehicle throughout its life, U.S. regulators said on Monday.
Microsoft Opens Cybersecurity Engagement Centre in India
October 23, 2016
At a time when governments the world over are struggling to tackle cyber-attacks and data breach, technology giant Microsoft India on Friday launched a full-scale Cybersecurity Engagement Centre (CSEC) in India.
An Army of Million Hacked IoT Devices Almost Broke the Internet
October 21, 2016
A massive DDoS attack against Dyn, a major domain name system (DNS) provider, broke large portions of the Internet on Friday, causing a significant outage to websites and services, including Twitter, GitHub, PayPal, Amazon, Reddit, Netflix, and Spotify.
How Podesta became a cybersecurity poster child
October 21, 2016
Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman joins the roster of senior government officials and political operatives who have failed to take basic protections for their sensitive data.
Third JPMorgan Hacker Detained in Moscow
October 12, 2016
Joshua Samuel Aaron, 32, a US citizen suspected of several high-profile hacks, has been detained by Russian authorities since May 2016, after violating the conditions of his visa.
Nuclear Power Plant Disrupted by Cyber Attack
October 11, 2016
The head of an international nuclear energy consortium said this week that a cyber attack caused a “disruption” at a nuclear power plant at some point during the last several years.
Super funds targeted in cyber attacks: APRA
October 10, 2016
Australia’s $2.1 trillion pool of retirement savings is being targeted disproportionately in serious cyber attacks on the financial sector, official figures suggest.