Cyber vulnerability in networks used by spacecraft, aircraft and energy generation systems

A major vulnerability in a networking technology widely used in critical infrastructures such as spacecraft, aircraft, energy generation systems and industrial control systems was exposed by researchers at the University of Michigan and NASA. It goes after a network protocol Read More …

Hackers took down U.S. airport web sites, Department of Homeland Security confirms

Unknown hackers attacked and temporarily shut down the public-facing websites of at least several major U.S. airports on Monday, a Department of Homeland Security official confirmed to USA TODAY. The official from DHS’ Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA, Read More …

American Airlines discloses data breach after employee email compromise

American Airlines has notified customers of a recent data breach after attackers compromised an undisclosed number of employee email accounts and gained access to sensitive personal information. In notification letters sent on Friday, September 16th, the airline explained that it Read More …

Albania Claims New Cyberattack on Day the US Sanctions Iran for July Attack

Albania said it suffered another cyberattack on the day the U.S. announced sanctions against Iran’s Ministry of Intelligence and Security (MOIS) for an attack launched against Tirana’s government computer systems in July. “The national police’s computer systems were hit Friday Read More …

Potential hack for some Boeing planes fixed

A digital vulnerability in the computer systems used on some Boeing Co aircraft that could have allowed malicious hackers to modify data and cause pilots to make dangerous miscalculations has been fixed, security researchers said on Friday. Older versions of Read More …

Powerful cyber attack on Russia’s Civil Aviation Authority servers: no more data nor back-up

A powerful and effective cyberattack on the Russian Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsia) infrastructure that took place on Saturday morning has erased all documents, files, aircraft registration data and mails from the servers. In total, about 65 terabytes of data Read More …

British Airways has been hit by ‘technical issues’ that have paralysed IT system

British Airways has cancelled all short-haul flights from Heathrow until midday leaving passengers stranded while further disruption is expected throughout Saturday due to ongoing technical issues. The airline said the problem, which may also cause delays for its customers using Read More …

Airport services firm Swissport reports ransomware incident

Swiss airport management service Swissport reported a ransomware attack affecting its IT systems on Friday. The company said the ransomware attack targeted its IT infrastructure. The group behind the attack was not named. Also: Prosecutors investigating cyberattacks affecting multiple Belgian Read More …

Cybersecurity and Drones: How to Address the Security Threats

The Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) industry has become a massive technological playground worldwide. Their extensive applications make UAS very popular for the public and the private sector. Armed forces, agricultural industry, law enforcement, meteorological agencies, medical services, environmental companies, and Read More …