Weapon Systems Cybersecurity: DOD Just Beginning to Grapple with Scale of Vulnerabilities

In recent cybersecurity tests of major weapon systems DOD is developing, testers playing the role of adversary were able to take control of systems relatively easily and operate largely undetected. DOD’s weapons are more computerized and networked than ever before, Read More …

Bristol Airport blames hackers for three day technical meltdown

A cyber attack was the cause behind a three day technical meltdown, according to Bristol Airport. The airport’s information screens were out of service on both Friday and Saturday, with holidaymakers having to read departure times off whiteboards scattered around Read More …

New Cold Boot Attack Unlocks Disk Encryption On Nearly All Modern PCs

Security researchers have revealed a new attack to steal passwords, encryption keys and other sensitive information stored on most modern computers, even those with full disk encryption. The attack is a new variation of a traditional Cold Boot Attack, which is Read More …

U.S. Ties Lazarus to North Korea and Major Hacking Conspiracy

The DoJ said a DPRK spy, Park Jin-hyok, was involved in “a conspiracy to conduct multiple destructive cyberattacks around the world.” The Justice Department has charged a North Korean man in the hacking of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) in 2014 Read More …

Cybercrooks home in on infosec’s weakest link – you poor gullible people

Cybercrims are ramping up their efforts to target employees through fraudulent email and social media scams, according to a new study by email security firm Proofpoint. Retailers and government agencies saw huge quarter-on-quarter increases in email fraud attempts in calendar Read More …

Cybersecurity researchers double SCADA vulnerability finds

Independent cybersecurity researchers found nearly double the number of vulnerabilities in supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems in the first six months of 2018 as they did in the first half of 2017, according to a new report by Read More …

Forget WannaCry, staff themselves pose a risk to healthcare data

More than half of all healthcare data breaches reported during 2017 could be traced back to people on the inside of victim organisations, according to an annual study by Verizon. The company’s latest Protected Health Information Data Breach Report (PHIDBR) Read More …

Cyber threat against Danish banks ‘very high’: agency

The cyber threat against Denmark’s financial sector is considered to be very high, according to a report by the Centre for Cyber Security (Center for Cybersikkerhed). The centre, which is a department of military security agency FET (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste), assesses Read More …

Cobalt Group Targets Banks in Eastern Europe with Double-Threat Tactic

The campaign uses double infection points and two command-and-control servers. The infamous financial cybercrime gang known as Cobalt Group has been spotted actively pushing a fresh campaign that uses a peculiar tactic: Double infection points and two command-and-control (C2) servers. Read More …