• DHS Announces New Cybersecurity Requirements for Surface Transportation Owners and Operators

    December 2, 2021

    WASHINGTON – DHS’s Transportation Security Administration (TSA) today announced two new Security Directives and additional guidance for voluntary measures to strengthen cybersecurity across the transportation sector in response to the ongoing cybersecurity threat to surface transportation systems and associated infrastructure. These actions are among several steps DHS is taking to increase the cybersecurity of U.S. ...

  • Railway Cybersecurity – Good Practices in Cyber Risk Management

    November 27, 2021

    This report aims to be a reference point for current good practices for cyber risk management approaches that are applicable to the railway sector. It offers a guide for railway undertakings and infrastructure managers to select, combine or adjust cyber risk management methods to the needs of their organisation. It builds upon the 2020 ENISA ...

  • 2 US defense officials say Israel hacked Iran’s gas system in late October

    November 27, 2021

    Israel carried out a cyber attack against Iran’s nationwide fuel system last month, two United States defense officials told the New York Times in a report published Saturday. Days later, Iran-affiliated hackers breached an Israeli LGBTQ dating site and released details of its users in a cyber attack that roiled Israel. The exchange points to a new ...

  • UK government transport website caught showing porn

    November 25, 2021

    A UK Department for Transport (DfT) website was caught serving porn earlier today. The particular DfT subdomain behind the mishap, on most days, provides vital DfT statistics for the public and the department’s business plan. Racy traffic ahead The UK DfT’s website was seen serving porn today, as confirmed by BleepingComputer. Read more… Source: Bleeping Computer  

  • TSA makes changes to new cyber requirements after industry feedback

    November 23, 2021

    The Transportation Security Administration is softening the deadlines on new cybersecurity requirements for major passenger and freight rail operators, as the agency’s leader said it learned from efforts earlier this year to begin regulating the cybersecurity of the pipeline sector. TSA is expected to issue the new security directives for major railroad and rail transit entities ...

  • Iranian Government-Sponsored APT Cyber Actors Exploiting MS Exchange and Fortinet Vulnerabilities in Furtherance of Malicious Activities

    November 17, 2021

    This joint cybersecurity advisory is the result of an analytic effort among the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), the Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC), and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to highlight ongoing malicious cyber activity by an advanced persistent threat (APT) group that FBI, ...

  • Cyprus: Surveillance firm pays $1 million fine after ‘spy van’ scandal

    November 13, 2021

    The Office of the Commissioner for Personal Data Protection in Cyprus has collected a $1 million fine from intelligence company WiSpear for gathering mobile data from various individuals arriving at the airport in Larnaca. While this is just an administrative fine under the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it is related to a scandal ...

  • Dutch newspaper accuses US spy agencies of orchestrating 2016 breach

    November 11, 2021

    Jointly US-Dutch owned was illegally accessed by an American attacker in 2016 – and the company failed to tell anyone when it became aware of what happened, according to explosive revelations. The alleged miscreant, named as “Andrew”, is said to have stolen “details of thousands of hotel reservations in countries in the Middle East,” according ...

  • Cybercriminals sell access to international shipping, logistics giants

    November 2, 2021

    Cybercriminals are offering initial access for networks belonging to key players in global supply chains, researchers warn. On Tuesday, Intel 471 published an analysis of current black market trends online, revealing instances of initial access brokers (IABs) offering access to international shipping and logistics companies across the ground, air, and sea. Global supply chains have faced serious ...

  • Toronto public transportation system reports ransomware attack

    November 2, 2021

    The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) — which runs the city’s public transportation system — reported a ransomware attack this weekend that forced conductors to use radio, crippled the organization’s email system and made schedule information on platforms and apps unavailable. In a statement on Friday, the TTC said it confirmed it was the victim of a ...

  • FBI: Ranzy Locker ransomware hit at least 30 US companies this year

    October 26, 2021

    The FBI said on Monday that Ranzy Locker ransomware operators had compromised at least 30 US companies this year from various industry sectors. “Unknown cyber criminals using Ranzy Locker ransomware had compromised more than 30 US businesses as of July 2021,” the FBI said in a TLP: WHITE flash alert. “The victims include the construction subsector of ...

  • Hacker sells the data for millions of Moscow drivers for $800

    October 23, 2021

    Hackers are selling a stolen database containing 50 million records of Moscow driver data on an underground forum for only $800. According to Russian media outlets that purchased the database, the data appears to be valid and contains records collected between 2006 and 2019 Russian news publisher Kommersant called a small sample of the exposed individuals and ...

  • Iran-linked DEV-0343 targeting defense, GIS, and maritime sectors

    October 11, 2021

    DEV-0343 is a new activity cluster that the Microsoft Threat Intelligence Center (MSTIC) first observed and began tracking in late July 2021. MSTIC has observed DEV-0343 conducting extensive password spraying against more than 250 Office 365 tenants, with a focus on US and Israeli defense technology companies, Persian Gulf ports of entry, or global maritime ...

  • Honda to Start Selling Smart Car Data

    October 11, 2021

    Automotive giant Honda Motor announced that it will start selling data generated by smart vehicles, joining various rivals in a new industry predicted to be worth as much as $400 billion a year. To gather data, smart cars are geared with cameras, lasers, and electric control units, turning the vehicles into moving sensors. This new technology ...

  • New APT ChamelGang Targets Russian Energy, Aviation Orgs

    October 1, 2021

    A new APT group has emerged that’s specifically targeting the fuel and energy complex and aviation industry in Russia, exploiting known vulnerabilities like Microsoft Exchange Server’s ProxyShell and leveraging both new and existing malware to compromise networks. Researchers at security firm Positive Technologies have been tracking the group, dubbed ChamelGang for its chameleon-like capabilities, since March. ...

  • Database containing personal info on 106m people who traveled to Thailand found open to the internet – report

    September 21, 2021

    A database containing personal information on 106 million international travelers to Thailand was exposed to the public internet this year, a Brit biz claimed this week. Bob Diachenko, head of cybersecurity research at product-comparison website Comparitech, said the Elasticsearch data store contained visitors’ full names, passport numbers, arrival dates, visa types, residency status, and more. It ...

  • Cyberattacks against the aviation industry linked to Nigerian threat actor

    September 17, 2021

    Researchers have unmasked a lengthy campaign against the aviation sector, beginning with the analysis of a Trojan by Microsoft. On May 11, Microsoft Security Intelligence published a Twitter thread outlining a campaign targeting the “aerospace and travel sectors with spear-phishing emails that distribute an actively developed loader, which then delivers RevengeRAT or AsyncRAT.” Read more… Source: ZDNet  

  • Airline Credential-Theft Takes Off in Widening Campaign

    September 16, 2021

    A two-year-old espionage campaign against the airline industry is ongoing, with AsyncRAT and other commodity remote-access trojans (RATs) helping those efforts take flight. The campaign can effectively be a bird strike to the business engine, so to speak, resulting in data theft, financial fraud or follow-on attacks, researchers said, who have uncovered new details about ...

  • Attackers Impersonate DoT in Two-Day Phishing Scam

    September 15, 2021

    Threat actors impersonated the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) in a two-day phishing campaign that used a combination of tactics – including creating new domains that mimic federal sites so as to appear to be legitimate – to evade security detections. Between Aug. 16-18, researchers at e-mail security provider INKY detected 41 phishing emails dangling the ...

  • Cybersecurity: Rising risk for airlines

    September 13, 2021

    After remaking their security procedures following the 9/11 attacks to stop airline hijackings, carriers are now faced with rising threats targeting computers and electronic equipment critical to their operations and safety. Since the tragedy 20 years ago on Saturday, airlines and airports have fortified cockpits, barred sharp objects in carry-on luggage and improved technology to ...