Transportation


  • Air Canada app data breach involves passport numbers

    August 29, 2018

    Air Canada’s app has suffered a data breach resulting in the suspected loss of thousands of its customers’ personal details. The airline has warned that users who had entered their passport details into the product may have had that data stolen. Experts warn that the theft of such information would pose a serious ID fraud risk. The firm ...

  • Ransomware Attack Cripples Cosco Shipping Network – Report

    July 26, 2018

    A shipping giant is likely to run up in millions of dollars of additional costs after a ransomware attack apparently crippled its US network. The attack was against COSCO (China Ocean Shipping Company), which is a Chinese owned shipping giant. It comes after its larger shipping rival Maersk admitted in August 2017 that its operations had been impacted by ...

  • Hotels, airlines and travel sites battle bot attacks

    June 27, 2018

    Hotels, airlines, cruises and travel sites are under siege from crooks using fake or stolen account details to try to access accounts. Hackers have been using stolen or leaked account details to attempt to log into accounts, using botnets to deliver attacks at industrial scale, according to research by Akamai. Read more… Source: ZDNet  

  • Maritime navigation hack has potential to wreak havoc in English channel

    June 8, 2018

    A researcher has warned that threat actors are able to compromise common maritime navigation systems to potentially cause chaos in the shipping industry. As reported by the BBC, security researcher Ken Munro from Pen Test Partners has discovered that a ship navigation system called the Electronic Chart Display (Ecdis) can be compromised, potentially to disasterous effect Read more… Source: ...

  • Hacking train Wi-Fi may expose passenger data and control systems

    May 11, 2018

    Vulnerabilities on the Wi-Fi networks of a number of rail operators could expose customers’ credit card information, according to research from Pen Test Partners. The research was conducted over several years, said Pen Test’s Ken Munro. “In most cases they are pretty secure, although whether the Wi-Fi works or not is another matter,” he added. Read more… Source: ...

  • Volkswagen Cars Open To Remote Hacking, Researchers Warn

    May 1, 2018

    Over the last few years, automakers like Ford, Jeep, Nissan and Toyota have all suffered car-hacking vulnerabilities in their vehicles. Now,  it looks like Volkswagen has been pulled into the mix after researchers discovered that in-vehicle infotainment (IVI) systems in certain Volkswagen-manufactured cars could be remotely hacked. Not only that, but it’s possible to pivot to more critical ...

  • Gold Galleon Hacking Group Plunders Shipping Industry

    April 18, 2018

    Researchers have identified the hacking group behind several widescale business email compromise (BEC) attacks gouging the maritime shipping industry millions of dollars since last year. Attackers are taking advantage of the industry’s lax security and the use of outdated computers, according to a report released here at the RSA Conference Wednesday. Researchers from the Dell SecureWorks Counter ...

  • Delta Confirms Breach Of Customer Payment Details

    April 5, 2018

    Hackers have had access to Delta customer payment data for over six months after third party breach US airline Delta Air Lines and American department store Sears Holding have both confirmed a data breach, after an incident involving a third party tech provider. Delta said that it was notified last week by 7.ai, a company that provides online chat ...

  • UK names Russia as source of NotPetya, USA follows suit

    February 15, 2018

    The United Kingdon’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office has formally “attributed the NotPetya cyber-attack to the Russian Government”, specifically the nation’s military. “The decision to publicly attribute this incident underlines the fact that the UK and its allies will not tolerate malicious cyber activity,” said a February-15th-dated statement from Foreign Office Minister for Cyber Security Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of ...

  • IT ‘heroes’ saved Maersk from NotPetya with ten-day reinstallation bliz

    January 25, 2018

    4,000 servers, 45,000 PCs and 2,500 apps all rebuilt, while other staff went manual It’s long been known that shipping giant Maersk suffered very badly from 2017’s NotPetya malware outbreak. Now the company’s chair has detailed just how many systems went down: basically all of them. Speaking on a panel at the World Economic Forum this week, Møller-Maersk ...

  • BlackBerry boosts security expertise with connected car offering

    January 15, 2018

    Connected vehicles will soon be able to benefit from a major security boostfollowing a new release by BlackBerry. The Canadian firm has revealed the launch of Jarvis, a cloud-based security platform that can provide real-time insights of code within a vehicle. With the industry still in its relative infancy, connected cars often contain components and software from a wide ...

  • ‘Significant amount’ of sensitive security data stolen in Perth Airport hacking

    December 10, 2017

    A skilled hacker in Vietnam stole sensitive security details and building plans from Perth Airport after breaking into its computer systems. The West Australian can reveal Vietnamese man Le Duc Hoang Hai used the credentials of a third-party contractor to get access to the airport’s computer systems in March last year. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cybersecurity adviser Alastair ...

  • Container ship loading plans are ‘easily hackable’

    November 20, 2017

    Security researchers have warned that it might be possible to destabilise a container ship by manipulating the vessel stowage plan or “Bay Plan”. The issue stems from the absence of security in BAPLIE EDIFACT, a messaging system used to create ship loading and container stowage plans – for example which locations are occupied and which are ...

  • Experts working with Homeland Security hacked into Boeing 757

    November 10, 2017

    There’s some unsettling news about one of America’s most widely-used jetliners. In a test, experts working with Homeland Security hacked into a Boeing 757. The team of researchers needed only two days in September 2016 to remotely hack into a 757 parked at the airport in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Speaking at a conference this week, Robert Hickey of ...

  • US-CERT study predicts machine learning, transport systems to become security risks

    October 19, 2017

    The Carnegie-Mellon University’s Software Engineering Institute has nominated transport systems, machine learning, and smart robots as needing better cyber-security risk and threat analysis. That advice comes in the institute’s third Emerging Technology Domains Risk Survey, a project it has handled for the US Department of Homeland Security’s US-CERT since 2015. The surveys are cumulative, meaning any ...

  • Mysterious cyber espionage campaign uses ‘torpedo’ lure to trick you into downloading malware

    October 18, 2017

    An espionage group is launching cyber attacks against organisations in the maritime and defence sectors in what’s highly likely to be an effort to steal confidential information and research data. Dubbed Leviathan, the group has been active since at least 2014 and takes particular interest in maritime industries, naval defence contractors and associated university research institutions ...

  • Swedish transport agencies targeted in cyber attack

    October 12, 2017

    Swedish transport authorities were hit by a cyber attack on Thursday morning, a day after trains were delayed as a result of another attack on IT systems monitoring railway traffic. The website of Sweden’s Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) was partially down on Thursday morning, according to the agency most likely as a result of a DDoS attack. During ...

  • Passwords For 540,000 Car Tracking Devices Leaked Online

    September 22, 2017

    Another day, another news about a data breach, though this is something disconcerting. Login credentials of more than half a million records belonging to vehicle tracking device company SVR Tracking have leaked online, potentially exposing the personal data and vehicle details of drivers and businesses using its service. Just two days ago, Viacom was found exposing the keys ...

  • Future Navy Accident Investigations Will Look for Cyber Attacks

    September 15, 2017

    Rampant internet speculation aside, there’s no evidence yet that any hostile electronic breach led to recent U.S. Navy mishaps, according to the admiral who leads the service’s cyber operations. In fact, it was mostly to put such speculation to rest that Vice Adm. Jan Tighe said she dispatched a small team to join the Navy’s investigation into the Aug. ...

  • Self-Driving Cars Can Be Hacked By Just Putting Stickers On Street Signs

    August 8, 2017

    Car Hacking is a hot topic, though it’s not new for researchers to hack cars. Previously they had demonstrated how to hijack a car remotely, how to disable car’s crucial functions like airbags, and even how to steal cars. But the latest car hacking trick doesn’t require any extra ordinary skills to accomplished. All it takes is a simple sticker onto ...