Transportation


  • Potential hack for some Boeing planes fixed

    August 12, 2022

    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 a digital tool used to calculate landing and take-off speeds on some aircraft could be tampered ...

  • Automotive supplier breached by 3 ransomware gangs in 2 weeks

    August 10, 2022

    An automotive supplier had its systems breached and files encrypted by three different ransomware gangs over two weeks in May, two of the attacks happening within just two hours. The attacks followed an initial breach of the company’s systems by a likely initial access broker (IAB) in December 2021, who exploited a firewall misconfiguration to breach ...

  • TSA revises and reissues cybersecurity requirements for pipeline owners and operators

    July 21, 2022

    WASHINGTON – The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) announced the revision and reissuance of its Security Directive regarding oil and natural gas pipeline cybersecurity. This revised directive will continue the effort to build cybersecurity resiliency for the nation’s critical pipelines. Developed with extensive input from industry stakeholders and federal partners, including the Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security ...

  • Walmart-controlled flight booking service suffers substantial data leak

    July 19, 2022

    An Indian flight booking website majority-owned by US retail colossus Walmart has experienced a data breach, but is saying very little about what happened or the risks to customers. News of the breach emerged on Monday, when customers received a message. While the message to customers assures them that “no sensitive information pertaining to your Cleartrip account” ...

  • CISA released Security Advisory on MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System (GPS) Tracker

    July 19, 2022

    CISA has released an Industrial Controls Systems Advisory (ICSA) detailing six vulnerabilities that were discovered in MiCODUS MV720 Global Positioning System Tracker. Successful exploitation of these vulnerabilities may allow a remote actor to exploit access and gain control the global positioning system tracker. These vulnerabilities could impact access to a vehicle fuel supply, vehicle control, or ...

  • How America’s Cargo Ports Defend Against Cyberthreats

    July 13, 2022

    America’s ports move approximately $5.4 trillion in goods annually, making them a unique target for cybercriminals. Protecting these transportation hubs is essential to preserving the supply chain and keeping the U.S. economy running. More than 500 cyberattacks occurred in the marine industry in 2020, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. These exploits are aimed at both ...

  • Russian cyber attack on Lithuania unlikely to provoke military response

    June 28, 2022

    A NATO member is under attack. Normally the meaning of this would be frighteningly clear, but this is an attack with a difference: not a physical attack, but a cyber attack; and working out what a cyber attack means is never simple. The NATO member in question is the Baltic state of Lithuania, which was targeted on ...

  • Russian hackers claim responsibility for cyberattack on Lithuania

    June 27, 2022

    Russian hacker group Killnet has claimed responsibility for a denial-of-service (DDOS) cyberattack on Lithuania, saying it was in response to the decision by Vilnius to block the transit of some sanctioned goods to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad. Lithuanian state and private institutions were hit by the denial-of-service cyberattack on Monday, the Baltic country’s National Cyber ...

  • Automotive fabric supplier TB Kawashima announces cyberattack

    June 25, 2022

    TB Kawashima, part of the Japanese automotive component manufacturer Toyota Boshoku of the Toyota Group of companies, announced that one of its subsidiaries has been hit by a cyberattack. The company did not confirm but there is reason to suspect that it is dealing with an attack from the LockBit ransomware group. TB Kawashima is a manufacturer ...

  • Hackers Can Steal Your Tesla by Creating Their Own Personal Keys

    June 9, 2022

    Last year, Tesla issued an update that made its vehicles easier to start after being unlocked with their NFC key cards. Now, a researcher has shown how the feature can be exploited to steal cars. For years, drivers who used their Tesla NFC key card to unlock their cars had to place the card on the ...

  • Microsoft seizes 41 domains tied to ‘Iranian phishing ring’

    June 7, 2022

    Microsoft has obtained a court order to seize 41 domains used by what the Windows giant said was an Iranian cybercrime group that ran a spear-phishing operation targeting organizations in the US, Middle East, and India. The Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit said the gang, dubbed Bohrium, took a particular interest in those working in technology, transportation, ...

  • Australian digital driving licenses can be defaced in minutes

    May 30, 2022

    An Australian digital driver’s license (DDL) implementation that officials claimed is more secure than a physical license has been shown to easily defaced, but authorities insist the credential remains secure. New South Wales, Australia’s most populous state, launched its DDL program in 2019, and as of 2021 officials there said that slightly more than half of ...

  • What’s wrong with automotive mobile apps?

    May 25, 2022

    The recent story about the 19-year-old hacker who took control of several dozen Tesla cars has become something of a sensation. We already know that there was an issue with a third-party app that enabled access to data from Teslas. This made it possible for the security researcher to lock and unlock the cars, turn the ...

  • GM credential stuffing attack exposed car owners’ personal info

    May 24, 2022

    US car manufacturer GM disclosed that it was the victim of a credential stuffing attack last month that exposed some customers’ information and allowed hackers to redeem rewards points for gift cards. General Motors operates an online platform to help owners of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles manage their bills, services, and redeem rewards points. Car ...

  • Critically Underrated: Studying the Data Distribution Service (DDS) Protocol

    April 19, 2022

    Despite being unknown even to industry practitioners, the Data Distribution Service (DDS) protocol has been in use for more than a decade. This middleware software technology is responsible for running billions of public and private devices and mechanisms currently in use. DDS is integral in embedded systems that require real-time machine-to-machine communication, facilitating a reliable ...

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

    March 29, 2022

    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 was erased. The news became known on Monday morning, the agency’s official website (favt.ru) went ...

  • Italy’s state railway may have been target of cyber attack

    March 23, 2022

    Italian railway company Ferrovie dello Stato Italiane (FS) said on Wednesday it had temporarily halted some ticket sale services as it feared they had been targeted by a cyber attack. “Since this morning, elements that could be linked to a cryptolocker infection have been detected on the computer network of Trenitalia and RFI,” the company said ...

  • Automotive giant Denso confirms hack, Pandora ransomware group takes credit

    March 14, 2022

    Denso has confirmed a cyberattack impacting the firm’s German operations. The company is a global supplier of automotive components, including those developed for autonomous vehicle features, connectivity, and mobility services. Denso says that its technologies are used in “almost all vehicles around the globe.” Clients include Toyota, Honda, General Motors, and Ford. Consolidated revenue in the 2020-2021 ...

  • Bridgestone Americas confirms ransomware attack, LockBit leaks data

    March 11, 2022

    A cyberattack on Bridgestone Americas, one of the largest manufacturers of tires in the world, has been claimed by the LockBit ransomware gang. The threat actor announced that they will leak all data stolen from the company and launched a countdown timer, which is currently at less than three hours. Bridgestone has tens of production units across ...

  • Toyota supplier reports cyberattack that halts production across Japan

    February 28, 2022

    Toyota has shut down production at 14 of its plants in Japan after a supplier reported a cyberattack, according to a statement provided to Reuters and the Associated Press. Toyota did not respond to multiple requests for comment but said the outages were the result of a “supplier system failure.” Kojima Industries Corp, one of the ...