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Security News, Vulnerabilities

U.S. Supreme Court declines to hear Fiat Chrysler appeal in car hacking case

The U.S. Supreme court Monday declined to hear Fiat Chrysler’s appeal in a class action lawsuit claiming the automaker knew its vehicles were vulnerable to cyberattacks as early as 2011. The case stems from three car owners who sued the Samsung Electronics Co subsidiary Harman International Industries which manufactures the vehicle’s Uconnect infotainment system, and…
Seeing the green: Troon Golf and Fortinet
Security News

Russian national charged with hacking Pittsburgh golf course to commit fraud

A Russian national was charged with hacking into the computer systems of Pittsburgh National Golf Course in Gibsonia, Pa., to commit various types of fraud. Ilya Kulkov, of Barnaul, Russia, was charged with a five-count indictment accusing him of crimes including wire fraud, computer fraud and money laundering, U.S. Attorney Scott W. Brady said in a…
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Security News

Senators propose they too should report when breached

Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and Tom Cotton, R-Ark., are calling for senators to report if they have been hacked at the end of each year. The duo pointed out that the Senate is considered a “prime target” for cyber breaches noting that several high profile cyberattacks have already been carried out against government agencies including…
Huawei responds to allegations of NSA hacking
APTs/cyberespionage, Security News

EU ignores US call to ban Huawei in 5G rollout

The European Union is ignoring the United States call to ban Huawei over cyber espionage fears and on Tuesday recommended a set of security guidelines for the rollout of its 5G networks. The tech giant will be supplying technology for the next-generation network despite the U.S. having long voiced concerns that Huawei technology, along with…
Cybercrime, Security News

Cybersecurity partnerships defend threats during NCAA college football playoff championship

In a first of its kind partnership and event,  cybersecurity students from Norwich University teamed up with Respond Software to monitor cyber attacks during the NCAA College Football Playoff Championship between the Clemson Tigers and Alabama Crimson Tide. Together with stadium security, the team analyzed and resolved over 243,000 monitored events and threats during game…
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Cybercrime, Security News

Insurance Companies collaborate to offer cybersecurity ratings

In a collaborative effort, some of the world’s largest insurers have set out to create a consumer ratings service for the cybersecurity industry. The initiative, launched Tuesday and set to be led by Marsh & McLennan, will attempt to score best products to reduce hacking risks and will create an assessment of the best cybersecurity…
Election Coverage, Security News

State of security: New Hampshire

Who’s in charge: Secretary of State William M. Gardner The state spent $250,000 of its nearly $3.2 million election security budget ($3.1 million in federal grant money and $155,000 in matching state funds) to improve systems for the 2018 midterm elections. Deputy Secretary of State David Scanlan said the state has hired firms to test…
Executive Insight, Opinion

Transient devices require strict control measures as regulatory compliance requirements grow

TThe proliferation of BYOD and portable media devices is increasing the cybercrime attack surface exponentially. reports that 25 percent of malware is spread today through USB devices alone. Transient cyber assets  — or devices not connected to the network all the time (which includes USB devices) — are proving to be an acute vulnerability…
IoT, Security News

Uptick in IoT related data breaches as unsecured devices increase

A recent  Ponemon Institute study found, there has been a dramatic increase in IoT-related data breaches specifically due to an unsecured IoT device or application since 2017. The study found these breaches account for 26 percent of incidents, up from 15 percent, although the actual number may be greater as most organizations aren’t aware of…
Security News

New Data shines light into Lazarus group’s Operation Sharpshooter campaign

North Korean hacking Lazarus Group’s Operation Sharpshooter campaign, used “extremely convincing” job recruitment emails to target defense, government, finance, energy and critical infrastructure organizations across the world, according to McAfee researchers. An unnamed government entity familiar with the malware campaign provided code and data from a command-and-control server responsible for the management of the operations,…
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