PUNTA CANA–Here’s how nuts the world of ICS security is: Jonathan Pollet, a security consultant who specializes in ICS systems, was at a Texas amusement park recently and the ride he was waiting for was malfunctioning. The operator told him the ride used a Siemens PLC as part of the control system, so he went[...]
Hackers used NTP amplification to launch a DDoS attack that topped out at 400 Gbps against an unnamed European organization, 100 Gbps larger than the Spamhaus attack.
Implementing an effective detection system for attacks against cars may wind up being far more difficult than expected.
A Russian researcher was able to take five low severity OAuth bugs and string them together to create what he calls a “simple but high severity exploit” in Github.
LinkedIn announced it was shutting down its Intro service for iOS devices. Intro integrated service with the native iOS Mail client raised privacy and security concerns when it was released four months ago.
Steve Adegbite of Wells Fargo stressed that the idea of operational risk assessment and management is perhaps the most important aspect of organizational security.
PUNTA CANA–The golden era of bulk surveillance through the acquisition of phone records and other data from telecommunications companies may already be fading, but the larger threat to privacy and security is just beginning to emerge: the use of legal tools and coercion to get around encryption and other safeguards. One of the main results[...]
PUNTA CANA–A group of high-level, nation-state attackers has been targeting government agencies, embassies, diplomatic offices and energy companies with a cyber-espionage campaign for more than five years that researchers say is the most sophisticated APT operation they’ve seen to date. The attack, dubbed the Mask, or “Careto” (Spanish for “Ugly Face” or “Mask”) includes a[...]
A new Trojan for Mac OS X disguised as an app for sending and receiving payments steals Bitcoin wallet login credentials.
The Microsoft bug bounty program has been a success so far and the company is looking for new ways to expand it in the future.