Browsing Category: Critical Infrastructure

The FBI has formed a new cybercrime task force with the New York Police Department and the Metropolitan Transit Authority whose job will be to go after high-level financial cyber crimes, employing a model of interagency cooperation that the bureau and other federal law enforcement agencies have used with notable success in other areas. The[…]

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The system that’s used to produce RFID-enabled identification cards–including permanent resident IDs–by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service has a number of serious security issues, according to a new report from the Office of the Inspector General at DHS. Among the issues the OIG found is that nearly all of the workstations in the system[…]

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Siemens has patched a denial-of-service vulnerability that affected many versions of its Rugged Operating System, software that runs on some of the company’s RuggedCom switches and serial-to-ethernet devices. The vulnerability could enable a remote attacker to cause the Rugged OS software to crash by sendin specially crafted packets to the Web interface of a vulnerable device.[…]

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Attackers recently compromised a utility in the United States through an Internet-connected system that gave the attackers access to the utility’s internal control system network. The utility, which has not been named, had remote access enabled on some of its Internet-connected hosts and the systems were only protected by simple passwords. Officials at the ICS-CERT,[…]

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