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Jaya Baloo, CISO of KPN, the Netherlands’ leading telecommunications provider, talks to Mike Mimoso about the WannaCry ransomware outbreak and how large network providers and enterprises must contend with advanced attacks.
A day after it was announced that Canadian telecommunications firm Nortel had been hacked for nearly 10 years, a prominent expert on sophisticated cyber attacks says the lengthy breach may have contributed to the company’s eventual collapse.
During the Reagan Administration, the ‘government waste’ meme was all about $600 toilet seats and $300 hammers. Those looking for a more contemporary example of how government procurement gets it wrong might point, instead, to Project 25 (P25), a decade old effort to provide first responders and federal officials with a reliable and secure emergency radio system.
A hardware hacking group is claiming to have found a way to turn Vodafone’s Sure Signal Femtocell base stations into hacking devices that can siphon off subscribers’ phone data and then use it to make calls on their account.
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