A group of hackers, previously involved in various hacktivism campaigns, have accidentally made their way into an ICS/SCADA system installed at a water treatment facility and have altered crucial settings that controlled the amount of chemicals used to treat tap water.
At this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest, no target escaped unscathed. The hacking teams found 21 vulnerabilities in Windows, Mac OS X, Flash, Safari, Edge and Chrome, for which they were awarded a total of $460,000.
Spammers are abusing ill-configured U.S. dot-gov domains and link shorteners to promote spammy sites that are hidden behind short links ending in”usa.gov”.
Spam purveyors are taking advantage of so-called “open redirects” on several U.S. state Web sites to hide the true destination to which users will be taken if they click the link. Open redirects are potentially dangerous because they let spammers abuse the reputation of the site hosting the redirect to get users to visit malicious or spammy sites without realizing it.
Do you know what the biggest threat is to your company’s cybersecurity? It’s your employees. Cyber attacks target the weakest link, and more often than not that weak link is your employees.
The horror stories are almost as endless as the Internet itself. Laptop-toting customers are being hacked at coffee shops. Guests are being digitally pick-pocketed in hotel lobbies. Travelers’ smartphones are getting snooped on in airports.
In an age of ever-increasing digital security, how can this be happening? It turns out you can blame pineapples.
Apple has made it clear that it intends to fight the FBI’s demands for a backdoor into the iPhone all the way to the Supreme Court. That makes sense, given that privacy is both a principle and a product for the company behind the world’s most recognizable smartphone. Apple and other companies are facing increasing demands from the government to build backdoor access into their devices, and they’re fighting those demands to protect the security of their platforms.
A Web security company’s systems are offline this morning after an apparent intrusion into the company’s network. The servers and routers of Staminus Communications—a Newport Beach, California-based hosting and distributed denial of service (DDoS) protection company—went offline at 8am Eastern Time on Thursday in what a representative described in a Twitter post as “a rare event [that] cascaded across multiple routers in a system wide event, making our backbone unavailable.”
Remember that time Adobe confirmed a vulnerability in Flash that was so bad, the only way to protect yourself was to uninstall Flash completely? Well this new security flaw isn’t quite as dire, but it is something that you need to be aware of and act on immediately. The good news is that unlike that last major security hole, Adobe has already patched the problems and made an update available for download.
A spelling mistake in an online bank transfer instruction helped prevent a nearly $1 billion heist last month involving the Bangladesh central bank and the New York Fed, banking officials said.