by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 25.03.2021
Sierra Wireless has revealed that it was hit by a ransomware attack that affected its internal systems and forced it to take part of its infrastructure offline and halt production. Sierra Wireless is one of the world's largest IoT solution providers, building components and devices for telecommunication terminals and machine-to-machine (M2M) products. It also makes ...
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by Bogdan Carlescu, from Business Insights , on 25.03.2021
This is the second of a 3-blog series on Practical Cyber Resilience. In the first part, I covered the four key characteristics (or guiding principles) of cyber resilience. In this blog we will review the main objectives and 5-step Cyber Resilience Analysis methodology, as defined by the NISTSpecial Publication 800-160, Developing Cyber Resilient Systems. read more
by Silvia Pripoae, from Bitdefender Labs , on 24.03.2021
Bitdefender researchers have identified a new version of an already-known vulnerability scanner that looks for a specific flaw in the “Ultimate GDPR and CCPA Compliance Toolkit” plugin for WordPress. Zero-day vulnerabilities get all the attention, but n-day vulnerabilities cause most security issues. These flaws are already known, and many already have patches. The problem is […] read more
by Graham Cluley, from Business Insights , on 24.03.2021
Attack wiped out 1200 of a company's 1500 Microsoft Office 365 accounts
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by Business Insights , on 23.03.2021
53% of Web traffic is now cloud-related, a 20% year over year increase.
61% of all malware is directly delivered via the cloud.
Malicious Office documents represented 17% of all malware detected. read more
by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 17.03.2021
Security researchers have identified a couple of vulnerabilities in Schneider Electric’s PowerLogic ION/PM smart meter product line that could let attackers run malicious code or reset the meters altogether. There’s room for all devices in the IoT universe, and that includes smart speakers and gas meters. The first one is usually nice, shiny and stands ...
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by Graham CLULEY, from IoT Security Insights , on 11.03.2021
A hacking group has gained access to the feeds of 150,000 surveillance cameras used inside businesses, schools, police departments, hospitals, and well-known companies. The security breach, which was first reported by Bloomberg, resulted in hackers being able to view live feeds of cameras managed by Verkada, a cloud-based startup which brags about using cameras to identify ...
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by Victor Vrabie, from Bitdefender Labs , on 10.03.2021
Bitdefender researchers have uncovered new versions of the BADHATCH backdoor used by the FIN8 threat actor to compromise companies in insurance, retail, technology, and chemical industries in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Puerto Rico, Panama, and Italy. This new research describes the technical capabilities of a constantly-evolving threat actor and outlines the differences between […] read more
by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 08.03.2021
Security researchers discovered that a new variant of the Gafgyt malware is on the loose, attacking D-Link routers and a couple of other IoT devices. The most significant difference from its predecessors is its use of Tor to hide its communication with the command and control center. Malware targeting IoT devices is becoming more common ...
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by Silviu STAHIE, from IoT Security Insights , on 03.03.2021
5G is slowly making its way onto the market, and researchers anticipate that it will account for 40 percent of all connections in 2030, according to a new study from Strategy Analytics. A driving force behind the IoT industry's meteoric rise is Internet availability and ease of use. But in many situations, that connectivity depends ...
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