Cyber-Criminal espionage Operation insists on Italian Manufacturing

Security Affairs

ZLab researchers spotted a new malicious espionage activity targeting Italian companies operating worldwide in the manufacturing sector. Additional details, including IoCs and Yara rules are available here: Cyber-Criminal espionage Operation insists on Italian Manufacturing.

Overcome the engineering remote access resistance

OpenText Information Management

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To Make the Internet of Things Safe, Start with Manufacturing

Thales eSecurity

Typically, when they are manufactured, IoT devices receive their initial identity in the form of a “digital birth certificate.” Therefore, manufacturing is the first critical link in the chain to establish trust across the IoT.

Dell, HP Memory-Access Bugs Open Attacker Path to Kernel Privileges


The manufacturers have issued BIOS updates to address the issues, but researchers warn DMA attacks are likely possible against a range of laptops and desktops. Vulnerabilities BIOS Update CVE-2019-18579 Dell direct memory access dma eclypsium firmware HP kernel privileges vulnerabilities

Threatlist: Manufacturing, a Top Target for Espionage


Vectra’s 2018 Spotlight Report found that attackers can easily spy, spread and steal information, largely unhindered by the insufficient internal access controls that are in place. lateral movement manufacturing operational technology reconnaissance vectraCritical Infrastructure Hacks Privacy Cyberattacks espionage industry 4.0

Experts found undocumented access feature in Siemens SIMATIC PLCs

Security Affairs

Researchers discovered an undocumented access feature in Siemens SIMATIC S7-1200 programmable logic controller (PLC) that could be exploited by attackers to execute arbitrary code on affected devices. Using this functionality requires physical access to the UART interface during boot process.”

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Hackers have stolen customer data from Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company for nearly one year

Security Affairs

Cyber criminals have stolen customer data from the Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company for nearly one year using a malware. Hackers hit the Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company and compromised its computer system to steal customer payment card data for an entire year. Attackers breached into the computer system at Titan Manufacturing and Distributing company to steal customer payment card data for roughly a year. Titan Manufacturing and Distributing, Inc.

California Enacts New Requirements for Internet of Things Manufacturers

Hunton Privacy

According to Bloomberg Law, the Bills’ non-specificity regarding what “reasonable” features include is intentional; it is up to the manufacturers to decide what steps to take. Manufacturers argue that the Bills are egregiously vague, and do not apply to companies that import and resell connected devices made in other countries under their own labels.

How ‘smart machinery access’ boosts heavy equipment health and safety

DXC Technology

Manufacturing smart factoryThe concept of creating a “smart factory” by integrating IoT devices, digital twin technology, advanced data analytics and automation of the complete product lifecycle is gaining widespread acceptance. But what about extending digitization beyond the production line and its immediate environment to include heavy machinery, bulldozers, overhead gantry cranes, oversized trucks, forklifts, oilfield pieces, wheel […].

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CISA warns of critical flaws in Prima FlexAir access control system

Security Affairs

CISA published a security advisory to warn of multiple critical vulnerabilities affecting in Prima FlexAir access control system. Prima access control has a wide range of solutions, including wall-mounted readers, electronic lock cylinders, parking access control, and elevator control.

Access and Source Code to Samsung Apps Left Unprotected on Public Server

Adam Levin

In addition to the underlying code of several major Samsung apps was a security token that allowed unfettered access to 135 projects and applications. Alerted to the data compromise by Hussein April 10th, 20 days went by before the company revoked access to its security keys. “[W]hile

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Pitney Bowes Battles Second Ransomware Attack

Data Breach Today

Protect your organization from failures or unavailability of remote access infrastructure

OpenText Information Management

In today’s organizations, team members are often geographically dispersed, making high-quality remote access critical to productivity. OpenText™ Exceed™ TurboX is a leading remote access software solution that provides remote access to graphically demanding software on Windows, Linux and UNIX.

Report: S. Korean Company's Database Leaking Business Data

Data Breach Today

Industrial Supplier DK-Lok's Unsecured Database Accesible Via Internet, Researchers Say Independent security researchers have found yet another unsecured database accessible via the internet. This time, the exposed data belongs to South Korean manufacturing company DK-Lok

US Has Evidence of Huawei Backdoor: Report

Data Breach Today

Chinese Firm Denies Allegations That It Can Access Networks As the U.S. ramps up pressure on its allies to ban equipment from Chinese manufacturer Huawei from their 5G networks, U.S.

AUSTRALIA: Assistance and Access Act, December 2018 – Holy grail of uncertainty created by new rushed-in data encryption laws

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

On 6 December 2018, the Australian Telecommunications and Other Legislation Amendment (Assistance and Access) Bill 2018 (Cth) (the Act ) was rushed through both houses of Federal Parliament without amendment and received royal assent on 8 December 2018. Uncategorized Assistance and Access Act encryption intelligence gathering Investigatory Powers Act 2016 penalties telecommunications

Thunderbolt Flaws Expose Millions of PCs to Hands-On Hacking

WIRED Threat Level

The so-called Thunderspy attack takes less than five minutes to pull off with physical access to a device, and affects any PC manufactured before 2019.

Facebook disputes report phone makers had deep data access

Information Management Resources

It was reported that the firm had struck deals with device manufacturers that allowed them full access to information on users and their friends. Customer data Data privacy Facebook

DHS Reportedly Warns of Chinese-Made Drones Stealing Data

Data Breach Today

Drones May Be Sending Data Back to China, According to News Reports The Department of Homeland Security is warning that Chinese-made drones could be sending sensitive data back to their manufacturers, where it can be accessed by the government, according to news reports

Hackers are Hurting the Internet of Things in More Ways Than you Think


Yes, the IoT adds benefits to just about anything through remote access, telemetry (taking measures from a distance) and control. With keys in hand, cyberthugs can access and sift through data that the encryption was meant to protect. With the unfettered access to IoT that follows, cyberthieves can steal consumer data that devices like digital signs and kiosks collect.

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FTC Settles Charges in First Case Against Mobile Device Manufacturer

Hunton Privacy

HTC”) alleging that the mobile device manufacturer “failed to take reasonable steps to secure the software it developed for its smartphones and tablet computers, introducing security flaws that placed sensitive information about millions of consumers at risk.” This settlement marks the FTC’s first case against a mobile device manufacturer. On February 22, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had settled charges against HTC America, Inc. (“HTC”)

Australian manufacturing companies boost productivity and competitive advantage with enterprise social software


While a bit light on details, I'm not going to complain about this positive story in the ITPro section of the Fairfax newspapers about two packaging manufacturing companies using enterprise social software to help their bottom-line. Pact Group say that Chatter has "helped improve productivity by allowing employees to more quickly share large files, pose questions to help solve problems quickly and access knowledge from all its sites.".

Chinese Ministry Issues New Rule Restricting Pre-Installation of Software by Manufacturers of Mobile Devices

Hunton Privacy

Most significantly, the Notice now covers manufacturers that apply to the MIIT for network-access licenses for their smart mobile networking devices, whereas the original draft would have also applied to entities that purchase customized devices from such manufacturers. The Notice comes during a period of rapid development in this industry in China, with an ever-increasing number of entities manufacturing smartphones.

To BOT or NOT: That Is the Question


They save time and money for the organization and provide 24/7 customer service, making your business accessible beyond office hours. Bots are everywhere!

Meet Perficient’s Chief Strategists: Arvind Murali

Perficient Data & Analytics

Or, if our manufacturing clients can simulate their components digitally and use analytics to enhance productivity, that increases their efficiency. How do we want to access our data? Thrilling our clients with innovation and impact – it’s not just rhetoric.

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Kali Project Encryption and Isolation Using Vagrant and BitLocker

Perficient Data & Analytics

When you double-click on the file, you will probably (and immediately) see the “access is denied” message seen in Section A of the screenshot below. Imagine that you work on different engagements or projects in which Kali Linux is one of your primary tools.

#ModernDataMasters: Mike Evans, Chief Technology Officer


You must access the right data and build the right data models for your enterprise before you start leaping down the path of building solutions.”. Kate Tickner, Reltio.

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#ModernDataMasters: Michele Chambers, AWS


At another time, that business might need cold storage for PII data for the last 20 years – you need to access it, but not pay for storage at a premium level. . Kate Tickner, Reltio.

What Makes a Data Genius?


You have access to real-time data about your customers, partners, suppliers, employees, business processes, and transactions, and that data holds a great deal of value within. Ankur Gupta, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Reltio.

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#ModernDataMasters: Steve Whiting, Chief Operations Officer


What’s helped to drive me on is access to all the data and the gadgets that enabled me to monitor my progress, keep on track and ultimately get back into a pair of 32-inch waist Levis!”. Kate Tickner, Reltio.

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Attack Against PC Thunderbolt Port

Schneier on Security

The attack requires physical access to the computer, but it's pretty devastating : On Thunderbolt-enabled Windows or Linux PCs manufactured before 2019, his technique can bypass the login screen of a sleeping or locked computer -- and even its hard disk encryption -- to gain full access to the computer's data.

OCR Provides Insight into Enforcement Priorities and Breach Trends

HL Chronicle of Data Protection

As OCR’s priorities change it is moving away from frequent enforcement on laptops and encryption towards enforcement for the HIPAA Right of Access and hacking cases. OCR will take action to enforce the HIPAA Right of Access.

New Guidance Published on Cybersecurity and Medical Devices

Data Matters

New European medical device guidance will require manufacturers to carefully review cybersecurity and IT security requirements in relation to their devices and in their product literature. The Guidance is intended to assist medical device manufacturers meet the new cybersecurity requirements in the Medical Devices Regulation (MDR) and the In Vitro Diagnostic Regulation (IVDR) (collectively, the Regulations).

Protect Your Home Office and Network With These 5 Tips

Adam Levin

Secure Your Router: If you’re still using your router’s manufacturer default password, it’s past time for a change. Be sure to change the default manufacturer password, and update software with the latest patches.

Why Reltio is All-in on Salesforce Customer 360, and the Adobe, Microsoft, SAP Open Data Initiative


The single customer 360 ID will enable companies to access customer information through Salesforce’s various applications including Sales Cloud, Service Cloud, Marketing Cloud, and Commerce Cloud. Reltio will help both initiatives by continuously unifying and organizing all data within their respective models while making it universally accessible for collaboration and consumption across the enterprise. Manish Sood, CEO & Founder, Reltio.

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5 Ways to Ensure Home Router Security with a Remote Workforce

Adam Levin

Ensure remote workers are more secure by following these five tips: Change the Default Password: Routers should have the manufacturer default password updated the moment it’s turned on and connected. Otherwise, it can easily be accessed and potentially compromised.

Reltio Supports Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Clarion Call for Stronger US Customer Data Privacy Laws


Deploying processes for required data access, change and deletion. Managing relationships: Graph technologies play a unique role here — they offer a deeper and more accessible understanding of relationships between stores, locations, channels and types of consent. Uncategorized Business Compliance & GDPR Financial Services & Insurance Healthcare High-Tech & Manufacturing Media & Entertainment Retail & CPG Travel & Hospitality



While the phone give free access to the Internet, they are loaded with apps that track the user’s location, run targeted ads, and send usage data to the phone manufacturers. Is this similar to the Faustian bargain already made in developing countries, trading our privacy for access to Facebook or Google or Amazon? Access Controls Privacy Security Technology Third parties Value“Cheap Phones Grab User Data,” The Wall Street Journal , July 6, 2018 B1.

DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilities

Privacy and Cybersecurity Law

According to a new joint report issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations, energy facilities, and manufacturing plants in the US since May 2017. Once the recipient clicks on the document, the attackers copy the recipient’s credentials and access the network.

Inside job


Did a former employee hack Tesla’s manufacturing software and trade secrets and transfer information outside the company? Access Board Compliance Controls Corporation Directors Duty Duty of Care Employees Governance Information Internal controls Management Oversight Protect Protect assets Protect information assets Third parties Value“Tesla Accuses Former Employee of ‘Sabotage,'” The Wall Street Journal , June 21, 2018 B3.