Compal, the Taiwanese giant laptop manufacturer hit by ransomware

Security Affairs

The Taiwanese electronics manufacture Compal suffered a ransomware attack over the weekend, media blames the DoppelPaymer ransomware gang. It is the second-largest contract laptop manufacturer in the world behind Quanta Computer.

REvil ransomware gang recommends that Apple buy back its data stolen in Quanta hack

Security Affairs

REvil ransomware gang is attempting to extort Apple ahead of the Apple Spring Loaded event threatening to sell stolen blueprints belonging to the IT giant that were stolen from Quanta Computer. Quanta Computer is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of notebook computers and other electronic hardware.

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Use cases of secure IoT deployment

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Use cases of secure IoT deployment. In our previous blog post , we discussed the challenges for securing IoT deployments, and how businesses and consumers benefit from authenticating and validating IoT software and firmware updates. Use case 3: Smart meter manufacturer.

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Securing Elections

Schneier on Security

Today, we conduct our elections on computers. Our registration lists are in computer databases. And our tabulation and reporting is done on computers. We do this for a lot of good reasons, but a side effect is that elections now have all the insecurities inherent in computers. In 2007, the states of California and Ohio conducted audits of their electronic voting machines. We can securely bank online, but can't securely vote online.

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Supply Chain Security 101: An Expert’s View

Krebs on Security

alongside Tony Sager , senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security and a former bug hunter at the U.S. National Security Agency. We talked at length about many issues, including supply chain security, and I asked Sager whether he’d heard anything about rumors that Supermicro — a high tech firm in San Jose, Calif. Tony Sager, senior vice president and chief evangelist at the Center for Internet Security.

Guest Blog: TalkingTrust. What’s driving the security of IoT?

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

What’s driving the security of IoT? The Urgency for Security in a Connected World. There are so many reasons why manufacturers connect their products to the Internet, whether it’s industrial machines, medical devices, consumer goods or even cars. Device Security is Hard.

The City of Durham shut down its network after Ryuk Ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Once it’s inside, Ryuk can spread across network servers through file shares to individual computers,” reads a post published by SBI. The post The City of Durham shut down its network after Ryuk Ransomware attack appeared first on Security Affairs.

Understanding IoT Security Challenges – An Interview with an Industry Expert

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

It is no secret that security plays a very important part in the successful deployment and management of this technology, and its applications are set to transform the way we live and do business. What is the biggest security challenge facing the growing IoT? For Secure IoT, all connected devices and services must have trusted identities. How is Nexus involved in ensuring a more secure credentialing and enrollment process? Data security

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Steelcase office furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

Security Affairs

It is the largest office furniture manufacturer in the world. In an 8-K form filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the company has disclosed the ransomware attack that took place on October 22nd, 2020.

Sopra Steria hit by the Ryuk ransomware gang

Security Affairs

A cyber attack was detected on the Sopra Steria computer network on the evening of October 20. Security measures have been taken to limit the risk of propagation.” The post Sopra Steria hit by the Ryuk ransomware gang appeared first on Security Affairs.

DHS warns of cyber attacks against small airplanes

Security Affairs

The scenario is disconcerting, hackers could manipulate the electronic systems in the small airplanes to force them displaying false flight data to the pilot, with unpredictable consequences. ” reads the alert published by the US Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS). Patrick Kiley, a senior security consultant at Rapid7 conducted an investigation into the security of avionics systems inside small airplanes.

Hacking avionics systems through the CAN bus

Security Affairs

An expert analyzed the level of security of avionics systems used in small airplanes, and the results are disconcerting. Patrick Kiley, a senior security consultant at Rapid7 conducted an investigation into the security of avionics systems inside small airplanes. The expert focused the analysis on the Controller Area Network (CAN) bus implements by two commercially available avionics systems from aircraft manufacturers who specialize in light aircraft.

US DoJ indicts Chinese hackers over state-sponsored cyber espionage

Security Affairs

aka Baobeilong, aka Zhang Jianguo, aka Atreexp, both nationals of the People’s Republic of China (China), with conspiracy to commit computer intrusions, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and aggravated identity theft was announced today. “Zhu and Zhang were members of a hacking group operating in China known within the cyber security community as Advanced Persistent Threat 10 (the APT10 Group).”

Supply Chain Security is the Whole Enchilada, But Who’s Willing to Pay for It?

Krebs on Security

From time to time, there emerge cybersecurity stories of such potential impact that they have the effect of making all other security concerns seem minuscule and trifling by comparison. based tech firm to secretly embed tiny computer chips into electronic devices purchased and used by almost 30 different companies. It also dominates the $1 billion market for boards used in special-purpose computers, from MRI machines to weapons systems.

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Mitsubishi Electric discloses data breach, media blame China-linked APT

Security Affairs

Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate information. Mitsubishi Electric disclosed a security breach that might have exposed personal and confidential corporate data.

P2P Weakness Exposes Millions of IoT Devices

Krebs on Security

A peer-to-peer (P2P) communications technology built into millions of security cameras and other consumer electronics includes several critical security flaws that expose the devices to eavesdropping, credential theft and remote compromise, new research has found. The security flaws involve iLnkP2P , software developed by China-based Shenzhen Yunni Technology. Additional reading: Some Basic Rules for Securing your IoT Stuff.

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European Commission proposes reinforcement of EU Cybersecurity rules

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

On 16 December 2020, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Directive on measures for a high common level of cybersecurity across the Union (“NIS II Directive”) that revises the current Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems (“NIS Directive”).

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in June 2021 – 9.8 million records breached

IT Governance

We found a comparatively low 9,780,931 breached records from publicly disclosed security incidents in June 2021. June’s figures bring the annual running total of security incidents to 729 and the total number of breached records to 3,947,030,094.

Hackers Breached Virginia Bank Twice in Eight Months, Stole $2.4M

Krebs on Security

The email allowed the intruders to install malware on the victim’s PC and to compromise a second computer at the bank that had access to the STAR Network , a system run by financial industry giant First Data that the bank uses to handle debit card transactions for customers. That second computer had the ability to manage National Bank customer accounts and their use of ATMs and bank cards.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in December 2020 – 148 million records breached

IT Governance

We logged 134 security incidents in December, which accounted for 148,354,955 breached records. What else would you expect from the final month of 2020 than the highest number of publicly disclosed incidents we’ve ever recorded?

GUEST ESSAY: The story behind how DataTribe is helping to seed ‘Cybersecurity Valley’ in Maryland

The Last Watchdog

Related: Port Covington cyber hub project gets underway That’s because Maryland is home to more than 40 government agencies with extensive cyber programs, including the National Security Agency, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Defense Information Systems Agency, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, USCYBERCOM, NASA and the Department of Defense’s Cyber Crime Center. With employees groomed at the likes of the National Security Agency, U.S

Regulation of AI-Based Applications: The Inevitable New Frontier

AIIM

There must be a balance between promoting AI innovation, its social utility, and safeguarding consumer rights, even though it is “ uncharted territory for an age that is passing the baton from human leadership to machine learning emergence, automation, robotic manufacturing and deep learning reliance. ”. Privacy Information Security Artificial Intelligence (AI According to the 2019 IDC study of spending on Artificial Intelligence (AI), it's estimated to reach $35.8

Different types of cyber attacks

IT Governance

Malware is designed to disrupt and gain unauthorised access to a computer system. Social engineering deceives and manipulates individuals into divulging sensitive information by convincing them to click malicious links or grant access to a computer, building or system. This is done via electronic communication, most commonly by email, and can inflict enormous damage on organisations. It then monitors your computer activity and collects personal information.

Hacking The Hacker. Stopping a big botnet targeting USA, Canada and Italy

Security Affairs

Since blogging is not my business, I do write on my personal blog to share knowledge on Cyber Security, I will describe some of the main steps that took me to own the attacker infrastructure. It appeared clear to me that Stage1 was in charged of evading three main AVs such as: Kaspersky Lab, Panda Security, and Trend Micro by running simple scans on Microsoft Regedit and dropping and executing additional software. C:WindowssysWOW64wbemwmiprvse.exe -secured -Embedding. "C:Program

The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking With Light And Sound

ForAllSecure

I’m Robert Vamosi and in this episode I’m discussing the weird science of how the physics of light and sound --not keyboards or code -- can be used to compromise electronic devices and the consequences of that in the real world.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking With Light And Sound

ForAllSecure

I’m Robert Vamosi and in this episode I’m discussing the weird science of how the physics of light and sound --not keyboards or code -- can be used to compromise electronic devices and the consequences of that in the real world.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking With Light And Sound

ForAllSecure

I’m Robert Vamosi and in this episode I’m discussing the weird science of how the physics of light and sound --not keyboards or code -- can be used to compromise electronic devices and the consequences of that in the real world.

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

DLA Piper Privacy Matters

It also amends a host of other Criminal Code and Crimes legislation providing new and additional powers to national intelligence agencies, including the Australian Border Force, in relation to the use of existing computer and data access warrants and powers, a crackdown on whistle-blowers, as well as increased penalties for non-compliance (up to AUD$10 million per offence in many cases).

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in May 2020 – 8.8 billion records breached

IT Governance

ATM manufacturer Diebold Nixdorf hit by ransomware attack (unknown). Advanced Computer Software Group exposed data of 190 law firms (10,000). Security lapse at Indian cell network Jio exposes coronavirus symptom checker results (unknown).

White House Proposes Cybersecurity Legislation

Hunton Privacy

If enacted, this legislation will affect many government and private-sector owners and operators of cyber systems, including all critical infrastructure, such as energy, financial systems, manufacturing, communications and transportation. Homeland Security Provisions. Under the proposal, the Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) would be required to work cooperatively with private industry to detect vulnerabilities to cyber attack.

2019 end-of-year review part 1: January to June

IT Governance

IT Governance is closing out the year by rounding up 2019’s biggest information security stories. Countless office workers were forced to get back to their jobs after Reddit suspended a host of accounts in light of security concerns.

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