Just last month, we wrote about an entry in the National Vulnerability Databasethat highlighted flaws in a range of drug infusion pumps. It seems that well-known security researcher Billy (BK) Rios has been looking at how to exploit infusion pumps, too. According to Wired, Rios ended up connected to a patient-controlled analgesia (PCA) device after […]
Any human with an email address likely has gotten thousands of spam messages that look like delivery notifications, invoices, or other alleged communications from shipping companies such as UPS or DHL. They typically contain malicious attachments with exploits for a browser or plug-in vulnerability, but a researcher at the University of Cambridge has run across […]
How can businesses of all sizes ensure that employees are able to collaborate effectively without the risk of compromise to the company IT network or systems? In order to succeed, companies need to collaborate with their wider ecosystem, where that ecosystem may comprise suppliers, partners, customers and other entities that help the business to […]
The US says it faces a “dedicated adversary” and an “ever evolving threat” to the nation’s cyber security, after a major data breach. The hacking of federal government computers may have compromised the records of four million employees. US officials have blamed China for the attack, but the Chinese have denied any involvement. Four million […]
A security firm has issued a warning that sympathizers of the Islamic State extremist terrorist group (ISIS) are increasingly targeting news media outlets of all sizes. According to a report published by network security company FireEye, what distinguishes these attacks is the fact that all sizes of media outlets are being targeted by sympathizers of […]
Chinese hackers are suspected of carrying out a “massive breach” affecting the data of millions of US government workers, officials said. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) confirmed on Thursday that almost four million current and past employees have been affected. The breach could potentially affect every federal agency, officials said. Susan Collins, a member […]
A security software firm has warned about a new strain of “ransomware” – while finding that even Russian hackers can be haggled down. Ransomware is software which locks you out of your files until a fee is paid to the criminals behind the attack. Checkpoint researcher Natalia Kolesova detailed information about Troldash, a newly-discovered strain. […]
POS malware hits US retailers including Jimmy John’s ‘gourmet sandwich’ chain Gourmet sandwich cyber-hack leaves FBI in a pickle The FBI has stepped in to issue a new malware warning after a restaurant chain’s credit card system was compromised last week across several US states. The Jimmy John’s ‘gourmet sandwich’ chain was among other trading […]
Mobile and remote working is now the norm, yet many employees are unaware of the threats they face. Danger areas include hotels, conferences, airports and shared computers. The targets for attack include smartphones, tablets, laptops and storage devices such as USB drives. In March 2015, Wired Magazine reported that researchers had discovered a vulnerability in […]
Researchers from the University of Darmstadt say app developers have exposed 56 million credentials by borking login processes using services from Google, Amazon, and Facebook. The research team tested 750,000 Android and iOS applications, examining the way they used the federated identity services to make authentication smooth across different devices. The team found data including […]
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