As cities turn to IoT to address long-standing urban problems, what are the risks of leaving cybersecurity behind at the planning phase? You’ve probably heard the term “smart cities” – that is, the idea that extensive use of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to monitor energy, utilities and transportation infrastructure can lead to cost savings, … More Smart cities must be cyber‑smart cities
Bank of Valetta, which went dark for a day after the fraudulent transfers of €13 million, is now looking to get the money back. Things are getting back to normal for Bank of Valetta (BOV) and its customers following a cyberattack that caused Malta’s largest bank to take the unprecedented step of temporarily shutting down … More Malta’s leading bank resumes operations after cyberheist-induced shutdown
Security researchers have demonstrated how attackers could cause physical damage to hard drives, and cause PCs to crash, just by playing sounds through a computer’s speaker. A denial-of-service (DoS) attack against your organisation’s website is bad enough, preventing customers from reaching your online presence and perhaps preventing you from processing new orders – but imagine the chaos … More An acoustic attack can blue screen your Windows computer
Cybersecurity has gone from being a technical issue to one that needs consideration and leadership at a board level, according to an expert. Julian Cracknell, managing director for UK services at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, said that the “price of cyber ignorance” could be “catastrophic”. This, he explained on the back of BAE Systems releasing … More Cybersecurity ‘no longer a technical issue’
Every so often I find myself dealing with a blog comment by someone claiming to offer a blank ATM card that can be used to hack any ATM to get an unlimited supply of free money. And every time I wonder whether I ought to blog about it, but it’s never seemed a high priority. … More Scamming the would-be scammer
Forty-nine years ago, if you needed cash you had to head to your bank and request it from the clerk at the counter. But on the 27th of June 1967, all that changed. On that day Londoners had their first opportunity to withdraw funds from their accounts via a new specialized cash machine, which later … More Cash machines turn 49 today: Are ATMs really that secure?
For computer hackers, making the classic first-person shooter Doom play on odd devices is a neverending quest – but an Australian team topped them all so far by running Doom on an ATM, Mashable reports. A YouTube video shows the hellish landscapes of the legendary shooter – and the team say they plan to work … More Hackers play classic shooter Doom on ATM