Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business

In ongoing consultations with clients, large companies named targeted attacks and hacking as two of their biggest security challenges since they can seriously impact the continuity of business activities in an organization. Attackers have many means to infiltrate companies. However, many attacks, don’t require a very high level of technological sophistication. Instead, techniques like targeted social … More Hacking and targeted cyber-attacks as a result of anti-competitive practices in business

FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked – again

The same hackers have also gotten their mitts on social media accounts of other high-profile sporting targets. OurMine, the infamous hacker collective, hijacked the official Twitter accounts of FC Barcelona, the Olympics and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on Saturday. The La Liga soccer giant, for one, also ran afoul of the group in 2017, … More FC Barcelona Twitter account hacked – again

Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

A helmet may not be enough to keep you safe(r) while riding an e-scooter. Electric scooters are steadily becoming a popular alternative for short commutes. Besides convenience, however, they also introduce a range of cybersecurity and privacy risks, according to a study by the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA). The review – which UTSA said is “the … More Electric scooters vulnerable to remote hacks

Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Multiple cable modem models from various manufacturers found vulnerable to takeover attacks. Hundreds of millions of cable modems from various manufacturers may be susceptible to a critical vulnerability that can enable attackers to intercept people’s private messages or redirect their internet traffic, new research has found. Tracked as CVE-2019-19494 and nicknamed Cable Haunt, the vulnerability is estimated to … More Millions of modems at risk of remote hijacking

Hacking my airplane – BlackHat edition

After welcoming hacking research, automobile technology started to get better at defending against hacks. So why has the airline industry not been as welcoming? I’m building a homebuilt experimental airplane. Yes, I plan to fly in it. Don’t be afraid, lots of others are too, and this segment of inventors could easily prove a valuable … More Hacking my airplane – BlackHat edition

Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

What mounting public concern about falling victim to cybercrime says about government and corporate efforts at cybercrime deterrence. Is the risk of becoming a victim of cybercrime increasing? Most people in North America and Europe think it is, based on the surveys that I’ve been looking at. Earlier this year the European Union published the … More Cybercrime seen to be getting worse: The time to act is now

Hackers breach NASA, steal Mars mission data

The infiltration was only spotted and stopped after the hackers roamed the network undetected for almost a year. The United States’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration, better known as NASA, suffered a security incident recently that saw hackers make off with sensitive data relating to the agency’s Mars missions, including details about the Curiosity rover. The … More Hackers breach NASA, steal Mars mission data