Smart irrigation systems vulnerable to attacks, warn researchers

Internet-connected irrigation systems suffer from security gaps that could be exploited by attackers aiming, for example, to deplete a city’s water reserves, researchers warn. Security researchers have warned of a potential attack that – using a “piping botnet” of internet-connected irrigation systems that water simultaneously – could impact a city’s water system to the point of … More Smart irrigation systems vulnerable to attacks, warn researchers

Proof-of-concept ransomware to poison the water supply

Ransomware is a big problem. Home users and organisations around the world have found themselves at the sharp end of high profile attacks that have encrypted their files, and demanded substantial amounts of money for their data’s safe recovery. The extortionists are earning themselves a fortune, as computer users and businesses feel compelled to pay … More Proof-of-concept ransomware to poison the water supply