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The CCleaner Malware Fiasco Targeted at Least 18 Specific Tech Firms

<i>Update: On September 25, Avast confirmed that of the 18 companies targeted, a total of 40 computers were successfully infected with a secondary</i> …

At DEF CON, I Watched Hackers Take Voting Machines Apart

At the annual DEF CON hacking conference, hackers were given free reign to rip apart, reverse engineer and probe voting machines, some of which are currently in use across the US.<p>Stephen has never hacked a voting machine before. But within a few minutes of tinkering, he has already made some …

University of Pennsylvania

How A Coffee Machine Infected Factory Computers with Ransomware

By WaqasIt’s no surprise that the Internet of Things (IoT) devicesThis is a post from HackRead.com Read the original post: How A Coffee Machine …

Ransomware
Security

How to protect the power grid from low-budget cyberattacks

Cyberattacks against power grids and other critical infrastructure systems have long been considered a threat limited to nation-states due to the …

Cyber-attacks

Microsoft opens fuzz testing service to the wider public

Microsoft Security Risk Detection, a cloud-based fuzz testing service previously known under the name Project Springfield, is now open to all and …

Information Security
Cybersecurity

Hackers of Kansas system had access to millions of Social Security numbers in 10 states

Hackers who breached a Kansas Department of Commerce data system in March had access to more than 5.5 million Social Security numbers in 10 states, along with another 805,000 accounts that didn't include the Social Security numbers, according to records obtained from the agency.<p>The department will …

U.S. Dept. of Commerce

Letting Cyberattack Victims Hack Back Is a Very Unwise Idea

As the rate of cybercrime increases, so too does the intensity of those attacks. Now, companies like the UK's Pervade Software are exploring new …

The Mistake That Brought Down AlphaBay, the Dark Web’s Biggest Market

By 23, Alexandre Cazes was a digital kingpin of drugs, with homes and luxury cars across the world. By 25, he was dead.<p>The alleged architect of the …

Dark Web

Elon Musk says preventing a ‘fleet-wide hack’ is Tesla’s top security priority

There were several interesting tidbits of information about Tesla that came out of Elon Musk’s talk at the National Governors Association this weekend, like removing the possibility of a solar roof option on the Model 3 and announcing that 2 or 3 more Tesla Gigafactories are coming to the US.<p>But …

Tesla

Lloyd's says cyber-attack could cost $120bn, same as Hurricane Katrina

World’s oldest insurance market warns cost to global economy of cyber-attack could be as much as worst natural disasters<p>Lloyd’s of London has warned that a serious cyber-attack could cost the global economy more than $120bn (£92bn) – as much as catastrophic natural disasters such as Hurricanes …

Cyber-attacks

If you think WannaCry is Huge, wait for EternalRocks!

Senator Asks DHS To Enable Email Security Feature to Prevent Phishing

article<p>motherboard.vice.com<p>Cyber Security<p>https://go.newsfusion.com/security/item/986155<p>A story about Cyber Security from motherboard.vice.com, as …

Microsoft Security Advisory 4033453

5 minutes to read<p>Contributors<p>Vulnerability in Azure AD Connect Could Allow Elevation of Privilege<p>Published: June 27, 2017<p><b>Version:</b> 1.0<p>Executive Summary<p>…

Still More than 50,000 hosts are vulnerable to ETERNAL BLUE Exploit

article<p>GBHackers<p>Cyber Security<p>https://go.newsfusion.com/security/item/983605<p>A story about Cyber Security from GBHackers, as featured in Newsfusion's …

South Carolina
Information Security

California is facing a major battle over internet privacy

State lawmakers are trying to reenact the FCC’s scrapped privacy rules<p>When the Congress voted in March to overturn landmark FCC privacy rules, consumers and advocacy groups were incensed by the decision. The FCC rules that were set to go into effect would have forced internet service providers to …

Net Neutrality

Military cyber operations headed for revamp after long delay

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of delay, the Trump administration is finalizing plans to revamp the nation's military command for defensive and offensive cyber operations in hopes of intensifying America's ability to wage cyberwar against the Islamic State group and other foes, according to U.S. …

National Security

Millions Of Verizon Customers’ Account PINs Leaked — Here’s Why You Should Still Have One

A security lapse may have exposed the account PINs of approximately 6 million Verizon customers.<p>If you're a Verizon customer who's called customer service in the past six months, it's probably a good idea to update your PIN, or the four-digit billing password that protects your account from people …

Ransomware

Trump hotel guests had their credit card information hacked (again)

article<p>TechCrunch<p>Cyber Security<p>https://go.newsfusion.com/security/item/980545<p>A story about Cyber Security from TechCrunch, as featured in …

Forensics
Information Security

Petya author releases mater decryption key for all versions of the ransomware

Cybersecurity

54,000 fines pulled by Victorian Police following WannaCry will stand: Report

Cybersecurity

Barracuda WAF V360 Firmware 8.0.1.014 Support Tunnel Hijack ≈ Packet Storm

Cybersecurity