Webcam Maker Recalls Devices After Friday’s Internet Outage

Chinese electronics firm Xiongmai is initiating a product recall after the enormous hacking attack that took down much of the internet on the eastcoast of the US and also affected Europe on Friday. The root of the attack, was a network of hacked “Internet of Things” devices, such as webcams and digital recorders, many of which […]

What Really Happened In The OPM Breach

In April 2015, 21.5 million Americans were affected by the breach of the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) systems which exposed over four million records of current and former government employees. But how did this happen? What can we learn from this when it comes to strengthening access security? According to the Committee on Oversight […]

Chinese Manufacturer Recalling IoT Webcams Blamed For DDoS Attack

Following the news that, a Chinese manufacturing firm admitted its hacked DVRs and cameras were behind the attack and are now recalling their webcams, IT security experts from Cigital, Xively by LogMeIn and Tripwire commented below. Jim Ivers, CMO at Cigital: “This attack is illustrative of the problem with connected devices, specifically the ability to infiltrate, corrupt, and subsequently use these […]

Regulators Tell Big Banks To Toughen Cyber Security

Following the news that Regulators tell big banks to toughen cyber security, Balázs Scheidler co-founder and CTO of BalaBit commented below. Balázs Scheidler, Co-Founder and CTO at BalaBit: “Tough regulations are coming to the financial sectors, requiring a recovery time of a maximum of two hours after a breach. In order to achieve these numbers, […]

IoT DDoS Attack On DYN

Following the news of the DDoS attack on Dyn, Jeremiah Grossman, Chief of Security Strategy at SentinelOne and Mike Hanley, Director at Duo Labs commented below. Jeremiah Grossman, Chief of Security Strategy at SentinelOne:  “Because DNS is vital to every person, business and website across the entire internet for system stability and performance, online businesses commonly outsource DNS management to […]