Security Flaw : 75,000 Vulnerable IoT Cameras

There are reports of a security flaw that made 175,000 IoT cameras vulnerable to becoming spy cams for hackers and could allow malicious activity. Ryan Lester, Director of IoT Strategy at Xively by LogMeIn commented below. Ryan Lester, Director of IoT Strategy at Xively by LogMeIn: “The importance of rigorous security assessment at the outset of any Internet of […]

SANs Survey Revealing Malicious Insiders As Most Damaging Threat

According to the latest SANs survey, 40% of responding organizations felt that insider threats were the most damaging threats facing their companies and almost half were formulating an incident response plan to address this specific threat. The threat insider report can be found here. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO at Nozomi Networks commented below. Edgard Capdevielle, CEO […]

Insider Threats To Industrial Control Systems

Energy Grid Vulnerability

According to a new SANS survey, 40 percent of respondents rated malicious insiders (insiders who intentionally do harm) as the most damaging threat vector their companies faced. Furthermore, nearly half (49 percent) said they were in the process of developing a formal incident response plan with provisions to address insider threat. This further illustrates the urgency […]

‘Normal People Don’t Need End To End Encryption’!?

evildoers aren’t in our midst

It has been reported this morning that British Home Secretary Amber Rudd is urging messaging apps like WhatsApp to ditch end to end encryption as ‘real people do not need it’; the home Secretary is arguing that the feature is only aiding terrorists. Her statement has been met with widespread criticism. Below is some comments on this […]

Operation #LeakTheAnalyst

Recently, a senior threat intelligence analyst for Mandiant, a security company acquired by FireEye in 2014, recently became the victim of a security breach wherein the contents of his inbox were posted online with the “Operation #LeakTheAnalyst” hashtag and social media accounts were infiltrated and modified. Andrew Clarke, an EMEA Director at One Identity commented […]

Fake Vodafone Bill Spreads Trojan Malware

Energy Sector

ESET Ireland is warning Irish computer users to watch out for an email that pretends to come from Vodafone, but carries the Nemucod trojan. ESET Ireland has come across another widely targeted malicious email. This one pretends to be a bill from Vodafone and claims: Dear Customer, You can now take a look and manage your […]

IoT Servers Let Hackers Unlock Prison Cells

A researcher has found an often-misconfigured protocol puts sex toys, heart monitors, and even oil pipelines and particle accelerators at risk of attack. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation commented below. Cesare Garlati, Chief Security Strategist at the prpl Foundation:  “More and more industries are starting to rely on connected devices and smart sensors […]