Smart vehicles are less vulnerable than they were a few years ago, thanks to improvements in security according to a new report from the security firm IOActive.
Author: Elizabeth Montalbano
AggregateIQ, one of the companies at the heart of the Facebook unauthorized data-sharing scandal, could be one of the first companies to face penalties under the European Union’s recently implemented General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
The three 20-something-year-old creators of the Mirai botnet have cooperated with the federal investigators on their case to avoid jail time. The three men–Paras Jha, 22, of Fanwood, New Jersey; Josiah White, 21, of Washington, Pennsylvania; and Dalton Norman, 22, of Metairie, Louisiana–were sentenced by a federal judge in Alaska to serve a five-year period of probation, perform 2,500 hours of community service, and pay restitution in the amount of $127,000. They also have voluntarily abandoned significant amounts of cryptocurrency seized during the course of the investigation. Jha White, and Norman also have another caveat to their sentences–they have to continue to provide relevant info on cybercrime and cybersecurity investigations to the FBI and to the greater security research community at large, something they’ve already been doing to keep themselves out of jail for their crimes, according to a press release on their sentencing. “The plea agreement with the young offenders […]
Attacks against smart devices are surging, with both old and new threats targeting connected devices that remain largely unsecured, according to researchers at Kaspersky Lab.
Botnets mounting credential-stuffing attacks against the financial industry are on the rise, with a more than 20-percent uptick in a two-month period, a new report from Akamai has found.