Hackers believed to be affiliated with a nation-state hacked into emergency shutdown systems at a facility in the Middle East. The attack seemed intended to “cause a high-impact attack with physical consequences,” according to reports from a number of cyber security firms.
The Department of Homeland Security is warning that commercial drones made by the China-based firm Da Jian Innovations (DJI) may be providing “U.S. critical infrastructure and law enforcement data” to the Chinese government and favored industries in that country, according to a copy of an August, 2017 Intelligence Bulletin (PDF) published by the website Public Intelligence.
Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 51:33 — 94.4MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s podcast, after a string of reports about North Korea’s growing forays onto sensitive corporate networks, we speak with Adam Meyers of CrowdStrike about the widening net of North Korean offensive hacking and how the Hermit Kingdom is playing the part both of cyber criminal and nation-state actor. Also: we unpack the cost of the Equifax breach with Accenture and talk to Flashpoint about the turmoil on the deep, dark web following the shutdown of the AlphaBay marketplace.
China is doing a better job finding and disclosing information on software security holes…except when those vulnerabilities are high risk and might be used in targeted attacks. That, according to a report out Thursday by the firm Recorded Future.
A Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Alert released on Tuesday warns the public about a campaign of hacking by the government of North Korea it has code-named “Hidden Cobra.”