In-brief: A global federation of labs will test the security of medical devices, according to an announcement on Monday by a consortium of healthcare industry firms, universities and technology firms. (Updated with comments from Dr. Nordenberg. PFR 7/25/2017)
In-brief: That’ll be $99, or $150 without the vulnerabilities! A lawsuit in Germany is trying to force stores to come clean about security holes in the products they sell to consumers.
The Justice Department on Thursday said that it shut down AlphaBay, what it described as “the largest criminal marketplace on the internet,” more than two weeks after the market went dark. The site was used to sell a wide range of contraband to a customer base of some 200,000 individuals worldwide, the DOJ said in a statement. Among the products for sale were illegal drugs, stolen and fraudulent identification documents and access devices, counterfeit goods, malware and other computer hacking tools, firearms, and toxic chemicals, DOJ said. The announcement follows news of the arrest and subsequent death in custody of Alexandre Cazes, who is identified as the creator and administrator of AlphaBay. Cazes was charged in an indictment filed in the Eastern District of California on June 1, on counts ranging from conspiracy to engage in racketeering, to distribution of narcotics to identity theft and trading in false identity documents. FBI […]
In-brief: FedEx said its TNT subsidiary was still relying on manual processes more than a week after it was ravaged by the Petya wiper malware. The attack will materially impact the company’s financial performance in 2018, FedEx said in a filing with the SEC.
In-brief: a vulnerability dubbed “Devil’s Ivy” affects hundreds of cameras by the firm Axios and – likely – thousands of other devices made by some of the world’s top technology brands. It’s another example of widespread software supply chain security risks.