In-brief: More than 100,000 infected, Internet connected cameras played a part in giant denial of service attacks against a security news website last week. It’s not the first time such devices have been used to attack.
Russian Hackers Targeted Nearly Half of States’ Voter Registration Systems, Successfully Infiltrated 4 – ABC News
Nearly half of the states in the U.S. have recently had their voter registration systems targeted by foreign hackers, and four of those systems have successfully been breached, sources tell ABC News.That amount of targeting and actual infiltration into state election-related systems is significantly larger than the U.S. government has been willing to acknowledge.Hackers working on behalf of the Russian government are suspected in the onslaught against more than 20 state election systems, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.”There’s no doubt that some bad actors have been poking around,” FBI Director James Comey told lawmakers Wednesday, without offering any more specifics.He acknowledged there have been “some attempted intrusions at voter registration databases” since August, when the FBI issued a bulletin to state governments warning that hackers had infiltrated the Illinois State Board of Elections and tried to breach election systems in Arizona. Source: Russian Hackers Targeted Nearly Half […]
In-brief: experts at an event in San Francisco predicted that humans will be in the loop on information security for the foreseeable future, even as advances in machine learning eliminate whole categories of lower level information security work.
In-brief: The head of a hosting firm said a botnet of almost 150,000 cameras and digital video recorders was behind a massive denial of service attack.
In-brief: A massive distributed denial of service attack has taken a crusading cybercrime journalist’s website offline and compromised cameras, broadband routers and other Internet of Things devices are playing a part in the attack.