Post Tagged with: "China"

Another Supply Chain Mystery: IP Cameras Ship With Malicious Software

April 14, 2016 19:310 comments
A network of 900 Closed Circuit Cameras were involved in a denial of service attack against a cloud-based service said the firm Imperva.

In-brief: The discovery of a malicious link buried in software for a common IP camera sold on Amazon and other online retail outlets is just the latest example of supply chain based threats to connected products.  

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Serial To Ethernet Converters are the Huge Critical Infrastructure Risk Nobody Talks About

April 11, 2016 18:300 comments
Serial To Ethernet Converters are the Huge Critical Infrastructure Risk Nobody Talks About

In-brief: There are more warnings that a common piece of hardware known as Serial-to-Ethernet converters are very vulnerable to remote attacks – and more evidence that the vendors who manufacture them aren’t in a rush to fix the holes.

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Targeted Attacks Follow Tibetans To The Cloud

March 10, 2016 10:570 comments
A report from Ponemon estimates the annual cost of phishing at more than $300,000.

In-brief: A report by The Munk Center finds attackers believed to be affiliated with China are shifting tactics as Tibetans and the Tibetan Government in Exile rely more on the cloud to communicate.

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Internet of Things Looms Large in National Intelligence Assessment

February 10, 2016 09:290 comments
US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said the Internet of Things and cyber security bear heavily on the US intelligence community, creating both risks and opportunities.

In-brief: the consequences of innovation and increased reliance on information technology, including the Internet of Things, pose serious challenges to the nation’s cyber defenses and the intelligence community’s “operational tradecraft,” said DNI James Clapper in a report to Congress. 

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Obama Proposes Federal CISO, Huge InfoSec Boost

February 9, 2016 13:010 comments
President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order on Wednesday that put cyber crimes on par with others that can result in sanctions against malicious actors and those who support them.

  In-brief: President Barack Obama highlighted cyber security as a top policy priority in the final budget proposal of his presidency, seeking a massive expansion in funding for federal information security and the creation of a new federal chief information security officer (CISO).

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