Tag: critical infrastructure

A new report by DHS and the FBI describes recent attacks by a group known as DragonFly or Energetic Bear against energy and critical infrastructure firms. (Image courtesy of CrowdStrike.)

FBI and Homeland Security dish Dirt on Critical Infrastructure Attacks

A new joint FBI-DHS report dishes the dirt on recent sophisticated attacks targeting the US energy grid and critical infrastructure, saying third party firms and web sites to gain access to energy and other critical infrastructure networks. It also names a sophisticated hacking group believed to be linked to the government of Russia. 

A flaw in firmware by Infineon could have widespread and long-lasting implications for security on the Internet of Things, security experts warn.

ROCA Crypto Flaw could have big Impact on Internet of Things

With no simple way to patch affected systems, the security vulnerability in Trusted Platform Module (TPM) chipsets made by the firm Infineon may be with us for years to come, security experts warn.

A flaw in the WPA-2 wireless protocol leaves millions of device vulnerable to hacking and other malicious acts.

Update: Flaw in widely used Wi-Fi Standard could allow snooping

Hundreds of millions of wireless devices may be affected by a flaw in WPA-2, a widely used standard for securing wireless Internet connections.  (Updated to add commentary by Bob Rudis of Rapid 7.)

Rhode Island and Virginia are the latest states to strengthen the role of paper ballots in voting, following reports of hacking during the 2016 Presidential Election.

Our Analog Future: Election Hacking puts Paper Ballots back in Vogue

Virginia is reverting from electronic to paper ballots while Rhode Island’s legislature this week passed a law to mandate audits comparing paper and electronic voting records.

A breakdown of breaches by country. (Image courtesy of Gemalto.)

Report: 1.9b Records Lost in First Half of 2017, topping 2016

A survey of public data breaches has found a large increase in the number of records that have been stolen, lost or compromised in the first six months of 2017. The firm Gemalto said that the number of records caught up in breaches jumped 164% from the second half of 2016 and the first half 2017 to almost 2 billion lost records. That is more than the total number of records lost in all of 2016.  Gemalto said its latest data from the company’s Breach Level Index, a global database of public data breaches, indicates 918 data breaches led to 1.9 billion data records being compromised worldwide in the first half of 2017. Most of the leaked records came from just 22 large data breaches, each involving more than one million compromised records, the company said. How many records? Nobody knows. Even more worrying: of the 918 data breaches, the […]