Tag: critical infrastructure

A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine - almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015.

Second Ukraine Power Outage Linked to Russian Hackers

In-brief: A cyber attack in December was responsible for a power outage in Ukraine – almost a year to the day after a similar attack in 2015, new research shows.

St. Jude issued a software fix for its Merlin@ home product Monday, which is used to manage implantable defibrillators and other implantable medical devices.

St. Jude Patches Hole that allowed Medical Device Hacks

In-brief: St. Jude Medical said on Monday that it patched a serious hole in a product used to program implantable medical devices like defibrillators. But researchers and a Wall Street investment firm say the company still has more holes to close. 

An incident at Burlington Electric was likely not Russian hackers, a new report from The Washington Post claims.

Never Mind! Russian Hackers no longer suspects in Vermont Utility Incident | The Washington Post

In-brief: The Washington Post said on Monday that an investigation of a cyber attack against Burlington Electric in Vermont was not targeted and points away from Russian involvement. 

Telecommunications firms including AT&T, Verizon and KPN in Netherlands (pictured) are working to build out infrastructure to support connected devices.

Report: AT&T and Gemalto Team on IoT Lifecycle Management

In-brief: AT&T is partnering with Gemalto to offer lifecycle management features for Internet of Things devices, as the telecommunications giant targets automotive telematics, infotainment, and smart safety services.

Security experts said the recent DHS and FBI reports on Russia's hacking of the U.S. election are worryingly short on specifics.

Security Pros Pan US Government Report on Russian Hacking

In-brief: security experts say the 13 page report, released Thursday, falls well short of offering conclusive evidence of Russian involvement in the hacking, even as The Obama Administration acts to punish Russia for its involvement.