Tag: cyberattacks

U.S. Customs Data Breach Is Latest 3rd-Party Risk, Privacy Disaster

A data breach of information belonging to the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) that leaked photos of people and vehicles traveling over the United States border once again shows the risk associated with third-party access to sensitive or classified information. The breach–the result of a cyber attack on a third-party contractor who collected the images for the CBP–also raises issues of privacy and how much control and access should the government have over personally identifiable information, security experts said. News of the data leak broke widely on Monday, but CBP said said it actually occurred earlier. In an e-mail to Security Ledger, the agency said that on May 31, a subcontractor–revealed in reports to be Perceptics–transferred copies of license plate images and traveler images collected by CBP to the its company network without government knowledge or permission. Perceptics was soon after hit with a “malicious cyber-attack” that resulted in […]

Dark Web Looms Large as Enterprise Threat

New research from the firm Bromium finds dark web listings are booming as operators offer tailored access to enterprise networks.

Do Cities deserve Federal Disaster Aid after Cyber Attacks?

As cyber attacks on municipalities mount, is it time to start treating them like the manmade disasters they are?

Chinese APT Group, Used Stolen NSA Hacking Tools Before Shadow Brokers

A group with links to the government of China was using hacking tools developed by the NSA even before they are believed to have been stolen, a new report contends.

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Mysterious Trisis Malware Strikes Again

Researchers at the firm FireEye warn that TRITON, a type of malware that targets industrial control safety systems, has resurfaced at a facility in the Middle East.