Tag: hacking

Sextortionist Campaigns Get Personal, Creative to Force Payouts

Two security firms warn of a flurry of “sextortion” campaigns recently that use new, creative and sometimes extreme methods that leverage personal information, sex-related activity and even death threats to spur victims to pay thousands in ransom fees to hackers.

Report: Obvious Security Flaws Make ICS Networks Easy Targets

Industrial control systems (ICSs) remain easy targets for nation-states actors because of security gaps such as plain-text passwords, direct Internet connections and weak anti-virus protections, a new report has found.

Bloomberg Chip Cover

Podcast Episode 115: Joe Grand on Unicorn Spotting and Bloomberg’s Supply Chain Story

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 35:36 — 40.7MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this week’s episode (#115), noted hardware enthusiast and hacker Joe Grand (aka “Kingpin”) told reporters from Bloomberg that finding an in-the-wild supply chain hack implanting malicious hardware on motherboards was akin to witnessing “a unicorn jumping over a rainbow.” They went with their story about just such an attack anyway. Joe joins us in the Security Ledger studios to talk about whether Bloomberg got it right. Also, Adam Meyers of Crowdstrike comes into the studio to talk about the U.S. Department of Justice indictment of seven Russian nationals. Adam talks about the hacks behind the charges and what comes next.

Uber Autonomous Vehicle

Report: Hacking Risk for Connected Vehicles Shows Significant Decline

Smart vehicles are less vulnerable than they were a few years ago, thanks to improvements in security according to a new report from the security firm IOActive.

Nolandia map.

Podcast Episode 113: SAP CSO Justin Somaini and Election Hacks – No Voting Machines Required!

Everybody worries about hacked voting machines. But an exercise in Boston last week showed how hackers can compromise the vote without ever touching an election system. Also: October is just around the corner and that means Cyber Security Awareness Month is upon us. So what are top cyber security professionals “aware of” these days? We talk with Justin Somaini the Chief Security Officer at SAP to find out.