Tag: hacks

U.S. sanctions Russian companies, individuals over cyber attacks

Acting on an executive order, the U.S. government imposed sanctions on five companies and three individuals for their collaboration with the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) in state-sponsored cyber-attack activity.

Container ships easy to hack, track, send off course and even sink, security experts say

Modern container ships already face a number of serious perils at sea. Now new research from Pen Test Partners shows just how vulnerable these ships are to new dangers from hacking–including being steered off course and sunk–thanks to their use of always-on satellite communications and general lax security practices on board.

The Security Ledger podcast

Episode 98: using Physics to crash hard drives and making sense of IoT standards

Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 31:14 — 35.8MB)Subscribe: Android | Email | Google Podcasts | RSSIn this episode of The Security Ledger Podcast (#98): can sound waves be used to crash a hard drive? We’ll talk to one member of an international team of researchers who showed that, yes they can. And Fractional CISO Rob Black joins us to talk about Internet of Things security standards. With so many to choose from, will we ever see “one standard to rule them all”?

Researchers Use Sonic Attacks to crash Hard Drives

Teams from The University of Michigan and and Zhejian University in China have shown how acoustic attacks from off the shelf speakers can be used to crash magnetic hard disk drives, the latest example of physics-based attacks on common hardware. 

Iran Centrifuge

Report: Hacker group behind Trisis Malware expanding Activity in Middle East

The nation-backed hacker group behind the TRITON/TRISIS malware attack is increasing its nefarious activity, putting critical infrastructure systems in danger of future cyber attacks, according to Dragos Security.