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  • Marriott: FBI investigating after up to 500m guest records exposed in Starwood hotel database breach

    November 30, 2018

    The FBI is investigating after the details of up to 500 million Starwood hotel guests may have been exposed when a reservation database was breached. Owner Marriott said luxury London landmarks, such as Park Lane Sheraton Grand, Westbury Mayfair and Le Meridien Piccadilly, were among the properties that had been affected by the “data security incident”. Information, ...

  • NATO exercises cyber defences as threat grows

    November 30, 2018

    In a nondescript brick building on the snowy edge of Estonia’s second city Tartu, soldiers in camouflage tap silently at computers. They are troops manning the 21st century’s front line. With its harsh lighting and partitioned desks, the room could be any soulless office. But this is NATO’s “cyber range” and these men and women are ...

  • GCHQ details how law enforcement could be silently injected into communications

    November 30, 2018

    Two of the United Kingdom’s highest cyber officers have detailed how they believe law enforcement could access end-to-end encrypted communications. Written by Technical Director of the National Cyber Security Centre Ian Levy and Technical Director for Cryptanalysis for GCHQ Crispin Robinson, the essay claims that end-to-end encryption remains, but an extra “end” for law enforcement. “It’s relatively easy for ...

  • Healthcare billing biz AccuDoc ‘fesses up to breach that blabbed 2.65m people’s data

    November 29, 2018

    Miscreants gained access to US healthcare billing vendor AccuDoc Solutions’ database for about a week in September, exposing the data of at least 2.65 million people. North Carolina-based Atrium Health, a customer of AccuDoc Solutions, this week said it had been affected by the breach. The firm operates 44 hospitals across North Carolina, South Carolina and ...

  • Hackers can exploit this bug in surveillance cameras to tamper with footage

    November 29, 2018

    Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in Nuuo surveillance cameras which can be exploited to hijack these devices and tamper with footage and live feeds. On Thursday, cybersecurity firm Digital Defense said that its Vulnerability Research Team (VRT) had uncovered a zero-day vulnerability in Nuuo NVRmini 2 Network Video Recorder firmware, software used by hundreds of thousands of surveillance ...

  • Huawei ‘looking into’ New Zealand 5G ban to find way forward

    November 29, 2018

    Huawei has responded to the refusal of New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB) to allow Spark to proceed with its Huawei-powered 5G network deployment, saying it is working on a way forward. “Huawei is aware of Spark’s statement, and we are looking into the situation,” a Huawei spokesperson said. “As the GCSB has noted, this is ...

  • UK plans for satellite navigation system in doubt after Brexit

    November 28, 2018

    Britain will not have access to the EU’s Galileo system post-Brexit and other nations have grabbed signals in alternative systems. Government plans to build Britain’s own satellite navigation system could hit the buffers because other countries have already claimed the signal space, Sky News has learned. The UK will no longer have access to the military grade ...

  • The FBI is looking to the cloud to stop the next terrorist attack

    November 28, 2018

    The FBI is in the midst of a data crisis. Of course, there’s no shortage of data for the bureau to process. The problem, as Christine Halvorsen explained Tuesday, is that criminal investigations generate more data than the bureau can handle manually. “The solution is the adoption of cloud technology,” said Halvorsen, deputy assistant director for the FBI’s Counterterrorism Division. Speaking at Amazon ...

  • Cyber attacks on major banks have doubled in a year due to mistakes by ‘overconfident’ bankers, warns City watchdog

    November 28, 2018

    Technology disasters at banks and finance firms have more than doubled amid an unprecedented wave of cybercrime, the City watchdog has warned. Overconfident bankers are making errors in crucial computer updates which cause chaos, the Financial Conduct Authority says. And many firms are woefully underprepared for hacking attacks – putting their customers at risk. British lenders have suffered ...

  • Russian Hackers Haven’t Stopped Probing The US Power Grid

    November 28, 2018

    In recent years, hacks against the power grid have gone from a mostly theoretical risk to a real-world problem. Two large-scale blackouts in Ukraine caused by Russian cyberattacks in 2015 and 2016 showed just how feasible it is. But grid hacking comes in less dramatic forms as well—which makes Russia’s continued probing of US critical infrastructure all the more alarming. At the CyberwarCon ...

  • China chemical blast: Blast outside Zhangjiakou plant kills 22

    November 28, 2018

    At least 22 people have died and 22 more were injured in a blast outside a chemical factory in northern China. A vehicle carrying chemicals exploded while waiting to enter Hebei Shenghua Chemical Co plant in Zhangjiakou, north of Beijing, initial reports suggest. Photos from the scene showed dozens of burned out cars and trucks lining the ...

  • Security issues posed by ground handling

    November 28, 2018

    In order to ensure safe and efficient practices, labour practices at airports need to be transparent. In a major security lapse, YSR Congress party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy was stabbed by a man inside the Visakhapatnam airport’s VIP lounge in October. According to data tabled in the Parliament on August 8, 27 security lapses were ...

  • Three IDF Soldiers Injured In Car-Ramming Attack In Gush Etzion

    November 26, 2018

    Three IDF soldiers were injured in a suspect car-ramming attack at the Gush Etzion junction in the West Bank south of Jerusalem, the IDF confirmed on Monday. The military said the troops were hit while they were doing construction work on a road between Beit Ummar and El-Aroub. Magen David Adom paramedics said two were lightly injured ...

  • A SWIFT response to threats: how the global financial network safeguards itself against compromise and theft

    November 26, 2018

    In the digital era, cyber-security is – or should be – a prime concern for Australian organisations of all stripes and sizes. The Australian Cyber Security Centre’s 2017 Threat Report notes the existence of thousands of adversaries around the world, willing to steal information, illegally make profits and undermine their targets. The report notes defending a ...

  • Rethinking Cybersecurity in the healthcare industry

    November 25, 2018

    The sector will always be an ideal target for cybercriminals, and steps are needed in order to protect information One thousand dollars. That is the current potential value for a patient healthcare record on the robust and largely unpoliced Dark Web black market. With the mean size of data breaches in the healthcare industry at roughly ...