• Robotics industry ‘must quickly mature its cyber-security practices’

    March 1, 2017

    IOActive today released new research exposing numerous vulnerabilities found in multiple home, business and industrial robots. The vulnerabilities included many graded as high or critical risks. Attackers could in theory spy through the robot’s microphone and camera, leak data and, in extreme cases, cause serious physical harm or damage to people and property. According to Cesar Cerrudo, ...

  • German Industrial Giant Victim of Cyber Espionage

    December 11, 2016

    German industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp disclosed last week that technical trade secrets were stolen in a cyberattack that dates back to February. Adversaries, ThyssenKrupp said, engaged in “organized, highly professional hacker activities” and launched their attack from the Southeast Asian region. “According to our analyses, the aim was essentially to steal technological know-how and research from some areas of ...

  • Hacking 3D Printers Is Just Another Way to Destroy Modern Companies

    July 17, 2016

    A hacker could breach a company’s network, hack into a 3D printer, and alter operational details to produce defective products that could lead to a company going bankrupt. This is a new type of cyber-attack described in a research paper called Manufacturing and Security Challenges in 3D Printing, funded by the Office of Naval Research and ...