News – December 2016

 


  • ‘Significant amount’ of sensitive security data stolen in Perth Airport hacking

    December 10, 2017

    A skilled hacker in Vietnam stole sensitive security details and building plans from Perth Airport after breaking into its computer systems. The West Australian can reveal Vietnamese man Le Duc Hoang Hai used the credentials of a third-party contractor to get access to the airport’s computer systems in March last year. Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s cybersecurity adviser Alastair ...

  • Egyptian Airports has begun implementing a biometric ID system for employees

    December 28, 2016

    Official sources at the Egyptian Ministry of Tourism said that Russian tours to Egyptian resorts are expected to return in January, after over a year of suspension since the crash of a Russian aeroplane in October 2015. The source told Daily News Egypt that restoring the Russian inflow will revive the entire tourism sector. Russian transport minister ...

  • Pacemakers CAN be hacked: US government issues cybersecurity warning over hackers programming bugs in medical devices

    December 27, 2016

    Pacemakers are easy targets for hackers, the US government has warned in a new cybersecurity briefing. The small devices have been saving lives for decades, and have now been developed to send information about a patient’s heart to their doctor. The latest models can even be fixed remotely if something goes wrong. Read full story…

  • Food and Drug Administration final guidance protects medical devices from hacks

    December 27, 2016

    The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has finalized guidance on keeping medical devices such as pacemakers and insulin pumps safe from hacks. Device makers should develop “a structured and comprehensive program to manage cybersecurity risks” even after their products are sold, according to Dr. Suzanne Schwartz, associate director for science and strategic partnerships at the FDA’s ...