News – May 2017

 


  • Cyber attack hits German train stations as hackers target Deutsche Bahn

    May 13, 2017

    Germany’s rail network was thrown into chaos on Friday night when it fell victim to the cyber attack roiling the world. Hours after NHS hospitals were left crippled by the attack, Deutsche Bahn became the hackers’ latest high profile victim. Using tools widely believed to have been developed by the US National Security Agency, the cyber criminals tricked victims into opening ...

  • Global Ransomware Attack Takes Down British NHS, Company Networks, More

    May 12, 2017

    The British National Health System (NHS) has fallen victim to a massive cyber attack as part of a global action. Hospitals and businesses across the United Kingdom and other countries were affected.  The attack that took place on Friday has no precedent and it is known to have affected at least 74 countries, including 16 NHS ...

  • ‘Full-scope cyber actor’: US intelligence officials testify on Russia’s cyber activities

    May 11, 2017

    In a joint statement, senior officials of the American intelligence community on Thursday said that Russia’s offensive cyber activities constituted a threat to the US and other Western nations. National Intelligence Director James Clapper (pictured), National Security Agency director Admiral Mike Rogers and Defense Undersecretary (for Intelligence) Marcel Lettre told Congress’ Senate Armed Services Committee that ...

  • New IoT Malware Spreading Worldwide Infecting Vulnerable Cameras

    May 11, 2017

    A brand new IoT malware was discovered spreading like wildfire, infecting over 100,000 Internet-connected cameras already. Called Persirai, the new malware has been working on infecting Chinese-made wireless cameras since April, cyber security company Trend Micro said. The malware managed to infect so many devices by exploiting flaws in the cameras reported back in March. Then, Pierre ...

  • Expanded airline electronics carry-on ban close to being announced by DHS

    May 11, 2017

    CBS News has learned the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is close to announcing an expanded ban on electronics larger than a cell phone carried on to the cabin of airlines bound for the U.S. A final decision has not been made but what’s taking shape is an expanded ban that is “likely” to contain ...

  • Cyber security: an ‘indigestion problem’ in healthcare industry

    May 11, 2017

    In August 2011, Marc Andreessen famously wrote an essay in The Wall Street Journal, “Why Software is Eating the World”. It talked about the growing significance of software in business across a wide swathe of industries. Fast forward to the present day in 2017 and we can safely say that the process of eating is ...

  • Security leaks trouble India’s ambitious ID scheme

    May 10, 2017

    India’s biometric identification system, which contains personal data of over a billion Indians, is in the eye of a storm – amid growing concerns over privacy, security and legality. When the personal details of India’s cricketing icon Mahendra Singh Dhoni went public on social media a couple of months ago, the leak raised the issue of ...

  • Terror police conduct pre-dawn raids across Germany looking for Islamic State members

    May 10, 2017

    Terror police have carried out a series of raids in search of Islamic State members in four federal states across Germany. Officers raided homes in pre-dawn operations in the eastern city of Leipzig in Saxony on Wednesday. Similar raids were carried out in Saxony-Anhalt, Berlin and Bavaria – but there are conflicting reports about whether any arrests ...

  • German ‘Master Key’ Platform To Safeguard Personal Data

    May 9, 2017

    A European data protection initiative has been launched by a number of German firms that will offer a ‘master key’ to personal data while shopping online. The European online personal data platform is the brainchild of a number of finance, publishing and car making firms such as Allianz, Axel Springer, Daimler, Deutsche Bank, technology think-tank Core, ...

  • Deloitte and Dragos Partner on Industrial Cybersecurity

    May 9, 2017

    The industrial control system cybersecurity space continues to attract new investments, partnerships and companies. To say that the industrial cybersecurity industry has changed dramatically over the past few years would be a major understatement—not only because the changes have been so significant, but because the evolution is still underway. Just in the past few months we’ve ...

  • Investigatory Powers Act: Back doors, black boxes, and tech capability regs

    May 8, 2017

    The Home Office has launched an under-the-radar consultation on a critical step in the implementation of the Investigatory Powers Act (IP Act): the regulations on technical capability notices. The Open Rights Group has recently revealed details of the proposed regulations. Under the IP Act, a technical capability notice can be issued to a telecommunications operator by the secretary of state ...

  • UK businesses concerned about cyber-risks linked to smart energy tech

    May 8, 2017

    The latest PwC B2B Energy Survey found that 65 percent of UK businesses are significantly concerned about the issue of cyber-risks and over half (51 percent) are worried that their client data isn’t handled with enough security by their energy supplier. The research included responses from more than 500 UK businesses. If their energy supplier fell victim ...